The Catholic University of America

Undergraduate Programs – Four Year Sequence of Courses

 

Our board members, other business leaders, and campus recruiters give us a clear message: in addition to the relevant technical skills in finance, marketing, economics, management and accounting, we must ensure is that our graduates can think clearly, write coherently, speak well, and—most importantly—display a certain maturity and wisdom. One of our board members recently noted that, given the dynamic and even chaotic nature of our times, our graduates will very quickly face “unscripted situations” where all their education in business and economics, important as it is, will not be sufficient; they need to be grounded in the wisdom of the ages if they are to understand and be productive in the changing contexts within which they will work. This message was affirmed by the Carnegie Foundation’s landmark 2011 report Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education, which concluded that undergraduate business education is “too often narrow, fails to challenge students to question assumptions, think creatively, or to understand the place of business in larger institutional contexts.”

In order to help our students cultivate this wisdom, we therefore require that, in addition to their School of Business and Economics coursework, they should also complete the following liberal arts requirements, which are designed to provide our students with a challenging immersion in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, to expose them to what Matthew Arnold famously called “the best which has been thought and said in the world.

We also welcome you to view sample tracking sheets for each degree program, or view courses in list format for each degree program.

* To view course sequence for each major from 2014 or before please click on the links below.

B.S. in Accounting
B.S. in Economics
B.A. in Economics
B.S.B.A. in Finance
B.S. in International Economics and Finance
B.A. in International Business
B.S.B.A. in Management
B.S.B.A. in Marketing

Please Note: Students in the School of Business and Economics are required to receive a C- or better in all Business (with ACCT, FIN, MGT, MKT prefixes), Economics (with ECON prefix), and Mathematic courses.

 

Requirements for the B.S. in Accounting

For courses with an asterik (*), please read the footnotes at the bottom.

 

Fall

Spring

First-Year

MGT 118
Vocation of Business

MATH 111 (or 110 if needed)
Calculus for Social-Life Sciences I 
 
 
PHIL 201
The Classical Mind

ENG 101
Writing: Logic and Rhetoric

Language


 

ACCT 205
Introductory Accounting

MATH 111 (if not taken in Fall) or Free Elective
Calculus for Social-Life Sciences I

PHIL 202
The Modern Mind

TRS 201
Faith Seeking Understanding

Language

     

Sophomore

ECON 101 or 102
Macro or Micro Economics

ACCT 206
Managerial Accounting

MGT 223
Management, Theory and Practice

PHIL 309 or TRS 211*
Ethics or Scripture

MGT 240 (or MGT 331)
Management of Information

MGT 299A
SuperCurriculum

ECON 101 or 102
Macro or Micro Economics

ECON 223
Statistics for Business and Economics

ACCT 310
Intermediate Accounting I

PHIL 309 or TRS 211*
Ethics or Scripture

FIN 226
Financial Management

MGT 299A (if not taken in Fall)
SuperCurriculum    

     

Junior

ACCT 311
Intermediate Accounting II

Free Elective if not Language


 

  MGT 301
Ethics in Business & Economics

CLAS 206R**
History of Rome

 

MKT 345
Marketing Management

MGT 321 or 322 or 371
Business Law

ENG 461***
Literature

MGT 399A
SuperCurriculum

ART 319**
Renaissance Art

 TRS ---**
Christian Theology in Rome

 Free Elective if not Language


This semester is intended for study abroad.**

     

Senior

ACCT 312 (formerly 309)
Cost Accounting

 ACCT 412
Cost Accounting

MGT 475
Business Strategy

ACCT (---)
Accounting Elective

 

ACCT 418
Advanced Accounting

  ACCT (---)
Accounting Elective

MGT 365
Quantitative Methods for Business III

ACCT 419
Taxation I

  HIST 257****
History

 TRS 335*
Christian Marriage and Family Life
 

 

MGT 499A
SuperCurriculum

ACCT 498
Comprehensive Exam

MGT 499A (if not taken in Fall) 
SuperCurriculum

ACCT 498 (If not taken in Fall)
Comprehensive Exam

   *The prerequisite for ACCT 420 (Taxation II) is ACCT 419 (Taxation I).

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Requirements for the B.S. in Economics

For courses with an asterik (*), please read the footnotes at the bottom.

