The business concentration includes a strong business foundation covering topics that are important to managers such as: accounting, computer information systems, economics, finance, management, marketing and supply chain management.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • A minimum of 12 upper division hours must be taken from the W. P. Carey School of Business. 
  • At least 12 credit hours must be taken at ASU.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • The upper-division courses specified for the concentration will be restricted to students with 56 earned credit hours, a minimum 2.00 ASU cumulative GPA and course prerequisite requirements met.
  • M - Course transfer equivalent available from Maricopa County Community College District, details are provided on the Transfer Information tab.
  • Students may not pair the Business concentration with the Sales and Marketing concentration.
  • If a student has taken one of the approved courses below and it is not showing in the DARS audit, please email for assistance.

Required Courses 15 hours

ACC 382 Accounting and Financial Analysis (3) (Prerequisites: must not have previously earned credit in ACC 230, 231, 232, 240, 241, 242, 261, 271 or BUA 381, and min 56 total earned hours)

ECN 211 Macroeconomic Principles (3) OR ECN 212 Microeconomic Principles (3)

FIN 380 Personal Financial Management (3)

MGT 380 Management and Strategy for Non-majors (3)

MKT 390 Essentials of Marketing (3)

Electives 3 Hours Required
Choose elective courses from the following:

AGB 420 Food and Advertising Promotion (3) (Prerequisite(s): AGB 321 or MKT 300 or MKT 302 or MKT 303 or MKT 390)

AGB 445 Food Retainling (3) (Prerequisite(s): AGB 321 or MKT 300 or MKT 302 or MKT 303 or MKT 390)

CIS 300 Web Design and Development (3)

CIS 308 Advanced Excel in Business (3) (Prerequisite(s): CIS 105 or CIS 236 with C or better; minimum 45 hours. credit is allowed for only CIS 308 or CIS 394 (Advanced Excel in Business))

ECN 211 Macroeconomic Principles (3) OR ECN 212 Microeconomic Principles (3) 

FIN 331 Financial Markets and Institutions (3)

LES 380 Consumer Perspective of Business Law (3) (Prerequisites: Must have a minimum GPA of 2.00 ASU Cum GPA and a minimum total earned hours of 56)

MKT 391 Essentials of Selling (3)

MKT 395 Essentials of Advertising and Marketing Communication (3)

REA 380 Real Estate Fundamentals (3)M

SCM 394 Special Topics (1-4)

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult for verification.









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