School of Business

BBA Curriculum Planning

BBA Curriculum Four Year Plan

We appreciate the time and financial investments you are making over these years to earn your degree. The PLU School of Business is dedicated to helping you complete the Business degree you want “on-time”. We are proud that last year 93% of our undergraduate students completed their degree within four years.

We have outlined sample education plans for students pursuing their degree with one of our concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Management & Human Resources or Marketing, as well as one with no concentration at all. These outlines include all general education, business and concentration requirements. Every student’s path is different so it’s very important to meet with the School of Business Undergraduate Adviser if you are considering pursuing a Business major.

 Fall TermJ-termSpring Term
First year
BUSA 201 (BUSA Core)
WRIT 101 (WR)
STAT 231 or ECON 101 (Supp/Gen Ed)
PHED 100 (Gen Ed)
Gen Ed (FYEP J-term Req)FYEP 190 Inq (FYEP 190 Req)
STAT 231 or ECON 101 (Supp/Gen Ed)
BUSA 202 (BUSA Core)
PHED Activity (Gen Ed)
MATH 128 or 151 (Supp/Gen Ed)
Second year
BUSA 203 (BUSA Core)
BUSA 305 (BUSA Core)
BUSA 308 (BUSA Core)
Gen Ed
Study AwayBUSA 302 (BUSA Core)
BUSA 309 (BUSA Core)
Gen Ed
Gen Ed
PHED Activity (Gen Ed)
Third year
BUSA 303 (BUSA Core)
BUSA 310 (BUSA Core)
PHIL 225 (BBA/Gen Ed)
BUSA Elective (Concentration)
BUSA Elective (Concentration)
BUSA Elective (Concentration)
Gen Ed
Gen Ed
PHED Activity (Gen Ed)
Fourth year
BUSA Elective (Concentration)
General Elective
General Elective
General ElectiveBUSA 499 (Capstone/Gen Ed)
General Elective
BUSA 495 (Recommended)
 Fall TermJ-termSpring TermComments
First year
FYEP: BUSA 190
Math 128 or 151
STAT 231 or ECON 101
PHED 100 (Gen Ed)
Gen. Ed.WRIT 101
ECON 101 or STAT 231
BUSA 202
FYEP: BUSA 190
substitutes for BUSA 201.

Gen. Ed. Requirements
met :
ECON 101 – ½ Social Sci.
MATH – Math Reasoning
Second year
BUSA 203
BUSA 305
BUSA 308
Gen. Ed. or Study AwayBUSA 302
BUSA 309
Gen. Ed.
Gen. Ed.
PHED Activity
Third year
BUSA 304
BUSA 310
BUSA 320
BUSA 321
(Elective course if pursuing a
CPA)
BUSA 322
BUSA 427
Gen. Ed.
Gen. Ed.
PHED Activity
All students are required
to complete a minimum
of 128 semester hours to
graduate from PLU.

Those who intend to pursue a CPA will need to complete 150 semester hours and are
encouraged to take 17 credits each term and 4-5 credits every J-term to meet that requirement.
Fourth year
BUSA 424
BUSA 423
PHIL 225
PHED Activity (Gen Ed)
(Elective credit if pursing a CPA)
(Elective credit if pursuing a
CPA)
BUSA 323
BUSA 422
BUSA 499
(Elective credit if pursing a CPA)
PHIL 225 satisfies the
Philosophy Gen. Ed.
Requirement.
 Fall TermJ-termSpring TermComments
First year
FYEP: BUSA 190
Math 128 or 151
STAT 231 or ECON 101
PHED 100
Gen. Ed.WRIT 101
ECON 101 or STAT 231
BUSA 202
FYEP: BUSA 190
substitutes for BUSA 201.

