Business Administration

 
Department Office: Grove Hall 228 

 

Chair:  Dr. Ian Langella
Phone: (717) 477-1434
Fax: (717) 477- 4003

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Business Administration—Major Undecided Option

 

The Business Administration—Major Undecided option is designed for students entering the John L. Grove College of Business who are undecided about the selection of a specific B.S.B.A. major. Since the course work in the B.S.B.A. degree program is basically the same for all majors through the sophomore year of study, the Business Administration—Major Undecided option provides students with an opportunity to take up to two years of study before officially declaring a specific B.S.B.A. major in the John L. Grove College of Business. Students are encouraged to select a specific B.S.B.A. major prior to beginning their junior year of study. Admission to a specific business major, at any given time, may be limited.

Advisors

 

A student electing the Business Administration—Major Undecided option is assigned a full-time faculty member in the John L. Grove College of Business to assist with selecting a major, scheduling, and addressing other academic concerns. Students are also encouraged to utilize other services at the university to assist them in selecting a major, such as the Career Center’s Career Education program, the Alumni Office’s SU Career Contacts program, and involvement in academic student organizations in the John L. Grove College of Business.

  • Students will be able to demonstrate competence in the development of ideas with purpose, logic and organization with appropriate use of language, grammar and spelling.
  • Student will be able to demonstrate competence in oral communication skills through effective presentations.
  • Student will be able to demonstrate familiarity, technical proficiency and an understanding of the integrative nature of information technology.
  • Student will be able to demonstrate the ability to employ a basic knowledge of business statistics.
  • Student will be able to demonstrate the ability to employ a basic knowledge of financial accounting.
  • Student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the concepts and techniques of financial management in the context of a business firm seeking to maximize value.
  • Student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic management concepts.
  • Student will be able to demonstrate the ability to employ knowledge of managerial accounting.
  • Student will be able to demonstrates knowledge of the consumer decision-making process; the marketing strategic planning process; and market segmentation.
  • Student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the essential functions of Supply Chain and Operations Management.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, and decide on an ethical course of action.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic legal terminology and concepts and their application to business issues.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate commitment, balance, contribution and focus in a team environment.