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Majors

We have designed our 7 majors around disciplines most sought after by hiring companies around the world. No matter what you want to study, we have what you need to succeed in an ever-changing global business environment. These programs guarantee a rigorous classroom experience to stretch you to excel in your desired career.


Accounting

Skilled accounting graduates are in high demand as they play the vital role of communicating financial information about a business to shareholders, managers, and other decision makers. For this reason, the Utah State University School of Accountancy has developed a student-oriented teaching style in which accounting students will become experienced in financial management, business transaction tracking, financial reporting, audit, tax strategy, and information systems development. Through these academically rigorous courses, students will learn how to select and master particular accounting skill-sets that will result in rapid career growth upon graduation. Accounting is a future-focused, family-friendly, and financially rewarding career choice.

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Economics

Economics is the social science that analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services in order to explain how economies work. Students in the economics major learn how to think critically, solve problems, work with numbers, in addition to a variety of other skills. The coursework in the program also provides a strong grounding in economic theory, which helps open unique career opportunities that involve policy analysis. Students pursuing economics gain valuable research experience that prepares them for graduate school or various careers in business. Four
Emphasis Options are available in Economics: Economic Theory, Managerial Economics, Prelaw Economics, and International Economics and Trade.

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Finance

Finance students learn to manage the monetary resources of organizations, countries, and individuals. They also gain the knowledge and preparation necessary to pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam after they graduate. The CFA is the most internationally recognized and credible credential for financial professionals and is earned by passing a series of analytically rigorous exams

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International Business

The International Business Major helps students develop the skills and knowledge needed to provide leadership in the global marketplace. This requires not only being able to manage customers, products, and processes in global supply chains, but also understanding the social, political, and cultural dimensions of business in an international environment. Students who graduate in international business pursue careers in fields like international banking, global purchasing, international logistics, international sales and marketing, economic and trade analysis, and much more.

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Management

The Management major enables students to acquire a foundation of key concepts and skills that are applicable to organizations in both the private and public sectors,coupled with the technical skills needed to support career paths. Through the hands-on teaching provided at the Huntsman School of Business, you will gain strong analytical, interpersonal communication, and problem-solving skills. Two emphasis options areavailable in Management: Human Resource Management Emphasis and Operations Management Emphasis, a student must select one of the two emphasis options.

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Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems students enjoy the highest placement rates and starting salaries of any business major because of the unique focus on data analytics and cutting-edge information systems technologies. Students will obtain knowledge in business intelligence, analytics, database, security, programming, and other areas found at the intersection of business and technology.Students learn valuable skills such as SQL, Python with a data analytics focus, data visualization using Tableau, and many more. MIS graduates are successful due to extensive hands-on classroom experiences that utilize problem-solving approaches.

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Marketing

Marketing is an extremely valuable interdisciplinary career path that contains some of the most sought-after skills and positions in the world of business. Within the socioeconomic and political environment, the marketer plans, prices, promotes, and distributes goods and services. In short, the modern marketer seeks to understand and influence buyer and seller behavior. A marketing degree can open many doors in a wide range of industries including advertising, media, and sales activities. Typically, marketing positions are highly sought after by individuals who consider themselves creative and/or analytical.

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