Business Administration, A.S.-B.S.B.A.

This is a suggested course plan. It is highly recommended that you meet regularly with your academic advisor to determine your course selection and progress toward graduation.

Students who transfer to UNC under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) have all lower-level General Education requirements completed, but must complete these requirements through transfer or UNC coursework: Global Language, Research and Discovery, Lifetime Fitness, Communication Beyond Carolina, Campus Life Experience, and, where applicable, Supplemental General Education. Students who do not transfer in under the CAA should work closely with their advisor to determine which requirements apply to them for the IDEAs in Action General Education curriculum.

This catalog also includes a complete list of requirements for the Business Administration B.S.B.A. degree.

Admission to the business school is required. Junior transfer students are encouraged to apply directly to the bachelor of science in business administration when applying to UNC via the Common Application. For more information, visit the transfer information page of our website. This page reflects admissions requirements for students applying during the applications cycles for spring 2024 and fall 2024 entry terms forward (submitted between July 1–September 1, 2023).  Students applying to prior application cycles should reference this page in the 2021–2022 or prior archived editions of the catalog.

Kenan–Flagler Business School encourages transfer students to consider a 9th and/or 10th semester to enable them to further spread out the major requirements.

North Carolina Community College

UGETC Curriculum

UGETCEnglish composition (ENG 111 + ENG 112 = UNC ENGL 105)6
UGETCHumanities/Fine Arts/Communication (2 courses from at least 2 different disciplines; see UGETC list below)6
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 251 + 252 = UNC ECON 101 + GENR 119) 13
UGETCSocial and Behavioral Sciences (1 additional course from a discipline other than economics; see UGETC list below)3
One of: 14
MATH 263 & MAT 263A
Brief Calculus (UNC MATH 152 + MATH 110P)
MAT 271
Calculus I (UNC MATH 231 + MATH 129P + MATH 110P)
MAT 272
Calculus II (UNC MATH 232 + MATH 110P)
UGETCMathematics (1 additional course; see UGETC list below)4
UGETCNatural Sciences (see UGETC list below)8
Total Hours34

Additional General Education Courses

XXX 111Foreign Language Level 13
XXX 112Foreign Language Level 23
XXX 211Foreign Language Level 3 23
Total Hours15

Other Required Hours

ACA 122College Transfer Success (UNC GENR ---)1
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 251 + 252 = UNC ECON 101 + GENR 119) 13
MAT 152Statistical Methods I (UNC STOR 155) 13
Total Hours11
Total Community College Hours60

Major prerequisite. Successful completion is defined as earning a final grade of at least a C, not a C-.


All NC Community College Language courses numbered 211 are approved to transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill as a course that completes the GLBL-LANG IDEAs in Action requirement.

UNC–Chapel Hill

Semester 5

BUSI 100Introduction to Business: People, Profits, Planet1.5
ECON 410IDEAs in Action General Education logo Intermediate Microeconomics 2, H4
Lifetime Fitness 31
General Elective Courses Outside of the Business School 39
Total Hours15.5

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

Semester 6

BUSI 401Management and Corporate Communication 1, 43
BUSI 403Operations Management 13
BUSI 405IDEAs in Action General Education logo Leading and Managing: An Introduction to Organizational Behavior 13
BUSI 408Corporate Finance 13
Business Electives 1, 53
Total Hours15

Semester 7

BUSI 406Marketing 13
BUSI 407Financial Accounting 13
BUSI 411Strategic Management at the Business Level 1, 61.5
Business Electives 1, 57.5
Total Hours15

Semester 8

BUSI 404Business Ethics 11.5
BUSI 410Business Analytics 13
BUSI 412Strategic Management in the Modern Corporation 1, 61.5
Business Electives 1, 57.5
General Elective Course Outside of the Business School 33
Total Hours16.5

Required in the major.


Students have the option to complete this in the summer prior to their first term at UNC.


The major requires a minimum of 5 courses (15 hours of credit) outside Kenan–Flagler Business School and any additional business or nonbusiness courses needed to complete a minimum of 120 credit hours, including transfer credit, to graduate.  Students entering under the Articulation Agreement with an A.A. should earn 64 hours of transfer credit from the NC Community College, which can apply toward this minimum.  The 12–15 credit hours shown on this pathway represents the remaining hours needed to reach the 120 minimum hours for graduation after completing the major requirements and taking into account the 64 credit hours of transfer credit.

