Business Major and Minor Requirements

Department: Economics, Business, and Accounting
Department Chair: S. Scheer
Department Members: C. Everts, C. Fleming, E. Jones, H. Kitaoka, S. Scheer, J. Squires

Major: Business (Concentrations: Finance, Marketing, Management, Economics, Accounting, Non-Profit Administration, and Individualized)
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 seven concentrations 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 – Finance Concentration
Note: Business majors must complete BUS 101, BUS 102, ACC/BUS/ECO 150, ECO 115, ECO 225, ACC 221 and ACC 222 with a ‘C-’ or better before enrolling in 300 or 400-level course in the department.

Core Requirements
BUS 101 Introduction to The Business Mindset
BUS 102 Development of the Entrepreneurial Mindset
BUS 150 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis for Economics, Business, and Accounting
BUS 341 Business Law I
BUS 351 Business Finance
BUS 361 Contemporary Marketing
BUS 371 Operations Management
BUS 475 Strategic Implementation Project
BUS 499 Senior Competency Practicum
ACC 235 Data Management and Analysis
ECO 115 Principles of Economics
MAT 224 Basic Statistics

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
CMP 130 Introduction to Computing

Concentration Requirements
BUS 352 Investments
BUS/ECO 380 Econometrics

Three of the following courses
ACC 321 Managerial-Cost Accounting
ACC 341 Introduction to Taxation
BUS/ECO 350 International Business & Finance
BUS 353 Principles of Risk and Insurance
ECO 330 Money and Banking
SNT 489 Senior Internship Project

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 Concentration
Note: Business majors must complete BUS 101, BUS 102, ACC/BUS/ECO 150, ECO 115, ECO 225, ACC 221 and ACC 222 with a ‘C-’ or better before enrolling in 300 or 400-level course in the department.

Core Requirements
BUS 101 Introduction to The Business Mindset
BUS 102 Development of the Entrepreneurial Mindset
BUS 150 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis for Economics, Business, and Accounting
BUS 341 Business Law I
BUS 351 Business Finance
BUS 361 Contemporary Marketing
BUS 371 Operations Management
BUS 475 Strategic Implementation Project
BUS 499 Senior Competency Practicum
ACC 235 Data Management and Analysis
ECO 115 Principles of Economics
MAT 224 Basic Statistics

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
CMP 130 Introduction to Computing

Concentration Requirements
BUS/ECO 362 Consumer Behavior
BUS/ECO 380 Econometrics

Three of the following courses
ART 140 Graphic Design
BUS 340 Business Organization and Public Policy
CMP 360 Operations Research
MMJ 445 Communications Law in a Digital World
PRL 321 Current and Emerging Media
PSY 320 Social Psychology
SNT 489 Senior Internship Project

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 – Management Concentration Note: Business majors must complete BUS 101, BUS 102, ACC/BUS/ECO 150, ECO 115, ECO 225, ACC 221 and ACC 222 with a ‘C-’ or better before enrolling in 300 or 400-level course in the department.

Core Requirements
BUS 101 Introduction to The Business Mindset
BUS 102 Development of the Entrepreneurial Mindset
BUS 150 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis for Economics, Business, and Accounting
BUS 341 Business Law I
BUS 351 Business Finance
BUS 361 Contemporary Marketing
BUS 371 Operations Management
BUS 475 Strategic Implementation Project
BUS 499 Senior Competency Practicum
ACC 235 Data Management and Analysis
ECO 115 Principles of Economics
MAT 224 Basic Statistics

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
CMP 130 Introduction to Computing

Concentration Requirements
ACC 321 Managerial-Cost Accounting
BUS/ECO 360 Labor Economics and Management

Three of the following courses
BUS/ECO 340 Business Organization and Public Policy
BUS/ECO 380 EconometricsCMP 360 Operations Research
LEA 220 Leadership: Foundations, Theory, and Practice
PHL 220 Principles of Ethics
PSY 320 Social Psychology
PSY 421 Theories of Personality
SOC 230 Introduction to Nonprofits
SOC 323 Organizations
SNT 489 Senior Internship Project

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 – Economics Concentration
Note: Business majors must complete BUS 101, BUS 102, ACC/BUS/ECO 150, ECO 115, ECO 225, ACC 221 and ACC 222 with a ‘C-’ or better before enrolling in 300 or 400-level course in the department.

