Business

Minor

  • Business minor program
  • Learn key business concepts
  • 18 credit requirement

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Accomplished Business Faculty


Ahmed Gomaa, M.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Information Systems and Corporate Finance

Kerimcan Ozcan, M.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Marketing

Arthur Comstock, Ph.D.
Executive Director & Chairman
Investments and Corporate Finance

Charles J. Lipinski, M.B.A., D.B.A.
Assistant Professor
Hospitality Management

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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Requirements for Majors

All students seeking a business degree are required to complete the following courses:

BUS 111 Principles of Marketing
3
BUS 123 Management and Career Options
3
BUS 131 Accounting I
3
BUS 132 Accounting II
3
BUS 200 Advanced Computer Tools for Management 3
BUS 252 Business Law I/Legal Environment of Business
3
BUS 301 Management Information Systems
3
BUS 312 Operation Management/Quantitative Analysis
3
BUS 321 Financial Management
3
BUS 341 Organizational Behavior
3
BUS 422 Personnel/Human Resource Management
3
BUS 481 Business Policies and Strategic Planning
3
ECON 100 Basic Economics
3/6*
OR    
ECON 101
Principles of Economics I
3
AND
ECON 102
Principles of Economics II
3
MATH 216 Statistics for Behavioral and Social Science
3*
PHIL 427 Business Ethics
3*
OR    
PHIL 315 Ethics 3*

Total: 45/48 credit hours: 36 Business credit hours—9/12 liberal arts* credit hours.

The student majoring in one of the aforementioned business areas may also elect to pursue a double major or emphasis in another business area. In doing so, the student is required to take at least an additional 15 credits outside his/her major area. The student should consult with his/her advisor for more information.

All students in the program will take: ECON 100: Basic Economics, or ECON 101: Principles of Economics I and ECON 102: Principles of Economics II, which fulfills the Social Science requirement within the Liberal Arts core. MATH 216 fulfills one of the liberal arts requirements in Category III. Aviation Management majors are encouraged to take ENVS 212 as their Science requirement in Category
III. All Business students are encouraged to take BUS 380, Ethical Leadership and Corporate Responsibility, as a business elective.

The recommended curriculum in each major area is available in curriculum guide format for the four year period and can be obtained in the Business and Global Innovation Office.

All Business and Global Innovation students are strongly urged to take advantage of the excellent opportunities in work experience provided by the corporations that have agreed to participate in the internship program. This unique on-the-job training gives students a chance to utilize skills developed in the formal classroom. Students can register for the internship during their junior or senior years; however, their QPA in their major must be at least 2.75 unless approved by the Executive Director. Accounting and Finance students may have to do their internships during the spring semester of their senior year. However, the internship requirement may be waived by the Executive Director if there is evidence that it may create a student hardship.

Students transferring from other colleges/universities, upon acceptance, will be required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in Business and Global Innovation at the Marywood campus.

For a minor in Business, the student will take a total of 18 credits as follows:

BUS 111 Principles of Marketing
3
BUS 123 Management and Career Options
3
BUS 131 Accounting I
3
BUS 200 Advanced Computer Tools for Management 3
BUS 252 Business Law I
3

Plus one of the following with the approval of the chairperson:

BUS 132 Accounting II
3
BUS 306 Electronic Commerce: A Managerial Approach 3
BUS 380 Ethical Leadership & Corporate Social Responsibility
3
BUS 422 Human Resource Management
3
BUS 424 Managerial Decision Making
3
BUS 425 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Operations
3
BUS 461 Leadership in the Global Marketplace
3

Business Information Technology (BIT)

The major in Business Information Technology prepares students for the evaluation, programming, design, and development of information systems within national and multi-national organizations. The technical foundation and details of voice and data communication systems are covered.

The student with a major in this area is required to complete 63 semester hours in Business and Global Innovation. Courses beyond the general requirements that must be taken as part of the major for this degree are as follows:

BUS 207 JAVA Programming
3
BUS 303 Database Management Systems
3
BUS 304 Systems Analysis and Design
3
BUS 305 Computer Networks and Data Communication
3
BUS 307 Web Application Development
3
BUS 407 C++ Programming 3

Plus three of the following:

BUS 203 COBOL Programming
3
BUS 206 RPG Programming
3
BUS 306 Electronic Commerce: A Managerial Approach
3
BUS 400 Operating Systems
3
BUS 401 Visual Basic
3
BUS 402 Advanced Web Applications Development
3
BUS 403 Computer Security and Control
3
BUS 405 Advanced Applications Development: COBOL
3
BUS 408 Accounting-Financial Information Systems
3
BUS 410 Advanced Topics
3
BUS 415 E-Business Application Development
3
BUS 420 Information Systems Development Project
3
BUS 451 Business Internship
3

Total: 27 credit hours

International Business


The student majoring in International Business is required to complete 45 semester hours in business, in addition to 21 credit hours in a foreign language. Students are encouraged to spend a semester abroad in a country of their choice, depending on the foreign language selected. In addition to the general business core, the International Business student is required to complete the following courses:

BUS 315 International Marketing
3
BUS 370 International Business Management
3
BUS 471 International Finance
3

Plus 21 credit hours in the following foreign language courses or as directed by the Foreign Language Department:

FREN or SPAN 211, 212 Intermediate French or Intermediate Spanish
6
FREN or SPAN 221, 222 French Language and Culture or Spanish-American Language and Culture
6
FREN or SPAN 275, 276 French or Spanish Conversation
6
FREN or SPAN 337 or 338 Commercial French or Spanish
3

Any one of these courses, along with business credits, could be taken abroad.

For those majoring in International Business with English as a Second Language, upon admission, program requirements will be determined in consultation with faculty from both the Division of Management and the Foreign Language Department.

In addition to the required International Business courses, the student is encouraged to select several business electives that will provide a depth of knowledge and a focus for the business portion of the program. A possible area of emphasis may be selected from the following: Accounting, Business Information Technology, Finance, Management or Marketing. The International Business student is encouraged to meet with his/her advisor to determine a potential concentration.