Recommended Course Sequencing

The tables below illustrate the recommended course sequencing for the Business major. 

Option 1

Year Fall Courses Spring Courses
First Year ECON 2a/10a BUS 6a + BUS & SOCIETY elective
Sophomore BUS 10a + BUS 51b BUS core + BUS admin elective
Junior BUS core + BUS admin elective BUS core + BUS & SOCIETY elective
Senior BUS admin elective

In this sequencing, in your first three semesters, you will take ECON 2a/10a, BUS 6a and BUS 10a (the three required courses to apply for the major) as well as BUS 51b and one Business and Society elective. Unless you can exempt from it, BUS 51b is a pre-requisite for two BUS core courses (BUS 71a, BUS 152a) and one elective, BUS 172a.

During your last five semesters, you will need to complete three BUS core courses (BUS 71a, BUS 120a, BUS 152a) and three BUS admin electives. You will also need to complete one more Business & Society elective.

If you study abroad (most likely in the spring of your junior year), you should seek to count one of those courses as Business and Society and take the missed BUS core course during your senior year. Please consult with the Undergraduate Advising Head (UAH) for Study Abroad before finalizing your overseas coursework.

Option 2

Although it makes for a very challenging semester, you are permitted to take BUS 6a and BUS 10a in the same semester. If you do so, the only core courses you can take immediately afterwards are BUS 51b and BUS 120a. (The one exception is if you are exempt from BUS 51b, you may take any of the core courses beginning in your third semester.)

Year Fall Courses Spring Courses
First Year ECON 2a/10a BUS 6a + BUS 10a
Sophomore BUS 51b + BUS 120a BUS core + BUS admin elective
Junior BUS core + BUS admin elective BUS admin + BUS & SOCIETY electives
Senior BUS & SOCIETY elective

If you study abroad (most likely in the spring of your junior year), you should seek to count one of those courses as Business and Society and take the missed BUS core course during your senior year. Please consult with the UAH for Study Abroad before finalizing your overseas coursework.