Required Non-Management Courses
For School of Management students who entered between January 2010 and August 2013
Table of Contents
• Level As: Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements
• Level Bs: Liberal Arts Electives
• Level Cs: Non-Management Electives
• Free Elective
• Metropolitan College Guidelines and Policy
• Cross-listed CAS Courses
Click here for the Curriculum Overview to see how these Elective Requirements fit into the School of Management curriculum.
Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements (Level As)
Students must complete three four-credit Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements (Level As). Students must choose one Humanities course, one Social Sciences course and one Natural Sciences/Mathematics and Computer Science course from the options in each section below.
Humanities: Any four-credit course from the following departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, with restrictions or exceptions as noted:
Social Sciences: Any four-credit course from the following departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, with restrictions or exceptions as noted:
Natural Sciences/Mathematics and Computer Science: Any four-credit course from the following departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, with restrictions or exceptions as noted:
Liberal Arts Electives (Level Bs)
Students must complete four four-credit Liberal Arts Electives from any department within the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of General Studies, with a few exceptions:
- Students should not duplicate any credit they’ve received elsewhere, such as transfer credit, AP or IB credit, or equivalent credit from another school.
- Students should not take CAS Statistics courses (MA113, MA115, MA116, MA213, MA214, EC305, PS211), as the material in these courses is covered in SMG SM221 and SM222.
- Students should not take courses at a lower level than that for which they’ve already received credit (e.g. taking LF112, French 2, after completing LF211, French 3).
Non-Management Electives (Level Cs) are any electives (at least four credits each) taken at any school or college within the University except the School of Management. Physical Education (PDP), ROTC, Musical Group/Class and All-University Musical Organizations credit cannot be counted as Level Cs as they do not count towards the BSBA degree. The number of required Non-Management Electives can vary. Usually, students who enter SMG as freshmen must complete two Non-Management Electives and transfer students (both intra-university and external transfer students) must complete three Non-Management Electives (this is because they take SM299, which is a one-semester intensive version of the two-semester course freshmen take). Of note, students who transfer in courses from a university that grants other than four semester credits may need to take additional Non-Management Electives to compensate for credit conversion. Such students should consult with a UPO academic advisor.
For students entering the School of Management Before September 2011:
Students in the School of Management must take one Free Elective to complete the requirements of the degree. The Free Elective is a four-credit academic course taken for a proper letter grade (that is, not pass/fail or audit) in any of the schools and colleges within the University, including SMG. Students should be aware that the same restrictions concerning course repetition and sequencing – along with the exclusion of PDP, ROTC, and certain CFA courses – that apply to Level B and Level C Electives (described above) also apply to the Free Elective.
For students entering the School of Management After September 2011:
In addition to fulfilling all other degree requirements, students in the School of Management must complete 136.5 academic credits if they completed SMG SM121/122, or 134.5 credits if they completed SM299.
The Provost has asked all Schools and Colleges within Boston University to review their policies regarding their students enrolling in MET courses. The review is necessary because of the excessive enrollment of non-MET students who are degree candidates in other BU schools/colleges. This trend has moved MET College away from its original charge, which is to educate non-traditional students from the surrounding community. In order to assist MET with its charge, SMG has modified its policy for the approval of MET courses.
- Enrollment by SMG students in MET courses is limited to the junior and senior years and to no more than one MET course per semester, for a total of four courses.
- SMG students must have all courses they intend to take through MET pre-approved at the SMG Undergraduate Program Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Students may also have to go to Metropolitan College (755 Commonwealth Avenue) to get stamped approval for certain courses.
- SMG students who are on Leave of Absence may not register in MET. SMG students who have been expelled from BU may not register in MET.
- WR100 equivalents: EN 120, HI 100, PH 120
- WR150 equivalents: * AH 150, AM 250, EN 220, HI 150, PH 220
AA 410/HI 481
AA 514/AA 584
|IR 325/HI 344
IR 328/HI 398
PO 395/HI 314
RN 242/HI 306