In addition to core requirements (seven units: BU 201; AC 101, AC 102; FI 201; MK 201; MG 201; CS 260 (TC)), cognate units (three units: EC 101, EC 102; MA 108) and the senior learning community (two units: BU 400; BU 401), students select a concentration with seven units in one of the following.

Students majoring in Business Administration must take MA 119 or a higher level course to satisfy the College’s General Education Mathematics requirement.

BUSINESS MAJOR ROAD MAP

Undergrad Course List: When Are They Offered?

  • Accounting 
  • FInance 
  • Management 
  • Marketing 

Required courses (7 units minimum):

If you are someone that is interested in math and numbers, then accounting may be right for you. At the Nicolais School of Business, our accounting students learn how to fully maintain and audit detailed financial accounts. They study the theory behind accounting and learn how to analyze the financial position of a firm or organization. Many of our professors are licensed CPAs and are willing to offer career support and advice.  Required curriculum: 
  • AC 201: Managerial Accounting
    Pre-requisite AC 101: Financial Accounting 1
  • AC 211: Intermediate Accounting
    Pre-requisite AC 102: Financial Accounting 2
  • AC 401: Auditing
    Pre-requisite AC 101: Financial Accounting 1
    Pre-requisite AC 102: Financial Accounting 2
    Pre-requisite AC 211: Intermediate Accounting
  • AC 411: Federal Taxes
    Pre-requisite AC 102: Financial Accounting 2
    Pre-requisite AC 211: Intermediate Accounting
  • BU 202: Business Law 2
    Sophomore standing
  • Choose two Business Electives or any two “EC” courses numbered 300 and above
    Business electives include AC 201 and any business courses numbered 202 and above from any concentration, including BU 397
We also offer a five-year B.S./M.S. program in accounting. At the undergraduate level, students major in business administration with a concentration in accounting. In their fifth year, students complete the following requirements for their graduate degree: AC 608, 609, 610, 611, 613, 614, 615; BU 614; one finance elective; and completion of AC 797.  Students completing this five-year program are eligible to take the exam leading to the Certified Public Accountant certificate.  To view course descriptions, please find the link at the bottom of this page and click on the Accounting option. 

Required courses (7 units minimum):

There is no better place in the world to study finance than New York City. At the Nicolais School of Business, students first learn a general study of financial management which includes time value of money, measurement of risk and return, analysis of financial statements, and capital structure. In addition, you learn how to work with businesses to streamline operations through financial planning, investing, problem-solving, and budgeting.  Required curriculum: 
  • BU 211: International Business
    Pre-requisite EC 101: Macroeconomics or EC 102: Microeconomics
  • FI 311: Managerial Finance
    Pre-requisite FI 201: Principles of Finance
    Pre-requisite AC 102: Financial Accounting 2
  • Choose any three “FI” courses numbered 300 and above
Elective Business/Economics: 
  • Choose two Business Electives or two of the following courses
    Pre-requisite EC 301: Intermediate Macroeconomics
    Pre-requisite EC 304: International Finance
    Pre-requisite EC 305: International Trade
Business electives include AC 201 and any business courses numbered 202 and above from any concentration, including BU 397  To view course descriptions, please find the link at the bottom of this page and click on the Finance option. 

Required courses (7 units minimum):

Managers are individuals that oversee and lead an organization or a department’s operations. They work to ensure the company remains productive, efficient, and organized at all times by implementing operational strategies and conducting performance reviews. Through the management concentration, at the Nicolais School of Business, you will build a broad foundation in business and leadership, so you can successfully manage your own set of employees one day. Through case studies and experiential exercises, you will learn how motivation, group dynamics, and other organizational behaviors affect employees and their productivity.  Required curriculum: 
  • BU 211: International Business
    Pre-requisite EC 101: Macroeconomics or EC 102: Microeconomics
  • Choose two Business Electives and any four “MG” courses numbered 300 and above
    Business electives include AC 201 and any business courses numbered 202 and above from any concentration, including BU 397
To view course descriptions, please find the link at the bottom of this page and click on the Management option. 

Required courses (7 units minimum):

Marketing is at the center of any successful enterprise, whether it’s a financial institution, a professional sports team, or a retail store. It spans disciplines like research and analytics, advertising, product management, and sales. The Nicolais School’s marketing concentration teaches students to think strategically and to make smart business decisions that benefit not only companies and individuals, but also society at large. Students learn marketing’s primary functions: consumer behavior, market research, and marketing strategy and have the option to take specialized courses such as advertising, digital marketing, sales, and global marketing that prepare them to be well-rounded marketing leaders.  Required curriculum: 
  • BU 211: International Business
    Pre-requisite EC 101: Macroeconomics or EC 102: Microeconomics
  • MK 301: Consumer Behavior
    Pre-requisite MK 201: Marketing
  • MK 401: Marketing Research
    Pre-requisite MK 201: Marketing
    Pre-requisite MA 108: Statistics for Business
  • Choose two Business Electives and any two “MK” courses numbered 300 and above
    Business electives include AC 201 and any business courses numbered 202 and above from any concentration, including BU 397
To view course descriptions, please find the link at the bottom of this page and click on the Marketing option. 

 
In our classes, we often use software or software add-ins that work more effectively on PC computers. We encourage our students to utilize a PC computer when completing coursework.  Microsoft Office can be installed for free for all students. Contact IT to have this completed.
Some course instructors may require specialized software or tools. Some accounting and finance courses may require you to use a Texas Instrument BA II Plus Professional calculator. Please contact your instructor for further information.
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