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 135MAT 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
  • MAT 136 may be replaced by MAT 151 or MAT 161
  • 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

BUSINESS CALCULUS

FIN 398

SPECIAL TOPICS

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.
Prerequisites:
FIN 310 is a prerequisite for this class.

WRD 301

WRITING IN WORKPLACE CONTEXTS (FORMERLY ENG 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 Real Estate Major

A minimum grade of C- is required for the following: ACC 101, ACC 102, BLW 201, ECO 105, ECO 106, MAT 135, MAT 136, MAT 137, and the course used for Professional Writing.

MAT 135

BUSINESS CALCULUS I

Differential calculus of one or more variables with business applications. Formerly BMS 125.
Prerequisites:
MAT 130 or equivalent is a prerequisite for this class.

MAT 137

BUSINESS STATISTICS

Basic concepts of statistics and applications; data analysis with the use of Excel; theoretical distributions; sampling distributions; problems of estimation; hypothesis testing; problems of sampling; linear regression and correlation. Formerly BMS 142.
Prerequisites:
MAT 136 or equivalent is a prerequisite for this class.

MAT 150

CALCULUS I

Limits, continuity, the derivative, rules of differentiation, exponential and logarithmic functions, related rates and other applications.
Prerequisites:
MAT 131 or placement by test is a prerequisite for this course.

MAT 160

CALCULUS FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE MAJORS I

Limits, continuity, the derivative, rules of differentiation, exponential and logarithmic functions, related rates and other applications. Course meets for an additional 1.5 hour lab session each week in order to cover the material in greater depth. Students considering a math major are advised to take the 160 or 170 sequence.
Prerequisites:
MAT 131 or placement by test is a prerequisite for this class.

MAT 151

CALCULUS II

Applications of the derivative, extrema, curve sketching, definite and indefinite integrals, applications of the integral.
Prerequisites:
MAT 150 or MAT 160 or MAT 170 is a prerequisite for this class.

MAT 161

CALCULUS FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE MAJORS II

Applications of the derivative, extrema, curve sketching, definite and indefinite integrals, applications of the integral. Course meets for an additional 1.5 hour lab session each week in order to cover the material in greater depth.
Prerequisites:
MAT 150 or MAT 160 or MAT 170 is a prerequisite for this course.

MAT 147

CALCULUS WITH INTEGRATED PRECALCULUS I

Limits, continuity, the derivative, rules of differentiation, and applications, with precalculus review included for each topic. The full MAT 147-8-9 sequence will cover all the material of MAT 150-1-2 plus additional precalculus material.
Prerequisites:
MAT 130 or equivalents or placement by test is a prerequisite for this course.

MAT 148

CALCULUS WITH INTEGRATED PRECALCULUS II

Extrema, curve sketching, related rates, definite and indefinite integrals, applications of the integral, exponential and logarithmic functions, with precalculus review included for each topic.
Prerequisites:
MAT 147 is a prerequisite for this class.

MAT 149

CALCULUS WITH INTEGRATED PRECALCULUS III

Techniques of integration, L'Hopital's rule, improper integrals, Taylor polynomials, series and sequences, first-order differential equations, with precalculus review included for each topic.
Prerequisites:
MAT 148 is a prerequisite for this class.

MAT 348

APPLIED STATISTICAL METHODS

Introduction to statistical software (which will be used throughout the course). Descriptive statistics; elementary probability theory; discrete and continuous probability models; principles of statistical inference; Simple linear regression and correlation analysis.
Prerequisites:
MAT 148 or MAT 151 or MAT 161 or MAT 171 is a prerequisite for this class.

MAT 351

PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS I

Probability spaces, combinatorial probability methods, discrete and continuous random variables and distributions, moment generating functions, development and applications of the classical discrete and continuous distributions.
Prerequisites:
MAT 261 is a prerequisite for this class.