Business Undecided

Program Features

Students pursuing a Business Undecided major will find it is the cornerstone of career preparation in the Williams College of Business. The major is designed to provide a structured way in which students can gain knowledge, skills and networking contacts to complement their education and to educate them on the fundamentals of the working world.

Offering programs that go above and beyond typical career workshops, the major gives Williams College of Business students a competitive edge in entering the labor market

Curriculum

The sample course sequence below illustrates class offerings for the Business Undecided major. Consult the official Xavier University course catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Fall

  • Core 100: First-Year Seminar............ 3cr.
  • Calculus: MATH 140 or MATH 170............ 3cr.
  • English 101: English Composition............ 3cr.
  • Foreign Language I............ 3cr.
  • Marketing 300: Principles of Marketing............ 3cr.
  • Business Administration 101: The Business Profession I............ 0cr.
  • Core 101............ 0cr.

Spring

  • Theology 111: Theological Foundations............ 3cr.
  • Historical Perspective............ 3cr.
  • BAIS 220: Management of Business Technology............ 3cr.
  • Economics 200: Microeconomic Principles (SS)............ 3cr.
  • Foreign Languages II............ 3cr.
  • Business Administration 102: The Business Profession I............ 0cr.
  • Core 102............ 0cr.

Fall

  • Philosophy 100: Ethics as Intro to Philosophy............ 3cr.
  • Accounting 200: Introductory Financial Accounting............ 3cr.
  • Economics 201: Macroeconomic Principles............ 3cr.
  • BAIS 210: Quantitative Methods............ 3cr.
  • Business Administration 201: The Business Profession II............ 0cr.
  • Creative Perspectives............ 3cr.

Spring

  • Scientific Perspective............ 3cr.
  • Theological Perspective............ 3cr.
  • Accounting 201: Introductory Managerial Accounting............ 3cr.
  • BAIS 211: Introduction to Business Analytics............ 3cr.
  • Management 200: Organizational Management............ 3cr.
  • Business Administration 202: The Business Profession II............ 0cr.

Fall

  • Philosophy 200............ 3cr.
  • Management 201: Business and Professional Communication (OC/WRIT)............ 3cr.
  • Finance 300: Business Finance (QR)............ 3cr.
  • Major Elective 1............ 3cr.
  • Major Elective 2............ 3cr.
  • Business Administration 301: The Business Profession II............ 3cr.

Spring

  • Humanities Elective............ 3cr.
  • English 205: Literature and Moral Imagination............ 3cr.
  • Economics 300: International Trade and Business Environment............ 3cr.
  • Major Elective 3............ 3cr.
  • Business Elective or Internship............ 3cr.
  • Business Administration 302: The Business Profession III............ 0cr.

Fall

  • Natural Science Elective............ 3cr.
  • Business Law 300: Legal Environment (DCR/ERS)............ 3cr.
  • Major Elective 4............ 3cr.
  • Major Elective 5............ 3cr.
  • Business Administration 401: The Business Profession IV............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.

Spring

  • Major Elective 6............ 3cr.
  • Major Elective 7............ 3cr.
  • Management 302: Quality and Product in Operation............ 3cr.
  • General Elective............ 3cr.
  • Business Core Capstone............ 3cr.
  • Business Administration 402: The Business Profession IV............ 0cr.
  • Core 499............ 3cr.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that's both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the Business Undecided major at Xavier:

Principles of Marketing (MKTG 300) - Marketing involves exchanges. The activities involved in marketing products, services, and ideas are examined within a framework of customer management are explored. Topics include global marketing environment, market analysis and segmentation, consumer behavior, product development and management, pricing, promotion, and distribution. Marketing is examined from its role as a central function of business and non-profit organizations, and from its dominant role in a market economy.

The Business Profession (BUAD 101) - Self-Assessment and Awareness. Provides an introduction to business careers and ethics. Students will identify their skills, interests and values and how they relate to careers and work environments.

Legal Environment (BLAW 300) - Provides a background in the legal environment of business. Topics include: contracts, business torts, product liability, business entities, ethics, and employment discrimination.

International Trade and Business Government (ECON 300) - An analysis of International Trade and Finance; the behavior of the multinational enterprise; the impact of the global economy on traditional business strategies.

Clubs

Business Leaders for Tomorrow
A student organization furthering the career goals of students in all majors by going into the community and exploring business processes first-hand. This helps build the network into a tight-knit community.

Delta Sigma Pi
A professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities.

Women In Business (XWIB)
Preparing and empowering women to be tomorrow’s leaders through professional training, personal development workshops, mentoring and service.

All Xavier Clubs

Outcomes

98% of students from Xavier's Business programs, including Business Undecided, are working, volunteering or in graduate school within six months of graduating.

Top Jobs: Accountant, Human Resources Coordinator, Account Executive, Campaign Manager, Financial Analyst, Operations Manager

Top Companies: Macy's, Inc., Fifth Third Bank, Total Quality Logistics, Ernst & Young, U.S. Bank, Medpace, Deloitte & Touche, LLP

All for one

Xavier is ranked #1 for its excellent academic reputation among top competitors in the region. Students get the most out of their education, from rigorous classroom studies to experiential learning in the real world.

Professional Opportunities

Xavier is located in the middle of Cincinnati’s vibrant business community, which includes eight Fortune 500 companies. Here, practical internship experience can lead to employment.


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Sedler Center for Learning

Xavier's Sedler Center for Experiential Learning connects students to national and local business opportunities beyond the classroom.


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A Helping Hand

Whether it’s helping low-income families with tax returns or helping small businesses, Xavier business students complete thousands of hours of community service each year.


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Business Undecided Major at Xavier University

The BSBA Business Undecided major at Xavier University is a four-year program that is a minimum 127-hour undergraduate degree. For those who know business is in their future, but they aren't yet sure what their particular focus may be, there are 11 majors to choose from in the Williams College of Business. Students can take their time and sample a variety of the specialties that interest them. That way, their final choice can be their best choice.

Xavier University's Williams College of Business is accredited by the AACSB. AACSB-accredited schools offer students a relevant and challenging curriculum, the highest quality faculty and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools.

Xavier University is a private university located in Cincinnati, Ohio, providing a liberal arts education in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. Founded in 1831, the University is the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation. It has been ranked among the top 10 master's-level universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for the past two decades. The Princeton Review names it one of the "Best 385 Colleges in America."