Choosing Your Upper Division Business Electives

Marshall Business Administration students are required to take upper division business electives as a part of their degree requirements. These courses allow students to gain a deeper understanding of one or more aspects of business in which they have an interest.

Upper division business electives should be selected based on a student’s personal and professional goals in consultation with academic advisors, career advisors and faculty elective advisors. The information and resources below can help you learn more about the courses that each Marshall department offers.

  • You are required to complete a total of 12 units of upper division Marshall electives.
  • You can choose from the following Marshall departments: ACCT, BAEP, BUCO, DSO, FBE, MKT, and MOR.
  • Upper division courses are numbered 300-499. NOTE: Most courses that have an "x" may not be used toward the upper division elective requirement.
  • You can select courses from one department (depth) or from different departments (breadth).
  • You can also satisfy the Marshall upper division elective requirement through the Marshall International Exchange Program (IEP).

Upper Division Elective Course Selection Guides

The guides below provide advice regarding which upper division elective courses are particularly useful for a given career path. You will see that careers in a variety of industries and functions can benefit from coursework taken in more than one department.

Marshall Upper Division Elective Panel Series

The Marshall Upper Division Elective Panels series provides students an opportunity to hear from faculty elective advisors, departmental faculty and staff, students, and alumni about the upper division elective courses offered in their departments and how those courses connect with students' career and professional goals.  

The links below are the Panel Series recordings from the 2019-2020 academic year. We are not holding panels in fall 2020.

 
DEPARTMENT VIDEO LINK POWER POINT LINK
ACCOUNTING ACCT Panel Video ACCT Panel PPT
FINANCE & BUSINESS ECONOMICS FBE Panel Video FBE PPT and Electives
BUSINESS COMMUNICATION No video available BUCO Electives
DATA SCIENCES & OPERATIONS DSO Panel Video DSO Panel PPT
MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATION MOR Panel Video MOR Panel PPT
ENTREPRENEURSHIP BAEP Panel Video

BAEP Panel PPT

MARKETING MKT Panel Video

MKT Panel PPT