Individualized, BS

Students have the option to design an individualized concentration if they cannot find a standard concentration that aligns with their interests. An individualized concentration consists of four CUs that are united by a common theme. An established concentration may also be tailored, with approval from the concentration advisor, to specific student interests by replacing a required course with one not on the list of courses that traditionally defines the concentration.

Students should note that (1) at least three of the courses must be business courses, and (2) a faculty member from the Wharton academic department most closely associated with the individualized concentration must sign off on the proposal.

Individualized concentration proposals are considered by the Undergraduate Division Petitions Committee. Students who wish to pursue an individualized concentration should complete the following steps:

  1. Consult with an academic adviser in the Undergraduate Division to discuss your proposal prior to submission.
  2. Fill out the Individualized Concentration Proposal form.
  3. Submit the completed form to the front desk in the Wharton Undergraduate Division (G95 Huntsman Hall).

Individualized Concentration (WIDV)

Select four WIDV courses 14
Other Wharton Requirements33
Total Course Units37
1

WIDV must be approved by faculty member and Wharton Undergraduate Division.

Other Wharton Requirements

First Year Foundations
ECON 010Introduction to Economics for Business 11
MATH 104Calculus, Part I1
or MATH 110 Calculus for Wharton Students
Business
Leadership Journey
WH 101Business and You0.5
WH 201Management Communication: Persuasive Speaking and Writing for Business0.5
WH301Teamwork/Interpersonal Dynamics0.5
Capstone Course/Project0.5
Fundamentals
ACCT 101Principles of Accounting I1
ACCT 102Managerial Accounting1
BEPP 250Managerial Economics1
FNCE 100Corporate Finance1
FNCE 101Monetary Economics and the Global Economy1
LGST 100Ethics and Social Responsibility1
or LGST 101 Law and Social Values
MGMT 101Introduction To Management1
MKTG 101Introduction to Marketing1
OIDD 101An Introduction to Operations, Information and Decisions1
STAT 101Introductory Business Statistics1
STAT 102Introductory Business Statistics1
Global Economy, Business & Society
Select one course1
Technology, Innovation & Analytics
Select one course1
Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Education Distribution
Select 6 courses with at least 1 course unit in each of the following categories:6
Humanities
Natural Science, Math & Engineering
Social Science
Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Select 3 courses 23
Writing
Critical Writing Seminar1
Unrestricted Electives
Select five courses5
Additional Requirements
Second semester-level Foreign Language
PennSTART
Business Breadth (non-concentration courses)3
Total Course Units33
1

For students who take ECON 001 Introduction to Micro Economics and ECON 002 Introductory Economics: Macro in place of ECON 010 Introduction to Economics for Business of these courses can be slotted for ECON 010 on the worksheet. The second course may be used to fulfill a General Education Distribution or Unrestricted Elective requirement.

2

Two can double-count as General Education Distribution courses. 


The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2017 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.