The Business major provides an analytical framework for applied decision making in the business world, plus today's job marked. Coursework includes consideration of moral and cultural constraints and issues regarding diversity. The program addresses international issues in an integrative approach throughout the curriculum. Each course, where appropriate, considers the effect of global, cultural, and ethical issues on the particular problem under consideration. Coursework also presents students with a broad perspective of managerial decision making, integrating various fields of business such as marketing, finance, accounting, and management. This integrative approach is solidified in the program’s final capstone courses: Business Strategy and Policy, and International Business.
Admission to Major
Admission to the Business major is competitive. Students are expected to have developed competencies in Economics, Accounting, Math and Statistics, Oral and Written Communications, and Computer Software Applications. These courses should be completed by the end of the students' second year of study. Upon successful completion of the necessary pre-requisites, Business majors select a concentration and begin course work specifically focused on their area(s) of interest.
There are five primary areas of concentration within Business: Accounting, Aviation, Finance, Management, and Marketing. Students need only satisfy one of these area's requirements.
Minimum Number of Semester Hours in Non-Business Courses
At least sixty (60) NON-BUSM semester credit hours are needed for graduation. This includes all core courses and general education requirements. Economics courses are not considered business courses. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that we adequately expose students to a broad range of fields and encourage the development of interdisciplinary programs.
To quickly figure out whether you meet this requirement, count the number of three-credit courses you have taken that are prefixed by anything other than Business Courses (i.e., ECON, ART, ENGL, MATH, etc.) and multiply this number by three. If the result is at least 60 (you have taken twenty, three-credit courses), then you are all set. If you have at least 60 credit hours outside Business and you still have courses to take, the remaining courses may all be Business courses. If you are below 60 credit hours, you need to take additional NON-BUSM courses to meet this requirement.
Be careful if some courses are not 3 credits, or if they are transfer courses. See your advisor to make sure you are meeting this requirement.
General electives are any other courses offered in the University (or transferred from another College or University). You may use these courses to construct a curriculum that caters to your interests. These courses are often used to develop a minor area of study. You must successfully complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate.