The following courses are required for all students, irrespective of their program of study. These courses are offered during the fall semester, with FY100 First-Year Seminar being required of only first-year students. Both FY100 and UNIV190 are typically taken during the fall semester of the first year at Clarkson.
The Clarkson Seminar
The Clarkson Common Experience also requires that students take two math courses (business students must take Calculus and Statistics), two science courses (at least one with laboratory), and five Knowledge Area courses, as well as earn at least six communication points. Please refer to the University Catalog for additional details on these requirements.
School of Business Common First- & Second-Year Curricula
During the first and second year, all students majoring in FI&A take courses that are part of a core business curriculum and courses that fulfill the Clarkson Common Experience requirements. These typically include the following:
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduction to Econometrics
Introduction to Enterprise Information Systems
Law & Society I
Introductory College Mathematics
Principles of Marketing
Operations & Supply Chain Management
Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation I
Two science courses (one with laboratory)
Three elective courses
Students majoring in FI&A are required to complete the following courses:
Intermediate Financial Accounting I
Intermediate Financial Accounting II
Financial Management II
Strategic Financial Management
Students in the FI&A major are required to choose three professional electives from the list below.
Professional Fund Management I & II (must total at least 3 credits)
Law & Society II
* These classes are required to complete the accounting concentration.
School of Business Common Third- & Fourth-Year Curricula
During the third and fourth year, all students majoring in FI&A take the following courses, which are part of a core business curriculum.
Financial Management I
Human Resource Management
Organizational Policy & Strategy
Knowledge Area/University Course Electives
Students majoring in FI&A will have approximately 18 credit hours available to use toward Knowledge Area and/or University Course electives.
Students majoring in Financial Information & Analysis will have approximately 6 credit hours available to use toward courses of their choice.
All students participate in a project-based professional experience such as a co-op, an internship, directed research or a community project clearly related to the student's professional goals.
A global experience is required for graduation for all Clarkson Business students. Employers want our graduates to understand different cultures and diversity and to have had first-hand exposure. Students will have a variety of opportunities, such as a semester exchange and/or faculty-led global business trips, to satisfy this requirement.