Pursuit of an integrated business degree allows a student to experience multiple facets of business within one major program. This non-specialized degree allows students to gain knowledge in key functional areas of business.
 

 

2017-2018 Curricular Plan of Study

Prior to orientation or first day of classes: Take Math Placement Test (MPT) and place into MAC 1105.

 

Freshman

Fall (15 hours)

  • ENC 1101 Composition I
  • MAC 1105C College Algebra
  • ECO 2013 Macroeconomics
  • Cultural Foundation I
  • General Elective
Milestones
  1. Successful completion of MAC 1105

Spring (15 hours)

  • ENC 1102 Composition II
  • ECO 2023 Microeconomics
  • Social Science Foundation
  • General Elective
  • General Elective
Milestones
  1. Successful completion of ECO 2023

 

Sophomore

Fall (15 hours)

  • ACG 2021 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • SPC 1608 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Historical Foundation I
  • Biological Science Foundation
  • General Elective
Milestones
  1. Successful completion of ACG 2021.

Spring (15 hours)

  • ACG 2071 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Historical Foundation II
  • ECO 3401 Quantitative Business Tools I
  • Physical Science Foundation
  • CGS 2100C Computer Fundamentals for Business
Milestones
  1. Successful completion of General Education Requirements.
  2. Successful completion of Gordon Rule Requirements.
  3. Successful completion of Common Program Prerequisites.

 

Junior

Fall (16 hours)

  • ECO 3411 Quantitative Business Tools II
  • MAR 3023 Marketing
  • FIN 3403 Business Finance
  • MAN 3025 Management of Organizations
  • ACG 3173 Accounting For Decision Makers
  • GEB 3003 Career Research & Planning
Milestones
  1. Completion of Primary Business Core at UCF with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  2. Successful completion of GEB 3003.
  3. Admittance into the College of Business after completion of the admission requirements. Admittance automatically occurs for those students meeting admission requirements after grades officially post for the semester.

Spring (15 hours)

  • MAN 3302 Essentials of Human Resource Management for Integrated Business
  • GEB 3031 Integrated Business Foundations
  • GEB 4513 Applied Business Technologies
  • BUL 3130 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
  • GEB 3005 Career Search Strategies
  • General Elective (2 credit)
Milestones
  1. Successful completion of GEB 3005 and GEB 4513.

 

Senior

Fall (16 hours)

  • GEB 3375 Introduction to International Business
  • MAR 3203 Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • ENT 4412 Managing Small Business Finances
  • MAR 3407 Contemporary Selling
  • GEB 4522 Data Driven Decision Making
  • GEB 4223 Business Interviewing Techniques
Milestones
  1. Successful completion of GEB 4223.

Spring (13 hours)

  • MAN 4583 Project Management
  • ECP 4703 Managerial Economics
  • MAN 4720 Strategic Management (Capstone)
  • Integrated Business Elective
  • GEB 4004 Executing Your Career Plan
Milestones
  1. Successful completion of all degree requirements for graduation.

 

Pre-Major

Admission to UCF does not equate to admission to the College of Business Administration (CBA). After receiving admission to UCF, students must qualify to be admitted to CBA and therefore all students enter the University as a ‘pre’ business major. This applies regardless of the specific business major a student intends to pursue. As a ‘pre’ business major, students will:

  1. Complete the General Education Program
  2. Complete the Gordon Rule requirements
  3. Complete the Business Common Program Prerequisites with a grade of “C” or better
    • MAC 1105 College Algebra
    • ACG 2021 Financial Accounting
    • ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting
    • ECO 2013 Macroeconomics
    • ECO 2023 Microeconomics
    • CGS 2100 Computer Fundamentals for Business
    • ECO 3401 Quantitative Business Tools I**or STA 2023 Statistical Methods I and MAC 2233 Concepts of Calculus
  4. Complete the Primary Business Core at UCF (per major specific GPA requirements)
    • MAN 3025 Management of Organizations
    • MAR 3023 Marketing
    • FIN 3403 Business Finance
    • ECO 3411 Quantitative Business Tools II
    • ACG 3173 Accounting for Decision MakersAdmission to the Integrated Business major requires a minimum Primary Core GPA of “2.0” and a “C” or better in the first course in the intended major.
  5. Complete GEB 3003 Career Research and Planning. This is the first course in the Career Professionalism Series; it is designed to help students align their major and career interest.

The above five requirements are to be completed before beginning any Business major.


Internships & Co-Ops

Internships and co-ops are academic courses that allow students to apply classroom theory in a practical work setting and gain personal, academic and work competencies. Students may take GEB 4941 (Internship) as their elective in the Integrated Business program. Please note, this is a restricted elective course that must be approved prior to the start of the semester by emailing Dr. Jim Gilkeson at gilkeson@ucf.edu.

Students also may enroll in GEB 4949 (Co-op) through the Office of Experiential Learning; however, this course will not count toward the requirements of the Integrated Business degree unless you also are enrolled in GEB 4941. All enrollment for GEB 4941 must be done through the Integrated Business program.


 

What can I do with this major?

