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    Skidmore College
   
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Catalog 2017-2018

Business B.S.


MB Major for students who entered Skidmore in fall 2013 (Class of 2017):

All business majors must take the basic business core, plus three 300-level elective courses. MB 399 - Professional Internship in Business  and  MB 360 - Consulting: Practice, Process, and Problem Solving  may not be counted as satisfying one of the three 300-level elective requirements of the major.

The basic business core is composed of the following courses: MB 107 , MB 214 , MB 224 , MB 234 , MB 235 , MB 240 , MB 306 , MB 338 , MB 349 , EC 103 , EC 104 , and EC 237  or MS 104  or SO 226 .

The suggested course sequence for the major is: MB 107 , EC 104 , MB 234 , EC 103 , MB 235 , EC 237 , MB 214 , MB 224 , MB 240 , MB 306 , MB 338 , 300-level electives (three); MB 349  (senior year only). Students planning to study abroad during their junior year must have completed MB 234  and MB 235  and EC 237  before they go.  Note: The MB Department strongly recommends students planning to major in MB not study abroad until their junior year.

MB Major for students who entered Skidmore in fall 2014 and beyond (Class of 2018 and beyond):

All business majors must take the basic business core, plus three 300-level elective courses and two courses offered through the WLL department (or approved as WLL courses). The following courses may not be counted as satisfying one of the elective requirements of the major: ID 190 , MB 240 , MB 299 , MB 360 MB 399 .

The basic business core is composed of the following courses: MB 107 , MB 214 , MB 224 , MB 234 , MB 235 , MB 240 , MB 306 , MB 338 , MB 349 , EC 103 , EC 104 , and EC 237  or MS 104  or SO 226 .

The suggested course sequence for the major is:

 ,  , one WLL course,  ,  ,  ,   or   or  ,  ,  , one WLL course,  ,  ,  , 300-level electives (three),   (senior year only). Students planning to study abroad during Fall of their junior year must have completed  , one WLL course, and   or   or   (one required statistics course) before going abroad. Students planning to study abroad during Spring of their junior year must have completed  ,  , one WLL course, and   or   or   (one required statistics course) before going abroad.  Students can opt to take their second required WLL course for the major either before they go abroad, while abroad, or after they return to campus. Note: The Management and Business Department strongly recommends students planning to major in management and business not study abroad until their junior year.

WRITING REQUIREMENT IN THE MAJOR: Written communication skills are an essential part of education in management and business. The Management and Business Department is committed to helping students enhance their writing skills in order to advance their ability to communicate in written form and to prepare them for their professional careers. While business students are expected to write at a high level of proficiency throughout the department's curriculum (in 100-, 200-, and 300-level courses), students will learn the conventions of writing in the discipline through an array of assignments in the curriculum including case study analyses, strategic business proposals, literature reviews, critical essays, research papers, and financial forecasting and projections. The department provides each student with an Assessment Criteria Rubric that outlines standards and expectations for writing assignments in the discipline. While the successful completion of MB 214 , MB 224 , MB 306 , and MB 349  explicitly fulfills the writing requirement in management and business, the department expects students to demonstrate writing competence in all departmental courses.

SERVICE LEARNING IN THE MAJOR: The Department of Management and Business views service learning as an important component of undergraduate business education. Students majoring in management and business are required to complete a service-learning requirement (e.g., MB 240 , MB 316 ) to learn the value of civic engagement in the college and the larger community.

Note: It is MB Department policy that required MB courses for the major/minor are taken for a grade (no S/U). This includes MB 107 , MB 214 , MB 224 , MB 234 , MB 235 , MB 240 , MB 306 , MB 338 , and MB 349 . Elective MB courses may be taken S/U at the faculty member's discretion.

INTERDEPARTMENTAL MAJORS
In conjunction with other departments, the Management and Business Department offers interdepartmental majors in Business-French, Business-German, Business-Spanish, and Business-Government. See Interdepartmental Majors

See Management and Business  or Business Honors