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Division of Continuing Studies

General Administration

Management Information Sciences

The Division of Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree with an area of concentration in general administration.


  • 30 hours from Accounting, Finance and Banking, Business Administration, Law and Society, Management, Marketing, Real Estate, and Public Administration
  • At least 9 hours must be upper division
  • No students from Continuing Studies may enroll in MGMT 4480 or MGMT 4490


An allied field of 1–9 hours from ONE of the following departments may be used as part of the 30 hours in the area of concentration:

  • Economics
  • Political Science.

Online Option:
The College of Business Administration will offer most of the following courses online every semester.  Note the GPA requirement for each online course and the grade requirement for each prerequisite course.


   2.3 GPA Required
  ECON 2200 Principles of Economics-Micro (MATH 1310)
  ECON 2220 Principles of Economics-Macro (ECON 2200)
  ACCT 2010 Principles of Accounting I (MATH 1310)
  ACCT 2020 Principles of Accounting II (ACCT 2010)
   2.5 GPA Required (Prerequisite courses require grade of “C” or better)
  MGMT 3200 Managerial Communication (ENGL 1160 and SPCH 1110)
  BSAD 3160 Managerial Statistics for Business (MATH 1320)
  MKT 3310 Principles of Marketing (ECON 2200, MATH 1310, and  ENGL 1160)
  MGMT 3490 Management (ENGL 1160)
  LAWS 3930 Business Law Fundamentals (ENGL1160, SPCH 1110, and ECON 2200)
  FNBK 3250 Principles of Financial Management (ACCT 2020, ECON 2200, ECON 2220, MATH 1320, and BSAD 2130 or BSAD 3160)
  BSAD 3100 Management Information Systems (ACCT 2020 and MGMT 3490)
  BSAD 3500 Operations Management (BSAD 2130 or BSAD 3160)

The School of Public Administration will offer 5-6 online courses each semester, primarily in the area of Nonprofit Administration.  These courses can also be used in the general administration area of concentration.

Additional Information

This area of concentration is not similar to a BS/BA specialization, since students receiving that degree must earn at least 60 hours of business credit. Nonetheless, students who wish to make use of nontraditional credit or to have a more flexible, limited program may find this area of concentration beneficial. Students need to plan their 30 hours of business courses carefully to make the best use of their business credits.

Students in the Division of Continuing Studies who choose to take upper division business courses will be in classes with students from the College of Business Administration who are required to take courses in Economics, Accounting, and Business Statistics before enrolling in upper division courses.

National Certification in Nonprofit Management and Leadership is available. Requirements may be met through coursework in your core requirement. Please see an advisor for details.

Career Information:
An area of concentration in general administration is focused on the management and operations of business and public organizations. It also provides the necessary knowledge to pursue an advanced degree, if desired. General administration students, depending on their particular coursework, may find careers in accounting, finance, banking, management, marketing, human resources, retail sales, government or non-profit agencies, logistics, real estate, law, manufacturing, insurance, and customer services.

For more career information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor - Management, Business & Finance, College Board - Business Administration & Management, or UNO Career Center websites. 


Revised 12/10