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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

Olin Business SchoolOlin Business School
Olin students attend a freshman fundamentals course for their business degree

An Interactive Curriculum

Your undergraduate curriculum is packed with interesting, informative subject matter; real-world experiences; and opportunities to spread your wings.

Obviously, you focus on business fundamentals and your business major. But with your business degree, you must take at least 40 percent of your classes in areas other than business, which encourages you to broaden your educational horizons and pursue a minor (or two), second major, or second undergraduate degree. To graduate, you must complete a minimum of 120 units of course work.
  • 42.5 units of professional business requirements
  • 12 units of business electives
  • 48 units from the College of Arts & Sciences
  • 17.5 units of additional electives

You must take all your business and required courses for grades, and you must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA overall and in your business school classes.

    Hallmarks of the curriculum include:
  • Freshman entry into the business degree program, with Foundations of Business course
  • Nine different business majors
  • Wide selection of electives
  • Emphasis on critical-thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Three experiential-learning courses, with consulting emphasis
  • Numerous study-abroad offerings, including international internships
  • Research and group projects
  • Required career-preparation course taught by the associate dean and director of the Weston Career Center

Typical Undergraduate Business Degree Curriculum

Fall

Spring

Freshman
Management 100 3 Managerial Economics 290 3
Management 150A 2 Quantitative Business Analysis 120 3
Math 131 or higher 3 Math 132 (or elective) 3
English Composition 100 3 Electives 3 – 6
Electives 3 – 6
Sophomore
Quantitative Business Analysis 121 3 Core Requirements 3 – 9
Accounting 2610 3 Electives 6 – 12
Management 250A 1.5
Core Requirements 0 – 3
Electives 3 – 9
Junior
Core/Professional Requirements 6 – 12 Core/Professional Requirements 6 – 12
Electives 3 – 9 Electives 3 – 9
Senior
Professional Electives 6 Professional Electives 6
Electives 9 Electives 9