Skip Navigation
search: People Opens New Window | Departments Opens New Window | Penn State Opens New Window | Web Opens New Window
Penn State mark
Penn State mark
University Bulletin
Undergraduate Degree Programs

These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Business Administration (B A)

B A 420 Preparation for Career Management (1) This course emphasizes effective career planning by closely examining oneself, the business world, communication styles and strategies.

B A 420 Preparation for Career Management (1)

BA 420 develops students’ career preparation and management skills through the close examination of self, the world of work and communication styles and strategies. This course is one of a series in the program which collectively develop the skills and competencies necessary for the business administration student.

The course is designed on the belief that (1) career decision-making is greatly enhanced by considering personal traits such as one’s interests, values, goals, and approach to making decisions; and (2) through the exploration of self and world through out-of-classroom learning experiences. The student becomes empowered to apply prior classroom learning outside of the academic environment. These skills are utilized throughout a person’s career

Students who successfully complete the course will be able to:
•Prepare resumes targeted to a range of industries and positions.
•Write effectively to prospective employers.
•Identify personal traits and qualities in the context of career management.
•Demonstrate effective interview techniques.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: B A 321 orB A 322

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


Look up course abbreviations

Course descriptions are stored in LionPATH, the University-wide student information system. Please visit the LionPATH Course Catalog to access current course descriptions. At that point, you will be leaving the University Bulletin website.

Skip Popular Searches
  1. Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements
  2. General Education: United States Cultures and International Cultures
  3. Course Index
  4. Graduate Degree Programs Bulletin
  5. General Education: Arts
  6. General Education: Humanities
  7. General Education: Health and Physical Activity
  8. General Education: Natural Sciences
  9. General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences
  10. General Education: Writing/Speaking