For students interested in pursuing a career in business, but are uncertain as to which major best fits their personal and professional objectives, the business exploration option provides students with up to a year and a half to declare a major. During this time, students complete liberal arts and sciences courses as well as business core courses, which provide an understanding of all facets of business and serve as a foundation for advanced study in a specific area of interest. Advisers provide guidance throughout the option and assist students in selecting a major.
Business exploration, typical course sequence
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|First Year Writing Seminar||3|
|MGMT-101||Business 1: Ideas and Business Planning||3|
|MGIS-102||Business 2: Business Planning and Professional Development||3|
|MGIS-130||Information Systems and Technology||3|
|ECON-101||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECON-201||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|STAT-145, 146||Introduction to Statistics I, II||7|
|ACSC-010||Year One: College Experience||0|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||32|
* Please see Wellness Education Requirements for more information. Students completing bachelor's degrees are required to complete two Wellness courses.
Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only
Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.
If students' interests fall into the business realm, but they are unclear which program of study to choose from, the undeclared business option is a good place to begin. By building on the liberal arts and business core components, the undeclared business option provides students up to a year and a half to declare a major. During this time, students complete required courses (including liberal arts courses) that provide an understanding of all facets of business and serve as a foundation for the undeclared option as well as advanced study in a specific area of interest. Advisers are available to assist students in selecting a major that matches their area of interest.