Degrees and Areas of Study
A broad curriculum is offered, leading to a Bachelor of Science in Business degree with majors
in accountancy, business economics, finance, financial services, human resource management,
international business, management, management information systems, marketing, and operations
The requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Business degree consist of four components.
The first is the university's General Education requirements. The second component is the business
core requirements that all students in the Raj Soin College of Business complete. These provide the
student with an understanding of all functional areas of business. The third component consists of
the requirements of the student's particular major in business. The fourth comprises business and
nonbusiness electives. Business electives must be chosen from courses that are offered by the Raj Soin
College of Business but are not already required by the student's major. Nonbusiness electives are
nonbusiness courses similar to the General Education requirements. Certain restrictions do apply and
are noted on the major checklists. The exact number of electives required depends on a student's major
Students wishing to pursue a double major within the Raj Soin College of Business must formally
declare their intention to do so. To earn a double major, students must complete all minimum
requirements for both programs of study.
In order to graduate, all students must
Seniors should meet with their academic advisor before their last quarter to be sure they have
completed all requirements for graduation.
- complete 187 (189 if admitted prior to fall 2003) credit hours of acceptable academic work.
- attain a 2.0 or better GPA.
- complete all course requirements as specified by the student's program of study.
- complete the last 45 hours of course work at Wright State.
- complete at least 50 percent of required business courses at Wright State.
- complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of upper division course work at Wright State.
- maintain a 2.0 or better cumulative GPA in major courses (accountancy, management,
and marketing majors).
A minor program provides students with a structured concentration of study that will be noted
on students' transcripts. The following minors are offered by the Raj Soin College of Business.
The Business Minor is open to nonbusiness majors who have been admitted to a major program
of study. Students may apply for the Business Minor after completing all 200-level course requirements
and achieving junior standing. This minor is recommended for nonbusiness majors who may
wish to pursue a Master of Business Administration. Forty-eight hours are required: CS 205; EC 204,
205; ACC 204, 205; MS 204, 205; MGT 304; MKT 300; FIN 310; LAW 300; and MIS 300.
Economics is open to business and nonbusiness majors who have been admitted to a major program
of study, earned junior standing, and completed EC 204 and 205 with grades of C or better. Twenty-four
hours are required: EC 204, 205 and four economics electives.
International Business is open to nonbusiness majors only. Students will be admitted when they
are established in a major and have earned junior standing. Twenty-eight hours are required: PLS 222,
IB 201, MGT 304, MGT 485, MKT 300, MKT 421, and one business foreign language course.
International Trade is open to business majors only. Students will be admitted after completing
Tier II requirements and earning junior standing. Twenty-four hours are required: IB 486; four
of the following: ACC 454, MGT 485, MS 334, MKT 421, FIN 490; and one of the following:
EC 419, 435, or 444.
Management is open to business and nonbusiness majors. Students will be admitted when they have
attained junior standing and have been admitted to a major program of study. Twenty-four hours are
required: MGT 304, 321, and 411; LAW 300; and two electives.
Management Information Systems is open only to business majors. Students will be admitted after
attaining junior standing and completing Tier II requirements. Twenty-four hours are required: MIS
325, 345, 415, 425, and one elective.
Operations Management is open to business and nonbusiness majors. Students will be admitted
when they have attained junior standing and been admitted to a major program of study. Twenty-four
hours are required: MS 205, 307, 320, 330, and two electives.
Marketing is open to business and nonbusiness majors. Students will be admitted when they have
attained junior standing and have been admitted to a major program of study. Twenty-four hours
are required: MKT 300, 303, 446, and three electives.
Nonbusiness majors may complete only one minor and may not take additional business courses beyond
those required for their minor. Liberal Arts economics majors and organizational leadership
majors may not complete any business minor.*
Additional information and application forms for business minors are available in 110 Rike Hall.
*Students must complete 50 percent of minor courses at WSU and maintain a 2.0
GPA in minor courses.
The honors program provides qualified students an opportunity to enrich their education with an
intensive program of independent study. Minimum requirements for admission to the honors program
are a cumulative GPA of 3.4 for all course work and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 in business courses
(Accountancy majors must also have a 3.6 GPA in Accounting courses.) Students should apply for this
program at least 15 months prior to the expected date of graduation. Applications and additional
information are available in 110 Rike Hall.
Students who successfully complete this program will graduate "With Honors." To graduate with the
distinction of "University Honors Scholar" students must complete the college honors program
and the university honors requirements.
Cooperative Education and Internships
The Cooperative Education Program at Wright State University gives students a chance to integrate
classroom theory with practical, career-related work experience. Business students may alternate
full-time quarters of on-campus study with quarters of full-time education-related jobs, or may choose
to combine a part-time co-op work schedule with a reduced, but full-time, course load.
Through the co-op program, students can gain valuable learning experiences, test career interests,
learn more about business career gelds, and develop job-related skills, as well as earn income for
college expenses. Details on program requirements and procedures are available in the Office of Career
Services, E334 Student Union.
Internships are a one-time experience that permit students to apply what has been learned
in the classroom to an actual work experience. Students may earn academic credit for an internship
if it is supervised by a faculty member in their major department. Students should contact their
departments for information on internships.