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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1995
End Date: Spring Semester 2001

Business Administration - ARCHIVE

Abington College (2BAAB)
Altoona College (2BAAL)
Berks-Lehigh Valley College (2BABL)
The Smeal College of Business Administration (2 B A)
Capital College (2BACA)
Commonwealth College (2BACC)

The two-year, college-level academic Business Administration major is designed to provide instruction in business administration that fulfills the requirements of various levels of responsibility higher than that held by high school graduates. This program also is designed to articulate with Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved Tech Prep programs. Secondary school Tech Prep business students who have graduated from a program covered by a signed Penn State Tech Prep Articulation Agreement may be eligible for special admission procedures and/or advanced placement. Contact your local Penn State campus for more information.

The primary objective of this major is to provide a managerially oriented program with sufficient communicative and mathematical skills, socially relevant course work, and options composed of advanced courses in specific business specialties to develop a well-rounded and technically knowledgeable graduate. Five options are available for the student: Accounting, General Business, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. Not all options are available at every campus. Contact The Smeal College of Business Administration Commonwealth Educational System office at (814) 865-5790 for information concerning the geographical locations of the various options.

Graduates of the Business Administration major may qualify for admission to the baccalaureate degree majors in Behavioral Sciences, Business Administration, Humanities, or Public Policy offered at Penn State Harrisburg. They also may qualify for admission to the baccalaureate degree majors in Accounting, Business Economics, General Business, Management, or Management Information Systems offered at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

For the Associate in Science degree in Business Administration, a minimum of 68 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 21 credits
(6 of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR) (See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 53 credits
(This includes 6 credits of GWS General Education courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 34-35 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (27 credits)
ACCTG 211(4), ENGL 015 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
FIN 100(3)[1], MGMT 100(3)[1], M I S 103(3), 204(2), MKTG 221(3)[1], SPCOM 100 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (7-8 credits)
ECON 002 GS or 004 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
MS&IS 200(4) and M I S 109(1); or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 18-19 credits
(Not all options are available at every campus.)

ACCOUNTING OPTION: 18-19 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)
ACCTG 151(3), 152(3), 160(3) (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (0-3 credits)
Select 0-3 credits from ACCTG 153(3), 170(3), 186(3) (Sem: 3-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6-10 credits)
Select 6-10 credits in consultation with your adviser in business or other University-wide offerings that enhance competence in the option (Sem: 1-4)

GENERAL BUSINESS OPTION: 18-19 credits

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (18-19 credits)
Select 9-12 credits in business courses (Sem: 1-4)
Select 6-10 credits in consultation with your adviser in business or other University-wide offerings that enhance competence in the option (Sem: 1-4)

MANAGEMENT OPTION: 18-19 credits

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9-12 credits)
Select 9-12 credits from B A 250(3), L I R 100 GS(3), MGMT 150(3), 321(3), 341(3), OISM 150(3) (Sem: 3-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6-10 credits)
Select 6-10 credits in consultation with your adviser in business or other University-wide offerings that enhance competence in the option (Sem: 1-4)

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS OPTION: 18-19 credits

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9-12 credits)
Select 9-12 credits from M I S 104(3), 106(1-6), 120(3), 130(3), 180(3) (Sem: 3-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6-10 credits)
Select 6-10 credits in consultation with your adviser in business or other University-wide offerings that enhance competence in the option (Sem: 1-4)

MARKETING OPTION: 18-19 credits

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9-12 credits)
Select 9-12 credits from MKTG 150(3), 160(3), 180(3), 190(3), 220(3) (Sem: 3-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6-10 credits)
Select 6-10 credits in consultation with your adviser in business or other University-wide offerings that enhance competence in the option (Sem: 1-4)

[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: Fall Semester 1995

Blue Sheet #: 23-05-046

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