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College Core Requirements

College Core Requirements

Business Core Requirements

All undergraduate students in the Driehaus College of Business complete foundational courses in the areas of analytics, accountancy, mathematics, economics, business law, finance, management, management information systems/computer science, and marketing.

Course Requirements

For a student to complete the Bachelor of Science in Business with a major in Actuarial Science, the following Business Core courses totaling at least 76.0 hours are required:

Course Title Quarter Hours
Business Core Courses
ACC 101INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING I4
ACC 102INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING II4
BLW 201LEGAL & ETHICAL ASPECTS IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT4
CSC 241INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE I4
ECO 105PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS4
ECO 106PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS4
FIN 310INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE4
FIN 320MONEY AND BANKING4
MAT 150CALCULUS I4
MAT 151CALCULUS II4
MAT 152CALCULUS III4
MGT 300PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT4
MGT 301PRINCIPLES OF OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT4
MKT 301PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING4
MKT 310CONSUMER BEHAVIOR4
Communication
Select one of the following:4
MKT 376
EFFECTIVE BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
ORGC 201
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
Business Capstone
Select one of the following:4
ICS 394
ENTREPRENEURSHIP STRATEGY
ICS 395
MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
ICS 396
HOSPITALITY STRATEGY (Hospitality majors only)
Global Business Perspective
Select one of the following:4
ECO 316
EUROPEAN ECONOMIC HISTORY
ECO 330
RADICAL RESPONSES TO CAPITALISM
ECO 333
TOPICS IN GLOBAL ECONOMIES
ECO 334
UNDERSTANDING CHINA'S ECONOMY
ECO 360
ECONOMICS OF LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES
ECO 361
INTERNATIONAL TRADE
ECO 362
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY ECONOMICS
ECO 363
ECONOMICS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
FIN 340
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
FIN 355
GLOBAL IPOs & VENTURE CAPITAL
ICS 350
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SEMINAR
MGT 354
GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
MGT 357
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
MKT 340
MARKETING ACROSS CULTURES: A CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE ON MULTICULTURAL MARKETS
MKT 358
MARKETING IN A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT ((Marketing Honors Students Only))
MKT 360
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
SOC 217
WORK IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD
A course taken as part of a term-long study abroad program
Professional Writing4
MAT 341
STATISTICAL METHODS USING SAS

Business Ethics

All undergraduate students in the Driehaus College of Business complete a course in Business Ethics. It is recommended students take MGT 248 or PHL 248 in Philosophical Inquiry or MGT 228 or REL 228 in Religious Dimensions in the Liberal Studies Program (or University Honors Program) Requirements.

Second Majors and Minors

The addition of a second major or minor may affect the Business Core classes required for a student. Meet with an academic advisor to confirm requirements.

Math Requirements for Actuarial Science majors

  • An Actuarial Science student is expected to complete the Calculus sequence in the first year of study.
  • The calculus requirement can be met with one of theses sequences:
    • Calculus: MAT 150, MAT 151, and MAT 152
    • Calculus for Mathematics and Science Majors: MAT 160, MAT 161, and MAT 162
    • Calculus for Life Sciences: MAT 170, MAT 171, and MAT 172
    • Summer Calculus: MAT 155 and MAT 156
  • Actuarial Science students do not take Business Calculus MAT 135, MAT 136, or Business Statistics MAT 137.

Grade Minimum Requirements for Actuarial Science Major

A minimum grade of C- is required for the following: ACC 101, ACC 102, ECO 105, ECO 106FIN 310, FIN 320MAT 150, MAT 151, MAT 152, and MAT 341 (Professional Writing), and any FIN course used for Global Business Perspective.

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