Economics Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)

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Be ready to solve complex business problems.

Today's employers are looking to staff up with well-rounded employees. You will have that competitive edge with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California University of Pennsylvania. You'll combine business fundamentals with specialized courses to be equipped for an ever-changing business environment.    

 In the bachelor's degree in business administration program, you will learn the fundamentals with business core courses and choose a discipline for in-depth study: Business economics is one of seven concentrations that enable business students to develop specialized expertise.    

Understand the fundamentals of business economics.    

TUndergraduate business administration majors complete 27 credits in the business economics concentration. Specialized work in business economics examines micro- and macro-economic theory, econometrics, behavioral economics and game theory. Applications courses are available in international economics, labor economics, health economics, public finance and other areas. Graduates of the program are prepared to apply their knowledge to problems in business and industry, public policy and international affairs.     

In the business administration program, you also work 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 choose a business discipline other than their concentration.
  • Other popular choices for minors include psychology, communication studies, public relations, statistics, computer information systems, leadership, women's studies, Spanish and Arabic.
  • Students also may decide to complete dual majors or dual degrees with international studies or math.

 Cal U business graduates are prepared to explore a wide range of career opportunities. Recent Cal U business graduates also have gone on to graduate business programs at such top schools 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

Concentration: Cal U students complete the bachelor's degree in business administration and choose a discipline, such as business economics, as their concentration. Students complete 27 credits in the business economics concentration, adding an important specialization to general business study.    

Solid foundation: Completing Cal U's 120-credit-hour bachelor's degree in business administration provides a solid foundation to launch your career in business and industry. Your business core courses focus on the functional areas of business and business analytics.  And, as a Cal U business student, you'll have solid skills in critical thinking, communication and teamwork.   

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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 integrates business study with the liberal arts, natural and behavioral sciences, and modern quantitative and information technology methods. Your studies combine fundamentals from your business core courses with a valuable specialization in your business economics concentration. You'll enter the job market with important professional advantages.  

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Graduate Outcomes

Employment in business and financial operations is projected to grow 8% through 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations, adding about 632,400 new jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Cal U business graduates are in many careers and professions, including 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. Numerous companies and industries choose to hire Cal U business graduates, including Aflac, Allegheny Steel, Bank of America, Clear Channel Media, Jackson Hewitt, T-Mobile, Tyco Electronics, U.S. Postal Service and Walmart.

Business Administration (B.S) Business Economics Concentration
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Expert Faculty

Our highly qualified business and economics faculty members have significant industry experience, as well as advanced degrees in their fields. They are dedicated to teaching Cal U students the skills 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.

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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. The Center is Cal U's one-stop shop for all things related to starting and maintaining a successful business. 

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Student Recognition

Student achievement in the business administration program is recognized in several ways. Qualified students can become members of 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.


B.S., Business Administration Courses Business Economics Concentration


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MAT 181 College Algebra 3
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar 1
General Education Courses/Electives 6
Second Semester 15
BUS 281 Management Science I 3
ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENG 211 Business Writing I 3
PSY 100 General Psychology 3
General Education Course/Elective 3
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
ACC 200 Financial Accounting 3
BUS 242 Business Law I 3
CDC 101 Public Speaking 3
MAT 225 Business Statistics 3
General Education Course/Elective 3
Fourth Semester 15
ACC 321 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 381 Management Science II 3
MGT 300 Principles of Management 3
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3
General Education Course/Elective 3
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
FIN 301 Financial Management 3
MIS 201 Management Info Sys 3
Concentration/Business Electives 6
General Education Course/Elective 3
Sixth Semester 15
Concentration/Business Electives 9
General Education Course/Electives 6
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
BUS 499 Integrated Strat. Capstone  3
Concentration/Business Electives 9
General Education Course/Elective 3
Eighth Semester 15
Concentration/Business Electives 9
General Education Course/Elective 6
Total 120

B.S., Business Administration Programs

  • 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. Paul Hettler

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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

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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

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Dr. Clyde A. Roberts

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Dr. Joseph J. Schwerha
Associate Professor

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Dr. Alfred Tarquinio
Adjunct Professor

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