All students who are interested in graduating with a business degree start by being declared as “pre-majors.” All business students must complete core curriculum requirements and the pre-business core. As a pre-major, you are required to complete nine courses in the Pre-Business Core. Once you have completed the pre-business core, you will meet with an advisor to declare your business major.
Students must complete the nine classes in the pre-business core and be in good academic standing (2.0 University GPA) to declare a Business major. Contact the Student Success Center to declare a Business major. Bring a completed major worksheet (see below) to your advising appointment.
Pre‐Business Core Courses
- ACC 201-Financial Accounting
- ACC 202-Managerial Accounting
- ECON 102-Principles of Microeconomics
- ECON 103-Principles of Macroeconomics
- ECON 261- Principles of Statistics I
- ECON 262- Principles of Statistics II
- IS 101-Introduction to Information Systems
- MATH 176-Introductory Calculus
- MKT 210-Marketing Principles
ACC 201: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
Purpose and nature of accounting, measuring business income, accounting principles, assets and equity accounting for external financial reporting. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.
ACC 202: MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
Forms of business organization; cost concepts and decision making; break‐even analysis, fixed and variable costs, budgeting for internal reporting. Prerequisite(s): ACC 201; IS 101.
ECON 102: PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
Introductory analysis of price determination, resource allocation, market structure, consumer behavior, producer behavior, market failure and government failure. Economic approaches to social issues and policy.
Prerequisite(s): MATH 120 or equivalent ACT of 22 or SAT of 500 or satisfactory scores on math readiness exam or corequisite. Corequisite(s): MATH 126 R or higher.
ECON 103: PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
Introductory analysis of how markets and governments interact to determine an economy's output, employment, income, interest rate, wage, price, and trade balance levels over time. Prerequisite(s): ECON 102 or RECO 100 and MATH 120 or equivalent or ACT of 22 or SAT of 500 or satisfactory score on math readiness exam or corequisite.
Corequisite(s): MATH 126 R or higher.
ECON 261R: PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICS I
Descriptive statistics; graphing; central tendency and dispersion measures; probability; probability distributions; decision theory, sampling, inference and estimation. Emphasis on data analysis and critical thinking. Prerequisite(s): MATH 126 R or higher; IS 101.
ECON 262R: PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICS II
Hypothesis testing; simple linear regression and correlation; analysis of variance; chi‐square applications. Emphasis on data analysis as it relates to business decision‐making. Prerequisite(s): ECON 261 R; MATH 126 R or higher; IS 101.
IS 101: INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Introductions to microcomputers, computers in business and microcomputer software tools including word processors, spreadsheets and database management systems.
MATH 126R: PRECALCULUS I
Fundamentals of algebra; polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, their graphs, and applications; complex numbers; absolute value and quadratic inequalities; systems of equations, matrices, determinants. (This course does not satisfy the university core mathematics requirement.) Credit may not be received for both MATH 126 R and MATH 128.
Prerequisite(s): ACT 22, SAT 500 or MATH 096 with a "C" or above or an S.
MATH 176: INTRODUCTORY CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Fundamental ideas of analytic geometry and calculus, plane coordinates, graphs, functions, limits, derivatives, integrals, the fundamental theorem of calculus, rates, extrema and applications thereof. (This course satisfies the university core mathematics requirement.) (Credit may not be received for Math 176 if credit has already been awarded for Math 181 or above.)
Prerequisite(s): ACT score of 27 or SAT score of 610 or MATH 126 R with a "C‐" or better.
MKT 210: MARKETING PRINCIPLES
Objectives and policies of marketing managers as influenced by marketing institutions, the functions performed and consumer wants and needs in a diverse culture.