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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
CORE 1000 Ignite First Year Seminar 1 2
BIZ 1000 Business Foundations (meets CORE 1500) 1 1
CORE 1900 Eloquentia Perfecta 1: Written and Visual Communication 1 3
MATH 1320
or MATH 1510
Survey of Calculus (meets CORE 3200) 2
or Calculus I
3
THEO 1600 God-Talk (meets CORE 1600) 3
ECON 1900 Principles of Economics 3
 Credits15
Spring
CORE 2500 Cura Personalis 2: Self in Contemplation 0
CMM 1200 Public Speaking (meets CORE 1200) 2 3
BIZ 1100/1002 Business in Action 1
ACCT 2200 Financial Accounting 3
BTM 2000 Introduction to Business Technology Management 3
ECON 3120
or ECON 3140
Intermediate Macroeconomics
or Intermediate Microeconomics
3
OPM 2070 Introduction to Business Statistics 3
 Credits16
Summer
PHIL 1700 The Examined Life: Ultimate Questions (meets CORE 1700) 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology (meets CORE 3600) 3
 Credits6
Year Two
Fall
ACCT 2220 Accounting for Decision Making 3
BTM 2500 Data Modeling, Analysis and Visualization 3
ECON 3140
or ECON 3120
Intermediate Microeconomics
or Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
FIN 3010 Principles of Finance 3
IB 2000 Introduction to International Business (meets University Core Attribute: Global Interdependence) 3
MGT 3000 Management Theory and Practice 3
 Credits18
Spring
CORE 2800 Eloquentia Perfecta 3: Creative Expression 3
BIZ 3000 Career Foundations (meets CORE 3500) 1
MKT 3000 Introduction to Marketing Management 3
OPM 3050 Introduction to Management Science and Operations Management 3
Major Requirement Course 3
Major Requirement Course 3
Elective in Business or Other Areas 2
 Credits18
Summer
CORE 3400 Ways of Thinking: Aesthetics, History, and Culture 3
MGT 2000 Legal Environment of Business I 3
 Credits6
Year Three
Fall
PHIL 2050 Ethics (meets University Core Attribute: Dignity, Ethics & a Just Society) 3
CORE 4000 Collaborative Inquiry 3
CORE 4500 Reflection-in-Action 0
Elective that Satisfies University Core Attribute: Writing Intensive 3 3
Major Requirement Course 3
Major Requirement Course 3
Elective in Business or Other Areas 3
 Credits18
Spring
CORE 3800 Ways of Thinking: Natural and Applied Sciences 3
Elective that Satisfies University Core Attribute: Identities in Context 3
MGT 4000 Strategic Management and Policy 4 3
Major Requirement Course 3
Major Requirement Course 3
Elective in Business or Other Areas 2
 Credits17
Summer
Electives in Business or Other Areas 6
 Credits6
 Total Credits120
1

Must complete in first 36 credit hours at SLU.

2

Mulst complete in first 60 credit hours at SLU.

3

ENGL 4000-Professional Writing Recommended

4

Must have completed all other Business Common Body of Knowledge courses.