Core Requirements
BUS 101 Introduction to The Business Mindset
BUS 102 Development of the Entrepreneurial Mindset
BUS 150 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis for Economics, Business, and Accounting
BUS 341 Business Law I
BUS 351 Business Finance
BUS 361 Contemporary Marketing
BUS 371 Operations Management
BUS 475 Strategic Implementation Project
BUS 499 Senior Competency Practicum
ACC 235 Data Management and Analysis
ECO 115 Principles of Economics
MAT 224 Basic Statistics

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
CMP 130 Introduction to Computing

Concentration Requirements
BUS/ECO 360 Labor Economics and Management
BUS/ECO 380 Econometrics

Three of the following courses:
ECO 330 Money and Banking
BUS/ECO 340 Business Organization and Public Policy
BUS/ECO 350 International Business and Finance
BUS/ECO 362 Consumer Behavior
SNT 489 Senior Internship Project

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 – Accounting Concentration
Note: Business majors must complete BUS 101, BUS 102, ACC/BUS/ECO 150, ECO 115, ECO 225, ACC 221 and ACC 222 with a ‘C-’ or better before enrolling in 300 or 400-level course in the department.

Core Requirements
BUS 101 Introduction to The Business Mindset
BUS 102 Development of the Entrepreneurial Mindset
BUS 150 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis for Economics, Business, and Accounting
BUS 341 Business Law I
BUS 351 Business Finance
BUS 361 Contemporary Marketing
BUS 371 Operations Management
BUS 475 Strategic Implementation Project
BUS 499 Senior Competency Practicum
ACC 235 Data Management and Analysis
ECO 115 Principles of Economics
MAT 224 Basic Statistics

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
CMP 130 Introduction to Computing

Concentration Requirements
ACC 311 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 321 Managerial-Cost Accounting

Three of the following courses:
ACC 312 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 341 Introduction to TaxationACC 420 Auditing
ACC 431 Advanced Accounting
BUS 352 Investments
BUS/ECO 380 Econometrics
SNT 489 Senior Internship Project

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 – Nonprofit Administration Concentration
Note: Business majors must complete BUS 101, BUS 102, ACC/BUS/ECO 150, ECO 115, ECO 225, ACC 221 and ACC 222 with a ‘C-’ or better before enrolling in 300 or 400-level course in the department.

Core Requirements
BUS 101 Introduction to The Business Mindset
BUS 102 Development of the Entrepreneurial Mindset
BUS 150 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis for Economics, Business, and Accounting
BUS 341 Business Law I
BUS 351 Business Finance
BUS 361 Contemporary Marketing
BUS 371 Operations Management
BUS 475 Strategic Implementation Project
BUS 499 Senior Competency Practicum
ACC 235 Data Management and Analysis
ECO 115 Principles of Economics
MAT 224 Basic Statistics

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
CMP 130 Introduction to Computing

Concentration Requirements
NPL/SOC 222 Social Problems & Nonprofit Responses
NPL/SOC 230 Introduction to Nonprofits

Three of the following courses:
BUS/ECO 340 Business Organization and Public Policy
LEA 100 Introduction to Personal Leadership Skills
LEA 220 Leadership: Foundations, Theory, and Practice
NPL/SOC 315 Nonprofit Leadership Capstone
SOC 323 Organizations
SNT 489 Senior Internship Project

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 – Individualized Concentration
Students may create a concentration to be approved by the Economics, Business, and Accounting faculty. Majority approval (3 out of 5) is required. Students should use the following criteria when proposing an individualized area of concentration:

1. A thorough explanation and justification of how this concentration will relate to student’s career path.
2. A thorough explanation and justification of how courses picked relate to one another within the area of concentration.
3. A thorough explanation of why one of the existing concentrations does not fit the needs of the student.
4. A minimum of 4 courses will be required as part of the concentration with the following guideline:
a. 100-level courses may not be part of the individualized concentration.
b. A maximum of one course at the 200-level.
c. A minimum of three additional courses at the 300 or 400-level.

Business Minor
Note: 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 101 Introduction to the Business Mindset
BUS 102 Development of the Entrepreneurial Mindset
ECO 115 Principles of Economics

Three of the following courses:
ACC 222 Principles of Accounting II
BUS 340 Business Organization and Public Policy
BUS 351 Business Finance
BUS 361 Contemporary Marketing
BUS 362 Consumer Behavior
BUS 371 Operations Management
ECO 225 Intermediate Economic Theory

 

POSTED-Nov. 20, 2018