2005 - 2006 Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduates 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 demonstrating ability to:

  • Understand the legal, ethical, organizational and historical aspects of business;
  • Demonstrate accounting literacy and financial analysis;
  • Understand group dynamics, systems thinking, and business strategy;
  • Understand economic systems and the role of business within the domestic and international economies;
  • Understand the role of marketing within the organization and society.

Students further distinguish themselves by mastering the following professional skill areas in addition to functional areas:

  • Computer Literacy - applying software tools to business problems, and using databases and library resources to find and evaluate relevant information;
  • Communication - clear and succinct oral, visual, and written;
  • Ethical literacy - ability to identify, discern, and understand the social responsibility of business organizations;
  • Quantitative Literacy - ability to apply mathematical techniques to business decisions and to present results in tables, graphs, and words; to use and apply statistical techniques and to interpret empirical results;
  • Interpersonal/Team Skills - capability to work with and through people to accomplish goals.

Students completing business programs use these skills throughout the programs and across the curriculum to develop literacy and mastery of the skills. All students also complete practical experiences, in either internships or practicum projects, to give context and experience to learning achieved in the classroom.