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Undergraduate Business Concentration Areas

Our program's uniqueness is based on our business core courses and concentration areas.


The concentration allows students to gain knowledge and expertise in a particular area of business practice. The concentration coursework prepares students with the knowledge and skills for their career pursuits. Completing a concentration is part of the degree requirements. Students are encouraged to declare their concentration by the end of their sophomore year.

Courses taken to meet concentration requirements are not allowed to double count toward any other BA degree requirements, including the minor requirement.

Concentration Courses

Required:

  • 70-424 Corporate Financial Reporting

Choose 3 remaining courses from:

  • 70-422 Managerial Accounting
  • 70-427 Modern Banks: Strategy and Regulation
  • 70-428 Financial Statement Analysis
  • 70-498 Business Language Analytics: Mining Financial Texts and Graphs

Choose 1 from:

  • 70-374 Data Mining & Business Analytics
  • 70-467 Machine Learning for Business Analytics

Choose 3 remaining courses from:

  • 70-374 Data Mining & Business Analytics
  • 70-467 Machine Learning for Business Analytics
  • 70-455 Modern Data Management
  • 70-469 End to End Business Analytics
  • 70-460 Mathematical Models for Consulting
  • 73-374 Econometrics II
  • 70-498 Financial Text Mining

Required:

  • 70-415 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • 70-416 New Venture Creation

Choose 2 remaining courses from:

  • 70-395 Funding Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • 70-438 Commercialization and Innovation
  • 70-443 Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategy
  • 49-300 Integrated Product Conceptualization
  • 70-509 Independent Study in Entrepreneurship (special permission required)

 Required:

  • 70-495 Corporate Finance
  • 70-492 Investment Analysis

Choose 2 remaining courses from:

  • 70-339 FinTech
  • 70-353 Financial Regulation in the Digital Age
  • 70-493 Valuation and Financial Modeling
  • 70-497 Derivative Securities
  • 70-490 Big Data in Finance and Machine Learning
  • 70-498 Business Language Analytics: Mining Financial Texts and Graphs
  • 73-338 Financial Crises and Risk

 Required:

  • 73-265 Economics and Data Science​

Choose 1 course from:

  • 73-347 Game Theory Applications for Economics and Business
  • 73-421 Emerging Markets

Choose 2 remaining courses from:

  • 73-338 Financial Crises and Risk
  • 73-341 Within the Firm: Managing through Incentives
  • 73-365 Firms, Market Structures, and Strategy
  • 73-366 Designing the Digital Economy
  • 73-372 International Money and Finance
  • 73-427 Sustainability, Energy, and Environmental Economics
  • 70-398 International Finance 

 Required:

  • 70-481 Marketing Research

Choose 3 remaining courses from:

  • 70-385 Consumer Behavior
  • 70-443 Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategy
  • 70-482 Pricing Strategy
  • 70-483 Advertising and Marketing Communications

 Required:

  • 70-460 Mathematical Models for Consulting
  • 70-471 Supply Chain Management

Choose 2 remaining courses from:

  • 70-422 Managerial Accounting
  • 70-447 Client Consulting Project: Strategic Management of the Enterprise
  • 70-453 Business Technology for Consulting or 70-462 Uncertainty and Risk Modeling
  • 70-474 Quality Principles and Productivity
  • 70-476 Service Operations Management
  • 70-477 Real Options: Creating Value Beyond NPV
  • 70-493 Valuation and Financial Modeling

Choose 1 course from:

  • 70-440 Corporate Strategy
  • 70-465 Technology Strategy

Choose 3 remaining courses from:

  • 70-341 Team Dynamics and Leadership
  • 70-342 Managing Across Cultures
  • 70-385 Consumer Behavior
  • 70-424 Corporate Financial Reporting
  • 70-437 Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management
  • 70-440 Corporate Strategy
  • 70-465 Technology Strategy

* Double Count Policy: Courses taken to meet concentration requirements are not allowed to double count toward any other BA degree requirements, including the minor requirement.