Business Related Majors

Rady Undergraduate Programs collaborates with departments on campus to offer business related majors to undergraduate students. This collaboration allows students to incorporate business concepts and practices to their major by adding management courses to their program curriculum. Students who are enrolled in a business related major should contact the home department to obtain information about major declaration and requirements. 

 

Business Related Majors

International Studies - International Business
International Business is the study and application of business methods and theories in an international context. International Studies– International Business students will develop their business skills and their cultural and linguistic understandings of other countries that are essential in the Age of Globalization. Please contact the International Studies Program if you are interested in this major. Students majoring in IS International Business may not complete the Rady School of Management minors in business and entrepreneurship and innovation. IS International Business majors may declare the Rady minor in accounting and supply chain.

 Business Psychology
The Business Psychology major is designed to train students to apply psychological principles to the workplace and to organizational challenges and opportunities therein. Please contact the Psychology Department if you are interested in this major. Students majoring in Business Psychology may not complete the Rady School of Management minors in business and entrepreneurship and innovation. Business psychology majors may declare the Rady minor in accounting and supply chain. 

Business Economics
(Starting Fall 2021)
The Business Economics major is a collaborative, interdisciplinary degree program between Rady School and the Department of Economics.  This major will train students to operate within firms and to understand how firms operate within markets. For more information on this program, please visit the Rady School webpage or the Economics Department webpage

 

 


Business Related Major FAQ's

I have a question about the requirements for my International Studies - International Business Major, can you help me?

Rady does not advising for the IS-IB major requirements. Any questions in regards to fulfilling program requirements should be directed to the International Studies Program. You can find information on their website or make an appointment with an advisor. For assistance planning your Rady courses and questions about enrollment in MGT courses, please send a message through the Virtual Advising Center. During your major planning process with your major advisor, we recommend you reference our tentative class schedule for our tentative class schedule for our tentative course offerings.

Where can I go for advising about the Business Psychology Major?

Rady does not advising for the Business Psychology major requirements. Any questions in regards to fulfilling program requirements should be directed to the Psychology department. You can find information on their website regarding their advising times. For assistance planning your Rady courses and questions about enrollment in MGT courses, please send a message through the Virtual Advising Center. During your major planning process with your major advisor, we recommend you reference our tentative class schedule for our tentative course offerings.

Where can I go for advising about the Business Economics Major?

Both Rady School Advisors and Economics Department Advisors can assist students with questions regarding the B.S. in Business Economics. For assistance planning your Rady courses and questions about enrollment in MGT courses, please send a message through the Virtual Advising Center. You may also schedule a time to meet with an Economics Department Advisor by visiting their website. During your major planning process with your major advisor, we recommend you reference our tentative class schedule for our tentative course offerings.

Can I declare a Rady minor with the business related major?

Due to curricular overlap, there are certain restrictions for combining a Rady minor with a business related major. The IS International Business Major and Business Psychology Major cannot be combined with a Business and Entrepreneurship & Innovation minor. However, these two majors can be combined with the Supply Chain and/or Accounting minors. The Business Economics Major cannot be declared with a Business minor, but can be combined with the Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Accounting and Supply Chain minors. Please contact a Rady Advisor if you have any questions. 

I have completed all of my major requirements, but I don't have upper-division standing. Can I take Rady's Management Upper Division Courses (MGT 100+) for my major requirements?

Yes. Students who have 75+ in-progress or completed units are eligible to request enrollment into upper-division classes (MGT 100+) for the following quarter. You must meet all pre-requisites for the class enrollment requests and students can submit their request through the Enrollment Authorization System (EASy). However, please remember that authorization will only be allowed if there is still space available in the course after junior, senior and priority students with upper-division standing have completed their enrollment.

I need to take a class to graduate, but it is full. Can you help me enroll?

Unfortunately, students are not able to bypass the wait list for a course to enroll. Oftentimes class sizes are limited by the sheer size of the room. If a particular course is required for graduation, students can submit a Rady Student Petition to request an exception to this policy.

I wish to enroll in a class for which I have not yet met the prerequisites. Can I bypass the requirements and/or take them concurrently?

Rady enforces prerequisites for all MGT courses. If there are exceptional circumstances that prevent you from taking a prerequisite or if there is a different course that you believe should fulfill the prerequisite, you may submit a petition. Please note that these exceptions are rare and will be granted at the discretion of the department.

I am a transfer student and I have completed business courses at a community college level. Can I count any of these courses towards my business related major?

You can transfer in business classes from your community college that are equivalent in content as our lower-division courses at Rady. We highly recommend connecting with the home program advisor to discuss preparatory courses.

If you have taken courses that are similar to the courses listed above, please contact us to review your courses once you have enrolled as a UCSD student. Most Managerial Accounting classes have equivalencies that can be found on assist.org. If the course you completed is not on assist.org, please submit a student petition to request a review for equivalency.

Can I complete CPA requirements with an business related major?

CPA requirements are not about what your major is; instead, it is about what courses you have taken and if you have fulfilled the prerequisites for either the exam or the license. While Rady does not provide transcript review for CPA, we are happy to review your self-assessment and recommend courses that may help you fulfill your requirements. To learn more about the requirements visit our CPA Resource Page.

Can Rady review my Study Abroad classes for equivalency?

Rady will only review for direct equivalency and we will look for classes that cover the same core objectives and same academic rigor as our courses at UCSD. For equivalency review, please visit our Study Abroad page for instructions.

I am a prospective applicant for the business related major at UCSD. How can I make sure I take the pre-major requirements while I am in my Community College?

If you wish to get a head start with your business courses while you are enrolled in your community college, you may request a preliminary review of the course you will be taking. We highly recommend reaching out to the home department for information about pre-college courses. Please note that community college courses can only be considered as lower division, and they cannot count as equivalencies for MGT courses numbered 100 and above.