Undergraduate programs in the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business are distinct in balancing solid the oretical 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.