Business Management, B.S.

Murray Koppelman School of Business

Program Overview

As a business management major pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree, you will prepare for leadership positions in the business and corporate world or the public and nonprofit sectors. You will obtain a well-rounded education in all dimensions of business management and develop the skills you need to solve today’s biggest business challenges. You will experience a transformative, distinctive, and affordable business education through innovative curricula, applied and theoretical research, and impactful engagement.

Business Management, B.S.

Where You'll Go

This degree equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a wide range of professional careers in management, human resource management, operations management, business analytics, marketing, and international business in small and large companies as well as nonprofits. These skills will also prepare you to start your own business.

Major Details

The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023–24 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.

Major Description

The program prepares graduates for leadership positions in the business and corporate world or the public and other nonprofit sectors as well as for graduate studies in various related fields. Its interdisciplinary courses cover topics such as introductory accounting, economics, operations management, statistics, computer applications, business analytics, business law, and management. It emphasizes communication skills, information literacy, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and ethical reasoning.

Matriculation Requirements

In order to declare a major in this program, a student must have completed at least 32 credits at Brooklyn College with a grade point average of 2.20 or better.

Students who enter Brooklyn College after earning at least 28 credits elsewhere may declare a major in this program after earning at least 15 credits at Brooklyn College with a grade point average of 2.20 or better.

Major Requirements (47–52 Credits)

Majors must complete the following course requirements:

Business Core

All of the following: Economics 2100 or Business 2100; Economics 2200 or Business 2200; Economics 3410 or Business 3410 or Business 3421 or Computer and Information Science 2590 or Mathematics 1201; Business 3400 or Economics 3400 or Mathematics 2501 or Mathematics 3501 or Psychology 3400; Business 3430 or Computer and Information Science 2531; Business 3200; Business 3100; Accounting 2001; Accounting 3201; FINC 3310; Philosophy 3314; Computer and Information Science 1050 or Computer and Information Science 1110 or Computer and Information Science 1115

Business Electives

Three additional electives in business not used to satisfy the Business Core or Capstone Seminar requirement.

To satisfy the requirement of two additional electives, students may take:

  • (a) any three courses with a business prefix.
  • (b) one or two courses with a different prefix if cross-listed with a business course (for example, Computer and Information Science 1590 which is cross-listed with Business 3410).
  • (c) The following courses may also be used to satisfy the business electives requirement:

Accounting 3001, 3041, 3051, 3101, 4201, Computer and Information Science 3820, Economics 3202, 3342, 3352, 3362, Mathematics 2601, Psychology 3171.

Capstone Seminar

One of the following seminars: Business 4000W, or Business 4100W, or Business 4101W, or Business 4200W, or Business 4202W or Computer and Information Science 1580W, or [Business 4300W] or Finance 4300W.

Writing-Intensive Requirement

Students are required to take at least one writing-intensive course (W course).

Residence Requirement

At least 21 credits of the above courses, including the required capstone seminar course, must be completed at Brooklyn College.

Index Requirement

Attainment of a grade point average of 2.00 in all courses taken to satisfy department requirements. This does not mean that a student must earn a grade of C or better in every single course; it is the overall grade point average in the major that matters.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Written Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Information Literacy
  • Critical Thinking
  • Functional Knowledge

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218 Whitehead Hall
P: 718.951.5136

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Brooklyn, NY 11210

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Internships and Employers

Through job fairs, the internship database, and internship panels, the Magner Career Center gives students in the business management B.S. program access to career opportunities at a wide variety of employers, including:

  • Allstate
  • Amazon
  • Bank of America
  • Bloomberg
  • Con Edison
  • Citibank
  • Friedman LLP
  • HSBC
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • KPMG
  • New York City Department of Education
  • New York City Department of Finance
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • State Farm Insurance
  • UBS

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