2021-2022 Academic Catalog

B.S.B.A. in ISBC: Geo-Business Concentration

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Program Description

The geo-business concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) in Interdisciplinary Studies in Business and Commerce develops students' knowledge of business and geographic information technology. The program prepares students to employ geospatial applications in business settings. 

Delivery Mode

100% Online or Hybrid


Course Credits
General Education Courses 40 or 41
Building a Sense of Community
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar
ENG 101  English Composition I
Public Speaking
CDC 101  Public Speaking
Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy
MAT 181  College Algebra
Health and Wellness
REC 165  Introduction to Recreation and Leisure  OR  REC 195  Leisure and Wellness
Technological Literacy
GIS 350  Remote Sensing
PHI 115  Logic and Language (or other humanities with adviser approval)
Fine Arts
Any Fine Arts Course
Natural Sciences
Any Natural Sciences Course
3 or 4
Social Sciences
PSY 100  General Psychology  OR  REC 361  Parks and Rec for Diverse Pop.
Ethics and Multicultural Awareness Emphasis Course
GEO 100  Intro to Geography
General Education Options
  • ENG 211  Business Writing I  OR  ENG 102  Composition II
  • MAT 225  Business Statistics 
  • BUS 281  Management Science I
Business Core Courses 30
ACC 200  Financial Accounting 3
ACC 321  Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 242  Business Law I 3
BUS 381  Management Science I 3
BUS 499  Integrated Strategic Capstone
ECO 201  Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 202  Principles of Macroeconomics 3
FIN 301  Financial Management 3
MGT 300  Principles of Management 3
MKT 300  Principles of Marketing 3
Required Geo-Business Concentration Courses
GEO 100  Introduction to Geography 3
GEO 217  Demographic Analysis 3
GIS 222  Geo-Business 3
GIS 311  GIS 3
GIS 413  Environmental Applications of GIS 3
GEO 479  Internship  OR  BUS 492  Internship 3 (or 120 hours)
Related Geo-Business Electives 9
Select three courses from the following (not all are available online):
  • GIS 303  Crime Mapping and Spatial Analysis
  • TOU 358  Comprehensive Tourism Planning
  • GEO 479  Internship  OR  BUS 492  Internship (additional 3 credits)
  • BUS 345  Business Ethics
  • Any 300-level or above BUS, MGT, MKT, REC, GIS or GEO not already required or included above  
Required Minor/Certificate* 12 
Students must select a minor or certificate. Additional information is listed below. Some minors may require more than 12 credits to complete.  12 (min.)
Free Electives 10 or 11
Total 120

Additional requirements, not counted toward the General Education requirements, include:

  • Special Experience Course (1 course required): ECO 460 Global Economic Perspectives OR GEO 360 Emergency Management
  • Writing-Intensive Component Courses (2 courses required): BUS 499 Integrated Strategic Capstone AND Any ECO, MGT or MKT Upper-Division Writing-Intensive Course
  • Laboratory Course (1 course required): BUS 381 Management Science II

Required Minor/Certificate: Students cannot have more than 9 credits in the major also count toward their minor. Students must select from one of the following minors or certificates: Minor in Economics; Minor in Management; Minor in Design and Entertainment Technology; Minor in Event Planning and Management; Minor in Parks and Recreation Management; Certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship; or Certificate in Spanish for Business. Students may select a different minor or certificate, with the approval of their adviser.

The management and economics minors are 21 credits; however, 9 of these credits are required in the “Business Core Courses” above. The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certificate requires 15 credits; however, 3 credits are included in the major courses above.

Program Note: Students who complete dual degrees or dual majors do not have to complete a minor or certificate.