Business and Management Program Requirements

  • Stephen Becker
  • Raul Consunji 
  • Joe Fargnoli
  • Dawn Mackiewicz
  • Lawrence Miscowski

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 finencial 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

EC 111 Principles of Microeconomics
 Or
 EC 112 Principles of Macroeconomics
 MN 101 Understanding Business in a Changing World
 AC 205 Accounting I
 MN 211 Management Principles
 MN 220 Organizational Change: Strategies and Methods
 MN 304 Business Leadership and Organizational Behavior
 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:

EC 111 Principles of Microeconomics
 EC 112 Principles of Macroeconomics
 AC 206 Accounting II
 MK 221 Marketing Principles
 PY 224 Group Dynamics
 MN 260 International Business
 MN 270 The Nonprofit Organization
 MN 301 Human Resource Management
 MN 328 Entrepreneurship
 MN 341 Business Law
 MK 322 Marketing Research

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

Or other suitable, approved courses
 *MN 101 and MK 221 are prerequisites
 ** Credits may be used once. Course credits required for a major or for required electives may not be used again for a minor.