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CEHD and U of M Word Marks


206 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Fax: 612-624-3377

Undergraduate Studies:

Graduate Studies:


Business and Marketing Education

What Is this Program?

It is an undergraduate bachelor of science degree program that prepares students for careers in the business world. You will have a broad background in all areas of business with an emphasis on practical skills – real life, real world!

Course of Study


Courses worth 21 credits are required before entering the BME program. These include courses like psychology, public speaking, economics, math, writing, and technology and ethics. Once in the program, students complete courses in sales, marketing, customer service, computer applications, and electives, totaling another 21 credits. Students also take 13 credits in a supporting program, outside the department. For information on the curriculum and requirements, please see the University Undergraduate Catalog.

Supporting Program

Each student must complete 12 credits in a complementary supporting program. Generally, students must take these credits outside the department. The theme for the supporting program is derived through consultation with an OLPD Program Adviser. Contact to make an appointment.

Transfer Info

Details available on the CEHD Transfer Admissions web page.

Enrich Your Major


Many students in the BME program also pursue minors in CEHD or in other colleges. Some of the more popular include these:

Leadership Minor
Management Minor
Communication Studies Minor


The Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development Department is proud to participate in the University Honors Program (UHP). Courses in the BME program are currently being developed for Honors students. For more information, please see the UHP website.


The University Research Opportunity Program (UROP) is another way that students add valuable learning to their BME degree. For more information, please see the UROP website.

Study Abroad

Many students in the BME program study abroad. In fact, completing an internship abroad has been an increasingly popular choice in recent years. There are some study abroad opportunities that are particularly suited to BME students, and interested students should see the Learning Abroad Center website.

Applied Experience

OLPD 4496, the undergraduate applied experience course, is designed as a culminating learning experience for students nearing graduation. It affords students an opportunity to seek out practical work experience related to their chosen major. An essential part of an applied experience is the opportunity to use knowledge acquired in the classroom in practical applications in the workplace. Problem solving and creative thinking in the workplace improves the retention of information gained in the classroom.

Graduate Program Tracks

Careers and Extracurricular Opportunities

Explore careers in business and marketing

Contact the Undergraduate Studies Office

203 Burton Hall

Revised November 20, 2014