Business Degree Programs

The Department of Business & Economics 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.

Mission

It is the mission of the Department of Business and Economics 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.

Vision

The Department of Business and Economics 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 and Economics 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 and Economics.


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Have Questions?

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

Department Chair

Dr. Paul Hettler
724-938-5730
hettler@calu.edu
 

Business Degree Programs

Undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs through the Department of Business and Economics at Cal U.

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

Additional Program and Department Details

Accreditation


Programs in the Department of Business and Economics are accredited by ACBSP.

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.

Faculty
Dr. Stephanie Adam
Associate Professor

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Dr. Adnan Chawdhry
Associate Professor

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Dr. M. Arshad Chawdhry
Professor
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Dr. Joshua Chicarelli
Associate Professor

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Dr. Ismail M. Cole
Professor

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Dr. Paul Hettler
Department Chair, Professor

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David T. Jones
Associate Professor

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Dr. Richard LaRosa
Associate Professor

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Dr. Shirley A. Lazorchak
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. John Michaels
Professor

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Dr. Clyde A. Roberts
Professor

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Dr. Joseph J. Schwerha
Associate Professor

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