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Welcome to the John L. Grove College of Business!

The John L. Grove College of Business, established in 1971, is one of the premier business schools in the Mid-Atlantic Region (Northeast). Over the last four decades, our College of Business has established a tradition of excellence. In 1981, we became the first school in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the ninth college overall in Pennsylvania to become internationally accredited by the most prestigious business accrediting agency in the world, AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Today, we are one of only 26 schools in Pennsylvania and one of approximately 850 worldwide to have earned AACSB International accreditation. Under the guidelines of accreditation, we are committed to continuous improvement as we seek to meet the educational needs of our students, our community and our region. 

Dean’s Message 

Welcome to the John L. Grove College of Business! We are proud to provide AACSB accredited business programs at low cost. In addition to excellent academic programs, I would like to also introduce you to our faculty, student organizations, services, and student related programs. We have an excellent faculty with diverse professional, research, and teaching interest. Classes are held in smaller settings with state-of-the-arts facilities, which support our efforts to serve your educational needs. Explore the possibilities of our nationally acclaimed Grove College of Business where "Our Goal is Your Success!"

Business Majors

As a student in the Grove College of Business, you have the opportunity to explore at least one of twelve majors:  

Accounting  International Management  
Digital Marketing and Analytics Business Management  
Entrepreneurship  Marketing Management
Finance  Personal Financial Planning
Human Resource Management  Supply Chain Management
Information Systems and Analytics Supply Chain Management Logistics 

During the first semester as a student in the College of Business, you will take BSN 101– Foundations of Business Administration.  This 2 credit course is required of all CoB majors!  Upon completion of BSN 101, students will have developed their academic plan as well as have gained an understanding of the CoB, professional organizations, the Business Internship Program (BIP) and other CoB connections and university resources.

Dean's Offices and Support Staff

Dr. John Kooti 
    Dean, Grove College of Business
    Office: Grove Hall 124
    Phone: 717-477-1435

  Dr. John Kooti  


Melissa Kougher
    Administrative Assistant
    Office: Grove Hall 124
    Phone: 717-477-1435

Melissa Kougher

Dr. Adam Powell  
    Interim Associate Dean, Grove College of Business
    Office: Grove Hall 128
    Phone: 717-477-1697

Dr. Adam Powell





Anna Bruno
    Support Center/CoB Website | MBA Program
    Office: Grove Hall 129
    Phone: 717-477-1520

 Anna Bruno  


 Ondai Rand
    Student Support and Retention Center 
    Office: Grove Hall 121
    Phone: 717-477-1429

Ondai Rand  


 Dr. William Oberman
    MBA Director
    Office: Grove Hall 320
    Phone: 717-477-1625

 Dr. William Oberman


Anna Bruno
    Support Center/CoB Website | MBA Program
    Office: Grove Hall 129
    Phone: 717-477-1520

 Anna Bruno  

Dean’s Office Staff 

The Grove College of Business Dean’s office suite is located on the first floor of Grove Hall.  Dr.’s John Kooti and William Oberman are supported by the Administrative Assistant, Melissa Kougher.  Anna Bruno provides technical support for the College of Business web content, social media design and faculty support.    

The Business Internship and MBA office is an extension of the Dean’s office and is located on the third floor of Grove Hall.  The MBA Director, Dr. William Oberman is supported by the MBA/Internship Anna Bruno, and works to assist students interested in pursuing Business Internship opportunities as part of their academic program or an advanced degree in Business Administration.   

The various offices work under the auspices of the Dean as a team to provide students with services such as academic program reviews, professional organization support, issue resolution and advanced program solutions.  We can be reached by visiting Grove Hall 128, calling (717) 477-1435/1620 or via email at

Accounting / Information Systems and Analytics

Dr. Viet Dao
Department Chair
   Accounting, MIS and ITBE
   Office: Grove Hall 330
   Phone: 717-477-1601

 Dr. Viet Dao


Susan Lee
    Office: Grove Hall 328
    Phone: 717-477-1436

Susan Lee

Finance / Supply Chain Management 

Dr. Robert Setaputra - Department Chair
    Finance and Supply Chain 
    Management/Business General
    Office: Grove Hall 228        
    Phone: 717-477-1172   

Robert Setaputra


Christina Foschia 
   Office: Grove Hall 228
   Phone: 717-477-1434

Christina Foschia

Management / Marketing / Entrepreneurship

Dr. Robert Stephens -Department Chair
  Management/Marketing Department 
   Office: Grove Hall 220
   Phone: (717) 477-1684

Dr. Robert Stephens 


Ally Gutshall 
    Office: Grove Hall 224
    Phone: (717) 477-1439

Ally Gutshall  

Professional Organizations

All business students are encouraged to explore the different business student organizations and to join at least one during their collegiate career.  Student Organizations  

Accounting Professional Association 
Alpha Kappa Psi (professional business fraternity) 
American Marketing Association 
Beta Gamma Sigma (national business honor society)
Investment Club
Investment Management Program 
Management Information Systems 
National Association of Black Accountants 
Phi Beta Lambda (national future business leaders society) 
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Student Transition Engagement Partnership and Support (STEPS)
Supply Chain Management 

