Business Administration

Business Administration Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)

About Business Administration

Develop skills and knowledge to impact the bottom line.

Gain a valuable foundation to succeed in today's business world with the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at California University of Pennsylvania. You'll develop important skills that enable you to adapt and advance when conditions change.  

The bachelor's degree in business administration requires students to complete business core courses, along with selecting a concentration to develop specialized knowledge in one of seven disciplines ranging from accounting to marketing. Students also can design their own concentration.

Widely recognized and respected, Cal U's business administration program is currently seeking ACBSP accreditation.  


Learn to think strategically to succeed in a complex business environment.  

The B.S. degree program in business administration places significant emphasis on building quantitative, critical thinking and analytical skills. Students graduate not only with a demonstrated competence in their subject area, but also with the ability and tools to apply that knowledge. 

Business administration students are also encouraged to have a minor. Some students will choose a business discipline other than their concentration. 

  • Other popular choices for students include psychology, communication studies, public relations, statistics, computer information systems, leadership, women's studies, Spanish and Arabic.
  • A number of students complete dual majors or dual degrees with international studies or math.

Cal U business graduates are well prepared to become leaders in business and corporate fields in a wide range of career opportunities. Recent Cal U business graduates also have been accepted into graduate business programs at such distinguished institutions as the University of Pittsburgh, West Virginia University and the College of William and Mary, and to graduate economics programs at Youngstown State and Florida State.

Learn about ouraccelerated bachelor's-to-master's degree program.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Business Administration

Solid foundation: The 120-credit-hour bachelor's degree in business administration provides you with fundamental skills essential to a variety of careers and professions. All students complete a business core focused on the basics of functional areas in business and business analytics. The program also helps students build valuable skills in critical thinking, communication and teamwork.   

Concentrations: Cal U students can choose to complete the bachelor's degree in business administration with one of the following seven concentrations: accounting, business economics, finance, human resource management, management, management information systems, and marketing. Students also can design their own concentration with the program's general business option.

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19:1 
Student-to-faculty ratio at Cal U.
120 
Credit hours for the bachelor's degree in business administration, which can be completed in eight semesters or four years.
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Degree Benefits

The bachelor's degree in business administration program offers relevant business knowledge with a strong base in the liberal arts, natural and behavioral sciences, and modern quantitative and information technology methods. Plus, you can choose from seven concentrations for in-depth study along with completing the business core. Instruction in the program focuses on student engagement and active learning, keeping you involved and engaged with your instructors and classmates. All courses in the program consider the critical role of globalization and rapid technological advance in all aspects of the business environment. Your degree will prepare you for a solid career and for the option of going on for an MBA or other graduate study. 

 
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Graduate Outcomes

Employment in business is projected to grow 8% through 2024, adding about 632,400 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Career opportunities for Cal U business graduates include positions such as accountant, banker, city manager, general manager, government agency administrator, hospital administrator, industrial relations manager, insurance agent, office manager, production manager, purchasing agent, sales manager, securities analyst and stock broker. Cal U business graduates work for a range of employers, including Aflac, Allegheny Steel, Bank of America, Clear Channel Media, T-Mobile, Tyco Electronics, U.S. Postal Service and Walmart.

 
Business Administration Bachelor of Science Degree
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Research Focus

Cal U's undergraduate business administration program emphasizes the value of doing research. Students can work one-on-one with individual faculty members, or as part of the discipline-specific research methods course. Students also have the opportunity to work with Cal U's Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship

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Student Recognition

Cal U encourages student achievement. Qualified students can become members of various honorary and professional organizations, including Omicron Delta Epsilon, an honorary economics fraternity; Phi Beta Lambda - Future Business Leaders; Student Accounting Association; Economics Club; Finance Club; American Marketing Association; and the Society for the Advancement of Management. Outstanding graduating seniors are recognized with awards for excellence.

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Expert Faculty

Our highly qualified and dedicated faculty in business and economics offer a diverse background of practical business experience and scholarly achievement. They are dedicated to equipping Cal U students with the skills they know are necessary for success in business. Our professors have earned MBAs and doctorates from such top schools as American University, City University of New York, George Washington University, Northeastern University, University of Rhode Island and Wayne State University.

 

B.S., Business Administration Programs

Concentrations
Minors
  • Accounting
  • Arts Administration
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing

Business Administration Faculty

Dr. Stephanie Adam
Associate Professor

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Dr. Ahmet Akgun
Associate Professor

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Dr. Adnan Chawdhry
Associate Professor

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Dr. Joshua Chicarelli
Associate Professor

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Mark Ciccarelli
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Ismail M. Cole
Professor

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Dr. Paul Hettler
Professor

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David T. Jones
Associate Professor

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Dr. Elizabeth 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

schwerha@calu.edu

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