Barry Florescue
Undergraduate Business Program


BA Program

The BA program is designed for students who have a strong interest in another discipline and wish to pursue their studies in that discipline as well as in business.

The BA degree in business consists of eleven courses with a calculus prerequisite. The major satisfies the social sciences division of the Rochester curriculum, and students must meet prerequisites and/or co-requisites for individual courses.

Requirements for a BA with a major in business:

  • Prerequisite in calculus (AP/IB Credit is fine)
  • Core set of eight required courses
  • Three courses chosen from the approved elective list
  • Must complete a second major (either a BA, BM, or BS degree)
  • Completion of the required coursework satisfies the Upper Level Writing requirement 


One calculus sequence: MTH 141-143, or MTH 161-162, or MTH 171-172, or equivalent


All of the following courses are required:

  • One statistics course*
  • ECO 108: Principles of Economics (F/S)**
  • ECO 207: Intermediate Microeconomics (F/S)***
  • ACC 201: Financial Accounting (F/S)
  • FIN 204: Principles of Finance (F/S)****
  • MKT 203/MKT 203W: Principles of Marketing (F/S)
  • Either OMG 201 Operations and Technology Management (ending Fall 2016), GBA 220 Business Information Systems (F) or GBA 221 Operations and Strategy (S)
  • STR 203/ECO 214/STR 203/ECO 214W: Economic Theory of Organization (F/S)

*For those considering the Bachelor of Science in Business (Business Analytics or Finance tracks), students should take ECO 230, STT 213, or MTH 203. STT 211, STT 212, STT 216, PSY/CSP 211, PSC 200 and PSC 201 are also acceptable.
**Students who received AP or IB credit for ECO 108, must take one additional higher level ECO course.
***Students who haven’t taken ECO 108 before taking ECO 207 must take one additional higher level ECO course
****FIN 205 may subsitute


Three of the following courses are required:

  • ACC 221: Managerial Accounting (S)
  • ACC 222: Financial Statement Analysis (S)
  • ACC 224: Intermediate Accounting I (F)
  • ACC 225: Intermediate Accounting II (S)
  • ACC 226: Auditing (S)
  • ACC 227: Individual Income Tax (F)
  • ACC 228: Corporate, Gift and Estate Tax (S)
  • CIS 191: Introduction to Programming for Business Analytics (S)
  • ECO 209: Intermediate Macroeconomics (F/S)
  • ENT 223: Planning and Growing Business Ventures (F/S)
  • ENT 225: Technical Entrepreneurship (S)
  • ENT 227: Fundamentals of Social Entrepreneurship (S)
  • FIN 206: Investments (S)
  • FIN 213: Corporate Finance (F)
  • FIN 233: Cases in Finance (S)
  • GBA 220: Business information Systems and Analytics (if GBA 221W is taken in the core) (F)
  • GBA 221: Operations and Strategy (if GBA 220W is taken in the core) (S)
  • LAW 205: Business Law (F/S)
  • MKT 212: Marketing Research & Analytics (F)
  • MKT 213: Marketing Projects and Cases (F/S)
  • MKT 233: Advertising & Social Media (S)
  • MKT 235: Product and Brand Management (F)
  • PSC 238: Business and Politics (F)
  • PSC 244: Politics and Markets (F)
  • STR 241/STR 241/ECO 241/ECO 241W: Pricing Strategy (F)

Students in the class of 2017 have the option to complete the previous BA requirements.

Sample Program [pdf]