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Undergraduate Degree Programs

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FINANCIAL SERVICES OPTION CURRENTLY ON HOLD at PENN STATE Brandywine;
NOT ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS
Begin Date of Enrollment Hold: October 16, 2013

Business

Abington College (BSBAB)
Altoona College (BSBAL)
Berks College (BSBBL)
University College (BSBCC): Penn State Beaver, Penn State Brandywine, Penn State DuBois, Penn State Fayette, Penn State Greater Allegheny, Penn State Hazleton, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Penn State Mont Alto, Penn State New Kensington, Penn State Schuylkill, Penn State Shenango, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Penn State Worthington Scranton, Penn State York
University College(BSBIC) via the World Campus

The Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B.) is a professionally oriented business degree program that combines the theoretical underpinnings of core business disciplines, notably management, marketing, finance, and supply chain management, with applied study in a practical setting. Through the choice of an 18-credit option, students specialize in a key business sector. Students also develop written and oral communication skills throughout the program, acquire contemporary technology skills, and engage in active and collaborative learning. The degree allows students to become familiar with the unique business environments of their local communities, a design that sets the degree apart from other business degrees offered within the University and throughout the Commonwealth.

Not all options are available at every campus. Contact the campus you are interested in attending to determine which options are offered.

ACCOUNTING OPTION: This option prepares students to pursue careers in business with an emphasis on the areas of financial and managerial accounting, systems and controls, auditing, and taxation.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPTION: This option prepares students to pursue entrepreneurial careers with emphasis on idea generation, opportunity analysis, new product creation, and business plan development.

FINANCIAL SERVICES OPTION: This option prepares students to pursue careers in financial organizations with emphasis on wealth management, tax planning, risk management, and financial analysis.

HEALTH SERVICES OPTION: This option prepares students to pursue careers in the health services sector with emphasis on the financial and administrative aspects of health care enterprises.

INDIVIDUALIZED BUSINESS OPTION: This option provides the opportunity for students to pursue an approved business-focused interdisciplinary program of study.

MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT OPTION: This option prepares students to pursue careers in business organizations with an emphasis on the skills and knowledge necessary for the business professional to function in community and regional centers of commerce.

Entrance Requirement: Completion of MATH 022 or MATH 040, 041, 110, 140.

For the B.S. degree in Business, a minimum of 120 credits is required, 15 of which must be at the 400 level.

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

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

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

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

ELECTIVES: 10 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 77 credits
(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 59 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (41 credits)
ECON 102 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ACCTG 211(4), ECON 104 GS(3), MIS 204(3) (Sem: 3-4)
B A 321(3)[1], B A 322(3)[1], B A 420(1)[1], FIN 301(3)[1], MGMT 301(3)[1], MKTG 301(3)[1], SCM 301(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
I B 303 IL(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)
B A 421(3)[1], B A 422W(3)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15-18 credits)
MATH 110 GQ(4) or MATH 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
SCM 200 GQ(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
B A 243(4) or B A 241(2) and B A 242(2) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 or 6 credits from B A 495A(3 or 6)[1], B A 495B(3 or 6)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (0-3 credits)
Select 0-3 credits from 400-level business courses from: ACCTG, B A, ECON, ENTR, FIN, FINSV, H P A, I B, MGMT, MIS, MKTG, R M, or SCM [1] (Sem: 7-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 18 credits [1]

ACCOUNTING OPTION: (18 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)
ACCTG 404(3), ACCTG 471(3), ACCTG 472(3) (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
ACCTG 403(3) or 403W(3) (Sem: 7-8)
ACCTG 405(3) or FINSV 411(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (3 credits)
Select 3 credits of 400-level courses from: ACCTG, B A, ECON, ENTR, FIN, FINSV, H P A, I B, MGMT, MIS, MKTG, R M, or SCM (Sem: 7-8)

ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPTION: (18 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)
ENTR 300(3), ENTR 320(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ENTR 400(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (0-3 credits)
Select 0-3 credits in CAS 352(3) or ENGL 419(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6-9 credits)
Select 6 to 9 credits of 400-level ENTR courses in consultation with your advisor (Sem: 5-8)

FINANCIAL SERVICES OPTION: (18 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (3 credits)
FIN 420(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from ACCTG 405 or FINSV 411 (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 12 credits in 300 or 400-level (with at least 3 credits at the 400-level) from ACCTG, FIN, FINSV or RM (Sem: 5-8)

HEALTH SERVICES OPTION: (18 credits)
(Minimum 6 credits at the 400-level)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)
H P A 101(3) (Sem: 5-6)
H P A 332(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (0-3 credits)
Select 0-3 credits from BB H 302(3), CAS 352(3), CAS 404(3), ENGL 416(3), ENGL 419(3), LER 424(3), LER 472(3), PSYCH 281 GS(3), PSYCH 484(3), or PSYCH 485(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9-12 credits)
Select 3-9 credits from 300 or 400-level H P A courses (Sem: 5-8)
Select 0-6 credits of 300-400-level courses from ACCTG, B A, ECON, ENTR, FIN, FINSV, H P A, I B, MGMT, MKTG, MIS, R M or SCM (Sem: 6-8)

INDIVIDUALIZED BUSINESS OPTION: (18 credits)
Select 18 credits of study (with at least 3 credits at the 400-level) as submitted by the student and approved by the campus BSB Program Coordinator (Sem: 5-8)

MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING OPTION: (18 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (0-6 credits)
Select 0-6 credits from the following: B A 250(3), ENGL 419(3), MKTG 220(3) or one of the following, CAS 250(3), CAS 252(3), CAS 352(3), CAS 404(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12-18 credits)
A minimum of 3 credits of supporting courses must be selected at the 400-level.
Select 3 credits from 300 or 400-level MGMT courses (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from 300 or 400-level MKTG courses (Sem: 5-8)
Select 6-12 additional credits in 300 or 400-level courses from MGMT or MKTG courses (Sem: 6-8)

[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: Fall Semester 2013

Blue Sheet Item #: 42-04-065

Review Date: 01/14/2014

UCA Revision #1: 8/3/06

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