2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Department of Business, Economics and Enterprise Sciences

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Dr. Stephanie Adam | Dr. Ahmet Akgun | Dr. Jacob Bethem | Dr. Adnan Chawdhry | Dr. Joshua Chicarelli | Dr. John Confer | Dr. Paul Hettler | Dr. Elizabeth Jones | Dr. Sarah Judge | Dr. Richard LaRosa | Dr. Mark Lennon | Dr. Nan Li |  Dr. Edmund Matecki | Dr. Thomas R. Mueller | Dr. James Ola | Dr. Candice Riley | Dr. Susan Ryan | Dr. Joseph J. Schwerha | Dr. Thomas D. Wickham

For faculty bios, visit: https://www.calu.edu/inside/faculty-staff/profiles/index.aspx


Cal U's Department of Business, Economics and Enterprise Sciences includes undergraduate programs in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, geography, human resource management, management, marketing and parks and recreation management.  

Associate and Bachelor's Degree Programs

  • A.S. in Accounting
  • B.A. in Geography: Geographic Information Technology
  • B.A. in Geography: Tourism, Hospitality and Event Studies
  • B.A. in Parks and Recreation Management
  • B.S. in Business Administration: Integrated Business
  • B.S. in Business Administration: Management Information Systems 
  • B.S.B.A. in Accounting
  • B.S.B.A. in Economics
  • B.S.B.A. in Finance
  • B.S.B.A. in Human Resource Management
  • B.S.B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Business and Commerce
  • B.S.B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Business and Commerce: Corporate Communication
  • B.S.B.A. in Management
  • B.S.B.A. in Marketing


The department also offers sub-baccalaureate certificate programs in:

  • Forensic Accounting
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Minors available through this department include:

  • Accounting
  • Arts Administration
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Event Planning and Management
  • Finance
  • Forensic Accounting
  • GIS and Emergency Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Tourism Studies

Accelerated Bachelor's-to-Master's Program

Accelerated bachelor's-to-master's degree programs related to business are also available to undergraduate students who qualify. Curriculum requirements are listed under the "Accelerated Programs" section of this catalog.

Honor Societies

Honor students in geography are eligible for induction into Gamma Theta Upsilon.

Membership is also available to students of high scholastic attainment in California University's Kappa chapter of Rho Phi Lambda, the national honorary recreation, park and leisure services fraternity, chartered in 1985.

Memberships and Awards

Achievement is recognized in several ways. Membership is open to qualified successful business students in:

  • Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Honor Society for Economics
  • Phi Beta Lambda - Future Business Leaders
  • Sigma Beta Delta, the International Honor Society for Business, Management and Administration
  • Student Accounting Association
  • Economics Club
  • Finance Club
  • Student Marketing Association

These awards are presented to graduating seniors yearly:

  • Alfred Zeffiro Award for Excellence in the Study of Management
  • Wall Street Journal Award for Excellence in the Study of Finance
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Award for Highest Achievement in the Study of Accounting
  • Amy Lyne Marunyak Memorial Award for Excellence in the Study of Marketing


The bachelor's and master's programs in business and economics are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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.