General Information and Strategies

  • Integrated business is a broad area that can lead to many career opportunities. Students should clearly define their goals and seek experiences and skills necessary to reach those goals.
  • Gaining relevant experience through part-time and summer jobs or internships is critical.
  • Learn about various fields of business through research on internet sites and books, informational interviews of professionals, and exposure to work environments through shadowing, volunteering, or interning.
  • Develop interpersonal and organizational skills through participation and leadership roles in student organizations. Strong communication skills, including public speaking, is very important to achieving success in this field.
  • Learn to work effectively with a wide variety of people and to work well in a team environment.
  • Get involved in student professional associations in field of interest.
  • Develop and utilize a personal network of contacts. Once in a position, find an experienced mentor.
  • Consider earning an MBA or other related graduate degree after gaining work experience to reach the highest levels of business management.
  • See also “What Can I Do With This Major?” for Management, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and Accounting for additional information.

 

Area Employer Information
Areas and job titles will vary by industry. Business and industry including:
• Banks and financial institutions
• Retail stores
• Restaurants
• Hotels
• Service providers
• Healthcare organizations
• Manufacturers
• Industrial organizations
• Local, state, and federal government
• Nonprofit organizations
• Self-employed
• Prepare to start in entry-level management trainee positions. Demonstrate initiative and leadership to get promoted.
• Gain experience through internships or summer and part-time jobs.
• Work at a retail store or restaurant; advance into an assistant manager position.
• Get involved in student organizations and assume leadership roles.
• Demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong work ethic, integrity, and a sense of independence.
• Take courses in a secondary specialty such as marketing or information systems to increase job opportunities.
• Learn to work well on a team and develop strong communication skills.
Area Employer Information
• Claims
• Underwriting
• Risk Management
• Sales
• Loss Control
• Insurance firms
• Banks
• Complete an internship with an insurance agency.
• Talk to professionals in the industry to learn more about claims, underwriting, and risk management. Many entry-level positions exist in these areas.
• Initiative and sales ability are necessary to be a successful agent or broker.
• Develop strong communication skills as many positions require interaction with others and the ability to explain information clearly and concisely.
Area Employer Information
• Industrial Sales
• Consumer Product Sales
• Financial Services Sales
• Services Sales
• Advertising Sales
• E-commerce
• Customer Service
• Sales Management: District, Regional, and Higher
• For-profit and nonprofit organizations
• Product and service organizations
• Manufacturers
• Financial companies
• Insurance companies
• Print and electronic media outlets
• Software and technology companies
• Internet companies
• Obtain experience through internships or summer and part-time jobs.
• Seek leadership positions in campus organizations.
• Work for the campus newspaper, directory, or radio station selling advertisements.
• Become highly motivated and well-organized.
• Develop a strong commitment to customer satisfaction.
• To deliver effective customer service, develop problem solving skills, self-confidence, assertiveness, and empathy.
• Learn to work well under pressure and to be comfortable in a competitive environment.
• Prepare to work independently and to be self-motivated. Plan to work irregular and/or long hours.
• Learn to communicate effectively with a wide range of people. Take additional courses in interpersonal communication and public speaking.
• Develop strong persuasion skills and learn how to build relationships.
• Some positions in sales, such as pharmaceuticals, require at least one to two years of a proven record in outside sales. Be prepared to start in a different industry before getting a job in pharmaceuticals.
Area Employer Information
• Commercial Banking
• Retail/Consumer Banking
• Credit Analysis
• Lending
• Trust Services
• Mortgage Loans
• Branch Management
• Operations
• Banks
• Credit unions
• Savings and loan associations
• Financial services institutions
• Federal Reserve banks
• Develop a solid background in business including marketing and accounting.
• Get experience through part-time, summer, or internship positions in a bank.
• Develop strong interpersonal and communication skills in order to work well with a diverse clientele.
Area Employer Information
• Residential Brokerage
• Commercial Sales
• Appraisals
• Property Management
• Real estate brokers
• Banks
• Appraisal firms
• Apartment and condominium complexes
• Developers
• Large corporations: real estate departments
• Obtain sales experience through part-time, summer or internship positions.
• Research the process of becoming a real estate broker through the National Association of Realtors.
• Develop an entrepreneurial spirit.
• Research apprenticeships in appraisal.
Area Employer Information
• Recruiting/Staffing
• Compensation
• Benefits
• Training
• Safety
• Employee Relations
• Industrial Relations
• Organizational Development
• Equal Employment Opportunity
• Employment Law
• Consulting
• Large corporate entities
• Service industry
• Hospitals and healthcare organizations
• Universities
• Temporary or staffing agencies
• Executive search firms
• Local, state, and federal government
• Labor unions
• Take courses in the social sciences such as psychology and sociology.
• Gain relevant experience through internships.
• Develop strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Learn to solve problems creatively, and gain experience with conflict resolution.
• Build a solid background in technology because many human resource systems are automated.
• Join the Society of Human Resource and other related professional associations.
• Be prepared for continuous learning once in the profession.
• Seek endorsements such as the Professional Human Resource Certification (PHR).
• Earn a master’s degree for career advancement or a law degree for employment law.

 

 

 

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