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Please be advised that Business and Economics students are required to declare their concentration by the end of their second year at Cal Poly (May 31st).

Business and Economics Major Specific Concentration Requirements

A concentration is a group of courses designed to provide specialized knowledge within a bachelor’s degree program. Completion of a concentration will be noted on the student’s transcript, but not shown on the diploma.

Concentration information can be found by clicking on the links below. It is important to know your concentration and major advisors. You can find their names, office and telephone numbers by clicking Faculty Area Chairs.

After declaring a concentration, it is important to begin taking courses as soon as possible. Concentration course offerings are dependent upon the number of students in that concentration. Scholarships, jobs, and internship opportunities for each concentration are made available for students once you have declared.

Note: students majoring in Economics have the option to declare a concentration. Students who do not declare a concentration by the end of their 2nd year will be required to fulfill the requirements for General Economics, which is specific to Economics majors. For General Economics, students must complete at least 8 units of 300-400 level ECON coursework and 20 units of any 300-400 level coursework.

Explore & Declare Business Administration and Economics Concentrations

Select a concentration to view additional information and explore flowcharts for each concentration. To view concentration requirements for catalogs older than what is shown, refer to the curriculum sheet for that catalog year (access here).

Pre-requisites may be listed under each course or indicated by arrows. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they meet pre-requisites for required courses. Additional details regarding course descriptions and pre-requisites can be found on the Catalog Website.

Explore & Declare Industrial Technology and Packaging Major Concentrations



     Once you declare your concentration, come to 03-100 to pick up your free sticker!



If you are still unsure about which concentration to declare, we recommend:

  • Meeting with the concentration coordinator of the concentration(s) in which you’re most interested
  • Attend Concentration Panels held throughout the year. Click HERE for dates and times.
  • Meeting with Mallory Stoffel in Career Services ( to explore options
  • Making an appointment with a Peer Advisor to discuss course offerings by calling (805) 756-2601