 

Fall

Spring

First-Year

ECON 101 or 102
Macro or Micro Economics

MATH 111
Calculus for Social-Life Sciences I

PHIL 201
The Classical Mind

ENG 101
Writing: Logic and Rhetoric

Language


ECON 101 or 102
Macro or Micro Economics

MATH 112
Calculus for Social-Life Sciences II

PHIL 202
The Modern Mind

TRS 201
Faith Seeking Understanding

Language

     

Sophomore

MGT 118
Vocation of Business

ACCT 205
Introductory Accounting

ECON 241 or 242
Intermediate Micro or Macro

PHIL 309 or TRS 211*
Ethics or Scripture

Free Elective if not Language


MGT 299A
SuperCurriculum

ECON 223
Statistics for Business and Economics

ECON 241 or 242
Intermediate Micro or Macro

ECON 243 or 244
Advanced Micro or Macro

PHIL 309 or TRS 211*
Ethics or Scripture

FIN 226
Financial Management

MGT 299A (if not take in Fall)
SuperCurriculum
   
 
 

Junior

Free Elective if not Language


CLAS 206R**
History of Rome
 

ART 319**
Renaissance Art
 

TRS ---**
Christian Theology in Rome
 

Free Elective if not Language

This semester is intended for study abroad.**

ECON 363
Econometrics

ECON 243 or 244
Advanced Micro or Macro

ECON 301
Ethics in Business and Economics

ENG 461***
Literature


Free Elective

MGT 399A
SuperCurriculum
     

Senior

ECON 364
Econometrics II

ECON Elective (either Micro or Macro)

ECON Elective (either Micro or Macro)

HIST 257****
History


Free Elective

MGT 499A
SuperCurriculum

ECON 498
Comprehensive Exam

ECON 361
Math Economics

ECON Elective (either Micro or Macro)

ECON Elective (either Micro or Macro

TRS 335*
Christian Marriage and Family Life

 Free Elective

MGT 499A (if not taken in Fall)
SuperCurriculum

ECON 498 (if not taken in Fall)
Comprehensive Exam

   

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Requirements for the B.A. in Economics

For courses with an asterik (*), please read the footnotes at the bottom.

 

Fall

Spring

First-Year

ECON 101 or 102
Macro or Micro Economics

MATH 111
Calculus for Social-Life Sciences I

PHIL 201
The Classical Mind

ENG 101
Writing: Logic and Rhetoric

Language


 

ECON 101 or 102
Macro or Micro Economics

MATH 112
Calculus for Social-Life Sciences II

PHIL 202
The Modern Mind

TRS 201
Faith Seeking Understanding

Language



   
   

Sophomore

MGT 118
Vocation of Business

ACCT 205
Introductory Accounting

ECON 241 or 242
Intermediate Micro or Macro

PHIL 309 (Area I) or TRS 211* 
Ethics or Scripture

Free Elective if not Language


MGT 299A
SuperCurriculum

ECON 223
Statistics for Business and Economics

ECON 241 or 242
Intermediate Micro or Macro

ECON 243 or 244
Advanced Micro or Macro

PHIL 309 (Area I) or TRS 211* 
Ethics or Scripture

FIN 226
Financial Management

MGT 299A (if not taken in Fall)
SuperCurriculum

     

Junior

Free Elective if not Language


CLAS 206R**
History of Rome
 

ART 319**
Renaissance Art
 

TRS ---**
Christian Theology in Rome
 

Free Elective if not Language

This semester is intended for study abroad.**

ECON 363
Econometrics

ECON 243 or 244
Advanced Micro or Macro

ECON 301
Ethics in Business and Economics

TRS Elective
 

Free Elective

MGT 399A
SuperCurriculum

     

Senior

ECON Elective (either Micro or Macro)

ECON Elective (either Micro or Macro)

PHIL Elective (Area II)


HIST 257****
History


Free Elective

MGT 499A
SuperCurriculum

ECON 498
Comprehensive Exam

ECON Elective (either Micro or Macro)

ECON Elective (either Micro or Macro

TRS 335*
Christian Marriage and Family Life
 

ENG 461***
Literature
 

Free Elective

MGT 499A (if not taken in Fall)
SuperCurriculum

ECON 498 (if not taken in Fall)
Comprehensive Exam

     
   

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Requirements for the B.S.B.A. in Finance

For courses with an asterik (*), please read the footnotes at the bottom.

