All students must meet the Degree and University Requirements.

All students must meet the Catamount Core Curriculum Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Major Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Interdisciplinary Themes of:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Business
  • Sustainable Business

And, Business Concentrations of:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Finance
  • Marketing

Basic Business Core Requirements

Thirty-six to thirty-seven credits (twelve courses). The Basic Business Core courses should be completed by the end of the sophomore year as they serve as the prerequisite requirements for upper-level Business Field, Interdiscplinary Theme, and Business Concentration requirements. All Basic Business Core courses must be completed with a grade-point average of at least 2.25 and no single course grade lower than C-.

BUS 1110The Business Enterprise I3
BUS 1120The Business Enterprise II3
BUS 1130Business Communications3
BUS 1140Information Technology3
BUS 1610Financial Accounting3
BUS 2130Decision Analysis3
BUS 2150Sustainable Bus Strategies3
BUS 2620Managerial Accounting3
ECON 1400Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 1450Principles of Microeconomics3
MATH 1212Fundamentals of Calculus I3-4
or MATH 1234 Calculus I
STAT 1410Basic Statistical Methods 13

Business Field Requirements

Twelve credits (four courses). In general, students must successfully complete the Basic Business Core before enrolling in Business Field courses. The Business Field courses must be completed with an overall grade-point average of at least a 2.00.  At least two of the four Business Field courses must be completed at UVM.

BUS 2300Leadership & Org Behavior3
BUS 2500Marketing Management3
BUS 2700Operations Management3
BUS 2800Managerial Finance3

Interdisciplinary Theme Requirements

All students must complete twelve credits (four courses) within their chosen theme, including one interdisciplinary “capstone” course, BUS 4910, BUS 4920, or BUS 4930, in their Senior year (students with a declared Sustainable Business theme who are graduating at the end of the summer or the Fall semester should plan to complete the capstone course in the preceding spring semester due to the course generally only being offered in the Spring semester; for students with a declared Entrepreneurship or Global Business theme, the capstone course is generally offered both Fall and Spring semesters). Students are required to earn an overall grade-point average of at least 2.00 in these four courses. One course can double-dip between the Interdisciplinary Theme and the Business Concentration. Students who select a second Interdisciplinary Theme can double-dip one applicable course between the two themes. Students enrolled in BUS 4996 Business Admin Honors Thesis can petition the Undergraduate Studies Committee to apply three thesis credits to their Interdisciplinary Themes. At least two of the four Interdisciplinary Theme courses must be completed at UVM (some exceptions may apply to the Global Business Theme with respect to the applicability of study abroad credits). The interdisciplinary "capstone" course, BUS 4910, BUS 4920, or BUS 4930, must be completed at UVM and will not be considered as degree applicable through transfer or study abroad credit. Students must select one of the following Interdisciplinary Themes by the end of their Sophomore year:

Entrepreneurship Interdisciplinary Theme

Required Senior Capstone:
BUS 4910Entrepreneurship Capstone3
Select three courses from the following list (5000-level courses require Dean's Office or faculty approval):9
BUS 2370
Business Law I
BUS 2380
Business Law II
BUS 2385
Real Estate Law
BUS 2744
Database Management
BUS 2748
Bus. Driven Decision Making
BUS 2792
Business Process Improvement
BUS 2810
Intermediate Financial Mgmt
BUS 2990
Special Topics (As Approved)
BUS 3310
Human Resource Management
BUS 3330
Tech, Entr & Commercialization
BUS 3350
Entrepreneurial Family Firms
BUS 3360
Integrated Product Dev
BUS 3510
Marketing Research
BUS 3550
Digital Marketing
BUS 3556
Product Management
BUS 3560
Retail Management
BUS 3615
Financial Statement Analysis
BUS 3620
Adv Topics in Management Acctg
BUS 3643
Taxation of Social Enterprises
BUS 3660
Accounting Information Systems
BUS 3700
Quant Anyl for Managerial Dec
BUS 3871
Current Topics Fin Reporting
BUS 3990
Special Topics (As Approved)

