All undergraduate students in the Driehaus College of Business complete foundational courses in the areas of accountancy, mathematics, economics, business law, finance, management, management information systems, and marketing.

Course Requirements

For a student to complete the Bachelor of Science in Business, the following Business Core courses totaling at least 66.0 hours are required:

Second Majors and Minors

The addition of a second major or minor may affect the Business Core classes required for a student. Meet with an academic advisor to confirm requirements.

Math Requirements

  • A student is expected to complete the business math sequence (MAT 135, MAT 136, and MAT 137) in the first year of study
  • MAT 135 and MAT 137 are completed through Liberal Studies requirements
  • MAT 135 may be replaced by MAT 150 or MAT 160 or MAT 170
  • MAT 136 may be replaced by MAT 151 or MAT 161 or MAT 171
  • MAT 135 and MAT 136 may be replaced by the sequence of MAT 147, MAT 148, and MAT 149
  • MAT 137 may be replaced by MAT 348 or MAT 351; if done, an additional Scientific Inquiry course must be added to the degree plan

MAT 135


ECO 315


Introduction to Money and Banking. The structure of the American banking system; role of the Federal Reserve System; private financial markets and institutions; the effectiveness of monetary policy, and international finance.
ECO 105, ECO 106 and (MAT 130 or equivalent) are a prerequisite for this class.

FIN 398


Content and format of this course are variable. An in-depth study of current issues in finance. Subject matter will be indicated in class schedule.
FIN 310 is a prerequisite for this class.

WRD 301


Students examine the roles of writing (transactional, informative, and persuasive) in professional contexts and learn common features of workplace writing situations (internal vs. external documents, collaboration, distribution of expertise and authority, content management, globalization) and strategies for responding to them. They will also learn about stylistic conventions common to workplace genres (building an effective professional persona through writing - tone, document design) and their typical formats. Theory and analysis will ground discussions of production and production-based projects. Formerly ENG 301.

Grade Minimums for Finance Major

A minimum grade of B- is required for FIN 310. A minimum grade of C- is required for the following: ACC 101, ACC 102, BLW 201, ECO 105, ECO 106, FIN 320, MAT 135, MAT 136, MAT 137, the course used for Professional Writing, and any FIN course used for Global Business Perspective.

Global Business Perspective

If a FIN course is shared between Global Business Perspective and the Finance major, additional hours of Open Elective credit are required.