 

Fall

Spring

First-Year

MGT 118
Vocation of Business

MATH 111 (or 110 if needed)
Calculus for Social-Life Sciences I


PHIL 201
The Classical Mind

ENG 101
Writing: Logic and Rhetoric

Language


 

ECON 101 or 102
Macro or Micro Economics

MATH 111 (if not taken in Fall) or Free Elective
Calculus for Social-Life Sciences I

PHIL 202
The Modern Mind

TRS 201
Faith Seeking Understanding

Language


 

     

Sophomore

ECON 101 or 102
Macro or Micro Economics

ACCT 205
Introductory Accounting

MGT 223
Management, Theory and Practice

PHIL 309 or TRS 211*
Ethics or Scripture

Free Elective if not Language


MGT 299A
SuperCurriculum

ECON 223
Statistics for Business and Economics

ACCT 206
Managerial Accounting

MGT 240 (or MGT 331)
Management of Information

PHIL 309 or TRS 211*
Ethics or Scripture

FIN 226
Financial Management

MGT 299A (if not taken in Fall)
SuperCurriculum

     

Junior

FIN 332
Investment Analysis

FIN 334
Corporate Finance I

MKT 345
Marketing Management

MGT 321 or 322 or 371
Business Law

ENG 461***
Literature

MGT 399A
SuperCurriculum

Free Elective if not Language


CLAS 206R**
History of Rome
 

ART 319**
Renaissance Art
 

TRS ---**
Christian Theology in Rome
 

Free Elective if not Language

This semester is intended for study abroad.**

     

Senior

Business/Economics Elective

MGT 475
Business Strategy

FIN 389, 337, 342, or 491

Business/Economics Elective
(ECON 231, 232, 241, 242, or 309)

HIST 257****
History

MGT 499A
SuperCurriculum

FIN 498
Comprehensive Exam

FIN 336
Corporate Finance II

MGT 301
Ethics in Business & Economics

MGT 365
Quantitative Methods for Business III

Business/Economics Elective 

TRS 335*
Christian Marriage and Family Life

MGT 499A (if not taken in Fall)
SuperCurriculum

FIN 498 (if not taken in Fall)
Comprehensive Exam

     
   

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Requirements for the B.S. in International Economics and Finance - Honors

For courses with an asterik (*), please read the footnotes at the bottom.

 

Fall

Spring

First-Year

ECON 103 or HSSS102
Macro or Micro Economics

MATH 111
Calculus for Social-Life Sciences I

PHIL 201 or HSPH 101
The Classical Mind

ENG 101
Writing: Logic and Rhetoric

Language


 

ECON 103 or HSSS102
Macro or Micro Economics

MATH 112
Calculus for Social-Life Sciences II

PHIL 202 or HSPH 102
The Modern Mind

TRS 201 or HSTR 101
Faith Seeking Understanding

Language


 

     

Sophomore

MGT 118 (H) or HSSS 101
Vocation of Business

ACCT 205 (H)
Introductory Accounting

ECON 241 or 242
Intermediate Micro or Macro

PHIL 309 or TRS 211*
Ethics or Scripture

Free Elective if not Language


MGT 299A
SuperCurriculum

ECON 223 (H)
Statistics for Business and Economics

ECON 241 or 242
Intermediate Micro or Macro

ECON 243 or 244
Advanced Micro or Macro

PHIL 309 or TRS 211*
Ethics or Scripture

FIN 226 (H)
Financial Management

MGT 299A (if not taken in Fall)
SuperCurriculum

     

 Junior

Free Elective if not Language 


CLAS 206R**
History of Rome
 

ART 319**
Renaissance Art
 

TRS ---** or HSTR---
Christian Theology in Rome
 

Free Elective if not Language


This semester is intended for study abroad.**

ECON 363
Econometrics

ECON 243 or 244
Advanced Micro or Macro

FIN 332
Investment Analysis

FIN 334
Corporate Finance I

ECON 301 (H)
Ethics in Business and Economics

MGT 399A
SuperCurriculum

     

 Senior

ECON 480
International Trade

FIN 389
International Corporate Finance

Business/Economics Elective


Business/Economics Elective

HIST 257****
History

MGT 499A
SuperCurriculum

ECON/FIN 498
Comprehensive Exam

ECON 481
International Finance

ENG 461***
Literature

FIN 337
Options & Futures

TRS 335* or HSTR102
Christian Marriage and Family Life

Free Elective 


MGT 499A (if not taken in Fall)
SuperCurriculum

ECON/FIN 498 (if not taken in Fall)
Comprehensive Exam

     
   

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Requirements for the B.A. in International Business

Requires minor in Modern Language or Special Studies (See Major Requirements)
For courses with an asterik (*), please read the footnotes at the bottom.

