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    How do I Decide on Which Business Major to Choose?

    October 03, 2017


    So you’re considering studying business, but you don’t know which major to choose? Don’t sweat it! You are not the first student who is undecided, and you won’t be the last. We understand that there are many exciting options out there, and it’s tough to pick just one! It’s our job to make that process as easy as possible, and help you find the path that is right for you.


    Understand Your Options

    Getting a clear understanding of the different majors offered by the COB can help tremendously when making your decision on which major to declare. We’ve gone ahead and given you short descriptions of our majors, but encourage you to visit for more information!

    • Accounting
      • A B.S. in Accounting provides students with the educational backgrounded needed for a career in the accounting profession. The course track focuses on blending a conceptual foundation for dealing with emerging accounting issues and applying current technical content with a practical basis for working.
      • An undergraduate degree in accounting prepares students to apply for certifications such as the Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Financial Manager (CFM).
    • Economics/Business Economics
      • Economics provides you with a logical way to think about your own personal decisions and world affairs – a mind-set you can use throughout your life. Economics Majors at UWyo acquire the general business skill and rigor useful for a wide variety of jobs.
      • Business Economics majors earn a supplementary foundation in business as they complete the same core business courses as all other business degrees.
    • Finance
      • A B.S. in Finance provides students with a strong understanding of how financial decisions are made and used within business.
      • The coursework is applicable to not only students wishing to understand the financial management of business concerns, but also to student who might consider careers in government or non-profit sector, or those who wish to someday become entrepreneurs.
    • Management
      • A B.S. in Management focuses on using resources to achieve goals in organizations. Coursework focuses on the activities and operations that bring together human, financial, material, and information resources. Management majors should graduate with an understanding of the business world and a set of tools to successfully manage parts or all of an organizations operations.
      • The program is designed to provide students the opportunity to major in Management and at the same time, to create a concentration in one of the following areas: Management Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management or Supply Chain Management.
    • Marketing
      • Marketing includes all business activities necessary for the transfer of ownership of goods and services and to provide for their physical distribution. Marketing embraces a wide area of highly specialized and technical occupations such as merchandising and consumer and product research as well as general fields such as retailing, advertising, and professional selling.
      • The program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to major in Marketing and at the same time, to create a concentration in one of the following areas: Sustainability and Global Markets, Customer Experience Management, or Supply Chain Management.


    Don't Rush the Decision Process

    As an undeclared College of Business student, all students have the same set of core business courses, exposing students to basic business skills and knowledge necessary to complete a well-rounded, high quality business education.

    These classes, along with electives, will give students a broad understanding of business concepts and assist when declaring a major. Take your time with declaring your major, and allow these classes to get you where you need to go during your first few years.



    Let us Know Which one You're Leaning Towards!

    Accounting Economics/Business Economics Finance

    Management Marketing