May 23, 2018  
2012-2013 College of Liberal Arts Catalog 
2012-2013 College of Liberal Arts Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Studies

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About the Program

The business major is comprised of a set of introductory courses, a set of core courses, a choice of electives drawn from Business, Society, Culture and economics courses, and a capstone that will integrate concepts students have been exposed to in the major. The introductory and core courses include five economics courses so that majors will have a thorough understanding of the operation of markets and the economy, with special attention to financial markets. Accounting and statistics round out the introductory courses. The other core courses include key business courses in ethics, history and management. There are four required electives for the major; students must select two courses from the current Business, Society, Culture offerings, and two courses from Economics electives. Two of these courses must be upper-level or advanced courses.

Finally, a one-credit capstone course must be taken to complete the major, during the senior year. This course is designed to pull together previous work that students have done in prior courses, and will have students present their research to each other and faculty members throughout the term.


  • Professors: Fred Curtis, Jennifer Olmsted
  • Associate Professors: Bernard Smith, Marc Tomljanovich (Director)
  • Assistant Professors: Jennifer Kohn, Giandomenico Sarolli, Maliha Safri, Miao Chi




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