Required Non-Management Courses for students beginning at the Questrom School of Business in Fall 2013 or after
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The Questrom School of Business aims for each student to acquire both a solid liberal arts foundation and training in the field of management. This aim is consistent with the expressed needs of potential employers of management students. A well-balanced education is especially important to students who recognize that today’s cutting-edge ideas in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities are the basis for tomorrow’s cutting-edge ideas in management. It is also important as a foundation for graduate training in management, law, and other professional fields.
In addition to Required Management Courses, students take at least twelve Non-Management Courses. These courses include required courses in Economics, Math and Writing, as well as elective options in Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences. Please see below for descriptions of each requirement.
Please note: Course material covered in a previous course cannot be duplicated in any other course for academic credit. Liberal arts electives taken in Metropolitan College must be preapproved by the Questrom School of Business’s Undergraduate Program Office.
Students who enter the Questrom School of Business beginning in Fall 2013 are required to complete no fewer than 129 academic credits. Students should note that, so long as they complete 16 academic credits per semester (and 17 credits in the semester of the Cross-Functional Core), this will total 129 credits. Students who transfer three-credit courses or otherwise vary from the standard sixteen credits per semester should be careful that their total number of credits will meet or exceed 129. Please contact an advisor in the Undergraduate Program Office with any questions.
Note that the following courses do not count toward the 129-credit minimum:
- SMG SM108, SM208, SM308, SM408, SM411 (the Career Management Seminars)
- SMG SM395 (the half-credit internship credit course)
- SMG Honors Program seminars and colloquia
- PDP courses
- ROTC courses
- One-credit CFA courses
Please contact an advisor in the Undergraduate Program Office with any questions.
Liberal Arts Foundation: Economics, Math and Writing
- Introductory Microeconomic Analysis: Students must complete CAS EC101 (4 credits)
- Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis: Students must complete CAS EC102 (4 credits)
- English Composition Requirement: Students must complete CAS WR100 (4 credits) or an equivalent course. CGS students fulfill this requirement with CGS RG101
- Math Requirement: Students must complete CAS MA121 or MA123 (4 credits)
Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements
Students must complete three four-credit Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements. Students must choose one Humanities course, one Social Sciences course and one Natural Sciences/Mathematics and Computer Science course from the options in each section below.
Humanities: Any four-credit course from the following departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, with restrictions or exceptions as noted:
Social Sciences: Any four-credit course from the following departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, with restrictions or exceptions as noted:
Natural Sciences/Mathematics and Computer Science: Any four-credit course from the following departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, with restrictions or exceptions as noted:
Students must complete four four-credit Liberal Arts Electives from any department within the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of General Studies, with a few exceptions:
- Students should not duplicate any credit they’ve received elsewhere, such as transfer credit, AP or IB credit, or equivalent credit from another school.
- Students should pay close attention to the restrictions described for chemistry, English, economics, and mathematics courses under the College of Arts & Sciences section of the Bulletin.
- Students should not take CAS Statistics courses (MA113, MA115, MA116, MA213, MA214, EC203, EC303, EC305, PS211), as the material in these courses is covered in SMG QM221 (formerly SM221) and QM222 (formerly SM222).
- Students should not take courses at a lower level than that for which they’ve already received credit (e.g. taking LF112 French 2, after completing LF211 French 3).
Students must complete one four-credit Non-Management Elective.
A Non-Management Elective is any elective (at least four credits) taken at any school or college within the University except the Questrom School of Business.
Physical Education (PDP), ROTC, Musical Group/Class and All-University Musical Organizations credit cannot be counted as a Non-Management Elective as they do not count towards the BSBA degree.