Boston University School of Management offers tremendous flexibility in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program, allowing you to customize your degree by choosing a concentration from a number of disciplines.

Students can declare or change their concentration by completing a Concentration, Minor & Graduation Form

Please see the University Class Schedule and the SMG Electives Chart to determine when courses are offered. Concentration requirements aresi subject to change.

Concentrations:

Accounting
• Entrepreneurship
• Finance
• General Management
• International Management
• concentration liaisons
Law
• Marketing
• Management Information Systems
• Operations & Technology Management
• Organizational Behavior


Sixteen credits in total are required. All courses are four credits except as noted. All Accounting concentrators must take the following courses:

AC Required Courses
AC347 Intermediate Accounting I
AC348 Intermediate Accounting II

And eight credits from the following list

AC “B” List
AC414 Financial Statement Analysis
AC430 Accounting Research 2 cr
AC445 Advanced Managerial Accounting
AC469 Princ. of Income Taxation I 
AC541 Advanced Accounting 
AC555 Not for Profit Accounting 2 cr
AC565 Auditing
AC579 Princ. of Income Taxation II

Please Note: Requirements to sit for the CPA exam vary from state to state. Students should check with the state in which they intend to practice to ensure they have met specific requirements.

What can I do with a concentration in Accounting?  Please visit the Feld Career Center’s page on Accounting.


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Four courses in total are required.

Three courses from the following list are required:
EP “A” List
SI443 The Art of the Start 
SI444 Entrepreneurship 
SI445 Small Business Management
SI471 Int’l Entrepreneurship

Concentrators who take three courses from the “A” list must take one courses from the “B” list. Those who take four courses from the “A” list do not need to take a course from the “B” list.

EP “B” List
FE450 Private Equity: Leveraged Buyouts
FE455 Financing New Ventures
FE469 Real Estate Finance
IS472 Electronic Commerce
LA360 Real Estate Law
LA430 Entertainment Law (offered in Los Angeles)
MK463 Services Marketing and Management
OB456 Leadership & Management of Nonprofit Organizations
OB448 Negotiations
PL430 The U.S. Healthcare System in Transition - Pilot course in Spring 2012
SI435 Entertainment Management (offered in Los Angeles)
SI451 Organizing for Design and Innovation
SI453 Strategies for Environmental Sustainability
SI468 Strategy in High Technology Environments
SI469 Real Estate Development
SI482 Strategy for Technology-Based Firms

Students may also seek permission for approval of a fourth course not listed on the “B” list by petitioning the Entrepreneurship Concentration Liaison. 

What can I do with a concentration in Entrepreneurship?  Please visit the Feld Career Center’s page on Entrepreneurship.


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Four courses in total are required.

The following three courses are required:

FE Required Courses

FE442 Money, Financial Markets, and Economic Activity
FE445 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
FE449 Corporate Financial Management

FE “B” List
Finance concentrators must choose their remaining elective from among the following courses:
AC414 Financial Statement Analysis
AC445 Advanced Managerial Accounting
FE427 International Financial Management
FE429 Futures, Options, and Financial Risk Management
FE450 Private Equity: Leveraged Buyouts
FE454 Investment Banking
FE455 Financing New Ventures
FE456 Fixed Income Analysis (Spring 2014 pilot course)
FE469 Real Estate Finance
FE 498 Directed Study in Finance (4 credits)

What can I do with a concentration in Finance?  Please visit the Feld Career Center’s page on Finance.


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Four courses in total are required.

Based on career or graduate school plans, or to develop a broad, generalized program students may prefer to take courses in an area in which no concentration is offered. In these instances, students may choose a General Management concentration. Any four SMG elective courses can be used to fulfill the requirements for this option. Students who concentrate in General Management cannot double concentrate.

What can I do with a concentration in General Management?  Please visit the Feld Career Center’s page on General Management.


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Five to nine courses in total are required, depending on the foreign language requirement.

IM Required Courses

FE427 International Financial Management
IM345 International Management Environment (also offered in London)

One course from the following list is required as well as one additional course as explained at the end of this section.

IM “B” List

IM445 Int’l Management Policy
MK467 Int’l Marketing Management
OB444 International Management
OM467 Global Supply Management
SI471 Int’l Entrepreneurship

Additional IM requirements

– Students concentrating in International Management must
1) complete a language other than English through the fourth-semester level,
OR
2) obtain a certificate of proficiency in a foreign language from CAS,
OR
3) earn a score of 560 or above on an SAT II foreign language exam as described in the foreign language section of the bulletin.
– All International Management concentrators must also complete one CAS International Relations course.
– All International Management concentrators must complete a study abroad program sponsored by Boston University Study Abroad or a non-BU study abroad program of no less than 6 to 8 credits approved by the SMG Undergraduate Program Office and BU Study Abroad. Please note that only students considered to be international according to university regulations may fulfill this requirement through participation in Boston University’s programs in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Students completing the International Management concentration are required to take one additional SMG elective in order to satisfy their fourth SMG elective requirement. This elective may be taken in any SMG department.

What can I do with a concentration in International Management?  Please visit the Feld Career Center’s page on International Management Industry.


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Four courses in total are required.

Three courses from the following list are required:
LA “A” List
LA346 Law and Ethics
LA349 Intellectual Property, the Internet, and Public Policy
LA355 Employment Law and Public Policy
LA360 Real Estate Law
LA430 Entertainment Law (offered in Los Angeles)
LA450 Advanced Business Law
PL430 The U.S. Healthcare System in Transition - Pilot course in Spring 2012

LA “B” List
Law concentrators are required to take one additional 300-level or higher SMG elective. Concentrators should choose this fourth elective after consulting with a member of the law faculty. It is strongly recommended but not required that this fourth elective be a non-law course.

