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Business Studies Major

The Business Studies major (BSM) is a new, optional second major designed for students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree.

This comprehensive major, comparable to business programs available at other schools, allows you to develop your qualitative business skills in a specific area of focus and broadens the benefits of your liberal arts degree.


If you are pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree, you must complete either the BSM or a Business Studies minor.


Major Requirements

The BSM has six required courses and two electives. The required courses are the first six in the General Business Core, which must be completed by all of our students:

  • Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
  • Tools and Concepts in Accounting and Finance
  • Practice and Applications in Accounting and Finance
  • Business Statistics
  • Marketing and Operations Fundamentals
  • Human Behavior and Organizations

For your remaining two courses, you can select classes within a single discipline such as marketing, information design and corporate communication or management. You also can take courses in different disciplines but that focus on the same theme, such as nonprofits, technology or international business. This approach allows you to gain broad business skills, but tailor them to a particular field that matches your interests.