Business and Economics


Bachelor of Science in Business Curriculum

The undergraduate curriculum for the BS degree in business allows for students to choose a concentration in either (1) business administration or (2)accounting/finance.

Business Administration Concentration

For students who wish to pursue a broad general program, the business administration curriculum provides a vehicle for organizing their studies. The focus is to understand the administration and operation of the firm as a subsystem within a rapidly changing environmental system. Emphasis is on the processes involved in setting goals for corporate effort, coordinating and controlling multiple programs, and regulating human and material inputs and outputs with varied environments.

The goals of the undergraduate program are to provide a broad liberal education as well as to develop proficiency in understanding and solving interrelated business problems.

Course Requirements

Junior and Senior Years

Required courses are BUS Z440; BUS M450 and three additional 3 credit 300- or 400-level business and/or economics courses. These courses allow additional opportunities to gain specialized knowledge in such fields as accounting, economics, finance, management, or marketing. Students are encouraged to consult with faculty in these areas to best meet their professional and educational objectives.


Students pursuing the Business Administration concentration have the option of earning one of the following business minors as a part of the concentration requirements:

  • A minimum of C (2.0) is required in all coursework for the minor.

Marketing Minor

Requirements:  BUS Z440; BUS M450; two 3 credit 300-400 level-business courses in Marketing (such as BUS M303; BUS M401; or BUS M419); and one 3 credit 300-400 level-business or economics course. 

Human Resources/Management Minor

Requirements:  BUS Z440; BUS M450; two 3 credit 300-400 level business course in Human Resources/Management (such as BUS X405 – Special Topics in HR; BUS Z441; or BUS W480); and one 3 credit 300-400 level business or economics course.

Business Economics Minor

Requirements: BUS Z440; BUS M450; one applicable 3 credit 300-400 level economics course (such as ECON E350;ECON E408; or ECON E321); one applicable 3 credit 300-400 level Economics OR finance course (such as BUS F420; BUS F494; BUS F402; or ECON E350; ECON E408; ECON E430); and one 3 credit 300-400 level business or economics course.

Accounting/Finance Concentration

The curriculum prepares students for positions as accountants, auditors, controllers, income tax accountants, financial statement analysts, cost accountants, budget officers, and governmental or institutional accountants. In addition, it equips the prospective business executive with a tool for intelligent analysis, prediction, decision making, and control.

Financial information systems graduates are encouraged to pursue professional certification as accountants in one or more of the several certification programs available. The CPA designation authorizing an accountant to practice public accounting is the oldest and most widely recognized. The State Board of Public Accountancy of each state administers the Uniform Certified Public Accounting examination. The CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CMA (Certified Management Accountant), and CFM (Corporate Financial Management) examinations are administered by their respective professional societies. Further details may be obtained from the School.

At the present time, Indiana, as well as 39 other states, has enacted laws requiring 150 hours of college course work to sit for the CPA examination. Graduates of the financial information systems program can satisfy these requirements by taking additional undergraduate course work beyond their degree or by taking a combination of undergraduate and graduate work and obtaining their M.B.A.

Course Requirements

Junior and Senior Years

  • BUS F494,BUS A311 and BUS F420
  • One course from: BUS A312, BUS A325, BUS A328, or BUS A335
  • One 3 credit 300- or 400-level accounting or finance course.

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