What can I do with a concentration in Law?  Please visit the Feld Career Center’s page on Law.


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Five courses in total are required.

One of the following CAS programming courses is required:

MIS Programming Requirement

CAS CS108: Introduction to Applications Programming
CAS CS111: Introduction to Computer Science I

The following three MIS courses are required:
MIS Required Courses
IS465 Managing Data Resources
IS467 Networking and Data Communications
IS469 Designing Information Systems

One course from the following list is required:
MIS “B” List
IS428 Managing Data Security
IS472 Electronic Commerce
IS479 Innovating with Information Technology (Offered only in Summer)
IS498 An approved four-credit directed study with an MIS faculty member
SI451 Organizing for Design and Innovation

What can I do with a concentration in Management Information Systems?  Please visit the Feld Career Center’s page on Management Information Systems.


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Four courses in total are required.

MK Required Course:
MK447 Marketing Research

Three courses from the following list are required:
MK “B” List
MK435 Introduction to the Music Business and Music Marketing (offered in Los Angeles)
MK445 Consumer Behavior
MK449 Business Marketing
MK463 Services Marketing and Management
MK465 Retailing Management
MK467 Int’l Marketing Management (also offered in London
MK468 Advanced Marketing Strategy (Offered only in Summer)
MK469 Communication and Digital Media Strategies
MK470 Pricing Strategy and Tactics
MK486 Digital Marketing Strategy
MK487 Branding
MK498 An approved four-credit directed study with a Marketing faculty member

What can I do with a concentration in Marketing?  Please visit the Feld Career Center’s page on Marketing.


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Four courses in total are required.

The following two courses are required:
OM Required Courses
OM440 Operations Strategy
OM441 Operations Analysis

At least one course must be chosen from the following “B” list:
OM “B” List
OM443 Supply Chain Modeling Practicum
OM447 Service Operations Management
OM453 Project Management
OM465 Improving Quality: Six Sigma Certification
OM467 Global Supply Management

The fourth elective elective may be chosen from the “B” list  (recommended), or in consultation with the OM Concentration Liaison from a selection of SMG elective courses that have a cross-functional link to operations and technology management (the OM “C” List).

OM “C” List
AC445 Adv. Managerial Accounting
FE449 Corporate Financial Mgmt
IS469 Designing Information Systems
MK463 Services Marketing and Management
OB441 Human Resource Mgmt
OB448 Negotiations
QM450 Business Analytics
OM498 Directed Study in Operations and Technology Management (4 credits)
SI451 Organizing for Design and Innovation
SI453 Strategies for Environmental Sustainability

What can I do with a concentration in Operations & Technology Management?  Please visit the Feld Career Center’s page on Operations & Technology Management Industry.


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Four courses in total are required beyond OB221.

Two courses are required:
OB Required Courses
OB441 Human Resource Mgmt
OB460 The Leadership Challenge

One must be chosen from the following electives:
OB “B” List
OB442 Leading High Performance Teams and Project Groups
OB444 International Management
OB448 Negotiations
OB456 Leadership & Management of Nonprofit Organizations
SI445 Small Business Management

The fourth elective can be:
- One of the above OB electives or
- An approved, behaviorally-oriented class from another functional area.

Approved Suggestions:

OB “C” List
IS472 Electronic Commerce
IS479 Innovating with Information Technology - Offered only in Summer
LA346 Law and Ethics
LA355 Employment Law and Public Policy
MK445 Consumer Behavior
MK463 Services Marketing and Management
MK469 Communication and Digital Media Strategies
MK468 Advanced Marketing Strategy - Offered only in Summer
MK486 Digital Marketing Strategy
OB498: An approved four-credit directed study with an OB faculty member
OM440 Operations Strategy
OM447 Service Operations Mgmt
OM453 Project Management
OM465 Improving Quality: Six Sigma Certification
PL430 The U.S. Healthcare System in TransitionPilot course in Spring 2012
SI435 Entertainment Management – Offered in Los Angeles
SI443 The Art of the Start
SI444 Entrepreneurship
SI451 Organizing for Design and Innovation
SI453 Strategies for Environmental Sustainability
SI471 International Entrepreneurship

What can I do with a concentration in Organizational Behavior?  Please visit the Feld Career Center’s page on the Organizational Behavior.


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Concentration Liaisons

Concentration
Faculty Liaisons
Contact Information
AccountingPatricia DohertySMG Room 524A - pdoherty@bu.edu

EntrepreneurshipErik MolanderSMG Room 545 - molander@bu.edu
FinanceTed Chadwick
Kathryn Griner
Keith Osher
Mark Roberts
Mark Williams

SMG Room 522K - tchad@bu.edu
SMG Room 546H - kgriner@bu.edu
SMG Room 522J - kosher@bu.edu
SMG Room 527 - robertsm@bu.edu
SMG Room 572 - williams@bu.edu
General ManagementJeffrey FurmanSMG Room 653A - furman@bu.edu
International ManagementRui AlbuquerqueSMG Room 524 - ralbuque@bu.edu
LawRachel SpoonerSMG Room 640A -rspooner@bu.edu
Management Information
Systems
Jeffrey AllenSMG Room 631 - jwallen@bu.edu
MarketingSue Jung Grant
Deborah Utter
SMG Room 666 - sjgrant@bu.edu
SMG Room 670 - utter@bu.edu
Operations and Technology
Management
Paul MorrisonSMG Room 627A - pmorriso@bu.edu
Organizational BehaviorSandra DeaconSMG Room 620 - sdeacon@bu.edu

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