Mathematics & Business Major


The interdisciplinary program involving mathematics and business administration provides a strong background of concepts and techniques in the field of "quantitative management."

It prepares the student for a variety of positions in banking, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, and other industries. Such positions are frequently in staff areas involving the application of quantitative methods to decision-making situations—for example, sales forecasting, demographic analysis, personnel planning, financial control, and operational analysis. This program also prepares the student for pursuing post-graduate work in the field of applied mathematics and operations research.

This interdisciplinary program is offered as a major only; there is no mathematics-business minor offered at this time.

Students should begin the calculus sequence as early as possible in their college career and should consult with their faculty advisor in selecting courses from the elective and recommended categories.

The content on this page is for informational purposes only. Official degree requirements can be found in the Whittier College Catalog.

I. Mathematics

  • MATH 141 or 139AB, 142, and 241 Calculus and Analytic Geometry (12-15 credits)
  • MATH 280 Abstract Thinking (3 credits)
  • MATH 315 Probability and Statistics (3 credits)
  • MATH 350 Numerical Analysis (3 credits)
  • MATH 354 Mathematical Modeling (3 credits)
  • MATH 380 Linear Algebra (3 credits)

II. One of the following

  • COSC 120 Programming I (3 credits)
  • COSC 220 Programming II (3 credits)

III. Business Administration and Economics

  • ECON 200 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • BSAD 201, 202 Principles of Accounting I, II (6 credits)
  • BSAD 310 Business Finance I (3 credits)
  • BSAD 320 Marketing Principles (3 credits)
  • BSAD 330 Management and Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • BSAD 341 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
  • BSAD 350 International Business (3 credits)

IV. Capstone Requirement

  • MATH 491 A, B Senior Seminar (4 credits), or
  • BSAD 489 Management Strategy and Policy (3 credits)

Electives are optional, but highly recommended. Students should confer with their faculty advisors to select appropriate elective courses.

  • ECON 201 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECON 305 Introduction to Econometrics (3 credits)
  • ECON 365 Managerial Economics (3 credits)
  • BSAD 411 Business Finance II (3 credits)
  • BSAD 489 Management Strategy and Policy (3 credits)

For more information about the Mathematics-Business major, please contact the program advisor.

Program Advisor

Fredrick Park
Professor of Mathematics
Wardman Hall 207