Global Business Interdisciplinary Theme

Required Senior Capstone:
BUS 4920Global Business Strategic Cap3
Select three courses from the following list (5000-level courses require Dean's Office or faculty approval):9
BUS 2432
Political Envir of Business
BUS 2990
Special Topics (As Approved)
BUS 3442
International Management
BUS 3530
Consumer Behavior
BUS 3554
Services Marketing
BUS 3555
Marketing Communications
BUS 3580
Intn'l Market Analysis
BUS 3610
Corporate Financial Reporting1
BUS 3611
Corporate Financial Reporting2
BUS 3730
Supply Chain Management
BUS 3810
Fixed Income Security Analysis
BUS 3820
Security Val & Portfolio Mgmt
BUS 3830
International Finance Mgmt
BUS 3840
Free Markets & Free Enterprise
BUS 3860
Financial Tech and Analytics
BUS 3990
Special Topics (As Approved)
BUS 5615
Advanced Accounting
BUS 5641
Corporation Taxation

Sustainable Business Interdisciplinary Theme

Required Senior Capstone:
BUS 4930Sustainable Bus Strategic Cap3
Select three courses from the following list (5000-level courses require Dean's Office or faculty approval):9
BUS 2432
Political Envir of Business
BUS 2640
Individual Taxation
BUS 2747
Green IT & Virtualization
BUS 2792
Business Process Improvement
BUS 2990
Special Topics (As Approved)
BUS 3350
Entrepreneurial Family Firms
BUS 3422
Collaborate for Sustainability
BUS 3490
Ethics & Social Resp in Mgt
BUS 3643
Taxation of Social Enterprises
BUS 3670
Environmntl & Social Rprtng
BUS 3850
Options and Futures
BUS 3890
Real Estate Finance
BUS 3990
Special Topics (As Approved)
BUS 5615
Advanced Accounting
BUS 5630
Auditing
BUS 5650
Gov't and NFP Accounting

Business Concentration Requirements

Fifteen credits (five courses) for Accounting, Business Analytics, and Marketing concentrations. The Finance concentration is sixteen credits, which includes completion of BUS 3800, one credit Green Mountain Investment Fund. Students are required to earn an overall grade-point average of at least a 2.00 in their concentration courses. One course can double-dip between an Interdisciplinary Theme and the Business Concentration. Students who select a second concentration can double-dip one applicable course between the two concentrations. At least three of the five (3-credit) concentration courses must be completed at UVM. Students must select one of the following concentrations by the end of their Sophomore year:

Accounting Concentration

Required:
BUS 3610Corporate Financial Reporting13
BUS 3611Corporate Financial Reporting23
Select three courses from the following list (5000-level courses require Dean's office or faculty approval):9
BUS 2640
Individual Taxation
BUS 2990
Special Topics (As Approved)
BUS 3615
Financial Statement Analysis
BUS 3620
Adv Topics in Management Acctg
BUS 3643
Taxation of Social Enterprises
BUS 3660
Accounting Information Systems
BUS 3670
Environmntl & Social Rprtng
BUS 3871
Current Topics Fin Reporting
BUS 3990
Special Topics (As Approved)
BUS 5615
Advanced Accounting
BUS 5630
Auditing
BUS 5635
Fraud Examination
BUS 5641
Corporation Taxation
BUS 5650
Gov't and NFP Accounting

Students who plan to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) may complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an Accounting concentration plus the Master of Accountancy (MAcc). The MAcc curriculum can fulfill the 150-credit requirement of State Boards of Accountancy (see the Graduate Catalogue for additional information on the MAcc). The specific requirements to sit for the CPA examination vary among states. Students who plan to sit for the CPA exam are advised to contact the Board of Accountancy for the state in which they plan to practice.

Business Analytics Concentration

Required:
CS 1210Computer Programming I (or equivalent computer language programming course)3
Select one Information Systems course: BUS 2744, BUS 2747, BUS 2748, BUS 3860, BUS 3660, any CS 2000-level course or above, BUS 2990/BUS 3990 (As Approved)3
Select one Quantitative Tools course: BUS 3700, BUS 3730, ECON 3500, BUS 2990/BUS 3990 (As Approved)3
Select one Areas of Applications course: BUS 2748, BUS 3860, BUS 2792, BUS 3510, BUS 3730, STAT 3240, BUS 2990/BUS 3990 (As Approved)3
Select one other course from any of the three categories of Information Systems, Quantitative Tools, Areas of Applications; note: BUS 2990/BUS 3990 Special Topics (As Approved).3
Besides CS 1210, only one other non-BUS course (by approval) may be applied to the Business Analytics concentration. A course may be used to satisfy one sub area (Information Systems, Quantitative Tools, Areas of Application) only.

