School of Business Administration Undergraduate Programs
Our graduates have the disciplinary depth and interdisciplinary breadth to innovatively confront the challenges that exist today and that will emerge I the future. Our Nexus learning and teaching model focuses on the active learning and real-world problem-solving through collaboration between students and faculty across disciplines and with external partners.
Undergraduate Goals and Outcomes
Goal #1. Ethical Responsibility… students will:
a) Use appropriate frameworks to make ethical decisions.
b) Implement ethical decisions.
Goal #2. Functional Business Knowledge… students will:
a) Demonstrate knowledge of core concepts in functional business areas.
b) Apply relevant knowledge and critical skills from their areas of concentration.
Goal #3. Analytical Skills… students will:
a) Use quantitative tools to analyze business-related issues.
b) Use technology to analyze business-related issues.
Goal #4 Communication Skills… students will:
a) Make effective business presentations.
b) Write effective business documents.
Goal #5 Integrative Learning and Decision Making… students will:
a) Demonstrate the ability to work together in cross-disciplinary teams.
b) Blend knowledge and skills sets from different disciplinary areas to identify business opportunities and to provide solutions to real-world problems.
The School of Business Administration offers six undergraduate degree programs accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP): the B.S. in Accounting, B.S. in Finance, B.S. in International Business, B.S. in Management, B.S. in Marketing, and the B.S. Fashion Merchandising and Management. Regardless of degree program, all undergraduate business students complete the business core.
UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS CORE (42 Credits)
- ACCT-101 Financial Accounting
- ACCT-102 Managerial Accounting
- BLAW-301 Business Law
- ECON-205 Macroeconomics
- ECON-206 Microeconomics
- FINC-301 Financial Management
- MGMT-301 Principles of Management
- MGMT-401 Operations Management
- *FASHMGT-451 Operations and Supply Chain Management
- MGMT-498 Business Capstone I
- MGMT-499 Business Capstone II
- MKTG-302 Principles of Marketing
- MIS-202 Management Information Systems
- STAT-201 Intro to Statistics
- STAT-202 Applied Business Statistics
*Fashion Merchandising and Management students substitute FASHMGT-451Operations and Supply Chain Management for MGMT-401 Operations Management
Today’s top companies seek graduates who possess in-depth knowledge of their fields as well as the versatility to work at the intersection of traditional disciplines. School of Business Administration students are actively immersed in real-world challenges from day one, collaborating with team members from across disciplines and engaging with an array of industry partners. That’s what makes PhilaU the model for professional education, and that’s how our program provides students an exceptional advantage over other candidates in a rapidly changing job market.