What Business School Courses Should I Take?

Monday, June 5, 2017

Maybe you’ve known that you wanted to major in business since you were little, or maybe you’re still trying to decide if business school is right for you. How do you decide what business school courses are right for you?

To begin with, there are several core concepts to our business school curriculum. For example, some typical general education courses you will take are economics, tax, management, accounting and more.

Upon completion of these general education courses it’s your time to decide which electives you’d want to take in the business school curriculum. It is important to try to go into your elective decisions thinking about developing as many skills as you can throughout your time at the University of San Diego School of Business. To make you a more well-rounded student, we’ve come up with a list of five suggestions of elective courses to consider taking while at USD. 

  1. Globalization-It is important for business school students to have a global world view instead of an limited mindset. A globalization course opens students minds to new ideas about cultural differences and how they interact in the business world.
  2. Presentation Skills-If you have the opportunity to gain public speaking skills before your first job, a class that focuses on presentation skills is a nice place to test it out. The benefit of taking a public speaking course is that it provides a lower risk setting and allows for the speaker to receive immediate feedback from peers
  3. Ethics-These types of courses are sometimes overlooked but very important to the future business school graduate. It’s necessary to know and understand the rules and policies behind what can and cannot be done in the business world.
  4. Nonprofit Management-Nonprofit courses equip students with the knowledge of how to do as much (if not more) with less. Classes focused on nonprofit management are great for students hoping to work for smaller companies.
  5. Entrepreneurship-Interested in creative thinking, that could help with starting your own company? Business school courses in entrepreneurship could help you do just that. 

Once finished with your undergraduate business degree, maybe its time to think about business graduate programs. At the University of San Diego, students have the option to obtain a business master's degree through our full-time or part-time MBA program or our speciality master's programs.


Amy Schmitz
(619) 260-4658