Major Information

Each student in the Whitman School is required to complete one major field of study. Choosing your major is an important decision. To learn about a particular field that may interest you, take the initiative to research the opportunities available to you.  For more information on our various major offerings, visit our Undergraduate Experience page or click here.

 

How to Declare Your Major

Students normally declare their major in the second semester of their sophomore year, before early registration for the first semester of their junior year. If you are a recipient of TAP aid from New York State, you must declare your major before the junior year or risk losing TAP. Students who plan to go abroad during their junior year must declare their major before they leave.

Every spring semester, the Undergraduate Office, in partnership with each of the Whitman departments, hosts a Major Fair. Each department will have faculty and/or student representation to answer questions and be available and you can officially declare your major during the event.  Click on a major below for more information:  

Accounting

Professional Program:

  • ACC 356 Financial Accounting I
  • ACC 357 Financial Accounting II
  • ACC 363 Cost Analysis and Control
  • ACC 385 Principles of Taxation
  • ACC 476 Auditing Theory and Practice
  • ACC 477 Advanced Financial Accounting
  • LPP 457 Law of Commercial Transactions
  • Finance Elective

Managerial Accounting

  • ACC 356 Financial Accounting I
  • ACC 357 Financial Accounting II or
  • ACC 363 Cost Analysis and Control
  • Two Accounting electives

Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises

Required Courses

  • EEE 370 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises

Three major electives chosen from the following:

  • EEE 375 Entrepreneurial and Family Business Management
  • EEE 378 Imagination
  • EEE 382 Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • EEE 400 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
  • EEE 420 Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • EEE 439 Entrepreneurship and Digital Commerce
  • EEE 442 Emerging Enterprise Law
  • EEE 443 Emerging Enterprise Consulting
  • EEE 444 Dilemmas and Debates in Entrepreneurship
  • EEE 446 Minority and Women's Entrepreneurship
  • EEE 451 Finance for Emerging Enterprises
  • MAR 444 New Product Development

Finance

Required Courses:

  • FIN 455 Financial Management

Three major electives chosen from the following:

  • FIN 302 Global Financial Systems Architecture
  • FIN 355 Money & Banking
  • FIN 378 Financial Planning
  • FIN 453 New and Emerging Markets
  • FIN 456 Investments
  • FIN 457 International Financial Management
  • FIN 458 Financial Institutions and Portfolio Management
  • FIN 459 Intro to Derivatives
  • FIN 461 Financial Modeling
  • FIN 463 Modeling for Investment Banking, Equity Research, and Credit Analysis  
  • FIN 465 The Securities Market
  • FIN 466/666 Value Investing
  • FIN 468/668 Control Investing
  • FIN 469/669 Distress Investing
  • FIN 471 Financial Institutions and Markets
  • FIN 473/673 Control Investing
  • Special topics (FIN 400) or seminar (FIN 468) offerings.
  • EEE 451 Finance for Emerging Enterprises
  • RES 443 Real Estate Capital Markets
    or
  • RES 462 Real Estate Finance and Investment

Management

Required Courses:

  • SHR 346 Organizational Behavior*
  • SHR 447 Advanced Topics of Strategic Management
  • SHR 462 Leadership and Organization Change
  • LPP 467 Management and Ethics

*Students may not receive credit for both SHR 346 and IST 335.

Marketing Management

Required Courses:

  • MAR 356 Marketing Research

Three major electives chosen from the following:

  • MAR 307 Sales and Strategic Partnerships
  • MAR 357 Consumer Behavior
  • MAR 400 Special Topics in Marketing
  • MAR 401 Electronic Retailing and Marketing
  • MAR 444 New Product Management
  • MAR 445 Brand Management
  • MAR 455 Marketing Communications*
  • MAR 456 Global Marketing Strategy
  • Either SCM 401 Supply Chain Management
  • or
  • RMT 301 Retailing Fundamentals

*Students who have taken ADV 206 may not take MAR 455.

Real Estate

Required Courses

  • RES 431 Real Estate Principles
  • RES 442 Real Estate Development
  • or
  • RES 462 Real Estate Finance and Investment

Two major electives chosen from the following:

  • RES 400 Special Topics in Real Estate
  • RES 442 Real Estate Development
  • RES 443 Real Estate Capital Markets
  • RES 462 Real Estate Finance and Investment

Retail Management

Required Courses:

  • RMT 301 Retailing Fundamentals
  • RMT 307 Sales and Strategic Partnerships
  • RMT 407 Retail Buying and Planning
  • RMT 333 Professional Practice (1 credit)
  • RMT 475 Supervised Internship (2 credits)

One major elective chose from the following:

  • RMT 314 Product Development for Retail
  • RMT 357 Visual Merchandising and Store Planning
  • RMT 457 Electronic Retailing and Marketing

Supply Chain Management

Required Courses:

  • SCM 401 Supply Chain Logistics and Management
  • SCM 402 Supply Chain Management Systems

Two major electives chosen from the following:

  • SCM 400 Special Topics in Supply Chain
  • SCM 403 Introduction to Management Science
  • SCM 421 Fundamentals of Sourcing
  • SCM 431 Transportation & Distribution Center Mgmt
  • SCM 455 Six Sigma Training
  • SCM 456 Introduction to Project Management
  • SCM 459 Law for Global Business