Management

Management Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)

About Management

Be ready to make a positive impact in your business career.

Focus on the latest skills and knowledge that successful employers want. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Management at California University of Pennsylvania ensures that you learn business fundamentals while specializing in the field of management to prepare you for an evolving business environment.    

In the bachelor's degree in management program, you will complete business core courses for a strong foundation. In addition, you'll explore in-depth study in management courses to develop focused expertise.    

Learn practical applications of management fundamentals.   

Undergraduate business administration students complete 27 credits in the management major.  Specialized work in management examines such topics as organizational behavior, business ethics, international business and more. The Organization Theory and Design course, for instance, takes a macro-view approach to the study of organizations and their functioning organizational control, culture and ethics, decision-making processes, power and politics.

In the business administration program, you will also develop quantitative, critical thinking and analytical skills. Students graduate not only with a demonstrated competence in their subject area, but also with the ability and tools to apply that knowledge.  

Business administration students are also required to have a minor:

  • Some students choose a business discipline other than their concentration.
  • Other popular choices include psychology, communication studies, public relations, statistics, computer information systems, leadership, women's studies, Spanish and Arabic.
  • Students also may choose to complete dual majors or dual degrees with international studies or math.

Cal U business graduates are ready for a wide range of career opportunities. Recent Cal U business graduates also have gone on to graduate business programs at such top schools as the University of Pittsburgh, West Virginia University and the College of William and Mary, and to graduate economics programs at Youngstown State and Florida State.

Learn about our accelerated bachelor's-to-master's degree program.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: MANAGEMENT

 Solid foundation: Completing Cal U's 120-credit-hour bachelor's degree in business administration prepares students for many paths to business careers. Your business core courses ensure that you know the basics of business and business analytics. Cal U business students also work on professional skills such as critical thinking, communication and teamwork.   

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19:1 
Student-to-faculty ratio at Cal U.
120 
Credit hours for the bachelor's degree in business administration, which can be completed in eight semesters or four years.
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Degree Benefits

The bachelor's degree in business administration program integrates business study with the liberal arts, natural and behavioral sciences, and modern quantitative and information technology methods. Along with studying the fundamentals in your business core courses, you'll add a valuable specialization in management. You'll graduate ready to explore many professional career opportunities.

 
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Graduate Outcomes

Management occupations are projected to grow 6% through 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment growth will be driven by the formation of new organizations and the expansion of existing ones, requiring more qualified workers to manage these operations. Cal U business graduates are well trained and can pursue a range of careers and professions, including accountant, banker, city manager, general manager, government agency administrator, hospital administrator, industrial relations manager, insurance agent, office manager, production manager, purchasing agent, sales manager, securities analyst and stock broker. Among the many companies and industries that choose to hire Cal U business graduates are Aflac, Allegheny Steel, Bank of America, Clear Channel Media, Jackson Hewitt, T-Mobile, Tyco Electronics, U.S. Postal Service and Walmart.

 

 

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Expert Faculty

Our highly qualified business and economics faculty members have significant industry experience, as well as advanced degrees in their fields. They are dedicated to teaching Cal U students the skills necessary for success in business. Our professors have earned MBAs and doctorates from such top schools as American University, City University of New York, George Washington University, Northeastern University, University of Rhode Island and Wayne State University.

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Research Focus

Cal U's undergraduate business administration program emphasizes the value of doing research. Students can work one-on-one with individual faculty members, or as part of the discipline-specific research methods course. Students also have the opportunity to work with Cal U's Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship. The Center is Cal U's one-stop shop for all things related to starting and maintaining a successful business. 

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Student Recognition

Student achievement in the business administration program is recognized in several ways. Qualified students can become members of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an honorary economics fraternity; Phi Beta Lambda - Future Business Leaders; Student Accounting Association;  Economics Club; Finance Club; American Marketing Association; and the Society for the Advancement of Management. Outstanding graduating seniors are recognized with awards for excellence.

 

B.S.B.A. Management Courses

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
Any 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  OR  ENG 102  Composition II
  • MAT 225  Business Statistics
  • BUS 281  Management Science I
12
   
Business Core 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
   
Required Major Courses 18
BUS 345  Business Ethics 3
HRM 300  Principles of Human Resource Management 3
MGT 301  Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 320  Teamwork and Leadership 3
MGT 431  International Business Mgt. 3
MGT 450  Management Research 3
   
Related Electives 9
MGT 492  Management Internship 3
ACC, BUS, ECO, FIN, HRM, MGT, MIS or MKT courses, 300-level or above not already included in the "Business Core Courses" or "Required Major Courses" above 6
   
Required Minor/Certificate* 12
   
Free Electives 10 to 11
   
Total 120

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

  • Special Experience Course (1 course required): Any Special Experience Course
  • Writing-Intensive Component Courses (2 courses required): BUS 499 Integrated Strategic Capstone AND MGT 450 Management Research
  • Laboratory Course (1 course required): BUS 381 Management Science II

* Required Minor/Certificate: Students select one of the following minors or certificates: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Forensic Accounting, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems, or Marketing 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, in which case the 9 credits of "Related Electives" may be fulfilled with courses required for the minor.

These minors are 21 credits; however, 9 of these credits are required in the “Business Core 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.

B.S., Business Administration Programs

Bachelor's
Minors
  • Accounting
  • Arts Administration
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing

Business Administration 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

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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

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Dr. Kimberly Yost
Assistant Professor

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