Business Degree Programs

The Department of Business, Economics and Enterprise Sciences enrolls nearly 1,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs in business, with a focus on student engagement, relevant and practical business skills, and a global perspective.



It is the mission of the Department of Business, Economics and Enterprise Sciences to provide high quality undergraduate and graduate education in the business disciplines that actively engages students in the learning process, combines contemporary academic theory with relevant applications and experiential learning, and offers the global perspective necessary for today’s business professionals.

We achieve our mission through our distinctive programs, high level of student-faculty interaction, highly qualified faculty committed to scholarly activity and professional development, and with the assistance of a network of alumni and community partners.  We prepare students with the skills needed for today and for a future that will require life-long learning.


The Department of Business, Economics and Enterprise Sciences will be a leader in business education, engaging pedagogy, applied research and community engagement by building on our strengths and leveraging partnerships with students, alumni, faculty from other disciplines, and industry and community leaders.

Strategic Goals

In alignment with the University’s Strategic Plan, in all things the Department of Business, Economics and Enterprise Sciences seeks to:

  • Expand student access to engaging, student-centered education both in the classroom and through rich extracurricular activities, service-learning and experiential learning opportunities, and partnerships with the business community.
  • Develop a rich community of lifelong learners through innovative approaches that inspire students to a higher level of learning and achievements and prepare them for success in a dynamic world.
  • Serve the local community, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and beyond both through our educational offerings and community outreach.
  • Generate global awareness and an appreciation for different cultures, points of view and gender inclusion and while promoting civility, tolerance and inclusiveness and maintaining a culturally diverse environment; connect student experiences with global business practices.

View the Strategic Plan of the Department of Business, Economics and Enterprise Sciences.

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Contact the Department of Business, Economics and Enterprise Sciencess at 724-938-4371.

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Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday

Department Chair

Dr. Edmund Matecki

Business Degree Programs

Undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs through the at PennWest California.

Associate of Science (A.S.)
  • Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Business Administration with concentrations in:

Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.)
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Sub-Baccalaureate Certificates
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • Accounting
  • Arts Administration
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing

Additional Program and Department Details


Business at Penn West California programs are accredited by ACBSP.
The Master of Accountancy and AS Accounting programs are NOT INCLUDED in this accreditation.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn.

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Learning Outcomes

Student le
arning outcomes statements clearly state the expected knowledge, skills, competancies of students in particular programs. View the student learning outcomes for programs within the Department of Business and Economics.

Dr. Stephanie Adam
Associate Professor

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Dr. Joshua Chicarelli
Associate Professor

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Dr. Paul Hettler
Department Chair, Professor

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Dr. Elizabeth. Jones
Associate Professor
Dr. Richard LaRosa
Associate Professor

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Dr. Mark Lennon
Associate Professor
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Dr. Nan Li
Associate Professor

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Dr. Edmund Matecki
Assistant Professor

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Dr. J. Christian Ola
Associate Professor

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Dr. Joseph J. Schwerha
Associate Professor

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