Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis | Groups

SOPHOMORES
Class of 2022

By now, you’ve completed many if not most core business requirements, as well as your non-business distribution requirements. Hopefully, you have already declared your major(s) or plan to declare them in your advising meeting. Your junior year course work should include additional coursework in your major, the remaining core classes, and upper-level distribution requirements. Please review your degree audit and consult with your advisor to be sure you’re on track.

ACCOUNTING MAJOR:
If you are thinking about majoring in Accounting, you should enroll in ACCT 3610: Intermediate Accounting I this fall or next spring. If you have taken ACCT 3610, you might want to consider ACCT 3620: Intermediate Accounting II.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP MAJOR:
To start this major, you should enroll in MGT 421: Introduction to Entrepreneurship or MGT 460L: Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship this fall. Either course will count towards your first requirement for this major. Additionally, you could enroll in one of the Entrepreneurship electives offered this fall.

ECONOMICS & STRATEGY MAJOR:
Assuming you have taken MEC 370, you should enroll in MEC 470 this fall.  

FINANCE MAJOR:
If you are thinking about majoring in finance, then you should enroll in FIN 340 this fall. If you have taken FIN 340, then consider FIN 441 or FIN 448 this fall. All finance majors should also consider taking ACCT 3610: Intermediate Accounting 1 either this fall or next spring. While it is not specifically listed as part of the major, it is an important course for prospective employers.

HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT MAJOR:
Enroll in MGT 320 and/or MGT 321 this fall.

MARKETING MAJOR:
If you have not taken MKT 370, please do so now. If you have taken MKT 370, consider taking a Marketing elective this fall: either MKT 378 or a Group A or B Marketing course. 

ORGANIZATION AND STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT MAJOR:
Enroll in a course from either Group A or Group B depending on your interest area as both courses in Group C are only offered in the spring.

OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT MAJOR:
You should plan to complete both DAT 220 and OSCM 356 by the end of your junior year. If you have taken DAT 220, then you should enroll in OSCM 356 this fall. If you haven’t taken DAT 220 then you should take this course this fall concurrently with OSCM 356, especially if you are going abroad in Spring 2021. If you are not going abroad, then you could wait to take OSCM 356 in the spring. You could also consider one of the Group B requirements: MKT 465 if you have taken MKT 370, MGT 460H, or MGT 380.

STUDY ABROAD:  
Those who will be abroad in the fall 2020 semester will be receiving registration instructions during your pre-departure meeting. Expect to meet with your academic advisor to discuss your study abroad course selections and to receive approval for your study plan. 

If you’re headed abroad for the spring 2021 semester, you will be enrolled in INTL 300A this fall semester.

SPECIALIZED MASTER’S PROGRAMS (SMPs): 
Olin offers numerous Specialized Master’s programs. If interested and for more information about applying, please visit the following websites or contact OlinGradAdmissions@wustl.edu.

3+2 BSBA/MBA JOINT DEGREE PROGRAM:
Designed specifically for Washington University undergraduate students, this program allows you to complete both your undergraduate degree and your MBA in a total of five years.

Visit the MBA website page on joint degrees for more information

CENTER FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING (CEL):

The Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) is a hub for active and experiential learning through business and nonprofit consulting. The CEL matches top-tier students with organizations seeking objective insights and applied critical thinking. Our partners gain actionable recommendations designed to deliver impact, while students benefit from valuable learning experiences.

If you are interested in participating in one of their opportunities, check out their website for more information: https://olinwustl.campusgroups.com/cel/about/ or email them at cel@olin.wustl.edu.