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24 Business Hours

“24 hours of business” means 24 semester credit hours from among the following disciplines: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.

What Counts towards 24 Hours of Business?

Although not an exhaustive list, the table below is a helpful guideline in determining types of courses that should be counted toward the 24-semester hour business requirement.




Cost Accounting Standards

Business Finance

Business Communications
Business and Personnel
Business Statistics
Cost Analysis
Financial Cost Management
Financial Planning and Analysis
Inventory Management
Resource Planning
Risk Analysis


Acquisition Contracting
Acquisition Management
Business Communications in Contracting Writing
Business Contract law
Contract Administration
Contract Law
Contract Management
Contract Pricing and Negotiation
Contracting Management
Cost & Price Analysis
Government Contracting
Government Contract Law
Procurement and Contracting
Procurement Management


Cost and Price Analysis
Cost Analysis
Economic Analysis
Economic Principles and Decision Making
Economics and Financial Management

Industrial Management

Automated Systems in Logistics Mgmt
Civil Engineering Management
Environmental Management
Engineering and Analysis
Logistics Management
Logistics and Materiel Management
Manufacturing Management
Materiel Acquisition Process & Support Systems
Property Disposal Management
Supply Management
Systems Management
Systems Engineering Technology
Warehousing Operations


Juris Doctor (Law) Degree includes 24 hours of Business
Commercial or Business Contract Law
Contract Law



Marketing Principles
Market Research
Marketing Management Strategy
Consumer Behavior
International Marketing

Organization & Management

Business Administration
Advanced Management (Math)
Business Management
Business and Personnel Management
Computer Programming
Computer Programming & Systems Development
Computer Sciences, Data Processing
Data Entry and Automated Systems Input
General Management
Human Resource Development
Leadership and Group Decision Process
Management Science
Management & Leadership
Managerial Analysis
Manpower Management
Materiel Management
Methods of Adult Education
Organizational Behavior
Personnel Administration
Principles of Management
Quality and Reliability Assurance
Research and Development Management
Strategic Management
Survey of Program Operations


Basic Purchasing

Quantitative Methods

Business Statistics
Computer Science
Decision Risk Analysis
Operations Research
Probability Statistics
Quantitative Analysis

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