Business and Management Program Requirements

  • Joe Fargnoli
  • Dawn Mackiewicz
  • Raquel Lopez
  • Raul Consunji 
  • Lawrence Miscowski
  • Antoine Melay

The B.A. in Business and Management is a multidisciplinary major. It combines concepts of business, leadership, psychology, sociology, economics, ethics, and other disciplines to analyze managerial problems and make effective decisions that will improve organizational performance. The major combines the study of modern management practice with organization development strategies and methods in the context of a dramatically changing global environment. The program particularly enables students to develop the competencies required to manage people and achieve an organization's strategic product, service, and financial objectives. Use of cross- registration courses with Babson College and Boston College, selecting a minor concentration, exploratory internships, service learning projects, international study, and developing a personal portfolio further enhance learning.Students majoring in Business and Management are required to take ten core courses plus two electives from the list below.There are three Department minor concentrations: Accounting, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, and International Business.Major Requirements

Business and Management (for students entering Fall 2018 and later)

Required Courses
AC 205 Accounting I
AC 206 Accounting II
CS 230 Microsoft Excel for Business Majors
EC 112 Principles of Macroeconomics
MN 111 Business and Management Principles
MN 220 Organizational Change: Strategies and Methods
FN 310 Finance I
MN 351 Methods for Managerial Decision Making
MN 490 Senior Seminar in Business and Management
MN 495 Senior Internship  
 

At least two of the following
 
CO 3xx Media, Privacy, and the First Amendment
EC 111 Principles of Microeconomics
MA 205 Introduction to Statistics
MK 221 Marketing Principles
MK 322 Marketing Research
MK 327 Selling and Sales Management
PH 241 Personal and Professional Ethics
MN 260 International Business
MN 270 The Nonprofit Organization
MN 301 Human Resource Management
MN 304 Business Leadership and Organizational Behavior
MN 315 Macroeconomics and the Media
MN 328 Entrepreneurship
MN 341 Business Law
PY 224 Group Dynamics
TH 105 Improvisation:  Playing Seriously or CO 101 Public Speaking 

 

Minor Requirements**  

Accounting (Five courses required)* 

AC 206 Accounting II
 AC 305 Intermediate Accounting I
 AC 315 Principles of Taxation
 AC 325 Managerial Accounting
 AC 326 Budgeting and Control
 FN 310 Finance I  

Or other suitable, approved courses
 *Prerequisites are required for all courses
 ** Credits may be used once. Course credits required for a major or for required electives may not be used again for a minor. 

 

Marketing and Entrepreneurship**

Two Required:
 MK 221 Marketing Principles
 MN 328 Entrepreneurship*

 Plus three of the following courses:
 CO 100 Introduction to Mass Communication
 CO 265 Multicultural Images in the Media
 CO 310 Public Relations*
 CO/EN 350 Advertising Copywriting and Design Seminar*
 MK 240 Sports Marketing*
 MK 324 Advertising*
 MK 325 Retailing*
 MK 327 Selling and Sales Management
 MK 328 Direct and Internet Marketing*
  Or other suitable, approved courses
 

*Prerequisite required
 ** Credits may be used once. Course credits required for a major or for required electives may not be used again for a minor.
  

International Business** 

Five courses required:
EC 302 International Economics
MK 323 International Marketing*
PS 131 International Relations
PS 201 Comparative Politics
PS 315 International Political Economy


 ** Credits may be used once. Course credits required for a major or for required electives may not be used again for a minor

Non-Profit Organization (Five courses required; six if non BAM major)

Three Required:
AC 310 Government and Non-Profit Accounting 
AC 270 Intermediate Accounting I 
 
MN 111 Business and Management Principles (required for major) 

Plus three of the following courses:
MN2xx Event Planning
PH 241 Personal and Professional Ethics
PY 224 Group Dynamics
SPS 150 Peace and Conflict Resolution
SPS 211 Special Topics in Public Policy
SPS 220 Local Action - Global Change
SPS 305 Social Movement and Social Change
CO 100 Introduction to Mass Communication
CO 265 Multicultural Images in the Media
CO 310 Public Relations

Sports Management (Five courses required; six if non BAM major)

Three Required:
MN2xx Sports Management 
MK 327 Selling and Sales Management I

MN 111 Business and Management Principles (required for major)

Plus any three of the following courses:
CO 258/358 Special Topics:  Advertising and Public Relations
EC 222 Economics of Sports
KIN 102 Intro to Exercise and Sports Science II
MK 240 Sports Marketing
MN2xx Event Planning
PY 270 Sport Psychology