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This major provides students an opportunity to explore a wide range of topics drawn from the disciplines of management and computer informational technology or to arrange an individualized course of study in fields represented by the majors offered within the School of Business and Technology.
Where as a degree in Business and Technology Studies may prepare a student for entry-level employment, students should be aware that this school major may not provide sufficient depth of preparation for admission to a graduate program or specialization in one of the management or computer information disciplines. Students who wish to earn this school major should meet with the Dean of the School of Business and Technology in the fall semester of the sophomore year to evaluate the appropriateness of the degree for their career goals.
The school major is generally intended for students who are not seeking a baccalaureate degree in any other program with in the School of Business and Technology. Therefore, the school major is not offered as a second major.
The school major in Business and Technology Studies requires a minimum of 36 credits in courses which carry a ACC, CIS, ECN, MGT or MKT prefix. Of the 36 credits, 20 must be earned in one disciplinary area and 16 creditsmust be chosen fromcourses at the 3000-level or higher. The balance of credits needed for graduation should be selected in consultation with the student's academic advisor and the Dean to ensure that the student's individual educational and career objectives can be attained.*Application
A student seeking to earn a B.A. in Business and Technology Studies should first schedule an appointment with the Dean of the School of Business and Technology or a designated advisor to discuss the appropriateness of the school major and a proposed course of study. Students submit the application to major form and an essay to the Dean. The essay should explain how earning a B.A. in Business and Technology Studies advances the educational and career goals of the student.
The computer revolution continues at a rapid pace. It constantly presents new concepts, technologies, methodologies and techniques which change the way organizations and individuals do their work. Organizations of all sizes are seeking college graduates in the information systems field to help them deal with this ongoing change.
Computer Science/Computer Information Systems at St. Scholastica is an innovative alternative to the computer science programs offered at many colleges and universities. Students in the program learn current and emerging computer technologies and the means to apply these system technologies in solving organizational problems. In addition to the core computer concepts, students select a specific application concentration in business management, healthcare, Web development, math or applied economics. Students may also seek departmental approval for a custom designed concentration.
Graduates find work in a variety of large and small organizations as Web developers, software engineers, application programmers, database specialists, and business/system analysts. An increasing number of graduates are working for computer consulting firms while others are managing the information systems of large and small organizations. Chair: Thomas E.Gibbons, Ph.D.
Required courses: CIS 1004, CIS 1007, CIS 2011, CIS 2085, CIS 2087, CIS 3105 or CIS 3089, CIS 3107, CIS 3108, CIS 4109, CIS 4555, and 10 additional CIS elective credits in courses numbered 3000 or higher; MTH 3401 (Discrete Mathematics I).
Students wishing to focus on Computer Information Systems should take CIS 3105 instead of CIS 3089. They should try to include CIS 4030 or CIS 4034 for some of their 10 CIS elective credits.
Students wishing to focus on Computer Science should take CIS 3089 instead of CIS 3105. They should try to include CIS 4115 and CIS 4125 for some of their 10 CIS elective credits. It is also recommended that these students choose the Math Concentration.
ECN 2230 Microeconomics, ECN 2280 Macroeconomics, 12 credits of upper-level ECN courses including either ECN 3330 Managerial Economics or ECN 3380 Money and Banking.
HIM 2112 Fundamentals of HIM, HIM 3132 Medicolegal issues, HIM 4231 Clinical Quality Management, HSC 2203 U.S. Health Care Systems, HSC 2209 Medical Terminology, RES 3311 Health Care Ethics or (HSC 4423 Health Care Issues and 2 addition credits of HIM/HSC coursework).
Four of the following courses plus four additional upper level credits in MGT/ACC/ECN.ACC 2210: Financial Accounting I, ACC 2220: Managerial Accounting, MGT 2120: Prin. of Management, MGT 2320: Intro. to Marketing , MGT 2320: Intro. to Marketing, MGT 3130: Quantitative Methods, MGT 3234: Human Resources, MGT 3320: Mkt. on the Internet, MGT 3340: Market Promotions, ECN 2230: Microeconomics, ECN 2280: Macroeconomics.
