Undergraduate Pre-Business Major

 

Build your business chops. And prep to change the world.

Eller offers the very best in business education and we expect the very best of our students, too.

Dedicated faculty will help you to develop foundational business skills that prepare you for success in the advanced, professional focus of your junior and senior year.

Pre-Business Advising

You’ll receive personalized guidance from advisors dedicated to helping you find academic and professional success.

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Pre-Business Career Coaching

Throughout your time at Eller, you’ll have access to professional development courses, career guidance and networking opportunities that help you explore your opportunities and land your future career.

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View a Sample Coursework Plan

How your Eller Pre-Business experience can play out:

This sample plan is based on 15-16 credits per semester, but you’ll also have to plan for your second language requirement and at least one class focused on gender, race, ethnicity or non-Western area studies. For a full list of official degree requirements, check out the University General Catalog. We also strongly recommend meeting with your academic advisor to create a plan specifically for you.

Freshman Year

1st Semester
Course

Units

ENGL 101* First Year Composition  
MIS 111* Computers and Internetworked Society 
MIS 112* Computers and Internetworked Society Lab  
MATH 112 College Algebra Concepts and Applications (requires C or better) 
Tier I General Education and/or Second Language  
    
Attend Eller Career Expo and UA Fall Career Days

3
3
1
3
3-7

Total

13-17    

2nd Semester
Course

Units

ENGL 102* First Year Composition  
MATH 116* Calculus Concepts for Business Majors
Tier I General Education  
Tier I General Education and/or Second Language
BNAD 100 Language and Context of Business  
   
Attend Career Showcase and UA Spring Career Days 

3
3
3
3-7
1

Total

13-17

Summer

Use summer to catch up on math if behind in sequencing based on placement results prior to freshman year.

Sophomore Year

1st Semester
Course

Units

BNAD 276* Statistical Inference in Management 
ACCT 200* Introduction to Financial Accounting 
ECON 200* Basic Economic Issues 
Tier I General Education 
Tier II General Education or Ethics** 
BNAD 200 Career Management in Business
    
Attend Eller Career Expo and UA Fall Career Days

3
3
3
3
3
1

Total

16

2nd Semester
Course

Units

ACCT 210* Introduction to Managerial Accounting 
BNAD 277* Analytical Methods for Business 
BCOM 214* Fundamentals of Business Communication
Tier II General Education 
Tier II General Education or Ethics**
   
Attend Career Showcase and UA Spring Career Days. Apply for Professional Admissions.

3
4
3
3
3

Total

16

Summer
We highly recommend that students participate in a study abroad and career-related experience.

This sample plan is designed with 15-17 credits per semester, and it may be necessary for a student to complete General Education courses in their final two years. The Second Language requirement is not represented in the advised sequence above. Students can meet this requirement by demonstrating second semester proficiency through examination or taking any of a variety of second semester language courses. Additionally, one course in the student's degree program must focus on Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Non-Western Area Studies. Some General Education classes are designed to fulfill this requirement. Each student needs to meet a minimum of 120 total credits. Students are strongly encouraged to take BNAD 100 and BNAD 200 to develop their professional knowledge and competencies required for success in the upper division. Please consult with your Advisement Report and your academic advisor.

* Eller Foundation Courses: Required to apply for professional admission into the professional program. Professional admission is required in order to take all 300- and 400-level professional core and major courses.

** Business Emphasis Areas: Students are required to take one Ethics course. This courses must be completed prior to graduation; it does not need to be completed before applying for professional admission.

Students who test below College Algebra on the ALEKS Math Placement exam should be prepared to take multiple prerequisite math courses before starting Pre-Business Foundation Courses.  Students will likely be applying for Professional Admission during the first semester of their Junior year.

This is only a sample plan and requirements are subject to change and may vary based on catalog year, placement tests, AP/CLEP credit, transfer work, summer school, etc.

The official degree requirements are found in the University General Catalog  and all University of Arizona students should refer to their Academic Advisement Report through UAccess for their specific requirements for graduation.

Freshman Year

1st Semester
Course

Units

ENGL 101* First Year Composition  

MATH 100 Preparation for University-level Mathematics
SAS 100 Math Success Strategies
MIS 111* Computers and Internetworked Society
MIS 112* Computers and Internetworked Society Lab

Students are limited to 12 total credits at the beginning of the first semester to allow them the necessary time to focus on math abilities.  A student's performance in MATH 100 and SAS 100AX will determine future UA MATH courses.  Students can register for a late-start 10-week or 7-week General Education course if desired. 

    
Attend Eller Career Expo and UA Fall Career Days

3
3
2
3
1

Total

12    

2nd Semester
Course

Units

ENGL 102* First Year Composition  
MATH 112 College Algebra Concepts and Applications (requires C or better)  
Tier I General Education
Tier I General Education  
Tier I General Education or Second Language
BNAD 100 Language and Context of Business  
   
Attend Career Showcase and UA Spring Career Days 

3
3
3
3
3-4
1

Total

16-17

Summer

Use summer to catch up on math if behind in sequencing based on placement results prior to freshman year.

Sophomore Year

1st Semester
Course

Units

MATH 116* Calculus Concepts for Business Majors  
ECON 200* Basic Economic Issues 
Tier I General Education 
Tier I General Education
Second Language
BNAD 200 Career Management in Business 
    
Attend Eller Career Expo and UA Fall Career Days

3
3
3
3
4
1

Total

17

2nd Semester
Course

Units

BNAD 276* Statistical Inference in Management 
ACCT 200* Introduction to Financial Accounting 
Tier II General Education 
Second Language
Ethics** 
   
Attend Career Showcase and UA Spring Career Days. Apply for Professional Admissions.

3
3
3
4
3

Total

16

Summer
We highly recommend that students participate in a study abroad and career-related experience.

Junior Year

1st Semester
Course

Units

ACCT 210* Introduction to Managerial Accounting 
BNAD 277* Analytical Methods for Business 
BCOM 214* Fundamentals of Business Communication
Tier II General Education 
Tier II General Education
    
Attend Eller Career Expo and UA Fall Career Days

3
4
3
3
3

Total

16

 

Students have the opportunity to review and retest on the ALEKS Math Placement Exam.  Students wishing to accelerate their semester plans should speak with an academic advisor.  

This sample plan is designed with roughly 30 credits per year.  Students Students can meet the Second Language requirement by demonstrating second semester proficiency through examination or taking any of a variety of second semester language courses. Additionally, one course in the student's degree program must focus on Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Non-Western Area Studies. Some General Education classes are designed to fulfill this requirement. Each student needs to meet a minimum of 120 total credits. Students are strongly encouraged to take BNAD 100 and BNAD 200 to develop their professional knowledge and competencies required for success in the upper division. Please consult with your Advisement Report and your academic advisor.

* Eller Foundation Courses: Required to apply for professional admission into the professional program. Professional admission is required in order to take all 300 and 400-level professional core and major courses.

** Business Emphasis Areas: Students are required to take one Ethics course. This courses must be completed prior to graduation; it does not need to be completed before applying for Professional Admission.


Pre-Business Professional Development Services

To connect students with career-oriented opportunities and education before your professional phase at Eller, Pre-Business students pay $350 per semester to support the programs and services offered through the Professional Development Center.