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Undergraduate business degree requirements

Undergraduate business degree program requirements include: 

Business students should consult an advisor for specific information on satisfying these requirements and ensuring any selected courses are consistent with academic requirements of the business school.

Business general education requirements

All undergraduate business students are required to take the following general education courses, regardless of their major, unless otherwise noted. These requirements are specific to the business school. Each course is three credit hours unless noted otherwise. Students are responsible for observing all prerequisites. 

Writing-Intensive Course in the Major Requirement (WI)

COM 3300  Business and Professional Presentations

Life Science Group Requirement (CS)

PSY 1010  Introductory Psychology (4 credits)

Note: PSY 1010 is a recommendation from the business school. Other courses are available that satisfy the Life Science Group Requirement.

Critical and Analytic Thinking Requirement (CT)

BA 1010  Critical Thinking for Consumer Decisions

Note: This course is a recommendation from the business school. Other courses are available that satisfy the Critical and Analytic Thinking Requirement.

Social Science Group Requirement

ECO 2010  Principles of Microeconomics
or
ECO 2020  Principles of Macroeconomics

Note: ECO 2010 and ECO 2020 are both required to fulfill the business foundation course requirements.

Business foundation courses

All undergraduate business students are required to take the following business foundation courses, regardless of their major. Each course is three credit hours unless noted otherwise. Students are responsible for observing all prerequisites. 

Accounting

ACC 3010  Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACC 3020  Introduction to Managerial Accounting

Business

BA 2020  Introduction to Business

Business Law

BLW 2510  Business Law I

Economics

ECO 2010  Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 2020  Principles of Macroeconomics

English

ENG 1020  Introductory College Writing
ENG 3010  Intermediate Writing

Math

MAT 1500  College Algebra for the Social and Management Sciences

Statistics

BA 2300  Quantitative Methods I: Probability and Statistical Inference

Business core courses

Undergraduate business students are required to take the following core courses, regardless of their major. Students are required to have a minimum 2.50 GPA to enroll in 3000 level or higher business school core and major courses. Each course is three credit hours unless noted otherwise. Students are responsible for observing all prerequisites and limitations. 

Finance

FIN 3290  Business Finance

Global Supply Chain Management

GSC 3600  Operations and Supply Chain Management

Information Systems Management

ISM 3630  Business Information Systems

Management

MGT 2530  Management of Organizational Behavior
MGT 6890  Strategic Management & Business Policy

Note: MGT 6890 is to be taken as one of the last five courses toward a bachelor’s degree and after completion of all other core courses.

Marketing

MKT 2300  Marketing Management

Statistics

BA 3400  Quantitative Methods II: Statistical Methods

Major courses

Each undergraduate major within the Mike Ilitch School of Business has its own set of required courses. 

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