New undergraduate business curriculum

The School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) is proud to announce that the undergraduate business curriculum was recently revised and approved by the Senate. The Strategic Planning and Curriculum Task Force, chaired by Barbara McGraw who worked in collaboration with members Rebecca Carroll, Yung Jae Lee and Larisa Genin, as well as the entire Business Administration department, upgraded the business curriculum to meet the needs of our 21st century students. The task force received approval for the new curriculum which:

  •  Establishes a new business core consisting of 13 courses, three of which will double-dip with the College’s GE core curriculum.
  • Increases concentrations from three to five, with four courses in each. (Existing concentrations: finance, marketing, global business (formerly international); New concentrations: entrepreneurship, and digital media

The proposed program revisions increase the number of required courses in the major from 15 to 17 courses. The addition of two new programs and the upgrade of existing programs give students interested in a business major at Saint Mary’s greater choices among attractive, field-credible business programming, with program coherence that meets overall Colleges goals.

In addition to deepening the understanding of and commitment to the College’s mission, among the goals of College’s Building-on-Strengths (BOS) Strategic Plan and the Academic Blueprint are (1) enhancing student’s opportunities for success, (2), increasing the quality reputation of the College and its academic programs, (3) strengthening the global and ethical engagement of our students, and (4) building leadership that advances social justice. The newly approved business curriculum is aimed to accomplish these goals.