Business majors must take the basic business core (see below), plus three 300-level elective courses and two courses offered through the WLL department (or courses approved as WLL courses). The following courses may not be counted as satisfying one of the elective requirements of the major: 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 or (Psychology-Business double majors only).
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 or (Psychology-Business double majors only)(one required statistics course) before going abroad. Students are strongly encouraged to take MB 240 prior to going abroad. Moreover, 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 ) to learn the value of civic engagement in the college and the larger community.
S/U options in MB: 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. Courses counting toward the business major, but offered in other departments, follow the S/U policies of the respective department.
In conjunction with other departments, the Management and Business Department offers interdepartmental majors in Business-French, Business-German, Business-Spanish, and Business-Political Science. See Interdepartmental Majors
See Management and Business or Business Honors