2019-2020 Catalogue

Business Studies Major

The Business Studies Major (BSM) is an optional second major open only to students majoring in an Arts and Sciences program and only as a second major. Students cannot pursue this major either on its own or in conjunction with another business major.  Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree must select either a Business Studies Major or a Business Studies Minor as part of their  academic requirements.

To fulfill the BSM, students must complete six required courses and two electives. The required courses are the first six courses in the General Business Core:

Course Title Credits
GB 110Legal and Ethical Environment of Business3
GB 112Tools and Concepts in Accounting and Finance3
GB 212Practice and Applications in Accounting and Finance3
GB 213Business Statistics3
GB 214Marketing-Operations Fundamentals3
GB 215Human Behavior and Organizations3

For the remaining two courses, students may choose to deepen their knowledge in a particular area by selecting classes within a single discipline such as Marketing, Information Design and Corporate Communication or Management. Students can also take courses in different disciplines but that focus on the same theme, such as nonprofits, technology or international business. Or, students may choose to take two additional GB courses (GB 310 Business Processes and Systems, GB 320 Integrated Business Project, GB 410 Global Strategy).