Minors at UNC typically require 15 hours to complete, 9 hours of which must be completed at UNC.

IDEAs in Action requirements not completed through BUSI coursework should be completed using these hours and/or credit transferred from the NC Community College.


Recommended to be taken within the first two semesters of the program.


An area core course, with an earned grade of at least a C (not C-), is a prerequisite course for any elective course in that area (e.g., BUSI 406 is a prerequisite for BUSI 501). Other restrictions may apply to certain business courses.


BUSI 411 must be taken prior to BUSI 412; BUSI 412 must be taken in last 2 semesters.

UGETC Course List (A.S. Curriculum) 

English Composition (two courses)6
ENG 111Writing & Inquiry 1
ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines 1
Humanities/Fine Arts (two courses from at least two different disciplines)6
ART 111Art Appreciation (UNC GENR 111)
ART 114Art History Survey I (UNC ARTH 151)
ART 115 Art History Survey II (UNC ARTH 152)
COM 120Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (UNC COMM 120), OR
COM 231
Public Speaking (UNC COMM 113)
DRA 111Theatre Appreciation (UNC DRAM 116)
ENG 231American Literature I (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 232American Literature II (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 241British Literature I (UNC ENGL 120) 2
ENG 242British Literature II (UNC ENGL 121) 2
MUS 110Music Appreciation (UNC MUSC 141)
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz (UNC MUSC 145)
PHI 215Philosophical Issues (UNC PHIL 101) 2
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics (UNC PHIL 160) 2
Social/Behavioral Science (two coures from at least two different disciplines)6
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 119) 3
ECO 252Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 119) 3
HIS 111World Civilizations I (UNC GENR 113)
HIS 112World Civilizations II (UNC GENR 113)
HIS 131American History I (UNC HIST 127)
HIS 132American History II (UNC HIST 128)
POL 120American Government (UNC POLI 100)
PSY 150General Psychology (UNC PSYC 101)
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology (UNC SOCI 101)
Mathematics (select two courses)8
MAT 171Precalculus Algebra (UNC MATH 110P)
MAT 172Pre-calculus Trigonometry (UNC MATH 130 + MATH 110P)
MAT 263Brief Calculus (UNC MATH 152 + MATH 110P)
MAT 271Calculus I (UNC MATH 231 + MATH 129P + MATH 110P)
MAT 272 Calculus II (UNC MATH 232 + MATH 110P)
Natural Sciences (select 8 SCH from the following courses):8
AST 151/151AGeneral Astronomy I and Lab (UNC ASTR 101/100L)
BIO 110Principles of Biology (UNC GENR 116)
BIO 111 & 112General Biology I & II (UNC BIOL 101/101L + BIOL 103 + BIOL 104)
CHM 151 & 152General Chemistry I & II (UNC CHEM 101/101L +CHEM 102/102L)
GEL 111Introduction Geology (UNC EMES 101/101L)
PHY 110/110AConceptual Physics and Lab (UNC PHYS 101)
PHYS 151 & 152College Physics I & II (UNC PHYS 114 + PHYS 115)
PHYS 251 & 252General Physics I & II (UNC PHYS 118 + PHYS 119)
Total Hours34

IDEAs In Action Requirements not covered by the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement that could be completed at the Community College:

COM 231 (UNC COMM 113) can fulfill COMMBEYOND; COM 120 (UNC COMM 120), CHM 2512 (UNC CHEM 261 + CHEM 262L) or CHM 2522 (UNC CHEM 262 + CHEM 262L) can fulfill RESEARCH, and PED 110 (LFIT 998) can fulfill LIFE-FIT.


Students who complete both ENG 111 and 112 receive credit for UNC ENGL 100 + ENGL 105.


Course may have prerequisite(s). Consult the North Carolina Community College Combined Course Library for most current information.


ECO 251 + 252 = UNC ECON 101 + UNC GENR 119.

Additional Resources

Applying to Carolina

Advising and Community College Course Selection

  • For UGETC, Pre-Major, Elective, or GEC course options, please refer to the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement transfer course list.
  • Students should work with their community college academic advisor to ensure appropriate course selection for AA/AS degree completion.

Additional Resources

  • To find out how your N.C. community college coursework will transfer to UNC, please view the transfer credit list for your community college campus.