A major and a minor in business is available, as well as teacher certification for grades 5-12.

Major in business

50 credit hours

  • Acc 200, Principles of Accounting 3
  • Bus 155, The Organization of Business3
  • Bus 206, Adventures in Business1
  • Bus 220, Spreadsheet Skills3
  • Bus 244, Consumer Behavior & the Customer Journey3
  • Bus 282, Business Analytics3
  • Bus 307, Career Planning 1
  • Bus 310, Business Law 3
  • Bus 315, Human Capital Management 3
  • Bus 316, Marketing Managment3
  • Bus 317, Financial Management 3
  • Bus 318, Operations Management 3
  • Bus 409, Business Internship 3
  • Bus 410, Strategic Management Capstone 3
  • Econ 200, Principles of Economics 3
  • One upper level Economics course3
  • Additional business department courses 6

Student learning outcomes

Graduates in business will:

  1. Identify and articulate how personal values and ethical considerations inform and impact business decisions.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the roles, goals, key concepts, methods, and tools utilized in specific business functions as well as the relationships between the various functions in a business.
  3. Intentionally prepare for a business career.
  4. Acquire skills needed to influence, inspire, and motivate individuals and groups to achieve results.
  5. Identify opportunities, analyze information, and apply frameworks for effective problem-solving and decision-making.
  6. Demonstrate effectiveness in writing and speaking in a variety of business contexts.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to work productively with individuals in a diversity of roles and with varying interests in the outcome.

Planning guide

First year Goshen Core
The Organization of Business
Consumer Behavior
Spreadsheet Skills
Second year Goshen Core
Marketing Management
Operations Management
Adventures in Business
Business Analytics
Principles of Economics
Third year Goshen Core
Human Capital Management
Business Law
Principles of Accounting
Financial Management
Business elective
Internship (a summer internship is encouraged)
Fourth year Goshen Core
Career Planning
Business elective
Upper-level economics
Strategic Management Capstone

Planning and advising notes

Students may not earn a double major in accounting, business, marketing, and/or sustainability management, but major/minor combinations are allowed.

SST should be completed in the first two years or the summer after the third year. Additional math courses are encouraged for students anticipating graduate school.

Minimum academic requirement for majors and minors: All business majors and minors must earn a grade of C- or higher in all courses required for their major or minor. Failure to attain this level of achievement requires the student to either repeat the course (for specific requirements) or take an additional course (an option for elective courses) and achieve a grade of C- or higher.

Teacher education certification is available for grades 5-12. Courses needed in addition to business major requirements are Bus 322 and either Econ 306 or Bus 350. Also required are 36 credits of education courses, including a semester of student teaching. The first education class, Educ 201, should be taken in May term of the first year or fall of the sophomore year. See Education department information for more details.

Students may begin taking courses in Goshen College’s MBA program through the 4+1 program, upon earning 80 undergraduate credit hours and having a GPA of at least 2.50. Contact your academic advisor for more information.

Minor in business

21 credit hours

  • Acc 200, Principles of Accounting 3
  • Bus 155, The Organization of Business3
  • Bus 244, Consumer Behavior & the Customer Journey3
  • Bus 315, Human Capital Management3
  • Econ 200, Principles of Economics 3
  • Additional upper level accounting, business or economics courses 6