Finance Concentration

Required:
BUS 2810Intermediate Financial Mgmt3
BUS 3800Green Mountain Investment Fund1
BUS 3820Security Val & Portfolio Mgmt3
Select three courses from the following list:9
BUS 2990
Special Topics (As Approved)
BUS 3610
Corporate Financial Reporting1
or BUS 3615
Financial Statement Analysis
BUS 3810
Fixed Income Security Analysis
BUS 3830
International Finance Mgmt
BUS 3840
Free Markets & Free Enterprise
BUS 3850
Options and Futures
BUS 3860
Financial Tech and Analytics
BUS 3890
Real Estate Finance
BUS 3990
Special Topics (As Approved)
BUS 4880
Wall Street Seminar (by invitation only)

Marketing Concentration

Required:
BUS 3510Marketing Research3
Select four courses from the following list:12
BUS 2990
Special Topics (As Approved)
BUS 3360
Integrated Product Dev
BUS 3530
Consumer Behavior
BUS 3550
Digital Marketing
BUS 3554
Services Marketing
BUS 3555
Marketing Communications
BUS 3556
Product Management
BUS 3560
Retail Management
BUS 3580
Intn'l Market Analysis
BUS 3590
Sustainable Marketing
BUS 3990
Special Topics (As Approved)

Professional Development Series

Students are required to complete three credits of Professional Development Series:

  • Professional Development Series I, generally completed in the first year (BUS 1102)
  • Professional Development Series II, generally completed in the second year (BUS 2102)
  • Professional Development Series III, generally completed in the third year (BUS 3102)

Catamount Core Curriculum

Grossman School of Business students are required to complete at least 42 credits in the Catamount Core Curriculum Requirements.

Credit Hours Outside of the Grossman School of Business

Students need to take at least 40 credits outside of the Grossman School of Business. 

Optional Undergraduate Minor or Undergraduate Certificate

A student may complete an undergraduate minor in a discipline outside the Grossman School of Business, or an undergraduate certificate outside the Grossman School of Business to help fulfill the required 40 outside credits.  The requirements for each undergraduate minor or undergraduate certificate are specified by the department or program supervising those programs. Up to two minor courses or two certificate courses may apply to Basic Business Core/Business Field/Interdisciplinary Theme/Business Concentration requirements. Please consult with an advisor in the Grossman School of Business to select an appropriate undergraduate minor or undergraduate certificate.

The student must contact the appropriate department to obtain more specific information. To declare a minor, students submit a major-minor request online through their myUVM portal. Some minors are not available to declare as they require an application and permission from the supervising department. The minors in Business Administration and Accounting are only open to majors outside of the Grossman School of Business. However, Business majors are permitted to minor in Sports Management. The following minors through Community Development and Applied Economics (CDAE) are restricted: Consumer and Advertising, Consumer Affairs, Community Entrepreneurship, and Public Communications.

University of Vermont Degree Requirements for Undergraduates

In addition to the requirements for the Major, all undergraduate students must successfully complete Degree and University Requirements.

Electives

Students often need elective credits to bridge the gap between the required courses and the 120 total credit hours needed to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Restrictions on Electives

  1. Up to three credits of PEAC (physical education activity courses) can apply as elective credit towards the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. This includes PEAC courses, and credit granted for intramural, club, and varsity sports.
  2. No more than six credits of internship can apply to the degree. This includes all internship related course offerings from any UVM School or College.
  3. No credit will be granted for a course that substantially duplicates material in courses offered in the Grossman School of Business or in other previously completed courses. 
    • Students cannot receive credit for a course that is prerequisite knowledge for a course already completed, for example FREN 1100 after FREN 1200.
    • Students cannot earn credit for both EC 170 and STAT 1410.
    • Students cannot earn credit for both CDAE 2680 and BUS 2500.
    • Students cannot earn credit for both CDAE 2270 and BUS 3530.
    • Students cannot earn credit for both  CDAE 2280 and BUS 3555.
    • Students cannot earn credit for both CDAE 2670 and BUS 2800.
    • Students cannot earn credit for CDAE 3660.