MTH 2221 Calculus I, MTH 2222 Calculus II, MTH 3322 Linear Algebra, MTH 4411 Probability and Statistics I or PSY 3331 Statistics,and 4 additional credits of upper-levelMTH courses not including MTH 3401.
ART/CIS 2041 Computer Graphic Design, CTA 3041 Publication Design or CTA 3341Media Production, CIS 4034 WWW Applications and Administration,MGT 3140 E-Commerce for New Enterprises or MGT 3320 Marketing on the Internet, CIS/CTA 4041Web Design. CIS courses in this concentration do not count toward the required 10 CIS elective credits for the major.
A 20-credit concentration in other departments approved by the CIS department chair.
Students must maintain at least a 2.5 overall GPA and must maintain a 2.8 GPA in core CS/CIS courses required for themajor. A grade of "C"or bettermust be earned in all required CIS courses for the major. Students must apply for admission to themajor at the end of their sophomore year or prior to taking required 3000-level courses.
The student completing the CS/CIS major will be able to:
A minor in CS/CIS requires 20 credits:CIS 1004 & 1007 or CIS 2105, CIS 2085,CIS 3107, and 8 additional credits of CIS courses numbered 2000 or above.
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The Management Department provides students the opportunity to choose among four traditional management majors: Accounting, Applied Economics, Marketing, and Management. These areas of study prepare individuals for diverse careers in both for-profit and not-forprofit organizations. The curriculum design ensures a strong basic education in management, along with a solid foundation of liberal learning.
In addition, the department also offers a major in Organizational Behavior. This course of interdisciplinary study prepares students who wish to more fully understand the behaviors of people within organizations, and the human aspects of management. It may be combined with elective study in management or other disciplines, and forms a foundation for students who are interested in managing organization change initiatives. This major also prepares students who wish to undertake graduate study in various areas of organization studies or management.
Chair: Robert J.Hartl, M.A.
The student files intent to declare major form by the end of fall semester, sophomore year. By advisement week of spring semester, sophomore year, the student applies to the major and changes advisor to a Management Department faculty member. In order to be accepted into the major, student must complete a satisfactory interview with amember of the department faculty and complete the following courses with a minimum GPA of 2.4: ACC 2210, 2220; ECN 2230, 2280; MGT 2120 and MKT 2320. The student must also comply with all general education procedural requirements for admission to the major.
Minimum 2.4 cumulative grade point average in the core courses for Accounting, Applied Economics, Marketing, Management or Organizational Behavior majors.
The purpose of the major is to prepare students for careers in accounting and to provide exceptionally strong preparation for the CPA and CMA exams. Courses required in the Accounting Programare: ACC 2210, 2220, 3300, 3310, 3320, 3400, 4420, 4430, 4450; ECN 2230, 2280; MGT 2120, 3130, 3150, 3420, 4160; CIS 2105; MTH 1111; PSY 3331. Coordinator: Paul W. Khoury, M.B.A., C.P.A.
A minor in Accounting is offered for students who want to develop accounting skills while majoring in areas such as, but not limited to, Management, Computer Information Systems, Health Information Management or Math. The minor requires 20 credits of Accounting courses. Required courses include ACC 2210, 2220, and three additional Accounting courses at 3000 level or higher. The minor should be designed with an Accounting faculty member. Some of the courses have prerequisites that must be completed prior to enrollment.
The student completing the Accounting major will be able to:
150 Credit Hour Program. Designed for students who wish to pursue a career in public accounting in states that require 150 semester hours of college-level education to become certified as a CPA. This is a program of study that leads to the B.A. degree with a major in accounting and students may choose to take additional courses at the undergraduate level or enroll in the Master of Arts in Management program.
Economists like to say that everything in the world can be explained by economics. While perhaps that is a slight exaggeration, the fact is that economists study issues as small as how people decide what to do during a day and as large as global warming. Economics is a field that students will be able to use through out their lives.
If a student desires a major that will: provide a challenge; qualify him/her for virtually any management position; allow the opportunity to double major; and give insight on many of the opportunities that will be presented in everyday life, a major in Applied Economics would be an appropriate choice. With the Applied Economics major the student will focus on classes that are interesting and provide information that will be useful throughout his/her whole life. The Applied Economics major also lets the student broaden his/her horizons by taking classes outside of the major. This helps graduating Applied Economics majors to have a wide-ranging education that will be helpful in virtually every job market.
