Business Management Sample Four-Year Plan

This is only a sample plan and requirements are subject to change and may vary based on catalog year, placement tests, AP/CLEP credit, transfer work, summer school, etc. The official degree requirements are found in the University General Catalog and all University of Arizona students should refer to their Academic Advisement Report through UAccess for their specific requirements for graduation.

All students enter as Pre-Business students, and must go through a competitive and selective Professional Admission process to gain entry to the upper-division professional majors.  The following plan is designed on the assumption that a student tests into College Algebra on the ALEKS Math Placement Exam; students who test lower than College Algebra should refer to the Pre-Business Five-Semester Plan and work with their academic advisor to learn how they can adjust their schedule to meet their educational goals. 

Freshman Year

First Semester
Course Units
ENGL 101* First Year Composition
MIS 111* Computers and Internetworked Society
MIS 111L* Computers and Internetworked Society Lab
MATH 109C or 112 College Algebra Concepts and Applications
Tier I General Education and/or Second Language
    
Attend UA Fall Career Days in September 
3
3
1
3
3-7
Total 13-17
Second Semester
Course Units
ENGL 102* First Year Composition
MATH 116* Calculus Concepts for Business Majors
Tier I General Education
Tier I General Education and/or Second Language
BNAD 100 Language and Context of Business
  
Attend Career Showcase in February and UA Spring Career Days in April
3
3
3
3-7
1
Total 13-17
Summer
Use summer to catch up on math if behind in sequencing based on placement results prior to freshman year.

Sophomore Year

First Semester
Course Units
BNAD 276* Statistical Inference in Management
ACCT 200* Introduction to Financial Accounting
ECON 200* Basic Economic Issues
Tier I General Education
Tier II General Education or Ethics**
BNAD 200 Career Management in Business
  
Attend UA Fall Career Days in September
3
3
3
3
3
1
Total 16
Second Semester
Course Units
ACCT 210* Introduction to Managerial Accounting
BNAD 277* Analytical Methods for Business 
BCOM 214* Fundamentals of Business Communications
Tier II General Education
Tier II General Education or Ethics**
  
Attend Career Showcase and apply for Professional Admissions in February, and attend UA Spring Career Days in March
3
4
3
3
3
Total 16
Summer
We highly recommend that students participate in a study abroad and career-related experience.

In order to take the following upper-division courses, students must be admitted to the major through a competitive and selective Professional Admission process.  

Junior Year

First Semester
Course Units
MGMT 310A Organization Behavior and Management
MKTG 361 Introduction to Marketing
BCOM 314R† Business Communication
FIN 311 Introduction to Finance
MGMT 330 Introduction to Human Resources Management
  
Attend UA Fall Career Days in September 
3
3
3
3
3
Total 15
Second Semester
Course Units
ECON 300 Microeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions
MIS 373 Basic Operations Management
MIS 304 Using and Managing Information Systems
BMGT Major Course
BMGT Major Course
  
Attend Career Showcase in February and UA Spring Career Days in March
3
3
3
3
3
Total 15
Summer
Use summer to gain career-related experience through internships, study abroad, or volunteering.

Senior Year

First Semester
Course Units
MGMT 402 Integrating Business Fundamentals with Ethics and Law in Management
ECON 330 Macroeconomic Institutions and Policy
BMGT Major Course
BMGT Major Course
ENTR 485
  
Attend UA Fall Career Days in September 
3
3
3
3
3
Total 15
Second Semester
Course Units
MGMT 471 Management Policies
Tier II General Education
Non-Eller Minor or Non-Eller Electives
Minor or Electives
  
Attend Career Showcase in February, UA Spring Career Days in March, and Graduate in May 
3
3
7
2
Total 15
Summer
Enjoy your summer and continue the job search if necessary!

 

Students can meet the Second Language requirement by demonstrating second semester proficiency through examination or taking any of a variety of second semester language courses. Additionally, one course in the student's degree program must focus on Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Non-Western Area Studies. Some General Education classes are designed to fulfill this requirement. Each student needs to meet a minimum of 120 total credits and a minimum number of Non-Eller Elective credits offered outside the Eller College. Please consult with your Advisement Report and your Academic Advisor.

* Eller Foundation Courses: Required to apply for Professional Admission into the Professional Program. Professional Admission is required in order to take all 300 & 400-level Professional Core and Major Courses.

** Business Emphasis Area: Students are required to take one Ethics course. This course must be completed priort to graduation; it does not need to be completed before applying for Professional Admission.

† Students must pass the BCOM 314R writing assessment for graduation, otherwise BCOM 315 (2 units) must be completed in addition to the above coursework.


 

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