 

Fall

Spring

First-Year

MGT 118
Vocation of Business

MATH 110
Finite Mathematics for Business and Economics


PHIL 201
The Classical Mind

ENG 101
Writing: Logic and Rhetoric

Language


 

ECON 101 or 102
Macro or Micro Economics

MATH 110 (if not taken in Fall) or Free Elecive
Finite Mathematics for Business and Economics

PHIL 202
The Modern Mind

TRS 201
Faith Seeking Understanding

Language


 

     

Sophomore

ECON 101 or 102
Macro or Micro Economics

ACCT 205
Introductory Accounting

MGT 223
Management, Theory and Practice

PHIL 309 (Area I) or TRS 211*
Ethics or Scripture

Language

MGT 299A
SuperCurriculum

ECON 223
Statistics for Business and Economics

ACCT 206
Managerial Accounting

MGT 240 (or MGT 331)
Management of Information

PHIL 309 (Area I) or TRS 211* 
Ethics or Scripture

FIN 226
Financial Management

MGT 299A (if not taken in Fall)
SuperCurriculum

Junior

Free Elective if not Language 


CLAS 206R**
History of Rome
 

ART 319**
Renaissance Art
 

TRS ---**
Christian Theology in Rome
 

Free Elective if not Language

This semester is intended for study abroad.**

 

MGT 321 or 322 or 371
Business Law

MGT 301
Ethics in Business and Economics

MKT 345
Marketing Management

MGT 390
International Business

Language

MGT 399A
SuperCurriculum

Senior

FIN 389
International Corporate Finance

MKT 362
International Marketing


HIST 257****
History

PHIL (Area II)

Language

MGT 499A
SuperCurriculum

MGT 498
Comprehensive Exam

MGT 475
Business Strategy

ENG 461***
Literature
 

TRS 335*
Christian Marriage and Family Life
 

Language

Business/Economics Elective

MGT 499A (if not taken in Fall)
SuperCurriculum

MGT 498 (if not taken in Fall)
Comprehensive Exam

   
   
Pursuing a B.A. in International Business involves fewer core business requirements in order to leave room for a mandatory language minor and study abroad experience.

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Requirements for the B.S.B.A. in Management

For courses with an asterik (*), please read the footnotes at the bottom.

 

Fall

Spring

First-Year

MGT 118
Vocation of Business

MATH 110
Finite Mathematics for Business and Economics


PHIL 201
The Classical Mind

ENG 101
Writing: Logic and Rhetoric

Language



ECON 101 or 102
Macro or Micro Economics

MATH 110 (if not taken in Fall) or Free Elective
Finite Mathematics for Business and Economics

PHIL 202
The Modern Mind

TRS 201
Faith Seeking Understanding

Language


 

Sophomore

ECON 101 or 102
Macro or Micro Economics

ACCT 205
Introductory Accounting

MGT 223
Management, Theory and Practice

PHIL 309 or TRS 211*
Ethics or Scripture

Free Elective if not Language


MGT 299A
SuperCurriculum

   

ECON 223
Statistics for Business and Economics

ACCT 206
Managerial Accounting

MGT 240 (or MGT 331)
Management of Information

PHIL 309 or TRS 211*
Ethics or Scripture

FIN 226
Financial Management

MGT 299A (if not taken in Fall)
SuperCurriculum

   
   
 
Junior

Free Elective if not Language


CLAS 206R**
History of Rome
 

ART 319**
Renaissance Art
 

TRS ---**
Christian Theology in Rome

Free Elective if not Language


This semester is intended for study abroad.**

 

MGT 321 or 322 or 371
Business Law

MGT 301
Ethics in Business and Economics

MKT 345
Marketing Management

MGT 310
Leadership & Organization

ENG 461***
Literature

MGT 399A
SuperCurriculum

     

