Introductory level (3 courses):

  1. Business and Society (new course)
  2. Fundamentals of Accounting (new course)
  3. Introductory Economics (ECON 100)

 

Intermediate courses (4 courses for breadth)

  1. In Pursuit of Innovation (I & E 100) or Social Entrepreneurship (I & E 245/GOVT and GLST 248)
  2. Foundations of Financial Management (new course)
  3. Introduction to Marketing (new course)
  4. Business and the Greater Good –– select course from a list of options:
    1. Environmental, Social and Governance Issues in Business (new course)
    2. History of Black Business in 20th Century America (new course)
    3. Introduction to Environmental Policy (ENST / ECON / GOVT 151)
    4. Environmental Politics (GOVT 465 / ENST470)
    5. Global Environmental Politics (ENST / GOVT 270, GLST 271)

 

Focus area (4 courses for depth)

  1. Entrepreneurship
    1. Entrepreneurial Ventures (I & E 300)
    2. Two courses from Entrepreneurship electives 
    3. One BUEN elective 
  2. Arts Entrepreneurship
    1. Introduction to Arts Management (MUEP 150)
    2. Entrepreneurial Musician (I & E 280)
    3. Six additional units in Arts Entrepreneurship electives 
    4. One BUEN elective
  3. Business Analytics
    1. Quantitative Decision Making (ECON 223)
    2. Statistics for Data Science (STAT 255; calculus required as prereq)
    3. One additional BA elective
    4. One BUEN elective 
  4. Natural Resource and Energy Management
    1. Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues in Business (new course)
    2. Natural Resource and Energy Management (ECON 285)
    3. One additional area elective from list
    4. One BUEN elective
  5. Self-designed focus area: students have the option of working with their advisor to propose a set of courses with an explanation of how these courses would result in a coherent focus area in the BUEN major.

 

Experiential Learning
To meet the experiential learning requirement, students will need to complete a 2-unit career preparation course and an experiential learning component.  Students may complete this experiential learning component through one of the practicum options, or through a not-for-credit internship done in the summer after their junior year. The practicum options will be modeled on I & E practicums, which include the Rabbit Gallery, KidsGive, Start-up Theatre, and Music for All. These practicums emphasize, among other skills, teamwork and leadership skills, and provide opportunities for and explicit training in leadership. Other ways to fulfill the requirement will be through off-campus, study abroad programs, a field experience project, or through a “shadowing” experience with a business organization.

Senior Experience
The 3-unit Senior Experience seminar for the BUEN major will provide a bookend to the introductory Business and Society course. Through readings, discussions, and guest speakers, students will reflect on their learning inside and outside the classroom. The seminar will also feature a reflection assignment that will involve students connecting their experiential learning to their coursework and career plans. The Senior Experience seminar will thus provide a structure for students to reflect on their learning in the major, including the experiential component, and to connect those experiences to their future career plans, goals, and aspirations.