Required Courses

Business and Organizations Major

A minimum of 8.5 to 9.5 units as follows (classes in italics are taught during Summer College, between the sophomore and junior year):

Financial Accounting
E&M 211 - 1 unit

Professional Writing
ENG 208 - 1 unit

Intercultural/Global Issues
MLAC 105 or E&M 362 - 1 unit

PHIL 301 Environmental Ethics, PHIL 302 Leadership Ethics, PHIL 303 Business Ethics, PHIL 304 Ethics and Public Policy, or PHIL 308 Biomedical Ethics - 1 unit

Professional Communication
COMM 242 - 1 unit

Management/Psychology Hybrid
BUS 300-level - 1 unit

Business Functions
E&M 357 (Prerequisite: E&M 101 or E&M 102) - 1 unit

First-Year Workshop - 0.25 unit

Senior Capstone - 0.25 unit

BUS 392 - 1-2 units, two options:

  1. Two full-time internships
  2. One full-time internship and one off-campus semester in an approved Albion College program.


MATH 209, MATH 309, E&M 235 - 1 unit, or PSYC 204 and 206 - 2 units

Intermediate Economics
E&M 230 or E&M 232 - 1 unit

Additional Requirements

Students enrolled in the Business and Organizations major must pursue a second area of specialization that can be achieved through an existing Albion College minor, a College-approved emphasis or concentration, or a second major. This requirement can also be met through an individually designed five-unit focus, designed in collaboration with the Gerstacker Director, along with the majority approval of the Gerstacker Internal Advisory Committee and the Provost.

Business and Organizations Minor

6.25 units as follows:

Principles of Microeconomics
E&M 101 - 1 unit

FInancial Accounting
E&M 211 - 1 unit

E&M 259 - 1 unit

Choice of one in each section

Professional Writing (ENG 208)
Professional Communication (COMM 242) - 1 unit

Ethics (PHIL 301, PHIL 302, PHIL 303, PHIL 304, or PHIL 308)
Intercultural/Global Issues (MLAC 105, E&M 362) - 1 unit

BUS 392 - 1 unit, two options:

  1. One full-time internship
  2. One off-campus semester that combines course work and an internship.

First-Year Workshop - 0.25 unit


MATH 209, MATH 309, E&M 235 - 1 unit, or PSYC 204 and 206 - 2 units

Advising Notes

Students interested in pursuing graduate-level work in Business Administration (e.g., M.B.A.) are strongly encouraged to identify their programs of interest to better understand the course and work experience requirements and prerequisites. Most M.B.A. programs require at least two years of work experience (not including internships). Although many M.B.A. programs have specific course prerequisites, students are encouraged to study business-related topics, in addition to Gerstacker’s Business and Organizations major requirements. Depending on a student’s targeted schools or area of interest, prerequisite requirements may include additional economics, finance and accounting courses or college-level calculus.

When planning to pursue a specific emphasis in an area of study, please meet with the Gerstacker Director or Associate Director to develop a curricular plan that will best prepare you to meet your academic goals.