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Undergraduate BA / BS Business Degree

MAJORS & CONCENTRATIONS

Focus Your Business Degree

St. Thomas offers a wide range of business concentrations (majors), which give you the knowledge, skills and experience to excel in your chosen discipline. You’ll spend your freshman and sophomore years taking core business classes. These required classes give you a solid foundation in business principles and practice, and help you explore your interests. At the end of your sophomore year, you’ll work with your faculty advisor to choose your concentration.

The curriculum for each business concentration balances theory with experiential learning, and emphasizes ethics, responsibility and community service. St. Thomas is accredited by the AACSB, and is the alma mater of thousands of notable business professionals across the country and around the world.

  • Earn a BA in Business Administration
  • Changes to Our Core Curriculum
  • Academic Advising
  • Earn a BA in Business Administration

    As an undergraduate business student at St. Thomas, you’ll spend your first two years taking our required core curriculum. This gives you a solid understanding of business, and exposes you to a variety of branches of business, including accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship, and more. At the end of your sophomore year, you’ll choose a major, then spend your junior and senior years taking specialized classes. To add a competitive edge to their qualifications, many students choose to double major or add a minor.

    Changes to Our Core Curriculum

    The undergraduate business degree program is launching an updated core curriculum. This new curriculum empowers you to explore business from the beginning of your college career. In your second year, you will take a series of two-credit courses in each of the functional areas of business. The new program also emphasizes business ethics, interpersonal skills and critical thinking, to help you develop principled leadership skills and prepare you to contribute to the common good.

    Academic Advising

    As a business major, you’ll be assigned a business faculty advisor who teaches in your chosen concentration. Your faculty advisor can help you choose the courses and electives that best align with your interest and goals. Your advisor can also help you weigh your career options, and connect you to resources and professionals.

    Earn a BA in Business Administration

    As an undergraduate business student at St. Thomas, you’ll spend your first two years taking our required core curriculum. This gives you a solid understanding of business, and exposes you to a variety of branches of business, including accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship, and more. At the end of your sophomore year, you’ll choose a major, then spend your junior and senior years taking specialized classes. To add a competitive edge to their qualifications, many students choose to double major or add a minor.

    Changes to Our Core Curriculum

    The undergraduate business degree program is launching an updated core curriculum. This new curriculum empowers you to explore business from the beginning of your college career. In your second year, you will take a series of two-credit courses in each of the functional areas of business. The new program also emphasizes business ethics, interpersonal skills and critical thinking, to help you develop principled leadership skills and prepare you to contribute to the common good.

    Academic Advising

    As a business major, you’ll be assigned a business faculty advisor who teaches in your chosen concentration. Your faculty advisor can help you choose the courses and electives that best align with your interest and goals. Your advisor can also help you weigh your career options, and connect you to resources and professionals.
    ACCT 100 Principles of Accounting I
    BUSN 100 Business for the Common Good
    ENTR 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    Allied courses: economics, math and statistics.
    ACCT 100 Principles of Accounting I
    BUSN 100 Business for the Common Good
    ENTR 100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    Allied courses: economics, math and statistics.
    ACCT 200 Principles of Accounting II
    BETH 300 Principled Business
    BLAW 300 Law for Business Leaders
    BUSN 200 Business Learning Through Service
    FINC 310 Core Financial Management
    MGMT 302 Working in Organizations
    MKTG 200 Introduction to Marketing
    OPMT 300 Operations and Supply Chain Management
    ACCT 200 Principles of Accounting II
    BETH 300 Principled Business
    BLAW 300 Law for Business Leaders
    BUSN 200 Business Learning Through Service
    FINC 310 Core Financial Management
    MGMT 302 Working in Organizations
    MKTG 200 Introduction to Marketing
    OPMT 300 Operations and Supply Chain Management
    At the end of your sophomore year, you’ll declare a business major. As a junior and senior, you’ll take courses specific to your chosen concentration as well as business electives. And, if you choose to study abroad, you’ll likely do so sometime during year 3 or 4.

    In addition to your major courses, you’ll also take courses in the St. Thomas Core Curriculum throughout your four years.
    At the end of your sophomore year, you’ll declare a business major. As a junior and senior, you’ll take courses specific to your chosen concentration as well as business electives. And, if you choose to study abroad, you’ll likely do so sometime during year 3 or 4.

    In addition to your major courses, you’ll also take courses in the St. Thomas Core Curriculum throughout your four years.
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    London Business Semester

    Enrich your academic experience with a semester in London, England. During your stay, you will:

    • Take up to three business classes
    • Go on site visits to notable financial and business institutions
    • Fulfill liberal arts requirements in history or fine arts
    • Complete your service learning requirement

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    Business Administration Minor

    Want a foundation in business administration while earning a non-business degree at St. Thomas? Consider a minor in Business Administration. You’ll gain a solid foundation of general business knowledge, applicable to every industry.
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    Entrepreneurship Minor

    Learn to identify new opportunities and take a creative approach to problem-solving with a minor in Entrepreneurship. This minor is open to St. Thomas undergraduate students not currently earning a business degree.
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    Data Analytics Minor

    Explore your interest in data analytics and learn practical, in-demand skills. This interdisciplinary minor is open to all St. Thomas students.

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