Selecting a Concentration
Our goal for you is that by the end of your sophomore year, you have selected a concentration (or have a very strong idea of which concentration you would like to pursue). During your freshman and sophomore years, there are several resources available to aid in your concentration selection.
Your academic advisor is available to discuss concentration options. They can help you identify your interests, narrow down the options, and help you create a plan for determining which concentration is right for you.
To schedule an appointment, please visit Advisor Link.
The Scheller Academic Advisors worked closely with each faculty group to create a concentration resource guide for each concentration. In the guide, you will find an overview of the concentration, career opportunities, faculty recommendations, etc. The resource guides are linked in the table below.
Start taking the business core curriculum your freshman year! The business core curriculum includes the introduction course to each concentration area. Each concentration's introduction course is also the pre-requisite requirement for the upper-level concentration electives.
Talk to your professors about their personal experiences in the field and career opportunities in that area. Not only is this a great way to get to know your faculty and learn about a concentration area, but faculty are also a great resource for internship and full-time job networking.
Informational interviewing is a great way to learn more about a company and industry. Who better to learn from than someone currently working in an area you are interested in? Informational interviewing is also a very strong networking tool that will come in handy when searching for an internship and full-time job. Start early!
Informational interviews can be conducted with alumni, family friends, internship supervisors, faculty, etc. In other words, you can have an informational interview with just about anyone! The Scheller undergraduate career team has developed resources for informational interviewing, such as an overview of informational interviewing and tips, as well as an invitation email template. More resources are available in the Scheller Career Resources Canvas course.
There's no better way to determine if you like a profession than giving it a try! Internships are a temporary commitment to a company and provide the perfect opportunity to work in a field of interest to help determine if you would enjoy a full-time career in that area. You can start interning as early as you'd like, i.e., you could intern the summer after your freshman year. There are tons of internship resources available in the Scheller Career Resources Canvas course.
|Accounting||ACCT 2101||No prerequisites|
|Finance||ACCT 2101, then MGT 3062||
This is a two-semester sequence. ACCT 2101 is the prerequisite for MGT 3062 and must be taken at least one semester prior to taking MGT 3062.
|Marketing||MGT 3300||Must be a sophomore with 30+ hours earned (completed) in order to take MGT 3300.|
|MGT 3101||No prerequisites|
|Information Technology||MGT 2210||No prerequisites|
|Operations & Supply Chain Management||Math prerequisite, then MGT 2250, then MGT 2255, then MGT 3501||
This is a four-semester sequence. Math 1550, 1551, or 1712 is a prerequisite for MGT 2250. MGT 2250 is a prerequisite for MGT 2255. MGT 2255 is a pre-requisite for MGT 3501. MGT 3501 is the prerequisite for upper-level concentration electives.
|Strategy & Innovation||MGT 3659||
Declaring a Concentration
After you have selected a concentration, you will need to declare your concentration online using the directions below. Once your concentration is declared, you will see concentration information in your DegreeWorks. If you need to change your concentration after initially declaring it, use the same steps.
Declaring your concentration helps us help you! Academic advisors can help you incorporate the concentration electives into your academic plan and share information about involvement opportunities related to your concentration selection. The Undergraduate Program Office is also able to compile data about the number of students declared in each concentration area to help support the schedule of classes each semester.
To declare your concentration:
Login to Buzzport
Go to Registration/OSCAR
Select Student Services & Financial Aid, then Student Records, then Change Program of Study
Listed on this screen will be your current major. Select the button next to your BSBA program of study, and click Select Program
Choose your concentration from the drop-down menu and click Submit Changes
Click Done and you will return to the main screen displaying your current program(s) of study