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Goals and Requirements for Majors and Minors

Please also see Linfield's Adult Degree Program Business and Accounting Majors

Goals for Majors and Minors

In successfully completing a major in the department of business, students must demonstrate:

Written Communication professionally communicate ideas,research, and analysis in written form. Oral Communication professionally communicate ideas, research, and analysis in oral form. Quantitative Reasoning interpret and analyze quantitative information, and present quantitative information in various formats. Technological Competency prepare and present work in acceptable technological formats, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Information Literacy research, interpret, and synthesize both traditional and on-line resources, and know the limits thereof. Critical Thinking/Problem Solving develop an understanding of exactly what a problem or situation requires; develop and communicate the logical conclusion thereto. Ethics understand and develop an appreciation for the fact that businesses must operate within an ethical framework that extends beyond societal laws. Leadership develop an understanding of the qualities of leadership; distinguish between management and leadership; understand and identify the vision thing. Global Perspective recognize that the business world is global; develop an understanding and appreciation for cultural differences; implement those differences into business planning.

Requirements for Majors and Minors

Majors in business are available as a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degrees. Due to overlap in core course requirements (ECON 210, BUSN 260, 261, 301, 321, 340, and 341) students may earn only one major within the Business Department (accounting, finance, management, marketing, or international business). The management minor is open to all Linfield students except those who complete the management major. This applies to McMinnville, Portland and DCE students. For a major in Accounting: Completion of ECON 210; BUSN 260, 261, 301, 321, 340, 341, 361, 362, 461, 466, 468, and 469. For a major in Finance: Completion of ECON 210; BUSN 260, 261, 301, 321, 340, 341, 441, 444, 447, and 495. For a major in International Business: (a) ECON 210; BUSN 260, 261, 301, 321, 340, 341, and 495. (b) Three of the following: BUSN 410, 426, 435, 443, 480, 487, ECON 331 or 333. The location and topic for BUSN 487 must be approved in advance for IB major credit. Only one of the two ECON courses may count toward this requirement. (c) At least one upperdivision course focused on history, culture, politics or religion relevant to the modern era in a country or region outside the U.S.: HIST 315, 320, 322, 361, 362, 364, 463; POLS 362; RELS/HIST 310; RELS 380; or other course taken domestically or abroad when approved in advance by the IB coordinator. (d) Foreign language proficiency through the firstyear level (American sign language proficiency does not apply). International business majors are strongly encouraged to minor in a foreign language.

(e) Successful completion of a study abroad experience of at least one semester in length approved in advance by the IB coordinator, preceded by either one semester of foreign language at the intermediate level (or higher), or TCCA 230. International students who have come to the United States expressly to attend Linfield College upon their arrival must either: (1) participate in a Linfield study abroad experience; or (2) take six credits from outside the Department of Business which are designated as U.S. Pluralisms (US) courses. These six credits must be in addition to the requirements of the Linfield Curriculum. For a major in Management: Completion of ECON 210; BUSN 260, 261, 301, 321, 340, 341, 405, 495 and two courses selected from the following BUSN 407, 410, 415, 423, 436 (may be repeated for credit with different content), 480 (with instructor approval), and 487 (with instructor approval). Management electives may include one course from the following: TCCA 340 and TCCA 430.For a major in Marketing: Completion of ECON 210; BUSN 260, 261, 301, 321, 340, 341, 495 and three courses selected from the following: BUSN 420, 421, 426, 427 (may be repeated for credit with different content), 435, 480 (if the topic is closely related to marketing as determined by the supervising instructor), and 487 (if the internship is closely related to marketing as determined by the supervising instructor). For a minor in Management: Completion of 20 units consisting of BUSN 250, 301, and 405 and at least two of the following: BUSN 407, 410, 415, 423, 436, TCCA 430. Students who complete a major in accounting, finance, marketing, or international business may not count BUSN 250 toward their minor and must substitute a course from the two of the following list. International Business majors may not count BUSN 410 toward the minor.

Departmental Quantitative Requirements

Students enrolling in business courses must demonstrate the following quantitative prerequisites: 1. To enroll in courses 200-340, a C- or better in MATH 105 (Intermediate Algebra) or equivalent, or in a 3-credit course at or above MATH 140 is required. 2. To enroll in most courses at or above BUSN 341, a student must: a) complete MATH 160 or above or the equivalent; and b) complete MATH 140 or equivalent.

Departmental Policy on Prerequisites and Residency

The department presumes that students will have taken the applicable prerequisite(s) when registering for courses. However, all courses have the option of consent of instructor. Prerequisites will be waived when the instructor deems that a students background or other extenuating circumstances render the applicable prerequisite(s) unnecessary. If the instructor of the course is an adjunct faculty member, permission of the department chair must also be secured. For purposes of meeting the colleges residency requirement, the Business Department requires that 15 credits in the major be in courses numbered 341 and above.

Sport Management Minor

The Sport Management minor is housed in the Business Department. The minor is interdisciplinary, with requirements in Business; Health, Human Performance and Athletics (HHPA); Economics; and Philosophy. Refer to page 118 for further information and requirements.