Business Management

The Business Management major is designed to prepare students for bachelor's level positions in the business community. The major consists of a core of six required courses, four management-related electives, Senior Seminar, and Business Policy and Strategic Management (the comprehensive examination course). All students choosing a Business Management major must complete the following core requirements with a grade of C- or better:

Lower Level Courses

  • MN 110S Principles of Management & Leadership
  • MN 271S Principles of Accounting I
  • An economics course
  • BE 160M Statistical Methods

Upper Level Courses

  • MN 369S Principles of Marketing
  • MN 377 Introduction to Business Finance or IB 378 Investment Finance
  • Senior Seminar (MN 242S Ethics in Management or MN 401Corporate Social Responsibility or IB 210S Students in Free Enterprise)
  • MN 498 Business Policy and Strategic Management (Comprehensive Examination course)

Four management electives are required to complete the major. Appropriate transfer credit and experiential credit may be used to meet this requirement. Students may choose their four management electives to create an area of emphasis in the following specialty areas:


  • IB 321S Consumer Behavior/Consumerism
  • IB 373 Marketing Communications
  • IB 374 Market Intelligence
  • IB 379 Retail Organization and Management
  • IB 485 International Marketing


  • IB 486 International Finance and Banking
  • MN 377 Introduction to Business Finance or IB 378 Investment Finance (which ever course is not taken as part of the core).
  • Two investment analysis courses (an internship may be substitutes for one investment analysis course).

A minimum of four courses in the Business Management major (not including Business Policy and Strategic Management) must be taken at Eckerd College.

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