Business Major and Minor Requirements

Department: Economics, Business, and Accounting
Department Chair: H. Kitaoka
Department Members: D. Andrews, E. Jones, H. Kitaoka, S. Scheer, J. Williams

Major: Business (Tracks: Management, Finance, Marketing, and International Business)
Minor: Business

The department provides theoretical and practical education in these programs: economics, business, and accounting.  Majors and minors are offered in each of these programs.

The business curriculum is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of economics, accounting, and the major applied disciplines of management, marketing, and finance, as well as specialized expertise in one of the four tracks open to business majors.  Students completing the major will be prepared for employment in managerial, marketing, or financial positions, or for graduate study in business. The department requires students to complete one internship and encourages students to do two.

A major or minor in business requires the student to have a minimum graduation GPA of 2.00 (A=4.00) in all required major/minor courses and to complete with grades of C- or better all coursework for the major, minor, and related field. Furthermore, regardless of major, all students taking business courses must complete all prerequisites with a C- or better.

Students who excel in the program have the opportunity to join Delta Mu Delta, the national business honor society. Juniors and seniors who have earned an overall GPA of 3.3. at the time of invitation are eligible to join. Additionally, many scholarships are available to students who excel in the program.

Business Major – Management Track
Note: Business majors must complete BUS 100, ACC/BUS/ECO 150, ECO 115, ECO 225, BUS 265, ACC 221 and ACC 222 with a ‘C-’ or better before enrolling in 300 or 400-level course in the department.

Core Requirements
BUS 100 Introduction to Business
BUS 150 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis for Economics, Business, and Accounting
BUS 265 Business Research Methods
BUS 341 Business Law I
BUS 351 Business Finance
BUS 361 Principles of Marketing
BUS 367 Principles of Management
BUS 470 Senior Seminar in Business Policy
BUS 499 Senior Competency Practicum
CMP 130 Introduction to Computing
ECO 115 Principles of Economics

Track Requirements
BUS/ECO 360 Economics of Labor & Labor Relations

Two of the following courses
ACC 235 Data Management and Analysis
ACC 321 Managerial-Cost Accounting
BUS 355 Entrepreneurship
CMP 360 Operations Research
PSY 320 Social Psychology
PSY 421 Theories of Personality
SOC 323 Organizations

Professional Development Requirements
BUS 498 Portfolio
INT XXX Business Internship (Senior Year Experience)
PDP 200 Preparing for Your Internship

Related Field Requirements
ACC 221 Principles of Accounting I
ACC 222 Principles of Accounting II
ECO 225 Intermediate Economic Theory

Note: Many non-business courses that can be used for business tracks have prerequisites. Students who plan to take non-business courses should take care to schedule the prerequisites.

Business Major – Finance Track
Note: Business majors must complete BUS 100, ACC/BUS/ECO 150, ECO 115, ECO 225, BUS 265, ACC 221 and ACC 222 with a ‘C-’ or better before enrolling in 300 or 400-level course in the department.

Core Requirements
BUS 100 Introduction to Business
BUS 150 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis for Economics, Business, and Accounting
BUS 265 Business Research Methods
BUS 341 Business Law I
BUS 351 Business Finance
BUS 361 Principles of Marketing
BUS 367 Principles of Management
BUS 470 Senior Seminar in Business Policy
BUS 499 Senior Competency Practicum
CMP 130 Introduction to Computing
ECO 115 Principles of Economics

Track Requirements
BUS 352 Investments

Two of the following courses
ACC 235 Data Management and Analysis
ACC 341 Introduction to Taxation
BUS/ECO 350 International Economics & Finance
BUS 353 Principles of Risk and Insurance
ECO 330 Money and Banking
ECO 380 Elementary Econometrics

Professional Development Requirements
BUS 498 Portfolio
INT XXX Business Internship (Senior Year Experience)
PDP 200 Preparing for Your Internship

Related Field Requirements
ACC 221 Principles of Accounting I
ACC 222 Principles of Accounting II
ECO 225 Intermediate Economic Theory

*Double majors in Accounting and Business Finance are required to complete one senior seminar course, ACC 470: Advanced Accounting Topics I. ACC 470 will substitute for BUS 470 double majors in Accounting and Finance.

