Offered by the Department of Business and Economics
Professors Carpenter, Kutty, Solan
Associate Professors Dugan (Chair), Gaballa, Ghods, Wang
Assistant Professor Havalchak, Smith
The Business Administration major
The B.S. degree in Business Administration provides students with experiences critical to success in our fast-paced, global environment. As the amount of information available continues to accelerate, it is the leadership skills learned at Mansfield that will provide our business graduates with the compass to navigate this complex environment. Leadership skills are buoyed by key employer-requested skills, including written and oral communication, quantitative and information literacy, teamwork, problem solving, and ethical responsibility. This valuable skill set is embedded into the program’s business education and reinforced in the student’s elective business coursework. The elective courses serve the purpose of strengthening student knowledge in critical fields including finance, computer information systems and technology, global business, economics, management, marketing, and accounting.
The business major allows students maximum flexibility to design an individualized program of study tailored to each student’s individual interests and aspirations. Students can focus in one or two content areas such as finance, economics, international business, management, marketing, or accounting. Alternately, students can choose a broad undergraduate business background and select courses from a blend of areas. There is flexibility built into the design of the program to permit internships, practicum work experiences, and minor studies. There is room to meet the individual needs and interests of students in the course work they select.
The program is designed to accentuate faculty talent and focus faculty efforts in a manner that maximizes resources to best serve our student population.
The Department of Business and Economics at Mansfield University prepares students for professional careers in business, government, not-for-profit organizations, and public accounting.
Our curriculum is characterized by:
- a strong foundation in the liberal arts, which strengthens writing, speaking, and analytical skills;
- an emphasis on entry-level business knowledge;
- an environment that fosters the development of problem solving and decision making skills;
- an emphasis on using computer technology as a tool for communication, analysis, and problem solving;
- an atmosphere that encourages ethical and social responsibility
To achieve a business-focused learning environment that nurtures leadership potential in an academically rigorous, mutually responsible learning process, enhanced by interdisciplinary scholarship and community engagement. As a faculty we strive to be seen by the by the University, the local community, students, and employers as community leaders, intellectual contributors to our disciplines, and providers of an outstanding educational experience.
A student completing the BSBA program at Mansfield University will:
- Demonstrate effective written communication skills.
- Identify and analyze ethical considerations related to business decisions and the social responsibility of business decisions including environmental, global and legal issues.
- Apply business methods to solving problems and making decisions.
- Demonstrate discipline specific skills.
- Analyze and apply qualitative and quantitative data.
- Demonstrate the use of computers and computer applications in making business decisions.
Policies and Procedures
As academic advisors, the business faculty assist students with coursework selection. Students can select their academic advisor.
There are five minors developed within the business program: Accounting, General Business, Economics and Finance, Management, and Marketing. The program’s minors are designed for students who do not major in Business Administration. Students with a major in Business Administration cannot also minor in any business program minor. Students with a minor should have an advisor from the host department.
Student internships and work experiences provide a way to gain valuable work experience that can lead to greater job opportunities. Students can obtain information about internships from their academic advisor.
Business and Economics Department graduates meet all the prerequisite requirements for Clarion University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Students will still need to take GMAT and meet all other admission requirements.