Integrated Business

Integrated Business Online Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

About the Integrated Business Concentration

Broaden your perspective on the world of business.

Take an integrated approach to business strategy, planning and management with a 100% online bachelor's degree in Business Administration: Integrated Business from California University of Pennsylvania.  

Whether you work for a small Pennsylvania start-up or a large, multinational corporation, the nature of 21st-century business requires knowledge of international institutions, economic systems and regulatory environments. Cal U's concentration in integrated business gives you the skills required to reach an organization's strategic goals.


Add specialized knowledge with the minor or certificate you choose.

Students in this online bachelor's program may enhance their business administration degree by adding one of these minors or certificates:

  • Minor/certificate in forensic accounting.
  • Minor/certificate in innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Minor in Arabic.
  • Minor in computer information systems.

The online business program's active learning model includes frequent interactions with Cal U faculty and your fellow students. Courses are based on relevant, real-world material, and assignments focus on applying the subject matter you learn.

Admission is open to nontraditional freshmen (students who have been out of high school for two or more years) and transfer students at all credit levels. For students who are entering Cal U within two years of high school graduation, we offer the on-campus B.S. in Business Administration program.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: INTEGRATED BUSINESS

Accelerated Options: Undergraduate students can choose to take courses during the summer and winter terms, or select the accelerated B.S.-to-MBA option. In either case you'll complete the 120-credit bachelor's degree program in as little as 2-1/2 years. Students who prefer a part-time schedule can finish the program at their own pace.

Quality Matters: All courses are designed around the Quality Matters rubric, a pathway for benchmarking quality in online education. This ensures a student-focused learning environment and consistency in online course delivery.  California University of Pennsylvania's business programs are  accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which accredits business programs around the world.

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120 
Number of credits required to complete the online Business Administration: Integrated Business program.
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Degree Benefits

Students also master career-critical skills in oral and written communication, critical thinking, quantitative analysis, and information literacy. With the integrated business program, you'll learn to achieve a business organization's goals by integrating:

 
  • Accounting.
  • Economics.
  • Finance.
  • Human resources.
  • Management.
  • Marketing.
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Graduate Outcomes

99% of Cal U's business administration graduates from the Class of 2015 report they are employed or attending graduate school, according to our 2015 Graduate Survey. Graduates of the integrated business program are prepared to seek analyst or management roles in:

 
  • Private-sector corporations.
  • Nonprofit organizations.
  • Government agencies.
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Expert Faculty

Faculty in Cal U's business administration programs are active scholars and practitioners. Most have business or industry experience in addition to academic credentials - and all make teaching undergraduates their top priority.

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Top Careers

Graduates of the integrated business program can expect to find careers in top career fields, such as:

  • Auditor/accounting fraud investigator.
  • Business analyst.
  • sales/marketing manager.
  • operations manager.
  • Computer/information systems analyst.
  • strategist.
  • Import/export specialist.
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Internships and Honors

Through Cal U's Cultural Experiences Abroad or National Student Exchange (CEA/NSE), you can complete your studies during any semester, including summers, in countries such as Spain, France, Mexico or Argentina. You may take courses at the host university in English, French or Spanish, and your course credits and grades transfer automatically back to Cal U. Your Cal U financial aid can be applied. Additionally, the National Student Exchange provides opportunities to study at another college or university within the United States and Canada. 

 

Online Integrated Business Courses

Courses in this program focus on key areas for business success, including accounting, economics, finance, human resources, management and marketing.

Curriculum


Course Credits
General Education Courses 40 or 41
Building a Sense of Community
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar
1
Composition
ENG 101  English Composition I
3
Public Speaking
CDC 101  Public Speaking 
3
Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy
MAT 181  College Algebra
3
Health and Wellness
Any Health and Wellness Course
3
Technological Literacy
MIS 201  Management Info Systems
3
Humanities
PHI 115  Logic and Language  OR  Other Adviser-Approved Humanities Course
3
Fine Arts
Any Fine Arts Course
3
Natural Sciences
Any Natural Science Course
3
Social Sciences
PSY 100  General Psychology
3
General Education Options
  • Any Ethics and Multicultural Awareness Emphasis Course
  • ENG 211  Business Writing I  OR  ENG 102  Composition II
  • MAT 225  Business Statistics
  • BUS 281  Management Science I
12
   
Required Major Courses 30
ACC 200  Financial Accounting 3
ACC 321  Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 242  Business Law I 3
BUS 381  Management Science II 3
BUS 499  Integrated Strategic Capstone 3
ECO 201  Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 202  Principles of Macroeconomics 3
FIN 301  Financial Management 3
MGT 300  Principles of Management 3
MKT 300  Principles of Marketing 3
   
Concentration Courses 18
BUS 345  Business Ethics 3
ECO 460  Global Economic Perspectives 3
HRM 462  Global Workforce Management and Change 3
MGT 431  International Business Management 3
MGT 461  Integrated Supply Chain Management 3
MKT 401  Marketing Management 3
   
Required Minor/Certificate* 12
   
Free Electives 20
   
Total 120

Additional requirements, not counted toward the General Education requirements, include:

  • Special Experience Course (1 course required): ECO 460 Global Economic Perspectives
  • Writing-Intensive Component Courses (2 courses required): BUS 499 Integrated Strategic Capstone  AND Any ECO, MGT or MKT Writing-Intensive Course
  • Laboratory Course (1 course required): BUS 381 Management Science II

* Required Minor/Certificate: Students select one of the following minors or certificates: Economics, Forensic Accounting, Management, or the Certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship or Certificate in Spanish for Business. Students may select a different minor or certificate, with the approval of their adviser.

These minors are 21 credits; however, 9 of these credits are required in the “Required Major Courses” above. The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certificate requires 15 credits; however, 3 credits are included in the major courses above.

Program Note: Students who complete dual degrees or dual majors do not have to complete a minor or certificate.

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Integrated Business Faculty

Dr. Stephanie Adam
Associate Professor; MBA Program Coordinator

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Dr. Ahmet Akgun
Associate Professor

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Dr. Vivian Coleen Barney
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Jacob Bethem
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Adnan Chawdhry
Associate Professor

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Dr. Joshua Chicarelli
Associate Professor

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Dr. Paul Hettler
Professor

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Dr. Elizabeth Jones
Associate Professor

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Dr. Richard LaRosa
Associate Professor

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Dr. Mark Lennon
Associate Professor

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Dr. Nan Li
Associate Professor

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Dr. Edmund Matecki
Associate Professor

matecki@calu.edu

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Dr. James 'Christian' Ola
Associate Professor

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Dr. Susan Ryan
Professor

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Dr. Joseph J. Schwerha
Associate Professor

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Dr. Alfred Tarquinio
Adjunct Professor

tarquinio@calu.edu

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Dr. Kimberly Yost
Assistant Professor

yost@calu.edu

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