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As students enter the workforce they will encounter a highly globalized business environment. The economic and financial structures of the world’s countries are intertwined with each other.  This global environment is complex, fast paced, and diverse with respect to culture, socio-economic, political, and social dynamics.  To succeed in this globalized business environment, students need to acquire new skills and understanding that goes far beyond traditional domestic business practices.  The School of Business is committed to preparing our students to become business leaders in this global environment.

  • “Issues in Global Business” is a core business course that every student must complete.  This course lays the foundation for understanding the challenges of operating a business entity in the global environment. 
  • Every student is required to complete an additional course that has a focus on the challenges of globalization as they pertain to his / her major field of study.
  • Students also have the opportunity to enroll in additional courses to study the culture, history, and languages of different regions of the world such as China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.  They can also complete a minor in many of these areas of study.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in international experiences that are integral parts of various business and liberal studies courses.  They have the opportunity to travel with their class to countries such as England, Spain, Italy and Costa Rica. 
  • Students have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad taking courses at universities in Australia, Spain, Korea, and Ireland to further enhance their cross-cultural experience.
  • Slippery Rock University values diversity as an integral part of its campus life.  Each year “Inter-nations Week” is celebrated. The diverse community of our international students presents different aspects of their own culture through art, music, crafts, food, presentations, and social functions.  Inter-nations Week ends with the “International Dinner” where everyone comes together to enjoy the food and culture of the nations represented by students on our campus.

Accredited Programs:
BSBA in Accounting, BSBA in Economics, BSBA in Finance, BSBA in Management, BSBA in Marketing
Candidates for accreditation:
BSBA in Sustainable Management, MBA

Orvis receives President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
Bruce Orvis, associate professor in Slippery Rock University’s School of Business, was honored Saturday as the 2013-14 recipient of the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching as part of the University’s annual Academic Honors Convocation.

SRU cited as a Best Regional University by U.S. News
Slippery Rock University has again been included in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News Best Colleges with a “Best Regional University - North” ranking.

SRU Alpha Kappa Psi honorary earns ‘Chapter of Year’ award
The Slippery Rock University chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, Iota Upsilon, was named a “Chapter of the Year” award recipient for its accomplishments during the 2013-14 year.

Alpha Kappa Psi is a co-ed, professional business fraternity with more than 220 chapters on college campuses across the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom.

Delta Mu Delta outstanding student
Ms. Abby Schon, a member of the newly established business honorary, has been selected by the Delta Mu Delta central office as the regional outstanding student of business.



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The School of Business

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Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA. 16057

Phone: 724.738.4865
Fax: 724.738.2959

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