Senior

MGT 311
Organizational Behavior

Management Elective
(e.g. MGT 312, 330, 372, or 432)

MGT 475
Business Strategy

MGT 390
International Business

HIST 257****
History

MGT 499A
SuperCurriculum

MGT 498
Comprehensive Exam

MGT 365
Quantitative Methods for Business III

TRS 335*
Christian Marriage and Family Life

 Business/Economics Elective


Business/Economics Elective


Business/Economics
Elective


MGT 499A (if not taken in Fall)
SuperCurriculum

MGT 498 (if not taken in Fall)
Comprehensive Exam
     
   

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Requirements for the B.S.B.A. in Marketing

For courses with an asterik (*), please read the footnotes at the bottom.

 

Fall

Spring

First-Year

MGT 118
Vocation of Business

MATH 110
Finite Mathematics for Business and Economics


PHIL 201
The Classical Mind

ENG 101
Writing: Logic and Rhetoric

Language


   

     

ECON 101 or 102
Macro or Micro Economics

MATH 110 (if not taken in Fall) or Free Elective
Finite Mathematics for Business and Economics

PHIL 202
The Modern Mind

TRS 201
Faith Seeking Understanding

Language

     

Sophomore

ECON 101 or 102
Macro or Micro Economics

ACCT 205
Introductory Accounting

MGT 223
Management, Theory and Practice

PHIL 309 or TRS 211*
Ethics or Scripture

Free Elective if not Language


MGT 299A
SuperCurriculum

 

ECON 223
Statistics for Business and Economics

ACCT 206
Managerial Accounting

MGT 240 (or MGT 331)
Management of Information

PHIL 309 or TRS 211*
Ethics or Scripture

FIN 226
Financial Management

MGT 299A (if not taken in Fall)
SuperCurriculum

 
     

Junior

Free Elective if not Language


CLAS 206R**
History of Rome
 

ART 319**
Renaissance Art
 

TRS ---**
Christian Theology in Rome
 

Free Elective if not Language

This semester is intended for study abroad.**

 

MGT 321 or 322 or 371
Business Law

MGT 301
Ethics in Business and Economics

MGT 365
Quantitative Methods for Business III

MKT 345
Marketing Management

ENG 461***
Literature

MGT 399A
SuperCurriculum

     

Senior

MGT 475
Business Strategy

MKT 348
Consumer Behavior

MKT 346
Marketing Research

Business/Economics Elective


HIST 257****
History

MGT 499A
SuperCurriculum

  MKT 498
Comprehensive Exam

MKT 457
Marketing Strategy

Business/Economics Elective


Business/Economics Elective


Marketing Elective
(e.g. MKT 349, 350, 362, 457, or 491) 

TRS 335*
Christian Marriage and Family Life

MGT 499A (if not taken in Fall)
SuperCurriculum

  MKT 498 (if not taken in Fall)
Comprehensive Exam
     
   

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*Alternative courses for PHIL 309 include: PHIL 333 or another appropriate PHIL course. Alternative courses for TRS 211 include: TRS 210, 300, 302, 304, 310, 311, 312, 313 or any other Scripture-related course.  Please also see the tracking sheet under "Click to view" for additional courses. Note: University Honors students should consult with their University Honors and Major advisors for general distribution courses.

**Students may study abroad Spring of Sophomore year, Fall or Spring of Junior year. In which case, the study abroad courses will be swapped with the appropriate semester. TRS-Christian Theology in Rome, CLAS206R, and ART319 or equivalent courses are recommended for Rome Study.  The courses taken while abroad depend on what location and program the student chooses to pursue.  Note: University Honors students should consult with their University Honors and Major advisors for general distribution courses.

***Alternative courses for ENG 461 include: ENG 462, 463; 124, 231, 232, or any other 200-level or higher ENG course.  Please also see the tracking sheet under "Click to view" for additional courses.   Note: University Honors students should consult with their University Honors and Major advisors for general distribution courses.

****Alternative courses for HIST 257 include: HIST 280, 280B, 361A, or any other 200-level or higher HIST course.  Please also see the tracking sheet under "Click to view" for additional courses.   Note: University Honors students should consult with their University Honors and Major advisors for general distribution courses.