Study Abroad

One of the best ways to enhance your collegiate educational experience is to take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad. Given today’s global economy, it is now more important than ever to experience another culture and gain a better understanding of the business world from a different perspective. An international experience will not only enable you to learn more about the world but it will also enable you to learn more about yourself as you engage in this unique and exciting educational experience. This experience will help you personally to grow and develop new perspectives on life and it will help you professionally in your pursuit of employment upon graduation.   Study Abroad 


Juniors and seniors in the John L. Grove College of Business, who are in good academic standing, are eligible to participate in the Business Internship Program. Interns do major-related work in business or the professions for free elective credit during the academic year or during the summer. An internship is defined as a semester-long, supervised work experience related to a student's major or career goal for which the student earns academic credit. The work experience may be part-time or full-time and most internship are paid positions.             Internship Menu 

Student Benefits 

  • Applying academic knowledge and skills to on-the-job experiences.
  • Communicating and interacting with professionals in the "world of work."
  • Developing a professional self-confidence.
  • Clarifying career goals through exposure to a variety of career opportunities.
  • Earning money for university and personal expenses.
  • Building a network of professional contacts.
  • Completing free elective credit for graduation.
  • Gaining valuable professional experience that is major-related.
  • Returning to the university with renewed interest and a new perspective on learning
Frequently asked questions....

  Q.  How do I change my major/add a minor?
  A.  The first step in changing your major is to complete a Change of 
       Major/Minor form.  Form can be found here: 
       When completing this form, in addition to newly added components be certain to 
       include all aspects of your academic program including unchanged 
       majors/minors/concentrations/certificates.  If you fail to include all information, 
       some portion of your program  may be inadvertently dropped.  It is 
       important after you take action to alter your program of study you check your 
       academic record to ensure accuracy.

  Q.  What is MyShip ?
  A.  MyShip is your secure portal to access course registration, academic information,
        records management, housing, student employment and a variety of other
        links.  You will login by using your Ship email and password. 

  Q.  What is a Registration Time Ticket?
  A.  This is the time frame in which you will be able to register for classes.
       Registration time tickets are assigned by the Registrar’s Office and determined  
       by the number of credits completed.

  Q.  How do I register/schedule courses?
  A.  Each semester you will be sent an email from the Registrar’s Office regarding 
       course registration and the process.  Pay attention to all email notifications  
       from the Registrar’s Office as they contain important messages requiring some  
       level of action on your part.  You must meet with your academic advisor prior  
       to course registration to ensure you are progressing in your academic program 
       as planned and review any revisions made on your part.  At this time, you will  
       be provided with an Alternate PIN which is required for course registration. 

  Q.  What should I do if the course registration system won’t allow me to 
        schedule a course?
  A.  Course Registration is driven by course work completed and in-progress. 
       If you  receive an error message when you attempt to register for a course, you 
       need to note the specific message and contact the department for the course 
       you are attempting to register.  

  Q.  What is MyDegree Audit?
A.   Degree Audit is a tool for students and faculty advisors to aid understanding 
        academic program requirements.  Degree Audit is accessible to students 
        through the MyShip portal.

  Q.  What should I do if I am absent from class?
  A.  It is always good practice to advise your professor in writing via email if you  
       are going to be absent from class.  If you need to be absent for more than three 
       days, you will generally need to provide documentation regarding the
       reason/nature of the absence to the dean’s office.  Each professor may have 
       individual attendance policies and you should refer to the course syllabus. 
       Class attendance is vitally important to your academic success  and is ultimately
       your responsibility.

  Q.  How do I drop a class?
  A.  Freshmen students in their first semester and new transfer students must visit 
       the Dean’s office located in Grove Hall 128 to withdrawal from a class.  
       All  other students  may drop a course by accessing their semester course 
       registration at My Ship.  Care  should be taken prior to dropping any course, 
       as your academic plan could be adversely affected and it also may impact 
       financial aid and insurance if you drop below 12 credits.  Please contact 
       the Financial Aid office to clarify these issues. If you  feel you are entitled
       to a refund, please refer to the refund policy and schedule at  Student Accounts.

  Q.  What should I do if I need to withdraw from college?
  A.  If you find yourself in a situation where you need to withdraw from college,
       you should visit the dean’s office to initiate withdraw paperwork.  If you live on 
       campus and/or receive Financial Aid, it is advisable to contact the Dean of 
       Students office, OM 211A and the Financial Aid office, OM 101 as appropriate.

Grove College of Business and Other Helpful Links

Grove College of Business
Student Banner System Instructions 
Computer Recommendations 
Employment Profiles
My Ship : Connection to Banner : Access to myInformationSystem
Desire2Learn : Electronic Learning System
E-Time : Student Employee Payroll System
Student Help Desk : Computer Help
Academic Advising Resources 
Academic Services
Career Development
Financial Aid
Health Center
Honors Program
Ship Email Access  

Mission Statement

The John L. Grove College of Business at Shippensburg University provides a high quality and high value comprehensive educational experience that prepares students to excel as principled leaders in the global business community.

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