When you enroll at Susquehanna, you’ll be paired with an advisor and application tool to guide you in your course planning and scheduling. The following is an excerpt from the complete course catalog. Enrolled students follow the requirements of the course catalog for the academic year in which they declare each major and/or minor, consult with their advisor(s) and the Academic Planning Tool.
Requirements for the Majors offered by the Finance and Analytics Department
Students complete the business foundation courses and a major in Business Data Science or Finance. No grade below C- will be accepted to fulfill major requirements or in any foundation course.
No student may have more than one major in the Sigmund Weis School of Business.
Business Foundation Courses
4 or 2 MGMT-195 Global Business Perspectives or MGMT-138 Fundamentals of Business
4 ECON-201 Principles of Macroeconomics
4 ECON-202 Principles of Microeconomics
4 MGMT-202 Business Statistics
or MATH-108 Introduction to Statistics
or MATH-180 Statistical Methods
or PSYC-123 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
4 INFS-174 Data Collection and Modeling
4 ACCT-200 Financial Accounting
4 ACCT-210 Legal Environment
2 INFS-233 Data-Driven Decision Making
4 MGMT-240 Principles of Management
4 MKTG-280 Marketing
2 MGMT-105 Introduction to Professional Development
4 ACCT-330 Managerial Accounting
4 FINC-340 Corporate Financial Management
4 INFS-472 Data Insight and Visualization
4 MGMT-400 Business Policy and Strategy
4 MGMT-404 Global Business Ethics
No grade below a C- will be accepted toward graduation for foundation courses; upon earning a grade below C- in a foundation course, the student must retake the course the next semester in which it is offered. The course descriptions listed later in the catalog identify prerequisites, and these suggest a certain degree of order in completing the foundation. In addition to the foundation, first-semester business students enroll in MGMT-195 Global Business Perspectives (four semester hours), which provides an introduction to liberal studies and college life, as well as an overview of business functional areas, career opportunities and the Sigmund Weis School curriculum. This course satisfies the First Year Seminar requirement of the Central Curriculum.
Business Data Science
Continuing advancements in technology enable organizations to collect and analyze increasing volumes of data that can inform strategic and operating decisions from a variety of business perspectives. Students complete the business foundation courses which enable students to understand and apply theories from economics, accounting, marketing, finance, information systems, and management. The business foundation courses are then complemented by coursework in the mathematical sciences. This combination of coursework enables students to understand the application of data science techniques to business decision making.
4 CSCI-181 Principles of Computer Science
4 CSCI-281 Data Structures
4 MATH-201 Linear Algebra
4 CSCI-301 Data Mining
4 CSCI-401 Machine Learning
2 INFS-505 Capstone
Courses that fulfill the Business Data Science major requirement may not also be used to satisfy requirements of minor in Data Science/Analytics. In addition, students in this major may not also have a minor in Computer Science.