Integrated Global Business

Integrated Global Business Online Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

About the Integrated Global Business Concentration

Broaden your perspective on the world of business.

Take an integrated approach to business strategy, planning and management with a 100% online bachelor's degree in Business Administration: Integrated Global Business from California University of Pennsylvania.  

Whether you work for a small Pennsylvania start-up or a large, multinational corporation, the global nature of 21st-century business requires knowledge of international institutions, economic systems and regulatory environments. Cal U's concentration in integrated global business gives you the skills required to reach an organization's strategic goals.


Add specialized knowledge with the minor or certificate you choose.

Students in this online bachelor's program may enhance their business administration degree by adding one of these minors or certificates:

  • Minor/certificate in forensic accounting.
  • Minor/certificate in innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Minor in Arabic.
  • Minor in computer information systems.

The online business program's active learning model includes frequent interactions with Cal U faculty and your fellow students. Courses are based on relevant, real-world material, and assignments focus on applying the subject matter you learn.

Contact the Admissions Office for admission requirements if you plan to start in spring 2018. In fall 2018, admission will be open to nontraditional freshmen (students who have been out of high school for two or more years) and transfer students at all credit levels. For students who are entering Cal U within two years of high school graduation, we offer the on-campus B.S. in Business Administration program.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: INTEGRATED GLOBAL BUSINESS

Accelerated Options: Undergraduate students can choose to take courses during the summer and winter terms, or select the accelerated B.S.-to-MBA option. In either case you'll complete the 120-credit bachelor's degree program in as little as 2-1/2 years. Students who prefer a part-time schedule can finish the program at their own pace.

Quality Matters: All courses are designed around the Quality Matters rubric, a pathway for benchmarking quality in online education. This ensures a student-focused learning environment and consistency in online course delivery.  California University of Pennsylvania's business programs are  accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which accredits business programs around the world.

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120 
Number of credits required to complete the online Business Administration: Integrated Global Business program.
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Degree Benefits

Students also master career-critical skills in oral and written communication, critical thinking, quantitative analysis, and information literacy. With the integrated global business program, you'll learn to achieve a business organization's goals by integrating:

 
  • Accounting.
  • Economics.
  • Finance.
  • Human resources.
  • Management.
  • Marketing.
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Graduate Outcomes

99% of Cal U's business administration graduates from the Class of 2015 report they are employed or attending graduate school, according to our 2015 Graduate Survey. Graduates of the integrated global business program are prepared to seek analyst or management roles in:

 
  • Private-sector corporations.
  • Nonprofit organizations.
  • Government agencies.
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Expert Faculty

Faculty in Cal U's business administration programs are active scholars and practitioners. Most have business or industry experience in addition to academic credentials - and all make teaching undergraduates their top priority.

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Top Careers

Graduates of the integrated global business program can expect to find careers in top career fields, such as:

  • Auditor/accounting fraud investigator.
  • Business analyst.
  • Global sales/marketing manager.
  • Global operations manager.
  • Computer/information systems analyst.
  • Global strategist.
  • Import/export specialist.
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Internships and Honors

Through Cal U's Cultural Experiences Abroad or National Student Exchange (CEA/NSE), you can complete your studies during any semester, including summers, in countries such as Spain, France, Mexico or Argentina. You may take courses at the host university in English, French or Spanish, and your course credits and grades transfer automatically back to Cal U. Your Cal U financial aid can be applied. Additionally, the National Student Exchange provides opportunities to study at another college or university within the United States and Canada. 

 

Online Integrated Global Business Courses

Courses in this program focus on key areas for business success, including accounting, economics, finance, human resources, management and marketing.

Curriculum


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ACC 200  Financial Accounting 3
BUS 242  Business Law I 3
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
General Education Courses/Electives 6
   
Second Semester 15
ACC 321  Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 201  Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG 211  Business Writing I 3
MAT 181  College Algebra 3
PSY 100  General Psychology 3
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
BUS 281  Management Science I 3
CDC 101  Public Speaking 3
ECO 202  Principles of Macroeconomics 3
General Education Courses/Electives 6
   
Fourth Semester 15
FIN 301  Financial Management 3
MAT 225  Business Statistics 3
MKT 300  Principles of Marketing 3
General Education Courses/Electives 6
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
BUS 381  Management Science II 3
MGT 300  Principles of Management 3
MKT 401  Marketing Management 3
General Education Course/Electives 6
   
Sixth Semester 15
BUS 345  Business Ethics 3
ECO 460  Global Economic Perspectives 3
MIS 301  Management Information Systems 3
General Education Course/Electives 6
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
BUS 499  Integrated Strat. Capstone  3
HRM 462  Global Workforce Management and Change 3
MGT 461  Integrated Supply Chain Management 3
General Education Courses/Electives 6
   
Eighth Semester 15
MGT 431  International Business Management 3
General Education Courses/Electives 12
Total 120

Required Minor/Certificate (12 credits*)

  • Students select one of the following minors or certificates: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Forensic Accounting, Management, Management Information Systems, or Marketing or the Certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship or Certificate in Spanish for Business. Students may select a different minor or certificate, with the approval of their adviser, in which case the 9 credits of Related Electives may be fulfilled with courses required for the minor.

* These minors are 21 credits; however, 9 of these credits are required in the “Business Core Courses” above. The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certificate requires 15 credits; however, 3 credits are included in the major courses above.

Note: All students must complete a special experience course, a laboratory course and two writing-intensive courses.

Admission Requirements

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Integrated Global Business Faculty

Dr. Stephanie Adam
Associate Professor

adam@calu.edu

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Dr. Ahmet Akgun
Associate Professor

akgun@calu.edu

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Dr. Adnan Chawdhry
Associate Professor

chawdhry_a@calu.edu

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Dr. Joshua Chicarelli
Associate Professor

chicarelli@calu.edu

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Mark Ciccarelli
Assistant Professor

ciccarelli@calu.edu

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Dr. Paul Hettler
Professor

hettler@calu.edu

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David T. Jones
Associate Professor

jones_dt@calu.edu

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Dr. Elizabeth Jones
Associate Professor

jones_e@calu.edu

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Dr. Richard LaRosa
Associate Professor

larosa@calu.edu

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Dr. Shirley A. Lazorchak
Professor

lazorchak@calu.edu

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Dr. Mark Lennon
Associate Professor

lennon@calu.edu

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Dr. Nan Li
Associate Professor

li_n@calu.edu

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Dr. Edmund Matecki
Assistant Professor

matecki@calu.edu

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Dr. John Michaels
Professor

Michaels@calu.edu

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Dr. Clyde A. Roberts
Professor

roberts@calu.edu

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Dr. Joseph J. Schwerha
Associate Professor

schwerha@calu.edu

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Dr. Alfred Tarquinio
Adjunct Professor

tarquinio@calu.edu

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