The School of Business achieves its mission and learning goals through a business education program with a strong focus on: globalization sustainability, internships, leadership, development of interpersonal skills, experiential learning opportunities and entrepreneurship student engagement within and beyond the classroom.
Slippery Rock University's School of Business, as part of the College of Business, Information and Social Science strives to help students build the foundation for a successful career. The School of Business offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (BSBA) in five majors: accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing. Students in each major complete a core of courses that provide quantitative skills, computer skills, and a solid foundation in all functional areas of business. Our pedagogical approach is one of an integrated business curriculum to insure that our students have a holistic understanding of business processes.
Goal 1: Professional Proficiency:
- Students graduating with a degree in business administration will have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to meet professional competencies as business professionals and global citizens
- Students will demonstrate: An understanding of the history and vocabulary unique to business disciplines; knowledge of procedures, concepts, and technical business skills through practical application (forecasting, budgeting, financial statement analyses, business plans, strategic planning, and etc.); the ability to read and interpret financial statements in the decision-making process; effective team work and collaborative skills in a simulated business environment.
Goal 2: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving:
- Students graduating with a degree in business administration will demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Students will effectively evaluate and resolve business or other contemporary challenges using appropriate problem solving methodology demonstrating good decision-making skills and application of knowledge. Students will correctly apply analytical techniques to analyze and solve quantitative financial, managerial, and statistical problems and exercises.
Goal 3: Communication Skills:
- Students graduating with a degree in business administration will demonstrate competency in oral and written communication skills.
- Writing: Students will create written business and professional documents in appropriate style and format.
- Oral Communication: Students graduating with a degree in business administration will deliver an effective oral presentation on a business and/or professional topic.
Goal 4: Information Technology:
- Students will demonstrate proficiency in the use of computers and software to manage information with statistical analysis, spreadsheet, data base, and other appropriate applications. Students will use appropriate technology to enhance oral presentations and written assignments in their coursework.
Goal 5: Ethics:
- Students graduating with a degree in business administration will demonstrate an understanding of the legal environment and ethical standards of business and an awareness of the implications of their behavior and actions as a business professional. Students will apply an appropriate framework for examining ethical dilemmas and be able to (1) identify ethical issues and stakeholders, (2) evaluate alternative course(s) of action, and (3) formulate an appropriate action plan.