Business Community

Students at a business fair

What is the Business Academic Residential Community?

This is a community for aspiring business leaders that is dedicated to changing the face of business—figuratively and literally.  

The Business Academic Residential Community is for business students not interested in doing business as usual. This is a community for those who want to explore what business can and should be.  

This community is focused on providing the skills needed for the business world of the future. The developmental goals and values of the Business ARC are leadership, empowerment, academic achievement, diversity, and inclusion. 

Why should I choose to live in this community?

You should be part of the College of Business Residential Community if you:

  • Want to pursue a business degree 
  • Enjoy challenging yourself and others 
  • Operate well in a diverse arena 
  • Want to be exposed to a full range of career and academic advising services to jumpstart your academic and professional journey.

Business ARC students have access to resources such as the Innovation Lab to create product prototypes, and academic advising in Earl hall to help students progress through the business major or minor. This is an opportunity for students to live in the same hall as other students who are serious about a challenging academic program and will work on creating a community dedicated creating a network of support.

What courses will I take?

The goal of the Business Academic Residential Community is to create an academic atmosphere while providing opportunities for students to grow in and out of the classroom. Students participating in the Business ARC should be prepared to engage in at least one specific ARC courses each term. Students can choose courses that explore business areas, meet lower division or minor requirements or give you elective credit.

Students can choose from the following courses:

Fall

  • BA 101: Introduction to Business, 4 credits. Required for admission to the Lundquist College of Business. Counts as a Social Science courses for the UO gen-ed requirements.
  • BA 199: Maximizing Business Education OR Building Business Leaders OR Professional Development, 1 credit. Orientation to the business major. Focus on understanding of lower division requirements for admission, developing relations that contribute to the academic and professional growth, determining next steps to pursuing academic goals

Winter

  • SBUS 250: Introduction to Sports Business, 4 credits. A business elective that introduces students to the basics of the sports business concentration
  • MGMT 250: Introduction to Entrepreneurship, 4 credits. A business elective that introduces students to the basics of the entrepreneurship  concentration.
  • BA 252: Global Perspectives in Business, 4 credits. A business elective that counts towards both the Certificate in Global Business and for on global context course required for the major.
  • FIN 281: Personal Finance, 4 credits. A business elective course focused on personal financial strategies.

Spring

  • BA 252: Global Perspectives in Business, 4 credits. A business elective that counts towards both the Certificate in Global Business and for on global context course required for the major.
  • FIN 281: Personal Finance, 4 credits. A business elective course focused on personal financial strategies
  •  BA 199: Social Entrepreneurship, 4 credits.  A business elective that focus on Social entrepreneurship.

Books for Biz Scholarship

A $150 book scholarship is availalbe for 30 Business Academic Residential Community students each term for their first year as residential community participants. Apply by August 31.

Location

Residence Hall: Earl Hall

Please note that communities can be moved to different residence hall buildings if the size or need of the community changes.

Students at a business fair

For more information, contact LCB-undergrad@uoregon.edu.

Who is eligible and how do I apply?

All first-year students are eligible.

  1. Apply for University Housing and select the community you prefer in the "Community Preference" section.
  2. Fill out the supplemental questions on your housing application. The program director will be in communication with you over the summer to remind you to fill out the form and determine class placement and details.

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