The Wm. Polk Carey Business Minor
Combining business and liberal arts
Sewanee’s Business Minor builds on what Sewanee does best—superb liberal arts education. Surveys of the nation’s best M.B.A. programs and top CEOs consistently show that a liberal arts curriculum is the best preparation for a successful career in business. Such an education imbues graduates with excellent communications skills, broad knowledge of culture and society, interpersonal skills, and problem-solving skills, and the ability to adapt to change.
The business minor complements a student’s education in the liberal arts. Students in any major program may choose to minor in business. To meet the requirements of the business minor, students complete four core courses — Economics 101, Finance 1, Financial Accounting, and Business Ethics — and two electives. Students choose electives from one of three tracks: finance, management or international business.
Students can apply during the fall of their sophomore year to become Carey Fellows, an honors business program that carries a scholarship. Carey Fellows complete requirements beyond the normal coursework—such as a semester-long, paid internship—that prepare them for leadership positions in business and finance.
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