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Business

The business major at Saint Anselm College is designed to provide students with a solid grounding in the disciplines that underpin decision-making in organizations: economics, accounting, management, marketing, and finance. Exposure to each of these disciplines provides a multifaceted perspective on how a business functions, and what it takes to be a successful contributor in that work environment.

Because Saint Anselm is a liberal arts college, students are able to combine their business education with courses designed to develop an appreciation for many aspects of life: spiritual, philosophical, historical and aesthetic. Business and non-business courses contribute to skill in critical thinking and persuasive writing - skills which business leaders emphasize are needed more than ever before in today's work environment.

We strongly encourage our students to take internships during their time at Saint Anselm to supplement their classroom experience. Our objective is to provide the foundation to allow a student to pursue a wide variety of senior level business roles, as they progress throughout their career.

After graduating with a business degree, our students go to work for large and small companies and non-profit organizations. Some start their own businesses and others pursue graduate degrees.


Requirements for the Business Major


All students are required to take the following classes:

  • EC141 Principles of Microeconomics
  • EC142 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • AC111 Financial Accounting
  • AC112 Cost Accounting
  • BU121 Business Statistics
  • BU221 Human Resource Management
  • BU231 Principles of Marketing
  • FI 261 Financial Management
  • BU 322 International Business Management
  • One Economics and Business Elective

Typical Course Sequence for Business Majors


Freshman Year:

Conversatio I Conversatio II
Freshman English (or Science) Freshman English (or Science)
Language Language
Microeconomics Macroeconomics


Sophomore Year: Business majors take Business Statistics, Financial Accounting and Cost Accounting. They also take either Marketing or Human Resource Management. Depending on their initial placement they will finish their language requirement this semester. Their remaining courses will be core requirements, electives or courses for a minor or major.

Junior Year: Business majors take either Marketing or Human Resource Management, Financial Management, and International Business Management. The Business elective can be taken this year. Their remaining courses will be core requirements, electives or courses for a minor or double major, and internship(s). One semester or a full year of study abroad is an option for this year.

Senior Year: Business majors will take their Business elective if it is still outstanding. Their remaining courses will be core requirements, electives or courses for a minor or double major, and internship(s).