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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1998
End Date: Summer Session 2007

General Business - ARCHIVE

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 provides an opportunity for students to earn an associate degree which gives them a general 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 majors offered at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, and Penn State Harrisburg, The Capital College. The business coursework required by the major introduces students to basics of accounting; economics; management information systems; quantitative business analysis; and the social, legal, ethical and political environments within which businesses operate. 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. To develop a well-rounded graduate, students select supporting courses from those approved for General Education.

For the Associate in Science degree in General Business, a minimum of 60 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.)

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

PRESCRIBED COURSES (33 credits)
CMPSC 203 GQ(4), ENGL 015 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ACCTG 211(4)[1], B A 243(4), CAS 100 GWS(3), ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3),
ENGL 202D GWS(3), MIS 204(2)[1], SCM 200(4)[1] (Sem: 2-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3-4 credits)
MATH 021 GQ(3), MATH 022 GQ(3), or MATH 110 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (15 credits)
Select 15 credits from courses approved for General Education, including 6 credits in the natural sciences (GN), 3 credits in the arts (GA), and 3 credits in the humanities (GH) (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.

Review Date: Summer Session 1998

UCA Revision #1: 8/8/06

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