University of Tennessee

Pre-Business Core

The pre-business core courses (18 hours) provide students with the fundamentals of business education and the opportunity to explore integrated disciplines and careers. These courses are recommended to be taken a student’s first two years as they are mostly prerequisites and/or co-requisites to business courses.

Freshman Year

  • Management 202

Sophomore Year


First Semester

  • Accounting 200 or 203* (3 hours) (ACCT 203 required for ACCT and FINC majors and collaterals)
  • Economics 211 (3 hours)*

*Also counts as part of general education requirements


Second Semester

  • Economics 213 (3 hours)*
  • Statistics 201 (3 hours)
  • INMT 242 (2 hours)**

**Business majors only.  *Also counts as part of general education requirements