College of Business and Economics, Koleke Pāʻoihana a Kālaihoʻokele Waiwai

Pre-Business Core

An introductory Accounting courseAn introductory accounting class

All B.B.A. students are required to complete the Business Core program, which is composed of courses in accounting, economics, business communications, business law, mathematics, and quantitative business analysis. During the first two years of study, students are also expected to fulfill the General Educational Requirements for and make progress toward completing the Pre Business Core, described below:

  • ACC 201 Intro to Financial Accounting (3)
  • ACC 202 Intro to Managerial Accounting (3)
  • BUS 240 Business Law (3)
  • BUS 290 Critical Thinking (3)
  • COM 251 Public Speaking (3)
  • ECON 130 Intro To Microeconomics (3)
  • ECON 131 Intro To Macroeconomics (3)
  • ECON 300 Inter Macroecon Theory (3) or ECON 340 Money & Banking (3)
  • ENG 209 Writing for Business (3) or ENG 287 Introduction to Rhetoric (3)
  • QBA 260 Business Statistics (3)

Please note that the Pre Business Core is in addition to the UH Hilo General Education Requirements. Candidate for the BBA in Accounting or General Business BBA will also take the Professional Business Core.