You are attending one of the finest liberal arts institutions in the country. Accordingly, prospective business administration majors should fully immerse themselves in the liberal arts upon enrollment and continue to take these courses during their time at W&L. Many upper-level liberal arts courses count as elective credits in the new Business Administration major, as listed here.
During Orientation Week, First-Year students with interests in majoring in Accounting, Business Administration, or Economics are provided with a recommended first-term course of study in which it is suggested that students complete.
For those students who subsequently decide to major in Business Administration, most will complete the following preparatory courses by the end of sophomore year. ECON 101 - Principles of Microeconomics
Many will do so by mid-year of the sophomore year (see example below).The Business Administration Department offers workshops during the academic year which provide substantive information regarding the requirements of the Business Administration major. Students considering the Business Administration major are expected to attend these workshops in their first and second years of study.
As students make academic progress during their course of study at WLU, in the second semester of their second year some take one initial course in the area of business that most interests them.
As many of these courses have prerequisites, students must pay close attention to completing the prerequisite courses needed to enroll in the business course of their interest.
For example, students with known and specific interests in finance and banking should complete the following.
Completion of these pre-requisite courses in these terms prepares students to take BUS 221 -Managerial Finance in the Winter term of their sophomore year, and then upper-level finance and/or accounting courses in their junior and senior years. Other areas of business interests (Marketing, Management, Information Systems) would have similar sequences.
Thus, a very general and basic schedule of courses for students interested in the Business major would look like this:
Students are strongly encouraged to complete their FDR lab science requirement by the end of the sophomore year.