At our college, and at quite a few others I know, the business majors are required to take calculus. Not just people majoring in economics, which can be a highly theoretical and mathematically intense field — but also general business, accounting, etc.
My question is simply: Why? What’s the rationale for having general business majors take calculus? I have ideas of my own, but I’d like to hear from others.
(Note: We’re a small enough school that we only have one flavor of calculus, so the general business folks are in with the science and math majors.)