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Business Tracks

The core requirements of the Business Administration program prepare students with general knowledge required in all business careers.

The program tracks provide a comprehensive focus of additional courses related to the specific core in the functional specialties. Many of the tracks are consistently rated among the very best in their specialty areas.  

Students Must Select One Track to Complete the Program

NOTE: To declare their track, students must complete this online Track Declaration Form. (In order to submit this form automatically, one must have Adobe Reader or Acrobat 8.0 or greater. Otherwise, save it and send it to the Undergraduate Business email account (

Business Technology (formerly Computing and Information Technology)
Carnegie Mellon is a leader in computing and information technology applications in management. Carnegie Mellon's Undergraduate Business program was ranked #2 in Management Information specialties by U.S. News.

Innovation, creativity and risk-taking skills learned from the experience of professionals.

Financial markets, securities, and investment and corporate financing are careers of interest here. Carnegie Mellon's Undergraduate Business program was ranked #2 in Quantitative Analysis by U.S. News.

General Management
General Management is a self-defined track that allows students to create their own area(s) of study.

Graphic Media Management
Images and information design drive the future of all management communications.

International Management
Cultures, languages, and local customs are the focus of global business and highlighted throughout this track.

Manufacturing Management and Consulting
The design and production of goods and services is the frontier of 21st century industries. U.S. News ranked Carnegie Mellon’s Production and Operations Management specialty #2.

The essential element of all business success depends upon skills in marketing.


  • Course substitutions must be approved by the Program Executive Director and/or faculty track advisor.
  • No track courses may double-count to fulfill any of the major's Breadth requirements.
  • No track courses may double-count to fulfill a minor or additional major requirement.
  • The track requirement is waived for students completing an additional major instead of a minor
  • Track declaration is non-binding, so students may switch to a different track later if they wish.
  • All courses must be completed with a letter grade (no Pass/Fail grade option).
  • Mini courses may fulfill track requirements, and there is no limit to the number of mini courses used.

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