Business Administration Program

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Description of Major

The Business Administration program at FSU Panama City is committed to providing students the general education and technical knowledge necessary to enter the business environment and to pursue a successful professional career. It is a challenging journey that explores both the business and government sectors and the challenges and opportunities of today and tomorrow.

In the first two years at FSU, students should take courses to complete the following requirements: General Education requirements, Multicultural Course requirements, and Prerequisite Coursework requirements. Some courses may fulfill requirements in multiple areas. Electives in the first two years should focus on gaining additional exposure to the social and behavioral sciences, and on improving communication and analytical reasoning skills. The Business Administration degree is flexible, with 9 to 12 hours of general (outside the major) electives. 

Prerequisite Coursework

21 hours. The following courses must be completed with a C minus or better:

  • ACG 2021 (3) Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACG 2071 (3) Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • CGS 2100 (3) Microcomputer Applications for Business or CGS X518 (3) Spreadsheets for Business
  • ECO 2013 (3) Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 2023 (3) Principles of Microeconomics
  • MAC 2233 (3) Calculus for Business and Non-Physical Sciences
  • STA 2023 (3) Business Statistics

Note: State-wide common prerequisites are always under review. For the most current information and for acceptable alternative courses, visit the “Common Prerequisites Manual.” This is available from the “Student Services” section of 

Admission Requirements

Admission to the limited access business programs requires the following: 1) completion of at least 52 semester hours; 2) a cumulative grade point average on all college work attempted of at least 2.30; and 3) satisfactory completion of all required prerequisite coursework.  

Major Program of Studies at FSU: 47 credit hours.

Non-Business Required Course (0-3 hours)

  • CGS 2100 (3) Microcomputer Applications for Business

Lower-Division Requirement (3 hours)
These courses are Term 5 milestones. Transfer students must complete them in their first term of enrollment at FSU.

  • GEB1030 (1) Professional Development for Business Careers
  • RMI 2302 (3) Risk in Business and Society

General Business Core Requirements for Business Administration Majors (18 hours):

  • BUL 3310 (3) The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
  • FIN 3403 (3) Financial Management of the Firm
  • GEB 3213 (3) Business Communications
  • ISM3541 (3) Introduction to Business Analytics
  • MAN 3240 (3) Organizational Behavior
  • MAR 3023 (3) Basic Marketing Concepts

General Business Breadth Requirements for Business Administration Majors (9 hours):
Each of the following:

  • FIN 3244 (3) Financial Markets, Institutions, and International Finance Systems
  • MAN 4720 (3) Strategic Management and Business Policy

Plus one of the following:

  • ISM 3003 (3) Foundations of Management Information Systems
  • MAN 3600 (3) Multinational Business Operations
  • MAR 3231 (3) Retailing Management
  • MAR 3400 (3) Professional Selling
  • QMB 3200 (3) Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions
  • REE 3043 (3) Real Estate
  • RMI 3011 (3) Risk Management and Insurance

Major Area Requirements for Business Administration Majors (18 hours):
One FIN course, one MAN course, and one MAR course chosen from the following:

  • FIN 4XXX (3) Any 4000-level Finance Course (FIN prefix) or QMB 3200
  • MAN 4XXX (3) Any 4000-level Management Course (MAN prefix, excluding MAN 3600)
  • MAR 4XXX (3) Any 4000-level Marketing Course (MAR prefix) or MAN 3600

Plus three (3) additional business electives from the following:

  • 3000/4000 level Finance course (FIN) *excluding FIN 3140, which does not count for elective credit for majors (credit for minor only)
  • 3000/4000 level Management Information Systems course (ISM)
  • 3000/4000 level Management course (MAN) *excluding MAN 3025, which does not count for elective credit for majors (credit for minor only)
  • 3000/4000 level Marketing course (MAR)
  • 3000/4000 level Real Estate course (REE)
  • 3000/4000 level Risk Management course (RMI)
  • *NOTE:  Courses may only satisfy one requirement.  For example, MAR 3231 cannot satisfy the elective for the general breadth area and satisfy a requirement in the major area requirements.  The 45 hours of 3000/4000 level courses must contain 45 hours of unduplicated business courses. 

Computer Skills Competency: 0 hours beyond prerequisites. CGS 2100 (3) or CGS 2518 (3).

Oral Communication Competency: 0 additional hours.
Students must demonstrate the ability to orally transmit ideas and information clearly. Business majors must complete GEB 3213, which meets this requirement.

Minimum Program Requirements - Summary
Total Hours Required 120
General Education 36*
Prerequisite Coursework 21*
Major Coursework 45
Minor Coursework 0
Computer Skills 0 beyond prerequisites
Oral Communication Competency 0 beyond major

Electives to bring total credits to 120 (must complete at least 60 credits outside of business

*Some Prerequisite courses may also be counted as part of General Education.


  1. Must complete at least 60 hours outside of business.
  2. A minimum of 45 hours at the 3000 level or above, at least 30 of which must be taken at this University.
  3. At least half of the major course semester hours must be completed in residence at this University. After enrolling at this University, all remaining major course requirements must be completed at this University.
  4. The final 30 hours must be completed in residence at this University.
  5. Courses used to satisfy General Business Breadth requirement cannot be used to satisfy other requirements. 

Business Administration Program Faculty

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Eren Ozgen, PhD
Office Building B-105

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Wendy Ritz, DBA
Office Building105-A
(850) 770-2214