Understand Your Core Requirements
Below is an overview of our core requirements. You can find detailed information such as course descriptions, prerequisites, and more via NYU Albert’s Public Course Search
or our Course Index
. You can also use a BTE Curriculum Worksheet
to navigate these requirements visually.
Quickly access the requirements of each area of your degree:
Our Liberal Arts Core allows you to think and write critically in a variety of areas and contexts. This core consists of:
- Mathematics: Calculus I (MATH-UA 121) or higher (approved advanced standing credit may be applied)
- Writing: Commerce and Culture (MULT-UB 100) (advanced standing credit may not be applied)
- Foundations of Contemporary Culture: Text & Ideas (CORE-UA 400-499) AND Cultures & Contexts (CORE-UA 500-599) OR Global Cultures (Liberal Studies Program; XXGC-UF). FYI: advanced standing credit may not be applied.
- Explore the approved Culture & Context/Global Cultures course equivalents at NYU Washington Square and Study Away Locations.
Our Social Impact Core is a four-course sequence focusing on issues of personal and professional ethics; corporate social responsibility; the role of law in business and commerce; and the interconnections between corporations, markets, culture and governments, and our global society. This core consists of:
- Business and Society (SOIM-UB 125)
- Organizational Communication & Its Social Context (SOIM-UB 65)
- Law, Business & Society (SOIM-UB 6)
- Professional Responsibility and Leadership (SOIM-UB 12)
Our Business Tools Core functions as a foundation for your subsequent courses here. This core consists of:
- Cohort Leadership Program (MULT-UB 9)
- Microeconomics (select one):
- Microeconomics with Algebra (ECON-UB 1): this course includes multiple algebra and graphical problems and greater emphasis is placed on economic intuitions. Assessment is more qualitative and essay-based. Use this helpful guide to learn more about what mathematical concepts you will be expected to know prior to enrolling in this course.
- Microeconomics with Calculus (ECON-UB 2): this course is more quantitative, both on the topics covered and in the assessment. Use this helpful guide to learn more about what mathematical concepts you will be expected to know prior to enrolling in this course.
- Statistics for Business Control (STAT-UB 1) AND Regression/Forecasting Models (STAT-UB 3) OR Statistics for Business Control & Regression/Forecasting Models (STAT-UB 103)
- Principles of Financial Accounting (ACCT-UB 1)
- Economics of Global Business (ECON-UB 11)
You will select at least four of the following seven courses; however, you are encouraged to take all seven for a more solid foundation in business fundamentals. This core consists of:
- Managerial Accounting (ACCT-UB 4)
- Foundations of Finance (FINC-UB 2)
- Management and Organizations (MGMT-UB 1)
- Introduction to Marketing (MKTG-UB 1)
- International Studies Program (MULT-UB 11)
- Operations Management (OPMG-UB 1)
These courses will help you develop the ability to think like an entrepreneur, by developing an agile leadership style that is action-oriented, and focused on imagining and creating solutions for the challenges of the 21st century.
- Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship: The Entrepreneurial Mindset (BTEP-UB 1)
- BTE Immersion (BTEP-UB 2)
- Startup Lab
- NYC Entrepreneurship Lab
- Entrepreneurship Elective
This sequence of courses will help to build a foundational competency in computational thinking and data analytics in a business approach.
- Introduction to Informtation Technology (BTEP-UB 3)
- BTE Immersion II (BTEP-UB 4)
- Introduction to Computer Science (CSCI-UA 101)
- Data Structures (CSCI-UA 102)
- Tech Elective