The Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) degree, also known as the Business major, offers general management preparation with an opportunity for specialization in a specific field of business. This degree represents a careful balance of structure and choice, with flexibility that allows students to tailor their programs to reflect the individual career goals they have selected.
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 120 credits, including general education and pre-business courses, and business core courses and, and all courses in one concentration.
|UW 1020||University Writing|
|One critical analysis in the humanities course. 1|
|One scientific reasoning with lab course. 1|
|One of the following two-course sequences in mathematics: 2|
& MATH 1252
|Finite Mathematics for the Social and Management Sciences|
and Calculus for the Social and Management Sciences
|or MATH 1231|
& MATH 1232
| Single-Variable Calculus I|
and Single-Variable Calculus II
& BADM 1002
|First-Year Development Course I|
and First-Year Development Course II 3
|or BADM 1003||Transfer Student Development Course|
|BADM 3001||Career Management Strategy 4|
|BADM 4001||Leadership and Career Launch 5|
|ECON 1011||Principles of Economics I|
|ECON 1012||Principles of Economics II|
|DNSC 1001||Business Analytics I: Statistics for Descriptive and Predictive Analytics|
|or STAT 1051||Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics|
|or STAT 1053||Introduction to Statistics in Social Science|
|or STAT 1111||Business and Economic Statistics I|
|or APSC 3115||Engineering Analysis III|
|DNSC 2001||Business Analytics II: Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics 6|
|or STAT 2112||Business and Economic Statistics II|
|or STAT 2118||Regression Analysis|
|or ECON 2123||Introduction to Econometrics|
|or STAT 2123||Introduction to Econometrics|
|Business core courses|
|ACCY 2001||Introduction to Financial Accounting|
|ACCY 2002||Introductory Managerial Accounting|
|BADM 1004||The Age of Globalization|
|BADM 2001W||Markets and Politics|
|BADM 2301||Management Information Systems Technology|
|BADM 3103||Human Capital in Organizations|
|BADM 3401||Contemporary Marketing Management|
|or BADM 3401W||Contemporary Marketing Management|
|BADM 3501||Financial Management and Markets|
|BADM 3601||Operations Management|
|BADM 4101||Business Ethics and the Legal Environment|
|or BADM 4101W||Business Ethics and the Legal Environment|
|BADM 4801||Strategy Formulation and Implementation|
|IBUS 3001||Introduction to International Business|
|In general, students complete 37 credits in electives courses, or the minimum necessary to reach 120 credits for the degree. 18 of those credits must be taken outside of GWSB. Elective courses may be numbered 1000 to 4999. Electives may not include LSPA (Lifestyle, Sport, and Physical Activity) courses and may include a maximum of one HLWL (Health and Wellness) course. Students may use electives for an additional concentration, a second GWSB or non-GWSB major, or a minor.|
1See University General Education Requirement for a list of approved courses.
2Students should meet with a GWSB academic advisor to discuss other options for fulfilling the mathematics requirement.
3Freshmen are required to take BADM 1001 and BADM 1002; transfer students are required to take BADM 1003.
4BADM 3001 is offered with subject-specific sections and should be completed during the sophomore year, following successful completion of BADM 1001 and BADM 1002, or BADM 1003.
5BADM 4001 is offered with experiential-specific sections and should be completed in the senior year.
6Students should meet with a GWSB academic advisor to discuss which advanced statistics requirement is appropriate for your concentration.
A business concentration is required for all BS in business students. Students select a field of concentration from among accountancy; business analytics; business economics and public policy; finance; information systems and technology management; innovation and entrepreneurship; international business; marketing strategy and analytics; real estate; sport, event, and hospitality management; or, with faculty approval, may structure an individualized field of concentration reflecting a specific interest in business. The concentration consists of five field courses designated by the department. The concentration must be selected no later than the second semester of the sophomore year. Students should contact the GWSB Undergraduate Advising Center to declare a concentration.
Concentrations are restricted to GWSB students. Students may pursue up to three concentrations under the BS in business degree. Each concentration must have at least 9 credits taken in residence. Courses taken for the concentration may not apply to any other requirement. All courses in each concentration must be completed with a minimum grade of C-. Information concerning concentration requirements is available on the School of Business website or at the GWSB Undergraduate Advising Center.
Business as a Second Major Requirements
Review the Business as a Second Major document to see the requirements.
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