School of Business Programs
The Accounting major provides a thorough understanding of modern accounting principles and procedures within the broader context of a quality undergraduate liberal arts education. Accounting majors at Geneseo develop strong quantitative, analytical, and communication skills through numerous individual and group decision-making projects, case analyses, writing and speaking assignments, and independent research projects. Our B.S. in Accounting program is a professional degree program that is registered by the State of New York to qualify graduates to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountancy (CPA) exam. Students can earn the 150 hours required by the accounting profession to enter public accounting through our one year M.S. in Accounting program. For detailed course description see the Undergraduate Bulletin for a program overview.
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The Business Administration major prepares students for success in business by combing a liberal arts core with a strong foundation in accounting, economics, marketing, finance, management, and international business. Through numerous projects, group presentations, and case analyses business administration students develop the quantitative, analytical, and communication skills essential to successful business careers today and well into the future. Internships and hands-on learning experiences round out the program giving the students confidence to solve complex problems and add value to a company from day one. When combined with one of the School of Business minors, students are well prepared to enter careers in a wide array of professions. For detailed course description see the Undergraduate Bulletin for a program overview.
The Economics major combines the breadth, analytical development, and flexibility of a liberal arts degree with the theoretical, quantitative, and empirical foundation of economics. Emphasis is placed on developing critical thinking as well as analytical and communication skills. Geneseo economics graduates enter a wide array of positions in both the public and private sectors, or alternatively, gain admission to graduate programs in a variety of fields. Students frequently combine the economics major with internships, study abroad, independent research, and related study in fields such as mathematics or other social sciences. For detailed course description see the Undergraduate Bulletin for a program overview.
The School of Business offers a select number of minors to students who are majoring in Accounting, Business Administration, or Economics.
The minors allow students to gain specialized knowledge in a particular field. While not required, a minor is strongly recommended for students who plan to enter careers in finance, marketing, or human resource management.
The Economics minor is open to students majoring in Accounting or Business Administration. Non-business majors can pursue an economics minor with permission of the Director of Student Services. Economics Minor
Students who complete the finance minor are prepared for careers in fields such as wealth management, sales and trading, fund management, banking and corporate finance. The curriculum is designed to provide most of the content on the CFA level one exam. Students are strongly encouraged to be involved with the Student Managed Investment Fund as well. Finance Minor [PDF]
In today's complex and competitive business environment there is a need for current and future trained professional managers. The management minor provides students with additional study in general management, operations, and human resources. Students can focus electives in human resource management or entrepreneurship through our VentureWorks program. Management Minor [PDF]
The marketing minor exposes students to both academic and practical learning opportunities, preparing students to enter a wide range of careers in the marketing profession. There are several hands-on activities as well as co-curricular opportunities where students work directly with business. Students who complete the minor pursue careers in agencies as well as in corporate settings. Marketing Minor [PDF]
Business Studies/Economics: Until further notice, the School of Business is longer accepting declarations of minor for Business Studies and Economics. The exception is Business Administration and Accounting majors who want to declare an Economics minor.
Minimum Competence Requirement
A minimum grade of C- is required in ALL courses submitted in fulfillment of any School of Business program, including required related courses (such as MATH 213 or 221; PHIL 237; INTD 205). Courses with D grades must be repeated and cannot be used to meet prerequisite requirements.
Professional Development Program Requirements
All School of Business majors are required to participate in and complete all required elements of the Professional Development program by the time they graduate. School of Business students should consult with the department for details on fulfilling this requirement. PD Program Requirements
Department Writing Requirement
Successful completion of your degree will fulfill the department writing requirement.
For further information, please contact the Director of Student Services of the School of Business. For information on writing requirements for “double” or “triple” majors consult the Undergraduate Bulletin under “Multiple Majors” or the Office of the Dean of the College.