Sigmund Weis School of Business
The Susquehanna Difference
All business schools are not alike. The Sigmund Weis School of Business is a place where students are mentored and leaders are cultivated. It’s a place where collaboration, achievement and hard work are rewarded. Success comes from a dynamic business curriculum that is built on a solid liberal arts foundation.
Our program is not easy, but it is highly valued. Students learn to think clearly and communicate effectively, to embrace other cultures through study abroad experiences, and to adapt to a rapidly changing global economy. Because they develop a complete understanding of the full scope of business activities, our graduates are better prepared to tackle the jobs of the future.
As one of the few undergraduate business programs in the world to earn AACSB accreditation, the Sigmund Weis School of Business prides itself on its highly qualified faculty, rigorous curriculum, and continuous assessment and improvement.
A degree from the Sigmund Weis School of Business provides a great return on your investment.
I'm surrounded by individuals who have had the opportunity to succeed at Ivy League and other prestigious universities across the U.S. (Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Georgetown, Tufts, etc.), and I feel just as equipped in my position thanks to my education at SU.
-Lauren Elsasser '13
Marketing & Merchandising Associate, Birchbox
Our rigorous program combines academic and experiential learning to teach students the skills that employers want and prepare graduates for leadership roles in a global economy.
- We are among the top 5% of business programs worldwide – and one of the few undergraduate programs – to have earned AACSB accreditation, a marker of excellence. Other AACSB schools include Harvard Business School and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
- 98% of our graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.
- Small class sizes ensure students receive more personalized attention and more opportunities for professional growth.
- 92% of our faculty have a Ph.D. or terminal degree. Most also have real-world business experience.
- 100% of first-year students take Global Business Perspectives, a team-based, overview course that culminates in formal presentations to business executives.
- 74% of Class of 2013 business students completed at least one internship before graduation.
- 100% of business majors study away from campus for a minimum of two weeks. The GO London program, led by business school faculty, is a popular choice.
- 83% of our accounting majors complete the 150 credit hours required for the CPA examination within four years.
- Approximately one-third of accounting majors have job offers before they begin their senior year.
- Alumni from renowned companies such as Goldman Sachs, Prudential, Fidelity, JPMorgan Chase and Merck & Co. visit campus regularly to judge student presentations, speak as guest lecturers, and seek out prospective interns and employees.
Fields of Study
Develop professional and technical competence in accounting and related business fieldsMore »
Study how to use scarce resources to satisfy market demandsMore »
Learn how to start and or manage a businessMore »
Learn how to manage assets, liabilities and equityMore »
Get a broad background in international businessMore »
Human Resource Management
A strategic business function leveraged for competitive advantageMore »
Develop professional and technical competence in computers, business and related fieldsMore »
Learn how to manage the interface between an organization and its customersMore »
Accounting & Information Systems
Accounting Major; Information Systems MajorMore »
Economics (B.A.) Major, Emphases in Financial Economics, General Economics and Global Economy and Financial Markets; Economics (B.S.) MajorMore »
Business Administration Major, Emphases in Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Management, Human Resource Management, Information Systems and MarketingMore »
Experts agree that in today’s complex, constantly changing world, graduates need more than simply a college degree. They must acquire a set of skills that will help them enhance their personal and professional lives throughout their entire career.
GDA Integrated Services, a marketing and research firm specializing in higher education, reports the following:
- More than 75% of employers say strong thinking and reasoning skills are very important in an employee who graduated from college.
- 66% of employers seek college graduates who write and speak effectively.
- 63% look for college graduates who demonstrate problem-solving skills.
- One out of three say an employee must have an interest in exploring new ideas.
Furthermore, Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) confirms that a liberal arts education that is integrated with all fields of endeavor – from business and professional programs to the arts and sciences – provides the foundation that is necessary for students to expand their horizons, build an understanding of a wider world, hone analytical and communications skills, and foster responsibilities beyond self.
Susquehanna University and the Sigmund Weis School of Business are committed to producing well-rounded graduates who have these skills and are prepared to achieve, lead, and serve in the 21st century.
To read more of the LEAP report, visit http://www.aacu.org/leap/.
Message from the Dean
Dean Marsha Kelliher explains the value of a degree from the Sigmund Weis School of Business. More »
Dedicated alumni come back to campus for Break Through, a weeklong event to help students understand more about life after college. More »
SWSB London Program
The London Program is a full-semester business experience. It’s one reason The Princeton Review ranks Susquehanna as one of the best 15 schools for study abroad. More »
Discover how the right internship can turn heads and open doors. More »
Susquehanna University accounting graduates Emily Murawa and Cameron Dougherty, both members of the Class of 2014, have already passed all four sections of the certified public accountant (CPA) exam on their first attempt. »
Summer for Susquehanna's students is about travel, networking, applying concepts learned during the year and impressing potential employers. In a word—internships. Here's a sampling of experiences our students are having this summer. »