Business Foundation Courses

semester hours

Year 1

 

4

ECON:201 Macroeconomics (also fulfills the university Central Curriculum requirement for Social Interactions)

 

4

ECON:202 Microeconomics

 

2

INFS:100 Using Computers

 

4

MGMT:202 Business Statistics or MATH:108 Introduction to Statistics or PSYC:123 Elementary Statistics (also fulfills the Central Curriculum requirement for Analytical Thought)

Year 2

 

4

INFS:174 Database Systems Analysis and Design

 

4

ACCT:200 Financial Accounting

 

4

ACCT:210 Legal Environment

 

4

MGMT:280 Marketing

 

2

PRDV:105 Introduction to Professional Development

Year 3

 

4

INFS:271 E-Business Applications Development

 

4

ACCT:330 Cost Management

 

4

MGMT:340 Corporate Financial Management

 

4

MGMT:360 Management and Organizational Behavior

 

4

MGMT:390 Operations Management

Year 4

 

2

INFS:472 Management Support Systems

 

4

MGMT:400 Business Policy and Strategy

 

2 or 4

MGMT:404 Business and Social Responsibility or PHIL:221 Business Ethics

Prerequisite Requirements. A student must earn a grade of C- or better in all listed prerequisite courses.

Internship. An internship is an experiential opportunity that may be undertaken in a business, government or nonprofit organization. Enrolling for internship credit includes coordination by a faculty member and by the host organization supervisor. For further information, please consult with the business school's Internship Director.

Internships typically provide exposure to career options, a valuable frame of reference for senior course work, and, most important, an experience base that is a significant competitive advantage for graduates in seeking employment. Increasingly, employers use internships as extended interviews and restrict career-entry offers largely to the internship pool. The Sigmund Weis School strongly encourages an internship or equivalent work experience for all students before the senior year. Students may identify their own internship opportunities or request assistance from the Sigmund Weis School internship coordinator. The school, through the Stein Fellowship Program, also offers international internship opportunities each summer; these cover all expenses and include a stipend.

The London Program. The Sigmund Weis School of Business offers a semester in London Program exclusively for junior business majors. Courses are taught by Sigmund Weis School faculty and by adjunct faculty from the London academic community. Students earn a full semester of Susquehanna University credit, and the course offerings are designed for the normal junior-level schedule. Students pay regular on-campus tuition and receive round-trip air transportation to London, and numerous field trips in the United Kingdom and continental Europe. Students participating in the London Program are required to complete a 1-semester-hour preparatory course during the semester before attending the London Program and a one semester reflection course during the semester following attendance in the London program.

Minor Programs in accounting, information systems, economics and business administration are described in the departmental catalog sections. The interdisciplinary minor in human resource management is described in the departmental catalog section for psychology and sociology. The international studies major with a concentration in international trade and development is described in the catalog section for international studies.

Elective Courses for Non–Business Students. Many students whose major fields of study are not in business choose to take business courses as electives. The Sigmund Weis School of Business welcomes these students and suggests the following courses: ECON:105 Elements of Economics, ACCT:200 Financial Accounting, ACCT:210 Legal Environment, MGMT:202 Business Statistics, ACCT:310 Advanced Business Law and MGMT:280 Marketing. Please note that all students must satisfy course prerequisites. Also, students who have not declared either a major or minor in accounting or business administration may not take more than 20 semester hours of courses from the departments of Management and Accounting and Information Systems without permission from the dean of the Sigmund Weis School.