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Business Scholars Program

The Business Scholars Program at Saint Louis University's Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business allows students to complete any undergraduate business degree in only three calendar years, including summer courses.

The curriculum is the same as the traditional four-year degree program; this is only a time-shortened, not content-shortened, program.

Business Scholars have guaranteed enrollment in business courses as long as the curriculum plan is followed.

High school seniors applying for admission are reviewed on an individual basis. The best-qualified students are selected from the application pool with a required minimum high school GPA of 3.75 on a 4.00 scale and a high school math GPA of 3.6 after completion of at least three years of coursework. 

Standardized test scores are optional but recommended; international applicants may be required to submit proof of English proficiency. Applicants should note that students accepted in previous years had an average composite 30+ ACT or an average total 1330+ SAT.

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester.  Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
MATH 1320
or MATH 1510
Survey of Calculus
or Calculus I
3
ECON 1900 Principles of Economics 3
CMM 1200 Public Speaking 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
BIZ 1000 Business Foundations 1
BIZ 1002 Business Foundations Excel Lab 0
 Credits16
Spring
ACCT 2200 Financial Accounting 3
BTM 2000 Introduction to Business Technology Management 3
ECON 3120
or ECON 3140
Intermediate Macroeconomics
or Intermediate Microeconomics
3
IB 2000 Introduction to International Business 3
OPM 2070 Introduction to Business Statistics 3
MATH ElectiveMust be approved by Advisor 3
 Credits18
Summer
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
 Credits6
Year Two
Fall
ACCT 2220 Accounting for Decision Making 3
ECON 3140
or ECON 3120
Intermediate Microeconomics
or Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
FIN 3010 Principles of Finance 3
MGT 3000 Management Theory and Practice 3
MKT 3000 Introduction to Marketing Management 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics 3
 Credits18
Spring
MGT 2000 Legal Environment of Business I 3
OPM 3050 Introduction to Management Science and Operations Management 3
BIZ 3000 Career Foundations 1
THEO 2XXX2000-level Theology Elective 3
Major Requirement Course 3
Major Requirement Course 3
 Credits16
Summer
HIST 1110
or HIST 1120
Origins of the Modern World to 1500
or Origins of the Modern World (1500 to Present)
3
Natural ScienceCourse to meet Natural Science Core Requirement 3
 Credits6
Year Three
Fall
ENGL 4000 Professional Writing (or FPA Core Requirement) 3
Math/Natural ScienceNatural Science Core Requirement or MATH approved by Advisor 3
Major Requirement Course 3
Major Requirement Course 3
Major Requirement Course or General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Credits18
Spring
BIZ 4000 Business Capstone 1
MGT 4000 Strategic Management and Policy 3
Major Requirement Course 3
Major Requirement Course 3
Social ScienceCourse to meet Social Science Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credits16
Summer
ENGL 3XXXX-4XXXCourse to meet English Literature Core Requirement 3
Social ScienceCourse to meet Social Science Core Requirement 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits120