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Undergraduate Program

BA Requirements


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. If you have questions about or want to enroll in the undergraduate business program, please contact us to schedule an appointment or visit during walk-in hours.

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 in business:

  • Prerequisite in calculus (AP/IB credit is acceptable)
  • 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)

Completing the required coursework above satisfies the College’s upper-level writing requirement.

Sample Program (PDF)


One of the following calculus sequences or its equivalent:

  • MTH 141–143
  • MTH 161–162
  • MTH 171–172

All of the following courses are required:

  • One statistics course
    • Select one: ECO 230, STT 213, MTH 203, STT 211, STT 212, STT 216, PSY/CSP 211, PSC 200, and PSC 201
  • ECO 108: Principles of Economics*
  • ECO 207: Intermediate Microeconomics 
  • ACC 201: Financial Accounting 
  • FIN 204: Principles of Finance or FIN 205: Financial Management 
  • MKT 203: Principles of Marketing 
  • Either GBA 220 Business Information Systems or GBA 221 Operations and Strategy 
  • STR 203/ECO 214/ECO 214W: Economic Theory of Organizations

*Students who received AP or IB credit for ECO 108 must take one additional higher-level ECO course.


Choose three of the following courses:

  • 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 (F)
  • ACC 227: Individual Income Tax (F)
  • ACC 228: Corporate, Gift and Estate Tax (S)
  • BUS 241: Boom & Bust: Famous Market Failures
  • CIS 191: Introduction to Programming for Business Analytics (F)
  • ECO 209: Intermediate Macroeconomics (F/S)
  • ENT 223: Planning and Growing Business Ventures (F)
  • ENT 225: Technical Entrepreneurship (S)
  • ENT 227: Fundamentals of Social Entrepreneurship (every other S, odd years)
  • FIN 206: Investments (S)
  • FIN 213: Corporate Finance (F)
  • FIN 233: Mergers and Acquisitions (every other F, even years)
  • FIN 234: Portfolio Theory & Analytics (F)
  • FIN 241: Real Estate Principles (S)
  • FIN 242: International Finance (F)
  • GBA 211: Business Modeling Using Excel (F/S)
  • GBA 220: Business Information Systems and Analytics (if GBA 221 is taken in the core) (F/S)
  • GBA 221: Operations and Strategy (if GBA 220 is taken in the core) (F/S)
  • GBA 241: Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (every other S, even years)
  • LAW 205: Business Law: Contracts and Legal Entities (F)
  • LAW 250: Business Law: Transactions and Other Topics (S)
  • MKT 212: Marketing Research and Analytics (F)
  • MKT 213: Marketing Projects and Cases (F/S)
  • MKT 233: Advertising and Social Media (S)
  • MKT 235: Product and Brand Management (F)
  • MKT 237: Digital Marketing Strategies (F)
  • PSC 238: Business and Politics (SP 2020)
  • PSC 244: Politics and Markets (F)
  • STR 221: Business Strategy (S)
  • STR 241/ECO 241/ECO 241W: Pricing Strategy (F)

Students can use the following worksheets to help plan their courses: