Major Courses (5, 6, or 8 courses)
These courses provide an intensive learning experience in one (or more than one for the business administration major) facet of business and serve as a basis for future career development.
Professional specializations are offered in the following disciplines:
- Business Administration
- Business Systems and Analytics
- International Business
- Management and Leadership
The professional studies consist of five courses (six for the business administration and eight for the accounting major) in one (or several for the business administration major) functional area beyond those courses required in the business core. The purpose of requiring eight courses for accounting majors is to help them to be better prepared to pass the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examinations or to embark on an accounting career in industry. Management and leadership majors and international business majors must have a second major or a minor (in risk management and insurance for the international business major; in accounting or risk management and insurance for the management and leadership major). The professional option may be chosen upon matriculation or prior to starting major courses. Except for the business administration majors, students who wish to do so have the option to pursue dual majors.
Students who wish to do so have the option to pursue minors. Permission of the Chair or Director of the minor must be obtained. Professional minors are offered in the following disciplines:
- Business Administration*
- Business Systems and Analytics*
- Finance Minor for Accounting Majors
- Health-Care Administration (not currently available)
- International Studies
- Management and Leadership*
- Risk Management and Insurance
*These minors are not available to students who major in business.
Other minors are offered by the School of Arts and Sciences.
All students are required to take a writing emphasis course in their major discipline at the junior/senior level.