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Major Requirements

Declaration Requirements

To declare a major in Business Administration, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of 28.0 hours at DePaul University
  • The following courses must be completed with a grade of C- or higher: ACC 101, ACC 102, BLW 201, ECO 105, ECO 106, MAT 135, MAT 136, and MAT 137
  • A minimum cumulative DePaul grade point average of 2.000
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.000 for Management (MGT) courses and all courses used to meet major requirements  
  • No grade of IN, R, or lower than C- in any Management (MGT), Business Law (BLW), ICS 394 or ICS 395 course, or course used toward the Business Administration major
  • Completion of MGT 300 and BLW 201 with a minimum grade of C- in each course

Course Requirements

A student majoring in Business Administration is required to complete the following courses totaling at least 30.0 hours:

Major Electives

Economics Electives are chosen from 300-level courses offered by the Economics department, excluding ECO 393 and ECO 395.  Additionally, ECO 375 and 380 are not recommended for Business Administration majors.

Management and Marketing Electives may be chosen from any 300-level course offered through the respective departments. 

Business Electives are selected from any 300-level courses offered through any Driehaus College of Business program or department. 

ACC 370, ECO 315, FIN 300, FIN 310, FIN 320, ICS 392, MGT 300, MGT 301, MKT 301, and MKT 310 may not be used toward the major.>

ICS 350 can be used only once for either a Management Elective, Marketing Elective or one of the Business Electives.

MKT 376 may not be used when also used for the Communication requirement.

ICS 394, ICS 395, or ICS 396 may not be used when also used for the Business Capstone requirement.

BLW 202 may be used within Business Administration as a Management Elective or Business Elective.

Career Management Course

Students are required to complete the Career Course (250) associated with the major. Students who double major may choose the Career Course (250) associated with either major provided that hours for graduation are satisfied.

Open Electives

Open elective credit (16.0 hours) is needed to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

Global Business Perspective

If any course is shared between Global Business Perspective and the Business Administration major, additional hours of Open Elective credit are required. Any course used toward the Business Administration major and Global Business Perspective must be passed with C- or higher.

Graduation Requirements

All Management (MGT) and Business Law (BLW) courses, ICS 394 and/or ICS 395, and any courses used toward the Business Administration major must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and with a combined GPA of 2.000 or higher.​

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