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School of Business Administration Undergraduate Programs

Today’s top companies are seeking graduates who possess an 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.

In addition to courses in the business core curriculum and in a chosen specialization, School of Business Administration students take classes in the DEC core curriculum, which offers an integrated experience featuring critical thinking skills and a multidimensional perspective from exciting, evolving industries. Our students have the opportunity to travel to other countries such as India, China, England, Australia and more to gain a global edge. Prominent industry partnerships and internships offer networking opportunities, and most of our students acquire professional work experience before graduation. Our alumni have gone on to pursue challenging careers in high-profile companies and organizations such as JP Morgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Merrill Lynch, Vanguard, IRS, Federal Reserve Bank, FBI, General Electric, Disney, Verizon and more.

The School of Business Administration’s Mission, Goals and Outcomes

Mission

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.

School of Business Administration Undergraduate Programs

The School of Business Administration offers two undergraduate degree programs: the B.S. Business (with disciplinary focuses in accounting, finance, international business, management, and marketing) and the B.S. Fashion Merchandising and Management. Regardless of degree program, all undergraduate business students complete the business core.

UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS CORE (37 Credits)

ACCT-101 Financial Accounting 
ACCT-102 Managerial Accounting 
BLAW-301 Business Law  
ECON-111 Principles of Economics 
FINC-301 Financial Management 
MGMT-104 Management Foundations 
MGMT-401 Operations Management (Fashion Merchandising and Management majors substitute FASHMGT-451, Operations and Supply Chain Management)
MGMT-498 Business Capstone I
MGMT-499 Business Capstone II
MIS-202 Management Information Systems
MKTG-104 Marketing Foundations 
STAT-201 Introduction to Statistics 
STAT-202 Applied Business Statistics