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All undergraduate business majors (accounting, business management, and economics) take the Business Core. The Core prepares students who are declaring a business major for general business knowledge and skills. The Core classes also provide students with an understanding of and appreciation for the intellectual discipline needed for successful completion of a business major.

These courses provide students with the common body of knowledge needed for imaginative and responsible citizenship and leadership roles in business and society, domestic and worldwide. The Business Core is designed to provide students with the opportunity to integrate their educational experience in business within a specific discipline and across disciplines.

A cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the major courses and Business Core is required. In addition, students should have completed the 100/200-level Business Core courses prior to enrolling in 300/400-level business courses.


    Business Core

    ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting 3
    ACCTG 202 Managerial Accounting 3
    BUSAD 101 Business Careers and Opportunities 1
    BUSAD 265 Inferential Statistics and Problem Solving 3
    MATH 156 Introduction to Statistics 3
    BUSAD 270 Business Communications 3
    ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
    MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
    MGMT 301 Organizational Behavior 3
    BUSAD 302 Ethics in Business 3
    BUSAD 360 Advanced Business Statistics 3
    FIN 330 Principles of Finance 3
    MGMT 311 Operations & Quality Management 3
    MTKG 340 Principles of Marketing 3
    MGMT 485 Management Policy & Strategy 3
    BUSAD 493 Business Seminar 1
    TOTAL 47

    General Education Requirements – Skills

    ENG 101 English Composition I 3
    ENG 102 English Composition II 3
    MATH 121 College Algebra 4
    TOTAL 10

    General Education Requirements – Knowledge

    Humanities 9
    History 3
    Science & Technology/Lab 8
    TOTAL 20

    Economics Requirements

    Goals for Economic Majors

    Students majoring in Economics must demonstrate:

    • Understanding of microeconomic theories of production and consumption, including strategic behavior and decision making under uncertain conditions;
    • Understanding of macroeconomic models including classical, Keynesian, monetarist, new classical and new Keynesian systems, including applications of monetary and fiscal policies in the different models;
    • Understanding of the specific theories studied in their elective courses, which may include money and banking, international economics, public finance, regional economic analysis and labor economics.

    The Curriculum

    Requirements for Business Economic Major

    ECON 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
    ECON 302 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
    ECON/FIN 3/400 Electives 9
    BUS 3/400 Business electives 6
    ECON 475 International Economics 3
    FIN 475 International Finance 3
    TOTAL 24

    Non Business Requirements

    CIS 103 PowerPoint and Web Publishing 1
    CIS 104 Excel Spreadsheets 1
    CIS 105 MS Access DBMS 1
    MATH 221 Applied Calculus 4
    TOTAL 7
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