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General Business (GNBUS) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2002
End Date: Summer Session 2003

General Business (GNBUS) - Archive

Capital College

PROFESSOR JOHN A. SINISI, Program Coordinator, Penn State Schuylkill

This major in General Business is an upper division, professionally-oriented business program designed for students who want a broad-based, general preparation coupled with applied study in a practical setting such as in the area of small business. It also allows students with specific career goals to develop, in consultation with an advisor, a limited specialty in business administration that meets their personal and professional needs.

For the B.S. degree in General Business, a minimum of 122 credits are required. At least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the degree must be taken at the Capital College. No more than 61 credits should be from business and business related courses.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the General Business major requires the completion of 9 entry-to-major courses: ENGL 015 GWS(3) or ENGL 030 GWS(3), MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4), ACCTG 211(4), CMPSC 203 GQ(4) or M I S 103(3), M I S 204(2), STAT 200 GQ(4) or MS&IS 200(4), ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), B A 243(4) and a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average.

Change of Assignment Recommendation:
This program is available in its entirety only at Penn State Schuylkill.
Students should request a change-of-assignment to Penn State Schuylkill any time through their 6th semester.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(10-12 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of the Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 4-8 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 81-83 credits
(This includes 10-12 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 4-6 credits of GQ courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 57-58 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (46 credits)
ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ACCTG 211(4), B A 243(4), M I S 204(2) (Sem: 3-4)
ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
BUS 305(3)[1], BUS 340(3), BUS 361(3)[1], FINAN 320(3)[1](Sem: 5-6)
INFSY 390(3), MNGMT 310(3)[1], MRKT 370(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
BUS 364W DF(3), BUS 462(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (11-12 credits)
Select 4 credits from MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 4 credits from MS&IS 200(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3-4 credits from CMPSC 203 GQ(4) or M I S 103(3)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 24-25 credits

BUSINESS STUDIES OPTION: (24-25 credits)
(At least 12 credits in Additional or Supporting courses must be at the 400 level.)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (24-25 credits)
Select 24-25 credits in general business in consultation with an advisor and with program approval to reflect student's professional interests (should include at least one course which emphasizes computer application). (Sem: 5-8)

ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPTION: (24-25 credits)
(At least 6 credits in Additional or Supporting courses must be at the 400 level.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)
MNGMT 451(3), MRKT 476(3) (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from B A, BUS, H C M, INFSY, MNGMT, MRKT (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6-7 credits)
Select 6-7 credits in general business in consultation with an advisor to reflect student's professional interests (Sem: 7-8)

FINANCIAL OPERATIONS OPTION: (24-25 credits)
(At least 12 credits in Additional or Supporting courses must be at the 400 level.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)
ECNMS 313(3), ACCT 300(3) (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from B A, BUS, FINAN, H C M, INFSY, ACCT (should include at least one course which emphasizes computer application) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6-7 credits)
Select 6-7 credits in general business in consultation with an advisor to reflect student's professional interests. (Sem: 7-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2002

Blue Sheet #: 30-05-008

Review Date: 02/12/02

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