Business Breadth

3 required CUs

This three-course unit (CU) requirement is designed to give students a broad sampling of business fields beyond the Business Fundamentals and the area(s) of concentration. 

Business Breadth courses must be:

  • Upper-level, non-fundamental Wharton course (with the exception of HCMG 1010, MGMT 1110, MGMT 1980, OIDD 1050) ¹
  • From three different Wharton departments ²  
  • From outside of the student’s concentration, as defined here:
    • Concentrations comprised of courses from one Wharton department: Business Breadths must be courses outside of that department.
      • Accounting, Finance, Health Care Management, Legal Studies, Management (General and specializations in Multinational Management, Organizational Effectiveness, Strategic Management), Marketing, Marketing and Communications (non-departmental courses are outside of Wharton), OIDD (General and tracks in Information Systems, Operations Management/Management Science), Real Estate
    • Concentrations that are housed in one department but include courses from other Wharton departments: Business Breadths must be taken outside of the home department and may not include approved concentration courses.
      • Business Economics and Public Policy, Operations, Information and Decisions: Decisions Processes track, Statistics
    • Concentrations that are hosted by two or more departments or that have courses drawn from departments across Wharton: Business Breadths may not include approved concentration courses.
      • Behavioral Economics (OIDD/BEPP), Business Analytics (OIDD/STAT), Marketing & Operations Management (OIDD/MKTG); Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Factors for Business (general and specializations in BEES and SOGO)
    • Individualized concentrations: Business Breadth course rules will be defined by the primary department of the faculty member sponsoring the concentration.

Business Breadth courses may not be double counted toward any other requirements except for one course in the second concentration. Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure the appropriate selection of Business Breadth courses.

Note: All Business Breadth courses must be taken for a grade, not pass/fail.

¹ If a student takes both LGST 1000 and LGST 1010, one of the courses may count toward Business Breadth.
² No more than 1 CU from any department (with the exception of WH courses) may count toward Business Breadth.