What are the essential skills for business? How do you face the challenges of a changing world? How do you learn to judge rightly and with integrity, and at the same time do right for your family and your colleagues?
Our program focuses on giving you a practical mindset for the world of business. Our students have access to powerful business internships, mentoring and career guidance.
The Business Program offers a major, a minor, and a certificate in business
Required Major Courses
- ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
- ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
- BUSN 230 Statistics (cross-listed w/MATH230)
- BUSN 301 Accounting I: Financial Accounting
- BUSN 302 Accounting II: Managerial Accounting
- BUSN 303 Management and Ethics
- BUSN 304 Marketing
- BUSN 305 Finance
- BUSN 340 Business Law
- BUSN elective (one required)
The Certificate in Business
The Certificate is aimed toward those students who want to major in liberal arts discipline while also desiring exposure to practical skills and opportunities associated with the study of business. The Certificate requires intensive coursework and offers students opportunities to gain practical experience, career guidance, and mentoring.
Students are awarded the Certificate upon graduation from Ave Maria University provided they are (1) degree-seeking students; (2) take BUSN 301, 302, 303, 304, and 340 or their equivalent, as well as ECON 201 and ECON 202; and (3) indicate in writing, during their junior or senior years, their intention to obtain the Certificate in Business. The deadline for the Fall semester is February 15; for the Spring semester, the deadline is October 1.
Minor in Business
A Minor in Business is also available. Students must complete ECON 201, 202; BUSN 301, 303; and two Business Electives.