Academic Catalog

School of Business

Integrative Core Curriculum

The Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) is Ithaca College’s liberal education program, which contributes, along with students’ curricular experiences in the major, elective offerings, and out-of-class experiences, to achieving the College’s expectation that Ithaca College graduates should become integrative thinkers, critical and analytical problem solvers, and reflective learners. To achieve these expectations, students completing the ICC will:

  1. Address a topic, issue, problem area, or human challenge using a combination of concepts, theories, and/or methods from multiple perspectives or fields of study;
  2. Apply concepts, theories, methods, or skills to analyze new questions or complex problems
  3. Engage in and communicate self-reflection about their learning in the Integrative Core Curriculum, their chosen major discipline, and their overall Ithaca College experience

Requirements of the ICC

Ithaca Seminar4
Themes and Perspective Courses12
Creative Arts (CA)
Humanities (HM)
Natural Sciences (NS)
Social Sciences (SO)
Complimentary Liberal Arts
Counted and noted ICC-LA in Major Requirements
Additional Requirements6-10
Math Competency or MATH 10000
Academic Writing I
Diversity (DV)
Writing Intensive (WI) Counted and noted ICC-WI in Major Requirements
Quantitative Literacy (QL) Counted and noted ICC-QL in Major Requirements for Business Administration and Accounting
ICC Capstone (CP) Counted and noted ICC-CP in Major Requirements
E-Portfolio completion
Total Credits22-26

Academic Policies

High School Preparation for Accounting and Business Administration Majors

We strongly recommend that, in addition to the college preparatory courses necessary for admission to Ithaca College, students take at least three years of mathematics in high school. Algebra should be taken at the highest level possible. The more preparation obtained at the high school level, the more readily students can adapt to the quantitative aspects of the business education of today and the business world of tomorrow.

Satisfactory/D/Fail Option

Typically, no ACCT, BINT, FINA, GBUS, INTB, MGMT, MKTG, or SMGT course may be taken on an S/D/F basis by accounting and business majors or minors. (Business courses taken as open electives above and beyond required courses may be taken S/D/F with approval of the Dean.) Moreover, neither STCM 24100 nor STCM 23200 may be taken S/D/F by business majors or minors because these courses are considered business electives for business students. Non-business courses required for a major or minor cannot be taken on an S/D/F basis.

The following categories of courses may be taken S/D/F by accounting and business majors:

  • ICC Themes & Perspectives and Diversity courses;
  • open non-business liberal arts electives;
  • approved international liberal arts electives (by accounting majors, international business certificate students, and international business concentrators);open electives that are not business courses;
  • and internships (which are offered pass/fail only).

All other courses must be taken for a letter grade.

Students enrolled in the international business certificate program should note the S/D/F stipulations for that program. The foreign language and international business/economics courses may not be taken on an S/D/F basis. A maximum of two courses in the area studies/international relations track may be taken on an S/D/F basis.

Application of Courses to More than One Concentration or Minor

Business Administration majors may use a course to satisfy degree requirements in more than one business concentration or minor as long as they complete 12 unique credits in each concentration/minor. Similarly, if a program of study outside the School of Business requires a business course, students majoring in that subject may also apply the business course toward a business major, concentration, or minor.

Academic Advising

Faculty Advising

Facilitating student growth and learning is a priority for business school faculty and staff. Each student who is a business school major is assigned a faculty adviser to assist with progress toward completing their major requirements and to serve as a resource for exploring interests and career goals. It is strongly recommended that business school majors meet with their advisers at least twice each semester, once at the beginning of the semester and again during the advising period before online registration for the following semester. Students who are business school minors are assigned to a faculty adviser in the School of Business in addition to their major adviser.

Professional and Peer Advising

Student Services Team & Academic Services Coordinator

The Student Services desk is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is staffed by team of highly-trained students and overseen by the Academic Services Coordinator. The Student Services Team (SST) is available on a drop-in basis to help students with HomerConnect, academic forms, curriculum and prerequisites, mapping out a plan to graduation, and the Professions Program requirements. The Academic Services Coordinator oversees student records and degree progress for students in the School of Business, offers prescriptive advising to students, and serves as a resource to faculty advisors on degree requirements and program planning.

Peer Advising Program

Peer advisers are students trained in academic policies and procedures and in skills to help first-year students in matters relating to academic programs. Each year a selection process is conducted for interested and competent students. The availability of this service encourages students to view advising as an ongoing process that involves more than just registering for a course.

Dean’s List

In order to earn a place on the dean’s list in the School of Business, students must satisfy all of the following criteria:

  1. a minimum semester grade point average of 3.50;
  2. completion of a minimum of 15 credits, of which at least 12 are graded (not pass/fail or Satisfactory/D/F option); and
  3. no final grades of D, F, or I.