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Revised Bachelor’s in Business Program Emphasizes In-Demand Skills and Flexibility

Updated BSB Core Curriculum Debuts This Fall

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The revised Bachelor's in Business program includes new classes that give students in-demand skills, more flexible learning options and earlier access to potential career paths.

Students who enroll in the Driehaus College of Business’s Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) program this fall will benefit from a redesigned core curriculum that immediately introduces them to the activities of business, potential careers and in-demand skills, while offering more flexible learning options.

The revised program begins with three new interdisciplinary courses—Business Fundamentals and the Entrepreneurial Mindset, Business Analytics and Business for Social Good. “By completing these courses early in the program, students gain an understanding of how business organizations operate and the career fields they could pursue, which gets them on the career path sooner,” says Jaclyn Jensen, associate dean for student success at the college.

“The program also equips students with analytical skills for data-based decision-making and an entrepreneurial mindset for managing innovation,” she adds. “Employers tell us they are seeking to hire graduates with these skills.”

Students enrolled in the curriculum's first class, BUS 101: Business Fundamentals and the Entrepreneurial Mindset,  will compete as teams in a new quarterly business pitch competition called the Driehaus Cup, with the winners taking home scholarships in addition to trophies. 

The program leverages the Driehaus College of Business’s reputation as one of the best places in the nation to study entrepreneurship and its commitment to produce socially responsible business leaders, which reflects the university’s Vincentian values.

Another hallmark of a DePaul education—experiential learning—is a big part of the BSB program. Students apply what they learn through internships, study abroad and class projects in the business community. A wide range of business student organizations also sponsor events that connect students with each other and speakers from the business community that surrounds DePaul’s Loop Campus.

Students who enroll in the updated curriculum will experience more flexibility in tailoring their program to their career ambition because it offers more elective courses than before. Courses also will be available in a range of in-person, online and hybrid modalities that give students more choices for how, where and when they learn.

The DePaul BSB program offers majors in accountancy, actuarial science, business administration, economic data analytics, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality leadership, management, management information systems, marketing, real estate and sports business, as well as a wide-range of minors.

Find out more about DePaul and its Bachelor of Science in Business program by participating in Undergraduate Visits.