The Mendoza College of Business offers the six majors listed below. Students declare their business major in February of their sophomore year but should utilize the many resources available to them to explore the majors as early as their first year. The introductory business classes in each major are a valuable piece of the discernment process but there are many other factors that should be taken into consideration. Use the Major Discernment link on this page to find activities and resources that will help you choose your best path.
Upperclassmen wishing to change their business major should meet with an advisor to discuss the impact of this decision on their course scheduling and graduation plans.
Because the Mendoza College of Business values the well-rounded, well-educated student, business majors may not double major in two business disciplines. In fact, fully half your graduation requirements will come from outside the business curriculum as we feel the exposure to a wide variety of perspectives is important in meeting the College's Learning Objectives. If you wish to broaden your base knowledge within business, however, there are options. First, there is an Innovation and Entrepreneurship minor (MIEN) that can be added to any business major curriculum. Students may declare the MIEN in the fall of their sophomore year with an expectation of starting the coursework in the spring. The BAN, ITM & MGTC majors also offer concentrations to help you build complementary skills. Note that these concentrations were discontinued for the Class of 2021 and beyond. Detailed listings of the requirements may be found on the Overviews of Requirements linked to the left.
Additionally, students may seek departmental approval to take a business class outside their major on a space available basis. Business Communications courses (found under MGTO) and general business courses listed under BAUG also offer opportunities to expand your business knowledge and skillset. See an advisor for additional information.