Choose your path
All freshman students enter Gies Business as “unassigned” to a specific field of study, and have four semesters to figure out what major they would like to pursue. Transfer students are a bit different; all are admitted directly into a particular program but sophomore-level transfer students are able to change their major selection prior to the start of their junior year.
Our curriculum gives students the opportunity to experience a breadth of business coursework– allowing time to explore curricula and the chance to gain core business knowledge needed to succeed in today’s dynamic business environment.
Thinking about a dual degree, double major, or minor? You definitely have some options. All Gies Business students work closely with peer and professional advisers who guide students through their academic plan. We’ll make sure you’re taking the right coursework needed to fulfill degree requirements and to graduate on time.
Department of Accountancy
ACCOUNTANCY student prepare, evaluate, and verify financial documents. They also learn how to provide clients with information to run their businesses legally and efficiently. Most Accountancy graduates start in public or private accounting, or consulting. A fifth-year Master’s in Accountancy program is also an option.
Department of Accountancy home page: Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Department of Finance
FINANCE involves the acquisition and management of funds by business firms, governments, and individuals. Students learn theoretical background and tools to make effective decisions. Finance majors can pursue careers in asset management/financial planning, banking and investments, consulting, corporate finance, insurance, real estate, or sales and trading.
Department of Finance home page: Bachelor of Science in Finance
Department of Business Administration
INFORMATION SYSTEMS graduates understand and manage technology development, systems analysis, e-business management, and e-commerce. They study the application of information technology to business activities and successful IS design and implementation. IS majors can find jobs in information systems management and consulting.
Information Systems home page: Bachelor of Science in Information Systems
MANAGEMENT students learn to analyze and solve managerial problems, while competing in complex and volatile business environments. They are leaders, decision-makers, and strategic thinkers. Graduates find work in fields such as human resources, information technology, consulting, finance/accounting, marketing, and operations.
Management home page: Bachelor of Science in Management
MARKETING encompasses business activities directly related to connecting consumers with goods. Marketing majors use analytical and creative skills to connect with people. Careers can be focused on sales, retail, market research, management, and consulting.
Marketing home page: Bachelor of Science in Marketing
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT students develop concepts and skills for innovative delivery of a firm’s goods and services. OP typically combines a goal-oriented approach with necessary skills to manage systems, people, ideas, and capital. Graduates might start as an operations or strategy consultant, a project manage, a supply chain analyst, or a quality management professional.
Operations Management home page: Bachelor of Science in Operations Management
STRATEGIC BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP seeks to train students in the skills needed to develop and manage new businesses, either as independent start-ups or new business units within existing companies. Students can pursue career paths such as business development, consulting, entrepreneurship, private equity, product management, and venture capital. (NEW in 2019; more information to come!)
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT participants are chosen through a selective admissions process during their sophomore or junior year. SCM involves the long-term planning business process of raw materials to finished products. SCM majors apply both analytical and creative thinking abilities in consulting, manufacturing or logistics companies. They can start their professional careers as analysts or project managers.
Supply Chain Management home page: Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management