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Business and Economics

Faculty

R. LaRosa (chair), Brown, Chawdhry, Cole, Hettler, D. Jones, Lazorchak, Li, Matecki, Mendola, Michaels, Roberts, Schwerha, Serafin

Purpose

The Business and Economics Department offers a number of degree programs, with emphasis given to the development of fundamental skills that will be beneficial to graduates in both their professional and private lives. The department's programs are fully supported with state-of-the-art computer facilities, including current software utilized in the business community, and the faculty offers a diverse background of practical business experience and scholarly achievement to equip the graduating student with the skills necessary for success in business. These skills will allow the students to embark upon a lifetime of personal and professional development to become successful in today's global economy.

Awards

Achievement is recognized in several ways. Membership is open to qualified successful students in Omicron Delta Epsilon, an honorary economics fraternity; Phi Beta Lambda – Future Business Leaders; the Student Accounting Association; the Economics Club; the Finance Club; the American Marketing Association; and the Society for the Advancement of Management. These awards are presented to graduating seniors yearly: The Alfred Zeffiro Award for Excellence in the Study of Business Management, the Wall Street Journal Award for Excellence in the Study of Finance, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Award for Highest Achievement in the Study of Accounting, and the Amy Lyne Marunyak Memorial Award for Excellence in the Study of Marketing.

Careers

Career opportunities include positions such as accountant, banker, city manager, general manager, government agency administrator, hospital administrator, industrial relations manager, insurance agent, office manager, personnel manager, production manager, purchasing agent, retail manager, sales manager, sales representative, securities analyst and stock broker.