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Undergraduate Catalog

Business: Major

Admission to Major

Acceptance as a major in business is based on overall academic performance and on performance in selected courses. Details of admissions criteria may be obtained from the Office of the School of Business.


Business Core Curriculum (all Business majors): 40 credits

The School of Business offers six undergraduate degree programs: Accounting, Finance, General Business, International Business, Marketing, and Management.  Students in each Business major must complete a 40-credit core curriculum consisting of the following courses, in which a minimum grade of C- is required for credit toward the major (with the exception noted below):

ECO206 Microeconomics (3)
ECO207 Macroeconomics (3)
BUS093 Business Workshop (0)
BUS095 Excel Competency/Tutorial (0)
BUS201 Financial Accounting (3) - NOTE: Accounting majors must earn at least C+ in BUS201.
BUS202 Managerial Accounting (3)
BUS250 Principles of Management (3)
BUS271 Legal Environment of Business (3)
BUS301 Internship & Career Practicum (1)
BUS309 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3)
BUS311 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3)
BUS312 Operations Management (3)
BUS325 Marketing (3)
BUS341 Fundamentals of Corporate Finance (3)
BUS450 Strategic Management (3)
Applied Learning requirement (3)

Building on this core curriculum, students in each of the six majors complete specialized courses, as detailed below. A minimum grade of C- is required for credit toward the major.


Accounting: 24 credits (Total credits: 64)

Required Accounting courses..........................24 credits
BUS272 Business Law for Accountants (3)
BUS368 Intermediate Accounting I (3)
BUS369 Intermediate Accounting II (3)
BUS371 Concepts in Federal Income Taxation (3)
BUS373 Cost Accounting (3)
BUS375 Auditing (3)
BUS441 Financial Management and Policy (3)
BUS442 Advanced Accounting (3)


Finance: 21-22 credits (Total credits: 61-62)

Required Finance courses...............................12 credits
BUS441 Financial Management and Policy (3)
BUS443 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (3)
BUS445 International Financial Management (3)
BUS459 Introduction to Risk Management & Derivatives (3)

Group 1 electives...............................................6 credits
Select two of the following:
ECO306 Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
ECO307 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)
BUS447 Personal Financial Planning (3) or BUS347 Business Analytics (3)

Group 2 electives............................................3-4 credits
Select one of the following:
MAT251 Calculus I (4)
ECO303 Money & Banking (3)
BUS368 Intermediate Accounting I (3)
BUS371 Concepts in Federal Income Taxation (3)
BUS389 Time Series Modeling for Business (3)
BUS460 Financial Analytics (3)


General Business: 21 credits (Total credits: 61)

Required General Business courses....................21 credits
One upper-division course must be taken from each of the following areas:

  • Finance (3)
  • International Business (3)
  • Management (3)
  • Marketing (3)
  • Three elective courses (9 credits) - Students may select electives from the above-mentioned areas (assuming s/he has not taken that particular course to satisfy some other requirement) or from the following four categories (assuming s/he meets all prerequisite requirements):
    • Accounting
    • Economics
    • Independent Study: Students may contact faculty in the School of Business to undertake independent study
    • Internship: Students may contact the Director of Business Advising to arrange for an internship and to determine the number of credits applied.

International Business: 21-22 credits (Total credits: 61-62)

Required International Business courses.............18 credits
BUS346 International Business (3)
BUS430 International Marketing (3)
BUS431 International Management (3)
BUS445 International Financial Management (3)
Foreign Language at Intermediate Level or two area study courses (6)

Select one of the following..................................3-4 credits
POL227 Introduction to International Politics (4)
CMM359 Communication Among Cultures (3)
300-level Study Abroad course, chosen by advisement and with the permission of the Dean of the School of Business (3)


Management: 18 credits (Total credits: 58)

Required Management courses............................18 credits
Select one of the following tracks:

General Track
BUS321 Organizational Behavior (3)
BUS345 Human Resource Management (3)
BUS346 International Business (3)

Select three of the following:
BUS323 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3)
BUS324 Introduction to Managing Sustainability (3)
BUS422 Leadership (3)
BUS423 New Venture Development (3)
BUS424 Social Entrepreneurship (3)
BUS431 International Management (3)
BUS458 Introduction to Project Management (3)

Entrepreneurship Track
BUS321 Organizational Behavior (3)
BUS323 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3)
BUS345 Human Resource Management (3)
BUS346 International Business (3)
BUS457 Entrepreneurship and Business Planning (3)

Select one of the following:
BUS422 Leadership (3)
BUS423 New Venture Development (3)
BUS424 Social Entrepreneurship (3)
BUS458 Introduction to Project Management (3)

Sustainability Track
BUS321 Organizational Behavior (3)
BUS324 Introduction to Managing Sustainability (3)
BUS345 Human Resource Management (3)
BUS346 International Business (3)
BUS424 Social Entrepreneurship (3)

Select one upper-division Sustainability elective from outside the School of Business:
ANT481 Transcultural Health (3)
GLG339 Natural Resources & Energy (3)
PHI303 Environmental Ethics (3)
POL311 American Environmental Politics (3)
POL347 Politics of Environment & Development (3)
SOC317 Environmental Sociology (3)


Marketing: 21 credits (Total credits: 61)

Required Marketing courses...............................6 credits
BUS326 Consumer Behavior (3)
BUS425 Marketing Research (3)

Select one of the following tracks...........................15 credits

General Marketing - Select five courses from the following:
BUS327 Sales Management (3)
BUS328 Food Retail Management (3)
BUS329 Category Management (3)
BUS360 Digital Marketing Strategy (3)
BUS386 Marketing Analytics (3)
BUS427 Advertising Strategy (3)
BUS429 Marketing Strategy (3)
BUS430 International Marketing (3)

Food Marketing
BUS328 Food Retail Management (3)
BUS329 Category Management (3)
BUS429 Marketing Strategy (3)

Select two courses from the following:
BUS327 Sales Management (3)
BUS360 Digital Marketing Strategy (3)
BUS386 Marketing Analytics (3)
BUS427 Advertising Strategy (3)
BUS430 International Marketing (3)