Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in Management
Entrepreneurship is what powers the economy.
Students enrolled in the entrepreneurship concentration at Shippensburg University learn skills vital for the success of any business large or small, public or private, corporate or not-for-profit, local or global. While the entrepreneurship concentration gives a broad skill-set for business, it also provides highly customized paths for success in very specific business systems including new ventures, franchises, corporate ventures, socially responsible companies, and family controlled enterprises. Ship students learn to prepare for the challenges involved in new venture creation and small business management. The emphasis of this nationally accredited program is the recognition of opportunities and the conversion of new ideas into business plans with a focus on implementation. New business development, small business management, franchising, family business, and corporate entrepreneurship are all areas of study within this concentration. The program is designed to help graduates understand risk and develop an entrepreneurial perspective by overcoming challenges and achieving success.
Ship has a well-established Business Internship Program that provides opportunities for on-the-job experience while gaining college credits. These internship opportunities include family businesses, franchises, small businesses, and corporations where there is a need for entrepreneurial-minded individuals. Internships often turn into job offers, according to post-graduate surveys of Ship business students.
The John L. Grove College of Business has a number of clubs for students to participate in and learn more about their area of study outside the classroom. Student Professional Organizations provide a variety of opportunities for students to develop professional contacts, enhance their course of study with hands-on application, and build lasting friendships within the business community. The DECA Student Chapter promotes the ideas and principles of entrepreneurship and provides students with the opportunity to network with entrepreneurs from the business community and students from other colleges and universities. Membership to DECA is partners with the Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise (CEFE) at Shippensburg University to help give members the best experience, information, and resources available to them including entrepreneurship speakers and workshops. DECA is open to all interested undergraduate students.
The undergraduate BSBA degree in Management requires the completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours in the following areas:
- General Education Courses: All students are required to complete the university's general education program, which provides a balanced liberal arts foundation.
- Business Core Curriculum: Accounting majors take the same core curriculum as other business majors. This core includes economics, finance, information systems, marketing, organization behavior, and business law as well as other business subjects. See the College of Business website for complete course listings: http://www.ship.edu/business/.
- Entrepreneurship Courses: A sequence of courses for entrepreneur majors that provides the necessary technical knowledge with respect to tools, techniques, and concepts.