Credit Requirement: Students who begin at Marquette University in the College of Business Administration starting in and after Fall 2019 have a minimum total credit hours requirement of 129. However, a student may graduate with total credit hours of 122-129 if completion of the following occurs:
- Students may double count up to six credits (2 courses) of business core and major coursework within their declared Marquette Core Curriculum (MCC) Discovery Tier Theme. These courses, when taken, will apply to both MCC Discovery Tier and Business curriculum areas of a student’s graduation checklist AND reduce total credit requirements by 3-6 credits. Students who wish to reduce credits can submit this form for each course.
- Waiving the one-credit BUAD 1060 Business Applications: Basic Business Analytic Tools course through passing a waiver exam provided by the college. The opportunity to take the waiver exam is provided during a student’s first year in the college, and if completed successfully will waive the course requirement AND reduce total credit requirements by 1 credit.
These are the only pathways for a student to graduate with less than 129 credits and earn a B.S. in Business Administration degree.
Structured Elective Requirements: Within the business core curriculum a student will need to complete three structured elective requirements, each with multiple course offerings:
Business Ethics Structured Elective: Select one course from BULA 3001 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (Required for ACCO majors), MANA 3002 Business and Its Environment, PHIL 4330 Business Ethics, FINA 4370 Sustainable Finance (AIM students only), or FINA 4371 Private Equity, Ethics and Society (AIM students only).
Core Enhancement Structured Elective: Select one course from ENTP 3001 Understanding Entrepreneurship (ENTP majors), HURE 3001 Management of Human Resources (HURE majors), or REAL 3001 Introduction to Commercial Real Estate (REAL majors).
Analytics Structured Elective: Select one course from ACCO 4060 Accounting Analytics, BUAN 3065 (formerly BUAN 2060) Business Analytics 1: Data Definition, Preparation, Descriptive Analytics, ECON 4060 Introduction to Econometrics, FINA 4050 Applied Financial Modeling, MARK 4065 Marketing Analytics, or OSCM 4060 Supply Chain Analytics.
If a course is taken to complete the Business Ethics, Core Enhancement and Analytics structured electives, it can double fulfill both the business core and a major requirement if eligible. Note that an additional upper division business elective is required to meet credit requirements if a structured elective is used to double fulfill two academic areas.
Open Elective Course within Non-Business Electives: All students are required to complete non-business elective courses. ACCO majors must complete 12 credits and all other majors must complete 18 credits. Up to 3 credits of non-business coursework is considered an “Open Elective”. The open elective can be used for a non-business elective or a business elective outside of a declared major, including internship for credit or a study abroad course. If a business course is selected for these 3 credits, it will not automatically populate, and the course selection must be requested with the college Dean's Office with this form.