Majors in Business (BBA)

We offer 3 majors in the BBA program: FinanceInternational Business and Actuarial Studies

All three BBA majors require twelve core courses covering the basics of Economics and Accounting. Students must also study mathematics, business economics, and marketing.

Before applying students must complete ECON 101, ECON 102, ACCT 101 and ACCT 102 with a minimum GPA of 3.0 across the 4 courses and have no individual grade below a C-. 

Within the BBA program students must choose one of the four concentrations:

  1. Corporate Finance
  2. FinTech
  3. International Business
  4. Actuarial Studies
 

To declare a BBA Major students must apply to the BBA program following the steps outlined here:

  1. Once students have completed all 4 core courses (ECON 101 & 102, ACCT 101 & 102) and satisfied the 3.0 GPA requirement, they can submit an application for admission to the program. The program admits new students every Fall and Spring semester. For Spring BBA enrollment, the department accepts applications between early October and early January (exact dates vary). For Fall BBA enrollment, the department accepts applications between early May and early August (exact dates vary).
  2. All applications for a given semester are reviewed at the same time after the cycle has closed, regardless of when the application was submitted. The department notifies students of its decision every January and August.
  3. Once all applications have been reviewed, students who meet the GPA requirements will be invited to attend a mandatory BBA orientation session. Students who attend the BBA orientation session will be given instructions on how to declare their BBA major. Those who do not attend will not be allowed to declare their major until they’ve attended and must wait until the following semester to do so.

For International Business majors only

(Finance and Actuarial Studies majors, see Globalization and Environment electives)


ECONOMICS

ECON 211: Economics of Asia

ECON 212: Economic Problems of Latin America

ECON 245: Economics Technology, Media, and Telecommunications

ECON 231: Economics of China

ECON 301: Economics of CryptoAsset

ECON 302: Blockchain and Money

ECON 327: Political Economy of the European Union: Past, Present, Future


ANTHROPOLOGY

(Topics covered in the following courses vary by instructor. Depending on the topics chosen, the courses may count towards the area studies electives with the permission of an advisor.)

ANTH 206: Peoples of South America

ANTH 208, 208W: Peoples of South Asia

ANTH 209: Peoples of Europe

ANTH 210: Peoples of East Asia

ANTH 211: Peoples of Africa

ANTH 212: Peoples of the Middle East

ANTH 215, 215W: Peoples of the Caribbean


HISTORY

HIST 222: Europe Since 1945

HIST 106: History of Latin America, 1825 to the Present

HIST 145: Modern South Asia


POLITICAL SCIENCE

PSCI 230: Politics of Development

PSCI 233: Transitions to Democracy

PSCI 234: Contemporary Western Europe

PSCI 235: Contemporary Russia

PSCI 238: Contemporary Asia

PSCI 239: Contemporary Latin America

PSCI 240: Contemporary Middle East

PSCI 252: Contemporary Issues in International Relations

PSCI 254: The Politics of the International Economy

PSCI 257: Western Europe in World Politics

PSCI 258: Asia in World Politics

PSCI 269: Colloquium In International Politics


SOCIOLOGY

SOC 273: Social Change in Africa

SOC 274: Social Change in Latin America and the Caribbean

SOC 275: Sociology of Asian Americans

For Finance and Actuarial Studies majors only

(International Business majors, see Area Studies electives)


ECONOMICS

ECON 204: International Political Economy

ECON 207: Comparative Economic and Financial Systems
*Note: If ECON 207 is chosen as a major elective, it may not also be chosen as a globalization elective.

ECON 208: Process of Economic Development

ECON 232: Economics of Climate Change

ECON 228W: Economics of the Environment

ECON 326: International Economics

ECON 245: Economics Technology, Media, and Telecommunications

ECON 301: Economics of CryptoAsset

ECON 302: Blockchain and Money

ECON 328: International Finance
*Note: If ECON 328 is chosen as a major elective, it may not also be chosen as a globalization elective.


ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH 302: Ecology and Culture

ANTH 304: Anthropology of Development


ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

ENSCI 100: Our Planet in 21C


GEOLOGY

GEOL 025: Natural Resources and the Environment


HISTORY

HIST 222: Europe since 1945

HIST 106: History of Latin America: 1825 to Present


POLITICAL SCIENCE

PSCI 231: Political Culture and Political Socialization

PSCI 232: Comparative Political Economy

PSCI 233: Transitions to Democracy

PSCI 234: Contemporary Western Europe

PSCI 235: Contemporary Russia

PSCI 236: The Politics of Developing Nations

PSCI 237: Contemporary Africa

PSCI 238: Contemporary Asia

PSCI 239: Contemporary Latin America

PSCI 240: Contemporary Middle East

PSCI 243: Contemporary Central America

PSCI 250: International Law

PSCI 251: International Organization

PSCI 252: Contemporary Issues in International Relations

PSCI 253: Problems in International Law and Administration

PSCI 254: The Politics of the International Economy

PSCI 255: Comparative Foreign Policy

PSCI 256: Africa in World Politics

PSCI 257: Western Europe in World Politics

PSCI 258: Asia in World Politics

PSCI 259: Latin America in World Politics

PSCI 260: The Middle East in World Politics

PSCI 261: Russia in World Politics


SOCIOLOGY

SOC 279: Globalization: Social and Geographic Perspectives