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.
Beginning in 2019, there is a new Accounting Immersion Program (AIP) that allows non-Accounting majors interested in a career in Accounting to pursue the Masters of Science in Accountancy (MSA) immediately following graduation.
Effective May 2019, the name of this major is changed to Business Technology (BTEC) for the Class of 2021 and beyond.
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 are two minors that can be added to any business major curriculum: 1) Innovation and Entrepreneurship minor (MIEN) and 2) Real Estate (MRE). Students should meet with the appropriate DUS to discuss these minors: Professor Sam Miller for MIEN and Gino Acosta for MRE.
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.