Carnegie Mellon University
Undergraduate Business Coursework

Sample Four-Year Business Course Plan

Students have a recommended four-year plan of study within the undergraduate business program. They may modify their plan through consultation with their academic advisor.


To receive the bachelor of science degree in Business Administration, students must complete at least 364 units, consisting of the requirements for the Business Foundation, Business Core, Concentration Area, Liberal Arts and Sciences Breadths, and a minor.

The curriculum is designed around a central core of courses in the functional areas of business, economics, mathematics and computing course requirements. To this is added a requirement for in-depth study in one of the functional business areas such as finance, technology, marketing, entrepreneurship or operations management.

Please note that course numbers and titles may be subject to change.

First Year

Fall

  • Course No. | Course Name | Units
  • 70-100: Global Business — 9
  • 73-102: Principles of  Microeconomics — 9
  • 21-120: Differential & Integral Calculus — 10
  • 76-101: Interpretation and Argument — 9
  • xx-xxx: Breadth Course — 9
  • 99-101: Computing @ Carnegie Mellon — 3

 Total : 49

Spring

  • Course No. | Course Name | Units
  • 21-256: Multivariate Analysis — 9
  • 70-110: Business Computing — 9
  • 70-207: Probability & Statistics for Business Apps — 9
  • 79-104: Global Histories — 9
  • 73-103: Principles of Macroeconomics — 9
  • 70-105: Business Leadership Endeavor: Intern — 1

 Total : 46

Sophomore Year

Fall

  • Course No. | Course Name | Units
  • 70-3xx: Business Communication or Organiz'l Behavior — 9
  • 70-3xx: Finance, Marketing, Operations Mmgt or Breadth — 9
  • 70-122: Accounting — 9
  • 70-208: Regression Analysis — 9
  • xx-xxx: Breadth Course — 9

 Total : 45

Spring

  • Course No. | Course Name | Units
  • 70-3xx: Business Communication or Organiz'l Behavior — 9
  • 70-3xx: Finance, Marketing, Operations Mmgt or Breadth — 9
  • 73-2xx: Intermediate Micro OR Macroeconomics — 9
  • 70-257: Optimization for Business — 9
  • xx-xxx: Breadth Course — 9
  • 70-205:  Business Leadership Endeavor: Analyst —  4

 Total: 49

Junior Year

Fall

  • Course No. | Course Name | Units
  • 70-3xx: Marketing, Operations Mmgt or Breadth — 9
  • 70-345: Business Presentation — 9
  • xx-xxx: Concentration, Minor or Elective Course — 9
  • xx-xxx: Concentration, Minor or Elective Course — 9
  • xx-xxx: Breadth Course — 9

 Total: 45

Spring

  • Course No. | Course Name | Units
  • 70-332: Business, Society and Ethics — 9
  • xx-xxx: Concentration, Minor or Elective Course — 9
  • xx-xxx: Concentration, Minor or Elective Course — 9
  • xx-xxx: Concentration, Minor or Elective Course — 9
  • xx-xxx: Breadth Course — 9
  • 70-305:  Business Leadership Endeavor: Manager — 4

 Total: 49

Senior Year

Fall

  • Course No. | Course Name | Units
  • xx-xxx: Mmgt Game, Concentration, Minor or Elective Course — 9-12
  • xx-xxx: Concentration, Minor or Elective Course — 9
  • xx-xxx: Concentration, Minor or Elective Course — 9
  • xx-xxx: Concentration, Minor or Elective Course — 9-12

 Total: 45-48

Spring

  • Course No. | Course Name | Units
  • xx-xxx: Mmgt Game, Concentration, Minor or Elective Course — 9-12
  • xx-xxx: Concentration, Minor or Elective Course — 9
  • xx-xxx: Concentration, Minor or Elective Course — 9
  • xx-xxx: Concentration, Minor or Elective Course — 9-12

 Total: 45-48