Bachelor of Science in Business


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. 

Business Major Requirements (GWSB Students)

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.

General education
UW 1020University 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 1051
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
Pre-business courses
BADM 1001
BADM 1002
First-Year Development Course I
and First-Year Development Course II 3
or BADM 1003 Transfer Student Development Course
BADM 3001Career Management Strategy 4
BADM 4001Leadership and Career Launch 5
ECON 1011Principles of Economics I
ECON 1012Principles of Economics II
DNSC 1001Business 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 2001Business 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 2001Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACCY 2002Introductory Managerial Accounting
BADM 1004The Age of Globalization
BADM 2001WMarkets and Politics
BADM 2301Management Information Systems Technology
BADM 3103Human Capital in Organizations
BADM 3401Contemporary Marketing Management
or BADM 3401W Contemporary Marketing Management
BADM 3501Financial Management and Markets
BADM 3601Operations Management
BADM 4101Business Ethics and the Legal Environment
or BADM 4101W Business Ethics and the Legal Environment
BADM 4801Strategy Formulation and Implementation
IBUS 3001Introduction 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.

Concentration requirement

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.

Concentration options:

Business as a Second Major Requirements 

Review the Business as a Second Major document to see the requirements.