Business Majors may choose from one of twelve Specializations or the Business Management program (offered only at regional campuses). Specializations provide students with a selection of in-depth courses to enhance their degree with a focus on a specific area of study.
Separate curriculum sheets with the "old" (GEC) and "new" (GEC-R) General Education Curriculum requirements are available on each Specialization page.
- The old GEC requirements (GEC) apply to all undergraduate students admitted to the university and enrolled for any quarter prior to summer quarter 2007, and to transfer students admitted to the university for summer quarter 2007 through spring quarter 2008 who have earned 45 or more hours of transfer credit.
- The revised GEC requirements (GEC-R) apply to students beginning their careers as regularly enrolled college students summer quarter 2007 or later (some of these students may have earned more than 45 hours of transfer credit completed while they were enrolled in high school); and to transfer students admitted to the university for summer quarter 2007 or later who have earned fewer than 45 hours of transfer credit.
Consult with a Fisher College of Business Academic Counselor if you have questions regarding which curriculum sheet you should follow.
Students may opt for a second Specialization, but should have a clear rationale for how doing so will enhance their program of study and career goals. Students considering a second Specialization are encouraged to consult with Academic advisors and career service counselors, especially since this may increase the time required to earn a degree.
Students are not guaranteed enrollment in courses for a second Specialization.
Pre-Business and Business students should schedule the reserved sections for Accounting 211, 212 and Business Management 330, 331. All Business students admitted to the major program should use the reserved sections when scheduling the Business Core courses (i.e. Business Administration 555, Business Finance 510). Reserved sections can only be used for scheduling the primary Specialization courses and are not open to students' second Specialization courses. Reserved sections will have section numbers ending in '0'.
Select a specialization to learn about course requirements, career paths, and extracurricular opportunities. For General Business program information, visit the Regional Programs page.
The design and implementation of financial and cost accounting systems, both budget and actual.
Safe, efficient management of aviation and the development of new products and techniques for the aviation industry.
The art of predicting how different economic entities will respond to changes in policies and external forces.
The study of how to allocate scarce resources over time, in order to satisfy people's consumption preferences.
Recruiting, training, utilizing and maintaining qualified work forces, both in industry and government.
The art of applying information technology to enhance productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness of business processes.
Understanding and participating in worldwide production and distribution activities.
The design and manipulation of systems for the movement of products from points of production to points of consumption.
The conception, promotion, and physical distribution of goods and services to satisfy the economic needs of society.
The activities related to producing and managing an organization's goods and services.
The application of economic trends, business trends, zoning laws, financial services, and knowledge of urban society to meet the needs of parties buying or selling property.
Providing recommendations for and management of measures taken to reduce the risk of damage to physical assets, exposure to legal liability, or injury to employees or customers.
The "Special Area" option is designed for students with a well-defined interest not represented by one the 12 BSBA program specializations.