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The Pre-Business Program is an undergraduate program designed for students considering a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. The intent of the program is to improve the probability of success for those students committed to pursuing this degree as well as offering exposure to students considering the business program.

The courses in the Pre-Business Program are all core business courses. Students will take these courses first before they enter the emphasis. Upon successful completion of the following courses with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 and a School of Business and Economics GPA of 2.5, the student may apply to the School of Business and Economics to be classified as a Business major. Business majors should take MTH 221 as part of their General Education requirements.

Transfer students may participate in the Pre-Business Program and petition for classes taken at other accredited institutions to be considered for substitution within the guidelines of Concordia University.

  • Pre-Business Program Curriculum
  • 16 Units
  • ACT 211: Financial Accounting
  • 3

Basic elements of accounting and methods of gathering and reporting financial data will be examined in this course, including a study of financial statements, journalizing financial transactions, merchandising activities, investments in property, plant and equipment; and depreciation as it applies to corporations. Prerequisite: BUS 201.

  • BUS 201: Introduction to Management, Marketing and Information Technology
  • 3

This survey course will look at today's American business systems including a study of various types of businesses and the information they gather, store, and process, including administration and management of people, facilities, and information. Course will include relevant computer experience simulating business situations.

  • BUS 224: Business Writing and Presentations
  • 1

This course will be a study and practice of effective strategies for clear business communication in both written and oral forms, as well as the technology to access and share information.

  • BUS 261: Business Analysis Tools and Business Statistics
  • 3

This course will focus on business analysis and problem solving strategies through the application of Microsoft Excel and deployment of business statistics analytics.

  • ECO 201: Macroeconomics
  • 3

This is a survey course of the scope and methods of the study of the principles of macroeconomics. Topics will include decision-making by households and firms, supply and demand, operation of markets and the determination of prices, the evaluation of social welfare within alternative economic systems, international trade and foreign exchange, financial markets, the role and objectives of government in economic policy.


  • ECO 202: Microeconomics
  • 3

This is a course covering principles of microeconomics. Topics will include decision‐making by households and firms, supply and demand, operation of markets and the determination of prices, international trade, elements of industrial organization and varying degrees of competition, and the evaluation of social welfare within alternative economic systems.

  • ACT 212: Managerial Accounting
  • 3

This decision-making course will be based on accounting concepts and will include equity financing, introduction to management accounting, cost terms and concepts, cost accumulation systems, product costing systems, and analyzing cost behavior patterns, including cost-volume-profit relationships. Prerequisite: ACT 211.

  • BUS 251: Legal Environment of Business
  • 3

This course prepares students to think factually and analytically at the areas of law that affect agreements and commerce between individuals and entities in the areas of, but not limited to, contracts, torts, entity formation, agency, real property, estate and trusts and investor protection.

  • FIN 211: Personal Finance
  • 3

This course will prepare students to make appropriate decisions regarding financial planning in career choices, investment, savings, income taxes, credit cards, loans, car and home purchases, asset protection, health expenses, insurance, and real estate.

  • FIN 331: Finance
  • 3

This is an introductory course to the principles and practices of managerial finance, sources and methods of raising capital, cash flow analysis, financial statement analysis, financial markets, and stockholder equity concerns. Additional concepts will include decision making with risk and use of operating and financial leverage. Prerequisites: General education math requirements and ACT 211.

  • MGT 321: Management
  • 3

This introductory course will look at the areas of planning, organizing, staffing, and controlling with an emphasis on responsibility and authority, delegation and decentralization, line-staff relationship organization charting, communication, and reaction to change Interpersonal skills, motivation, leadership, and organizational resource management will also be studied. Prerequisites: BUS 201 and BUS 224. Recommended prerequisite: ECO 201 or ECO 202.

Current students, please note: The requirements listed here may not reflect the most current courses for this major and may not be the requirements for the catalog year you are following to complete your major. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for official requirements you must meet to qualify for a degree.

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