Note: Many non-business courses that can be used for business tracks have prerequisites. Students who plan to take non-business courses should take care to schedule the prerequisites.

Business Major – Marketing Track
Note: Business majors must complete BUS 100, ACC/BUS/ECO 150, ECO 115, ECO 225, BUS 265, ACC 221 and ACC 222 with a ‘C-’ or better before enrolling in 300 or 400-level course in the department.

Core Requirements
BUS 100 Introduction to Business
BUS 150 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis for Economics, Business, and Accounting
BUS 265 Business Research Methods
BUS 341 Business Law I
BUS 351 Business Finance
BUS 361 Principles of Marketing
BUS 367 Principles of Management
BUS 470 Senior Seminar in Business Policy
BUS 499 Senior Competency Practicum
CMP 130 Introduction to Computing
ECO 115 Principles of Economics          

Track Requirements
BUS 362 Consumer Behavior

Two of the following courses
BUS 355 Entrepreneurship
BUS 364 Marketing Research
CMP 360 Operations Research
PRL 321 Current and Emerging Media
PSY 320 Social Psychology

Professional Development Requirements
BUS 498 Portfolio
INT XXX Business Internship (Senior Year Experience)
PDP 200 Preparing for Your Internship

Related Field Requirements
ACC 221 Principles of Accounting I
ACC 222 Principles of Accounting II
ECO 225 Intermediate Economic Theory

Note: Many non-business courses that can be used for business tracks have prerequisites. Students who plan to take non-business courses should take care to schedule the prerequisites.

Business Major – International Business Track
Note: Business majors must complete BUS 100, ACC/BUS/ECO 150, ECO 115, ECO 225, BUS 265, ACC 221 and ACC 222 with a ‘C-’ or better before enrolling in 300 or 400-level course in the department.

Core Requirements
BUS 100 Introduction to Business
BUS 150 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis for Economics, Business, and Accounting
BUS 265 Business Research Methods
BUS 341 Business Law I
BUS 351 Business Finance
BUS 361 Principles of Marketing
BUS 367 Principles of Management
BUS 470 Senior Seminar in Business Policy
BUS 499 Senior Competency Practicum
CMP 130 Introduction to Computing
ECO 115 Principles of Economics

Track Requirements
BUS/ECO 350 International Economics & Finance

Two of the following coursesonly one course from HIS and one course from POL may be included.
HIS 350 Europe Since 1945
HIS 361 East Asian History
POL 120 Introduction to International Relations
POL 130 Introduction to Comparative Politics
POL 250 Comparative Politics in Developed Countries

Professional Development Requirements
BUS 498 Portfolio
INT XXX Business Internship (Senior Year Experience)
PDP 200 Preparing for Your Internship

Related Field Requirements
ACC 221 Principles of Accounting I
ACC 222 Principles of Accounting II
ECO 225 Intermediate Economic Theory

Plus competence in a second language to be demonstrated by one of the following

  • Completion of FRE 211 or SPA 211.
  • College course work in any foreign language through the intermediate level.
  • A passing score on the CLEP in any foreign language (demonstrate proficiency only).

Note: Many non-business courses that can be used for business tracks have prerequisites. Students who plan to take non-business courses should take care to schedule the prerequisites.

Business MinorNote: Business minors must complete ECO 115 and ACC 221 with a C- or better before enrolling in 300 or 400 level courses in the department.
ACC 221 Principles of Accounting I
BUS 100 Introduction to Business
BUS 361 Principles of Marketing
BUS 367 Principles of Management
ECO 115 Principles of Economics

Two of the following courses
ACC 222 Principles of Accounting II
BUS 355 Entrepreneurship
BUS 362 Consumer Behavior
BUS 364 Marketing Research
ECO 225 Intermediate Economic Theory