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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog


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III. Required Electives—at least 4 hours of BUS coursework at the 300-400 level

Students may choose these electives from across different topics or they may focus their study in a specific area such as marketing, global business, entrepreneurship, human resource management, or business analytics. Students should consult their advisor for options, review the list of BUS course offerings in the catalog, and visit the departmental website for more information on potential focus areas. If students wish to complete courses outside of the major to complement or focus their area of study in business, or in preparation for graduate school, they may do so using their general university elective credits. Business majors are strongly encouraged to consider a portfolio of certain courses in ACCT, CSCI, ECON, ESI, IST, LANG, POLS, PSYC, SOC, and STAT. Consult with your advisor and visit the departmental website for recommended courses.

IV. Experiential Learning Options—3-4 hours:

Choose from one of the following options. Students should consult the departmental website for specific information about these options.


4-hour project-based internship experience completed in BUS 489. Students choosing BUS 489 must review the internship program policy, attend a mandatory information session, and receive project approval from the Department’s Internship Coordinator prior to enrolling in the internship course.

Undergraduate Research

3-hour undergraduate research project completed in BUS 499. Students choosing this option must submit a faculty-sponsored research proposal to the department chair for approval, outlining the specific topic, timeline, and purpose of the study per departmental guidelines.

Study Abroad

3 hours of management or global business courses earned as part of a UNC Asheville approved study abroad experience. Students choosing the study abroad option must review the policy and contact the department’s study abroad coordinator for advisement and to obtain course approvals.

Consulting Practicum

4-hour consulting practicum experience completed in BUS 488. Students considering this option should consult their faculty academic adviser for more information.

V. Other departmental requirements:

Major competency is demonstrated in BUS 480. A grade of C or higher in ACCT 215, 216, and BUS 480 is required to graduate.

Liberal Arts Core (LAC)

For additional information about the Liberal Arts Core and the specific courses that fulfill the requirements, visit the Office of the Registrar website, https://registrar.unca.edu/liberal-arts-core.

Liberal Arts Core Requirements

Courses that satisfy some of the following LAC requirements can be found throughout the curriculum and may be used to fulfill multiple requirements.

Requirement Credits
First-Year Seminar 3-4
Academic Writing and Critical Inquiry 4
Humanities 12
Laboratory Science 4
Scientific Perspectives 3-4
Quantitative Perspectives 4
Social Science 3-4
Second Language (proficiency through the 2nd semester) 0-8
Arts and Ideas 3-4
Senior Capstone 4
Diversity Intensive (DI and DI-R) 6-8


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