In Exploratory Business, you’ll take stock of your options and opportunities by exploring majors such as accounting, management, marketing, finance, and information technology. With an accounting job fair that is the largest in the region and a student-managed
portfolio, business-savvy students have told us attending IUP is an excellent return on investment.
As an explorer, you’ll get advice from advisors and build connections with other students as you learn more about the world of business.
Below, you’ll find the typical first-year courses taken by students in Exploratory Business. Your courses may be slightly different, based on placement testing and courses you've already taken through dual enrollment or Advanced Placement (AP).
†Courses are part of the required First-Year Experience
Programs in business require a calculus-based course followed by two statistics courses. See your placement on the test scores report for needed preparatory courses and sequencing. For students who need preparation, the following courses are offered:
The required sequence for Business includes:
Do not defer math without specific discussion with your advisor today. As a business major, you need to take math every semester to complete your math sequence by the end of your sophomore year.
Students must complete three alternatives in fulfilling social science requirements. All business students must take ECON121, PSYC101, and one of the remaining courses (GMA) listed below that may also fulfill the Global and Multicultural Awareness requirement.
It is not necessary to take a social science now; but, if you have room in your schedule, this is one area to consider. Note that you may use a prefix only once.
Note: SOC 151 is not taken by business majors. Do not self-advise into this course.
Students must complete one of two options:
Either option usually begins with a laboratory course, but option 2 may start with a non-laboratory course.
Listed below are some of the options for lab sciences you may consider. All of these courses are designed from a liberal studies perspective and are open to non-majors.
*Typically restricted to certain majors or minors; on limited
occasions others may receive special permission. CHEM113 requires that students
be able to enroll in a calculus course—students not meeting this requirement
should be advised to schedule CHEM111.