Courses required in the Applied Economics core are ECN 2230, 2280, 3330, 3380, plus 16 credits of additional economics electives; PSY 3331 or equivalent, CIS 2000 or higher; and ACC 2210. A student chooses one of two tracks: the Information Systems Track (A CIS elective at the level of 2040 or above, CIS 3105; and MGT 3130) or Financial Sector Track (MGT 3420, MGT 3440 and ACC 3400 or MGT 4460).
Coordinator: Robert Hoffman, Ph.D.
A minor in Applied Economics is offered to students who would like to complement their major with courses grounded in economic methodology. Applying economic thinking to another field of study has repeatedly generated new insights for the student. The minor requires 20 credits of Economics courses.
Required courses include: ECN 2230, 2280, and either ECN 3330 or 3380, plus two additional upper-level economics courses; and CIS 2000 or higher.
The student completing the Applied Economics major will be able to:
The goal of the Management major is to prepare students for managerial careers in a wide range of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. The major emphasizes the human dimensions of management and teaches students how to apply theoretical concepts to the solution of real world problems. In addition to completing the required management courses, students may focus on specific areas of interest through their choice of management electives.
Management Requirements. ACC 2210, 2220; CIS 2105; ECN 2230, 2280; MGT 2120, 3130, 3150, 3240, 3420, 4170 and MKT 2320; PHL 3354; plus an additional 16 credits of upper-division elective credits, which must include a minimum of eight Management (MGT) credits and which may include up to eight upper division credits from the following disciplines: Accounting, Applied Economics, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, or Computer Information Systems.
Although a management internship may be designed to earn more than four credits, the internship will count as only one elective course.
Coordinator: David Anstett, M.B.A.
The minor in Management requires at least 20 credits of Management courses and must include: MGT 2120, 3240, MKT 2320 plus two upper-division Management courses (MGT prefix). Students may design a minor with any Management faculty member; a course plan must be approved by the department chair and filed with the Registrar.
is a consortium agreement with Itasca Community College (Grand Rapids, MN) which enables students to earn a baccalaureate degree with a Management major from The College of St. Scholastica. Students complete all degree requirements through courses offered by St. Scholastica and the local community college on the Itasca campus in Grand Rapids.
Coordinator: David Anstett, MBA.
This program of inter disciplinary study prepares students who wish to more fully understand the behaviors of people within organizations and the human aspects of management. It may be combined with elective study in management or other disciplines, and forms a foundation for students who are interested inmanaging organization change initiatives. This major also prepares students who wish to undertake graduate study in various areas of organization studies or management.
SOC 1125, HIS/WGS 2231; PHL 3354; PSY 3216, 3327, 3328, 3330; MGT 3150, 3240, 3550, 3560, 4150, 4261 and 4262.
Coordinator: Robert Hartl, M.A.
The minor in Organizational Behavior requires at least 20 credits of Management and Psychology courses and must include: SOC 1125 or PSY 3327; PSY 3216, 3328; and MGT 3550, 3560 and 4261. Students may design a minor with any management faculty member; a course plan must be approved by the department chair and filed with the Registrar.
Students completing the Management, Marketing, or Organizational Behavior major will be able to:
The marketing major helps students develop the knowledge and abilities needed to construct marketing strategies and activities that can be applied in large corporations, small businesses, or a retail environment.
Marketing students will study topics including product design, customer relations, advertising, market research, marketing of services, marketing on the Internet, and creating strategic marketing plans.
The Marketing major offers students new and dynamic career choices and prepares them to work for either an independent marketing agency, an advertising agency, or within a corporate marketing department. Additional coursework is available in personal selling, retailing, or small business marketing. An advisor will help students tailor their course selections to their particular needs and interests.
ACC 2210, 2220; ECN 2230, 2280; CIS 2105; MGT 2120, 3130, 3240; MKT 2320, 3320, 3340, 3350, 4360; PHL 3354, plus
Coordinator: David Anstett, M.B.A.
The minor in Marketing requires at least 20 credits of Marketing courses and must include: MKT 2320, 3320, 3340, and two upper-division marketing courses. Four internship credits (MKT 4555) may be used.
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