The Division of Accounting, Business, and Economics offers a progressive Business program, which combines professional preparation with a liberal arts education. The purpose of this program is to develop the important personal characteristics of confidence in oneself, ability to work with others, written and oral communication skills, technical competence, mathematical skills, moral awareness, and ethical values. The major in Business will prepare the student for graduate school (MBA or Law) or for a career in industry, entrepreneurship or public service.

Business majors may choose from the following concentrations: 

  • Agribusiness
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Education
  • Business Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing and Advertising

CMU offers two professonal organizations for business students: Delta Mu Delta is a national honor society in business administration. Collegiate DECA is an organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe .

A minimum grade of “C” is required in all courses with the following prefixes: AC/BU/EC/ET/FB/IB/MG/MK.

Business Program Outcomes


  • Actively be able to access and evaluate relevant information and then apply business knowledge, technical skills and professional competencies needed in order to make sound decisions.
  • Be able to express ideas through a variety of multimodal channels, (including both the written and spoken word) in a professional, engaged manner
  • Articulate, explain and compare the organizational elements, structure, performance, terminology, and delivery modalities for the U.S. and global business systems.


  • Demonstrate knowledge and create solutions through continuous development of the creative, critical thinking and problem solving skills that are needed within the business profession.
  • Explore career opportunities and critically evaluate principles and practices applied to global business solutions.
  • Analyze records, interpret variance and assess opportunities and risks, in order to make recommendations for action based on organizational goals.


  • Show a clear understanding of the microenvironment between the legal, economic, and social environments within the business profession.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of prescribed ethical codes, and behaviors and their value within both the workplace and society.
  • Understand team and individual management, organizational skills, supervision and coaching techniques to effectively lead across organization, department, and work group units to meet diverse stakeholder and organizational goals in a variety of business environments
Majors and Minors

Major Minor

BA or BS in Business Associate of Science in Business BA or BS in Business with Cert. at the Secondary Level Business Minor
Last updated: 07/12/2021