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Business Exploration

Program overview

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
  First Year Writing Seminar 3
ACCT-110 Financial Accounting 3
MGMT-101 Business 1: Ideas and Business Planning 3
MGIS-101 Computer-based Analysis 1
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 Introduction to Statistics I 3
STAT-146 Introduction to Statistics II 4
ACCT-210 Management Accounting 3
ACSC-010 Year One: College Experience 0
  Wellness Education* 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.

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters.