Sigmund Weis School of Business
The Degree Programs. The Sigmund Weis School of Business offers the Bachelor of Science degree with majors in accounting, economics, business administration, finance, global management, luxury brand marketing and management, or marketing. All majors in the Sigmund Weis School complete the university Central Curriculum courses, the business foundation courses and courses required for the major. Students who do not enter the university as majors in business may apply to transfer to the Sigmund Weis School from other majors within the university. For students transferring within the university, the requirements for consideration of admission to the Sigmund Weis School are good academic standing and approval of the appropriate department head.
The academic programs for the first two years are very similar for each of the majors. This allows students in the Sigmund Weis School to wait until their second year to decide on their majors, though many choose their majors earlier.
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. An internship can be completed either for academic credit or not for academic credit. Enrolling for internship credit includes coordination by a faculty member and by the host organization supervisor. Internships typically provide exposure to career options, a valuable frame of reference for coursework 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 Career Development Center. 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 Weis School 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 also complete a four-credit internship during their semester in London. 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 complete a preparatory course during the semester before attending the London Program and a reflection course during the semester following the London Program to satisfy the University’s cross-cultural requirements.
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 MKTG-280 Marketing. Please note that all students must satisfy course prerequisites. Also, students who have not declared either a major or minor within the Weis School may not take more than 20 semester hours of courses from the departments of management and accounting without permission from the dean of the Sigmund Weis School.
Bachelor of Science
Luxury Brand Marketing and Management
Entrepreneurship and Innovation