Gen. Ed. Requirements
met :
ECON 101 – ½ Social Sci.
MATH – Math Reasoning
Second year
BUSA 203
BUSA 305
BUSA 308
Gen. Ed. or Study AwayBUSA 302
BUSA 309
Gen. Ed.
Gen. Ed.
PHED Activity
Third year
BUSA 304
BUSA 437
PHIL 225
ECON 102
BUSA 310
BUSA 335
Finance elective
Gen. Ed.
PHED Activity
PHIL 225 satisfies the
Philosophy Gen. Ed.
Requirement.
Fourth year
ECON 322
Gen. Ed.
General Elective
PHED Activity
BUSA 499
BUSA 438
General Elective
All students are required
to complete a minimum of
128 semester hours. General Electives are
included to meet this
requirement.
 Fall TermJ-termSpring Term
First year
BUSA 201 (BUSA Core)
WRIT 101 (WR)
STAT 231 or ECON 101 (Supp/Gen Ed)
PHED 100 (Gen Ed)
Gen Ed (FYEP J-term Req)FYEP 190 Inq (FYEP 190 Req)
STAT 231 or ECON 101 (Supp/Gen Ed)
BUSA 202 (BUSA Core)
PHED Activity (Gen Ed)
MATH 128 or 151 (Supp/Gen Ed)
Second year
BUSA 203 (BUSA Core)
BUSA 305 (BUSA Core)
BUSA 308 (BUSA Core)
Gen Ed (Gen Ed)
Study AwayBUSA 302 (BUSA Core)
BUSA 309 (BUSA Core)
Gen Ed (Gen Ed)
Gen Ed (Gen Ed)
PHED Activity (Gen Ed)
Third year
BUSA 303 (BUSA Core)
BUSA 310 (BUSA Core)
PHIL 225 (BBA/Gen Ed)
BUSA Elective (Concentration)
BUSA Elective (Concentration)
BUSA Elective (Concentration)
Gen Ed (Gen Ed)
Gen Ed (Gen Ed)
PHED Activity (Gen Ed)
Fourth year
BUSA Elective (Concentration)
General Elective
General Elective
General ElectiveBUSA 499 (Capstone/Gen Ed)
General Elective
BUSA 495 (Recommended)
 Fall TermJ-termSpring Term
First year
BUSA 201 (BUSA Core)
WRIT 101 (WR)
STAT 231 or ECON 101 (Supp/Gen Ed)
PHED 100 (Gen Ed)
Gen Ed (FYEP J-term Req)
FYEP 190 Inq (FYEP 190 Req)
STAT 231 or ECON 101 (Supp/Gen Ed)
BUSA 202 (BUSA Core)
PHED Activity (Gen Ed)
MATH 128 or 151 (Supp/Gen Ed)
Second year
BUSA 203 (BUSA Core)
BUSA 305 (BUSA Core)
BUSA 308 (BUSA Core)
Gen Ed (Gen Ed)
Study AwayBUSA 302 (BUSA Core)
BUSA 309 (BUSA Core)
Gen Ed
Gen Ed
PHED Activity (Gen Ed)
Third year
BUSA 303 (BUSA Core)
BUSA 310 (BUSA Core)
PHIL 225 (BBA/Gen Ed)
BUSA Elective (Concentration)
BUSA Elective (Concentration)
BUSA Elective (Concentration)
Gen Ed
Gen Ed
PHED Activity (Gen Ed)
Fourth year
BUSA Elective (Concentration)
General Elective
General Elective
General ElectiveBUSA 499 (Capstone/Gen Ed)
General Elective
BUSA 495 (Recommended)

BBA Curriculum Two Year Plan (for Transfer Students)

 Fall TermJ-TermSpring Term
Third Year
BUSA 302 (Core)
BUSA 303 (Core)
BUSA 305 (Core)
BUSA 308 (Core)
Gen Ed (Diversity Req)BUSA 309 (Core)
BUSA 310 (Core)
BUSA CONC (Elective)
BUSA CONC (Elective)
Fourth Year
Gen Ed (RC)
PHIL 225 (BBA)
BUSA CONC (Elective)
BUSA CONC (Elective)
Study Away (Option)General Elective or Internship
BUSA CONC (Elective)
BUSA CONC (Elective)
BUSA 499 (Capstone)

BBA Curriculum for Undecided/Major Change to Business

 Fall TermJ-TermSpring Term
First Year
WRIT 101 (WR)
Gen Ed/Div (Inquiry)
Gen Ed (Inquiry)
PHED 100 (Gen Ed)
Gen Ed (FYEP Req)FYEP 190 Inq (FYEP Req)
Gen Ed (Inquiry)
Gen Ed (Inquiry)
Gen Ed (Inquiry)
PHED Activity (Gen Ed)
Second Year
Gen Ed (Inquiry)
Gen Ed/Div (Inquiry)
Gen Ed (Inquiry)
Gen Ed (Inquiry)
PHED Activity (Gen Ed)
BUSA 201 (BUSA Core)
MATH 128 OR 151 (BUSA Supp)
ECON 101 (BUSA Supp)
BUSA 202 (BUSA Supp)
Third Year
BUSA 303 (BUSA Core)
BUSA 305 (BUSA Core)
BUSA 308 (BUSA Core)
STAT 231 (BUSA Supp)
Study Away (Opportunity)BUSA 309 (BUSA Core)
BUSA 310 (BUSA Core)
BUSA 300-400 (Elective)
BUSA 300-400 (Elective)
PHED Activity (Gen Ed)
Fourth Year
BUSA 300-400 (Elective)
BUSA 300-400 (Elective)
PHIL 225 (BUSA/Gen Ed)
BUSA 300-400 (Elective)
BUSA 499 (SR Seminar)
BUSA 300-400 (Elective)
Internship (Recommended)