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Smeal College of Business Recommended Academic Plans (Sample Schedules) for each major by program year

Determining your program year - Your major requirements (courses) are determined by your “program year”.  This is the year that you officially enter your major. For example, if you began your first year in the fall of 2013, and entered into your major in the summer/fall of 2015, then your program year would be 2015.  Some samples are marked as tentative because major requirements can be changed prior to you entering your major.

Entrance to a major- Entrance to a major in the Smeal College of Business is based on University policy, which outlines strict procedures for applying to and being offered enrollment into a Smeal College major. Offers are competitive and decisions are based on the college’s entrance-to-major requirements.  Please refer to our student exchange website for more information.

In recent years, The Smeal College of Business has experienced enrollment demand that has exceeded the college’s physical capacity to serve all desired applicants without compromising the quality of a Smeal College education.  As a part of the plan to manage the high demand, it was determined that there would be no early entry into a Smeal major due to our administrative enrollment controls.  In addition, capacity for each course for all Smeal College academic majors has been calculated to ensure each student will have the opportunity to graduate on-time.  To honor the commitments made to our students, pre-major students may not enroll in upper division courses designated for Smeal College majors.  Exceptions will not be granted for pre-major students to be exempted from this policy.

The Smeal College requires that all upper division courses within the department sponsoring the major be completed in-residence at University Park under the instruction of Smeal College faculty. Upper division courses offered within the department sponsoring the major which are completed at other campuses or locations will not be credited toward completion of the major at the Smeal College. This may necessitate repeating certain courses.

Accounting (ACCTG)

2013 Program Year for Accounting
2014 Program Year for Accounting
2015 Program Year for Accounting
2016 Program Year for Accounting

Actuarial Science (ACTSC)

2012 Program Year for Actuarial Science

Finance (FIN)

2013 Program Year for Finance
2014 Program Year for Finance
2015 Program Year for Finance
2016 Program Year for Finance

Management (MGMT)

2013 Program Year for Management
2014 Program Year for Management
2015 Program Year for Management
2016 Program Year for Management

Management Information Systems (M I S)

2013 Program Year for Management Information Systems
2014 Program Year for Management Information Systems
2015 Program Year for Management Information Systems
2016 Program Year for Management Information Systems

Marketing (MKTG)

2013 Program Year for Marketing
2014 Program Year for Marketing
2015 Program Year for Marketing
2016 Program Year for Marketing

Risk Management (R M)

Actuarial Science (ACTSC) option

2013 Program Year for R M with the ACTSC option
2014 Program Year for RM with the ACTSC option
2015 Program Year for RM with the ACTSC option
2016 Program Year for RM with the ACTSC option

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) option

2013 Program Year for R M with the ERM option
2014 Program Year for RM with the ERM option
2015 Program Year for RM with the ERM option
2016 Program Year for RM with the ERM option

Real Estate (R EST) option

2013 Program Year for R M with the R EST option
2014 Program Year for RM with the R EST option
2015 Program Year for RM with the R EST option
2016 Program Year for RM with the R EST option

Supply Chain & Information Systems (SC&IS)

2013 Program Year for Supply Chain & Information Systems
2014 Program Year for Supply Chain & Information Systems
2015 Program Year for Supply Chain & Information Systems
2016 Program Year for Supply Chain & Information Systems