George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

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Still Exploring Business Majors

If you want to pursue a business degree but are undecided on which business major to declare, you can select "Still exploring business majors" on your application.

The business curriculum for the first two years is common across all business majors and builds the foundational knowledge you will need for upper level courses. This gives you the opportunity to learn and explore several business majors while still earning the required credits needed to graduate on time.

As a freshman, you will take two courses designed to give you an introduction to business that will assist you in deciding which major is right for you.

  • Business and Society: This course helps you develop an understanding of the role of business in society, the history of business, and current hot button issues in business.
  • Developing Professional Skills I: This course teaches you what it means to be a professional, how to be successful in the business school, the role of different business functions, and career paths in each major.

Learn more about business foundations courses.

Career Services
Our Career Services Office provides opportunities for you to learn about career paths in each major through its "Meet the Professionals" series. They also can help you find an internship so that you can explore a career path prior to selecting a business major.

Faculty Mentors
Faculty mentors in each major are ready to talk to you about their major and how you can use it post-graduation. Academic advisers can help you understand the requirements of each major. Business Foundations faculty members are also available to mentor. Please contact:

Declaring Your Major
When you are ready, declaring your major is easy. Just complete a Declaration of Academic Major form and bring it to the Office of Student Success and Academic Services in 008 Enterprise Hall.

Incoming freshman should declare a major by the end of their sophomore year, and transfer students should declare by the end of their first semester of junior year. Following those guidelines will help you stay on track for graduation.

Join the School of Business, and let us help you find the major that’s right for you.