Pre-Professional Business & Management

Starting the program

  • Students planning to enter the business world immediately upon graduation and seek a career in accounting, finance, management, or marketing should major in economics and consider an area of emphasis, or they should consider a management studies concentration combined with a major other than economics. The best Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programs do not require a specific undergraduate curriculum.  They seek people with strong skills in analysis, communication, and leadership. Typically students entering an MBA program will have two or more years of work experience.

Are there courses students MUST/SHOULD take their first year?

  • Must:  There are no courses that must be taken in the first year.
  • Should:  Take Principles of Economics (ECON 121) in either the first or second semester of the first year.  No Management Studies courses are open to first-year students.

Credit for previous coursework

  • Refer to the information sheet for the Economics Department. It includes information on receiving credit for Principles of Economics (ECON 121).


  • Not applicable to any Management Studies courses.

Informational Events

  • Program Information Session (Week One)

Other Information/College Catalog Link/Website Link

Contacts and Department Location

Management Studies is located in the Economics Department.  Go to the west end of the third floor of Holland Hall.

To download and print, click on this link: Business and Management Information Sheet