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Areas of Study

Build a foundation for success in the School of Business. Our programs span all major business disciplines as well as customized curricula for any career aspiration, from entrepreneurism to specialized industries such as health, music, or sports. All of our programs deliver practical business experience—like internships and team-based simulation projects—grounded in a rigorous liberal arts education.

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Our reputation as one of the best accounting programs in the nation reflects a strong curriculum taught by a faculty with wide-ranging expertise in specialized fields. Our majors land well-paid internships that often lead to entry-level jobs with Big 4 accounting firms, Fortune 500 companies, and financial institutions. A strong pathway to licensure secures TCNJ the #1 CPA pass rate in the state.


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Top 20 National Ranking

Strong curriculum standards and great graduation rates earn us the No. 20 nod from Accounting.com.

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Direct Professional Insights

A semester-long colloquium connects accounting majors with professionals from Big 4 CPA firms and more.

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ey audit lab

Audit like a professional—using tools from advanced software to real-time data—in our simulation lab.

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Develop the analytical and communication skill set essential to success in economics and other business fields. Our curriculum integrates discussion-based classes with hands-on economic research and analysis. Choose from two bachelor’s degree programs—one emphasizing liberal arts study; one emphasizing economics and business training—that support a variety of graduate study and career goals.


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Small classes

Our average class size is just 25 students, and no economics classes are taught in large lecture halls.

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Expert Economists

Wide-ranging faculty expertise ensures our curriculum keeps pace with the continuous change in economics.

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Experiential Learning

Students apply knowledge outside the classroom through internships, conferences, competitions, and more.

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The finance program integrates a core business foundation with the specialized knowledge and applied skills of the finance professional. Classes are small, discussion based, and led by faculty experts who are master teachers. Our students learn finance by doing finance, from managing an actual portfolio to analyzing the same real-time global financial data used in the professional world.


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student investment fund

Analyze stocks and make investment decisions using real money, managing a portfolio valued at $350,000.

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financial learning center

Access real-time financial data, news, and markets just like professionals do, via a Bloomberg terminal.

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Impressive Internships

J.P. Morgan, Johnson & Johnson, Goldman Sachs: Major firms in nearby NYC and Philly value our students.

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Master the skills and knowledge of the effective manager, learning to motivate people and lead organizations to greater success. Specialized management course work is integrated with a strong core business curriculum, ensuring a foundation that is both deep and broad. Our graduates are prepared to develop and implement the right strategies for prosperity in a competitive global marketplace.


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faculty Thought Leaders

Learn from scholars whose influential research and professional certifications attest to their expertise.

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showcase Your Skills

Our students reach the top tiers of national competitions, with close guidance from faculty advisers.

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Business Study abroad

Get insights on management trends in Germany, Spain, France, and more, for a few weeks to a full year.

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Reach beyond traditional business spheres, connecting business study with other talents and interests. Students in the marketing major learn to apply their creativity to winning customers or advancing ideas. Students in the interdisciplinary business major design custom programs—drawing on courses within and beyond the business school—to support careers in any field, from art to public policy.


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Close Faculty Mentorship

Small classes are the foundation for collaborative learning between students and their faculty mentors.

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Tie Theory to Practice

Use professional tools and databases to produce real-world projects, from policy analyses to ad campaigns.

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Internships Open Doors

CNBC, Marie Claire, Johnson & Johnson, PVH/Calvin Klein: Our students put top spots on their résumés.

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A global marketplace means that all business professionals—whether or not they travel abroad—interact with customers, suppliers, and colleagues from other countries and cultures. Get ready for this new business reality by combining a business major with a program in international studies. Choose Global Business I or Global Business II; both options deliver business breadth and international depth.


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Global Business I

Connect your business major to its global context by completing a minor in international studies.

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Global Business II

Complete two majors—one in business and one in international studies—to strengthen your global portfolio.

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Study Business Abroad

Show employers you value the global marketplace, traveling abroad for a few weeks or a full semester.

iconOpen Options

You’re sure about a business career, just not so sure about your major. Accounting? Finance? Management? It can be hard to choose! With our Open Option program, incoming students can take up to two years to declare a major, ensuring they make the right choice for their personal interests and career goals. Even better, the program is designed to keep undeclared majors from losing time or credits.


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Undeclared Majors

Stay on track by completing the same first- and second-year course requirements as declared majors do.

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Core Business Curriculum

Find your major by exploring our Common Body of Knowledge, a set of core courses from each business area.

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Specialized Advisement

Make every step the right step with the one-on-one guidance of our student development specialist.

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