Business Administration Co-Major

All students must meet the University Co-Major Requirements.


The thirty-four credit co-major in Business Administration prepares students to become responsible business leaders in a dynamic, complex, and sustainable global economy. Students learn not only about how to boost shareholder value but also how to manage success in the long-term by boosting stakeholder value. The Business Administration Co-Major has Business Foundation and Business Depth requirements.


A student can count up to two courses (3 credits each) from a non-GSB major or minor toward the 34 credits required for the Business Administration co-major. A student must complete at least 12 of the 34 credits required for the Business Administration Co-Major from courses at the 2000-level or higher. A student cannot transfer more than 50% of the total credits needed for the Business Administration Co-Major from another institution. Transfer credit policies and procedures can be found in Grossman School of Business Requirements.

Business Foundation Requirements

Nineteen credits (7 courses). The Business Foundation courses serve as the prerequisite requirements for upper-level Business Depth requirements and primarily include courses from the Basic Business Core requirements of the Business Major. All Business Foundation courses, other than BUS 2102, must be completed with a grade-point average of at least 2.25 and no single course grade lower than C-. BUS 2102 must be satisfactorily completed.

Students must complete five courses from the Basic Business Core15
ECON 1400Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 1450Principles of Microeconomics3
BUS 1140Information Technology3
BUS 1610Financial Accounting3
Select one of the following Basic Business Core Courses3
Decision Analysis
Managerial Accounting
Students must also complete the following courses:4
BUS 1101Business Savvy3
BUS 2102Prof. Development Series II1

Business Depth Requirements

Fifteen credits (5 courses). Business Depth courses include courses from the Business Field, Interdisciplinary Theme, and Business Concentration requirements of the Business Major. In general, students must successfully complete the Business Foundation courses before enrolling in Business Depth courses.

Two courses from the Business Field must be completed with an overall grade-point average of at least a 2.00. At least one of the two Business Field courses must be completed at UVM.

Students must complete two courses from the Business Field:6
Leadership & Org Behavior
Marketing Management
Operations Management
Managerial Finance

Three courses from the Interdisciplinary Themes and Business Concentrations must be completed with an overall grade-point average of at least 2.00. At least two of the three Interdisciplinary Theme and Business Concentration courses must be completed at UVM.

Students must complete three of the following courses from the Interdisciplinary Themes and Business Concentrations:9
Entrepreneurial Leadership
Business Law I
Business Law II
Real Estate Law
Political Envir of Business
Individual Taxation
Database Management
Green IT & Virtualization
Bus. Driven Decision Making
Business Process Improvement
Intermediate Financial Mgmt
Special Topics
Tech, Entr & Commercialization
Entrepreneurial Family Firms
Integrated Product Dev
International Management
Ethics & Social Resp in Mgt
Marketing Research
Consumer Behavior
Digital Marketing
Marketing Research Practicum
Services Marketing
Marketing Communications
Retail Management
Intn'l Market Analysis
Sustainable Marketing
Corporate Financial Reporting1
Corporate Financial Reporting2
Financial Statement Analysis
Adv Topics in Management Acctg
Taxation of Social Enterprises
Accounting Information Systems
Quant Anyl for Managerial Dec
Supply Chain Management
Green Mountain Investment Fund
Fixed Income Security Analysis
Security Val & Portfolio Mgmt
International Finance Mgmt
Free Markets & Free Enterprise
Options and Futures
Financial Tech and Analytics
Real Estate Finance
Special Topics
Wall Street Seminar
Special Topics


A student interested in declaring a co-major in Business Administration must submit an application, via an online form. After submission, the student must meet with an advisor in the home unit to ensure that the student could complete the co-major along with degree requirements in the home unit. Once cleared by the home unit, the student must meet with an advisor in the GSB Center for Student Success to map out coursework towards completion of the co-major. Once both advisors have approved the application, the CSS advisor will inform the Registrar’s Office to have the co-major added to the student’s record.

Students can be admitted to the Business Administration Co-Major upon successful completion of ECON 1400 or ECON 1450 and with a cumulative overall GPA of 2.75 or higher. In addition, previously completed Business Foundation classes (if any) will also be assessed during the application review process, and a grade of C- or higher must have been earned in those courses.


Ineligible Majors: Business Administration B.S., Mechanical Engineering B.S., Biomedical Engineering B.S., Electrical Engineering B.S., Civil Engineering B.S., Environmental Engineering B.S., and Engineering B.S.

Other Information


Students are asked to have a portable computer and the software suite that meets the requirements of the Grossman School of Business. Please consult with a member of the University’s IT staff for specific information.


The Grossman School of Business charges a $75 Technology Fee per semester to all business majors, co-majors, minors, and graduate students (Sustainable Innovation MBA and Master of Accountancy programs).

The GSB Technology Fee covers terminals, monitors, servers and computer lab systems (Ex: A/V hardware and hookups), and software related to instruction (Bloomberg terminals, research databases for instructional purposes, online poll service for classroom response system, and other). The fee also covers associated digital displays within the GSB Study Rooms. Students who pay the fee get printing access for a limited amount of copies (180 per month). The fee also covers maintenance for printers, paper and print management system.


Students are presumed to have basic microcomputer literacy, including working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software. Students lacking this basic knowledge are responsible for attaining it through course work, self-study, tutorials or workshops.