Choosing Your Upper Division Business Electives

Marshall's 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 areas of business in which they have an interest. Marshall students who want to focus on one specific area of business can declare a business emphasis.  

Upper division business electives for Business Administration majors should be selected based on a student’s personal and professional goals in consultation with academic advisors, career advisors, and emphasis faculty advisors (can be found in each respective emphasis webpage). The information and resources below and on the business emphasis website can help you learn more about the courses that each Marshall department offers.

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

Marshall Upper Division Elective Course Resources

    The guides below provide advice regarding which upper division elective courses are particularly useful for a given career path. Careers in a variety of industries and functions can benefit from coursework taken in more than one department while some careers have very specific coursework that is most essential.