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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

General Business

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (2GBBC)

PROFESSOR JOHN M. MAGENAU III, Director, School of Business, Behrend College

The associate degree major in General Business offers an introduction to several aspects of business. In addition, it provides a foundation that allows those students who qualify for admission to baccalaureate degree programs in business to make a smooth transition into four-year business majors offered at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. The business coursework required by the major introduces students to basics of accounting, economics, management information systems, quantitative business analysis, business law, the social and ethical environemnt of business, finance, management, marketing, and supply chain management. To complete the major, students have the option of earning a certificate in Oracle or SAP, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Financial Planning. The general education and other requirements of the major provide an opportunity for students to strengthen their skills in oral and written communication and quantitative reasoning which are essential for success in business careers.

For the Associate in Science degree in General Business, a minimum of 61 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 21 credits
(12 of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

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

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selections or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 0-1 Credit

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 51-52 credits
(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GWS courses; 3 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (34 credits)
ENGL 015 GWS(3), CAS 100 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ACCTG 211(4)[1], ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3), MIS 204(3)[1] (Sem: 2-3)
FIN 301(3)[1], MGMT 301(3)[1], MKTG 301(3)[1], SCM 301(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (11-12 credits)
MATH 021 GQ(3), MATH 022 GQ(3), or MATH 110 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
SCM 200 GQ(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 2-3)
B A 243(4) or B A 241(2) and B A 242(2) (Sem: 2-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from one of the following supporting course areas: General Education, Financial Planning[1], Oracle Business Suite Certificate[1], and SAP Certificate[1], or other 300-or 400-level business courses[1] in consultation with a faculty advisor (Sem: 3-4)

[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 2011

Blue Sheet Item #: 40-03-013

Review Date: 11/08/2011

UCA Revision #1: 8/8/06

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