2012 - 2013 Undergraduate Programs
Undergraduate programs in the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business are distinct in balancing solid theoretical preparation with practical application. Students are given broad business preparation with contextual applications to prepare them for general business decision making.
In all business majors, undergraduate students distinguish themselves by mastering skills in the following professional areas:
- Accounting: financial accounting, managerial accounting and international accounting
- Economics: basic economic concepts, microeconomics, macroeconomics and international economics
- Management: management principles, organizational behavior, operations management, strategy and policy, international/cross-cultural management and entrepreneurship
- Quantitative business analysis: probability and statistics and quantitative operations management techniques
- Information systems: information systems in business and society, information technology concepts, business information systems and systems development
- Finance: corporate finance, investments, and international finance
- Marketing: identifying attractive markets, serving selected markets, and international marketing
- Legal and social environment: the legal environment, regulatory environment, business relationships, and ethics and social responsibility
- International issues: drawn from other content areas in the common professional core
Students completing business programs use the skills drawn from the preceding areas throughout their program major and across the curriculum. All students also complete practical experiences in either internships or practicum projects, to give context and experience to learning achieved in the classroom.
In most business majors, students can elect to complete Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) programs. The B.S. programs are designed to give students deeper specialization within the major area, while B.A. programs are designed to give broader preparation in both the program area and in other areas depending on the student's background, preferences, and interests. Students completing the B.A. option are required to complete either a declared academic minor other than the Business minor, or twelve credit hours of foreign language.
Students should discuss B.S. and B.A. options with their academic advisor to determine which better meets their career goals.
Undergraduate Business Core
Students in all business majors (with the exception of flight operations and some economics programs) complete a common undergraduate core designed to develop skill in all functional areas of business.
There are two components to the common undergraduate core: the lower-division requirements, and the upper-division requirements. Since many of the lower-division core requirements are prerequisites for upper-division major requirements, students should work to complete lower-division courses early in their programs. Upper-division core requirements should be taken when prerequisites are met. Refer to course descriptions to determine prerequisites.
Students should try to complete as many core business requirements as possible in their LE course selections. Those courses that meet LE requirements are annotated below:
*Students taking these courses as part of LE can double count these courses.
**Only one of MATH 141 and MATH 150 will count toward LE, but both are required. Students may be required to take both, based on math placement exams.
***IRM 200 and MGMT 230 may be taken in the same semester as co-requisites.
****In certain majors, Senior Seminar may substitute for MGMT 475.