The Wake Forest University Schools of Business mathematical business major, offered jointly with the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, prepares you for careers in business and government that require sophisticated model-based, advanced quantitative approaches to problem solving.
The major is extremely useful in today's complex global environment, where problems in business administration and public policy-making require intricate, mathematical analyses.
This interdisciplinary major draws from the strengths of various fields of study, allowing the students to gain a wider range of expertise and experience from these two academic areas. The program consists of approximately one-half business and one-half mathematics courses by which the students acquire both pure mathematics and its applications in business problem solving. In addition, there is a required seminar, jointly taught by business and mathematics professors. The intention of this seminar is to provide the majors with a forum where they can see, through studies of actual cases from the business world, how mathematical, statistical and computer techniques can be brought to bear on many business problems.
The major must attain a grade point average of 2.0 on all courses attempted in the undergraduate business program, exclusive of courses repeated with a C grade or better. A minimum of 40 credits in the mathematical business major must be earned in the undergraduate business program.
PLEASE NOTE: All students who have been accepted into the undergraduate business program are subject to the major requirements listed in the Bulletin year of their acceptance into the school. For example, for students who applied and were accepted in January 2008, the 2008-2009 Bulletin would list their major requirements.
Official bulletins are available online.