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What can a business administration degree do for you?

Lead—and succeed—in business

If you have a head for business and a knack for working with people, you’re a great fit for business administration in our AACSB accredited Sigmund Weis School of Business.

Fewer than five percent of business schools earn the top accreditation from AACSB. Of those, Susquehanna University is one of only six undergraduate private institutions to achieve AACSB accreditation. You’ll benefit from a top business education combined with a thorough liberal arts foundation.

Get hands-on experience from the beginning in our Global Business Perspectives course which immerses you into the business world. You and your team will work on a consulting project where you develop recommendations to improve the profitability of a major corporation. (Recent projects include Netflix, Burberry, Under Armour, and Bed Bath and Beyond.) As a finale, your team will present to business executives in a professional business pitch experience. And this happens in your first semester!

Leaders from Prudential, JPMorgan Chase and other large companies frequently visit campus to speak with students so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network and get insider tips on how to succeed.

Interested in other areas of business too? It’s easy to add a minor in finance, economics, marketing or others.

Outstanding employment rates

98 percent of business administration graduates are employed within six months, many at Fortune 500 companies like Goldman Sachs &Co., Prudential, Fidelity, JPMorgan Chase and Merck & Co.

Our vast network of successful alumni will help you secure internships and permanent job placements.

Your education is global

Your business education won't just take place on campus —or even within the United States.

Consider our popular London Program, where you’ll live, study and intern with other business students in the heart of this bustling city. An added benefit is every participant in the London Program completes an international internship – think about adding that to your resume!

And you may join one of many business-related student organizations and honor societies on campus, such as the Accounting Club or Enactus, our very successful entrepreneurship organization.

Recent management graduates are employed at:

Ernst & Young
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Highmark Blue Shield
JPMorgan Chase
Lockheed Martin
Merck & Co.
Newell Rubbermaid
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Prudential
State Street Global Advisors
Zurich Financial Services

Ali H.M. Zadeh, Ph.D.

Department: Management
Professor of Finance

Emailazadeh@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4189

Paul A. Dion, Ph.D.

Department: Management
Associate Professor of Management

Emaildionp@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4034

Emma Fleck, Ph.D.

Department: Management
Associate Professor of Management

Emailflecke@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4463

Christine Cooper Grace, Ph.D.

Department: Management
Associate Professor of Management

Emailgracec@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4523

Mark A. Heuer, Ph.D.

Department: Management
Associate Professor of Management

Emailheuer@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4448

Richard E. Orwig, Ph.D.

Department: Management
Associate Professor of Management

Emailorwig@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4380

Pat Polwitoon, Ph.D.

Department: Management
Associate Professor of Finance

Emailpolwitoon@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4749

James J. Pomykalski, Ph.D.

Department: Management
Associate Professor of Management

Emailpomykalski@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4529

Peter Dadalt, Ph.D.

Department: Management
Assistant Professor of Finance

Emaildadalt@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4524

Amir Bahman Radnejad, Ph.D.

Department: Management
Assistant Professor of Management

Emailradnejad@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4745

Robert L. Williams Jr., Ph.D.

Department: Management
Assistant Professor of Marketing

Emailwilliamsrl@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4464

Shan Yan, Ph.D.

Department: Management
Assistant Professor of Finance

Emailyan@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4499

Minjung Park

Department: Management
Assistant Professor of Marketing

Emailparkm@susqu.edu
Phone570-372-4576

Requirements for the Majors offered by the Management Department. Students complete the business foundation courses and a major in business administration, finance, global management, luxury brand marketing and management, or marketing. No grade below C- will be accepted to fulfill major requirements or in any foundation course.

Double-counting restriction:  no student may have more than one major in the Sigmund Weis School of Business.

Semester Hours View Full Course Catalog >>

Business Foundation Courses

Year 1

4 ECON-201 Principles of Macroeconomics
4 ECON-202 Principles of Microeconomics
4 MGMT-202 Business Statistics
or MATH-108 Introduction to Statistics
or MATH-109 Statistics for Social Sciences
or MATH-180 Statistical Methods
or PSYC-123 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Year 2

4 INFS-174 Database Systems Analysis and Design
4 ACCT-200 Financial Accounting
4 ACCT-210 Legal Environment
4 MGMT-203 Quantitative Methods for Business and Economic Decisions
4 MGMT-240 Principles of Management
4 MKTG-280 Marketing
2 MGMT-105 Introduction to Professional Development

Year 3

4 ACCT-330 Cost Management
4 FINC-340 Corporate Financial Management

Year 4

4 INFS-472 Management Support Systems
4 MGMT-400 Business Policy and Strategy
4 MGMT-404 Global Business Ethics

No grade below a C- will be accepted toward graduation for foundation courses; upon earning a grade below C- in a foundation course, the student must retake the course the next semester in which it is offered. The course descriptions listed later in the catalog identify prerequisites, and these suggest a certain degree of order in completing the foundation. In addition to the foundation, first-semester business students enroll in MGMT-102 Global Business Perspectives (four semester hours), which provides an introduction to liberal studies and college life, as well as an overview of business functional areas, career opportunities and the Sigmund Weis School curriculum. This course satisfies the Perspectives requirement of the Central Curriculum.

Business Administration Major. Students pursuing the business administration major will analyze the international environments in which businesses operate and will demonstrate the ability to apply important operations management methodologies to real-world scenarios.

4 MGMT-350 International Business
4 MGMT-360 Management and Organizational Behavior

And 12 semester hours of upper-division (300 or 400 level) Management Department courses. Please note that the following subject codes are offered by the Management Department: MGMT, FINC,     MKTG and LBMM.

Students may apply a maximum of 4 semester hours of MGMT-503 Business Internship toward the requirement.

Double-counting restriction: courses that fulfill the electives for the major in Business Administration may not also be used to satisfy requirements of minors offered by the Management Department.

Minor in Business Administration. The minor in business administration requires six to eight courses totaling at least 24 semester hours. The minor in Business Administration is not available to students in the Sigmund Weis School of Business.

To complete the minor, students must have a GPA of at least 2.00 and no grade below C- in courses chosen from the following:

Semester Hours View Full Course Catalog >>

4-8     ECON-105 Elements of Economics, or both ECON-201 Macroeconomics and ECON-202 Microeconomics

4 ACCT-200 Financial Accounting
4 MGMT-202 Business Statistics
or MATH-108 Introduction to Statistics
or MATH-109 Statistics for Social Sciences
or MATH-180 Statistical Methods
or PSYC-123 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

At least 12 semester hours from the following:

4 MKTG-280 Marketing
4 MGMT-240 Principles of Management
4 FINC-340 Corporate Financial Management
4 MGMT-360 Management and Organizational Behavior

Contact Us

Department of Management

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Location

Apfelbaum Hall

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Phone & Email

Ali H.M. Zadeh, department head 
570-372-4189
azadeh@susqu.edu

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