Bachelor of Science in Business

Overview

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

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 120 credits, including University General Education, pre-business courses, courses for the major, and all courses in a GWSB concentration or GWSB second major. 

See below for requirements for business as a second major.

General education courses
UW 1020University Writing
Two Writing in the Disciplines (WID) courses taken after UW 1020 and in separate semesters.
One critical analysis in the humanities course. 1
One scientific reasoning with lab course. 1
Pre-business courses
BADM 1001
BADM 1002
Business Leader Foundations I
and Business Leader Foundations II 2
or BADM 1003 Business Leader Foundations for Transfer Students
BADM 3001Business Leader Career Strategy
BADM 4001Business Leader Launch
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
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
ECON 1011Principles of Economics I
ECON 1012Principles of Economics II
One of the following two-course sequences in mathematics: 3
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
Required for the major
ACCY 2001Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACCY 2002Introductory Managerial Accounting
BADM 1004The Age of Globalization
BADM 2001Markets and Politics
or BADM 2001W Markets 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
Electives
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 major, or a minor.

Concentration requirement

A business concentration is required for all BS in business students. Students select a concentration from among accountancy; business analytics; business economics and public policy; financeinformation systems and technology management; entrepreneurship and innovation; international business; marketing strategy and analytics; real estate; sport, event, and hospitality management; or, with faculty approval, may structure an individualized 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.

Students may pursue up to three concentrations under the BS degree. Concentrations are restricted to GWSB students. Each concentration must have at least 9 credits taken in residence. Courses taken for the concentration may not apply to any other requirement, except WID requirements. All courses in each concentration must be completed with a minimum grade of C-

See University General Education Requirements for a list of approved courses.

First-year students are required to take BADM 1001 and BADM 1002; transfer students are required to take BADM 1003.

Students should meet with a GWSB academic advisor to discuss other options for fulfilling the mathematics requirement.


Business as a second major requirements

Students who are pursuing business as a second major are required to complete the following courses; course substitutions are not allowed. Non-GWSB students may declare business as a second major directly with their home school advisor; a signature from a GWSB academic advisor is not required. 

ACCY 2001Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACCY 2002Introductory Managerial Accounting
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
One of the following courses:
BADM 1004The Age of Globalization
BADM 2001Markets and Politics
or BADM 2001W Markets and Politics
IBUS 3001Introduction to International Business