Clarion University’s academic structure has recently been reorganized. The information on these pages is valid for students who began their degrees prior to fall 2014.
For students looking for information about degrees in the new academic structure, it can be found on the college web pages:
A new catalog reflecting the reorganized academic structure will be available this fall. Curricular questions should be directed to your academic advisor.
In what type of vocation are you interested: bank manager, purchasing manager, human resource manager, recruiter, training specialist, compensation manager, small business owner or manager, health services manager, operations manager, planner, or consultant? As a management or industrial relations major you will gain exposure to the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully enter your chosen career path. Two majors (management and human resources management) and two tracks (general management, small business management) within the management major provide our students with the flexibility necessary to specialize in diverse areas of interest. A business administration minor and leadership minor are also available.
Management (B.S.B.A.) and Human Resources (B.S.B.A.) Outcomes
Management graduates will be able to demonstrate their knowledge in the key business disciplines of Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, and Economics by correctly answering questions on the ETS exam. Assessed in BSAD 490 as part of COBA’s mature assessment plan for AACSB-International accreditation.
Management graduates will be able to combine their knowledge from the various business disciplines to create solutions to real-world problems and then communicate those solutions via written and/or oral format. Assessed in BSAD 490 as part of COBA’s mature assessment plan for AACSB-International accreditation.
Management graduates will be able to demonstrate analytical thinking skills by assessing evidence presented to them, creating and evaluating alternative points of view,and then discriminate between the alternatives to judge the alternatives. Assessed in BSAD 490 part of COBA’s mature assessment plan for AACSB-International accreditation.
Management graduates will have a working knowledge of global issues which will allow them to recognize and identify differences between cultures and will be able to demonstrate this knowledge by correctly answering questions on the global portion of the ETS exam. Assessed in BSAD 490 part of COBA’s mature assessment plan for AACSB-International accreditation.
Management graduates will have a working knowledge of information systems as they pertain to business and be able to apply that knowledge to business situations. Assessed in MGMT 322: Business Computer Information Systems.
Human Resources graduates will be able to complete a review of an employee’s skills and job performance and create a plan for just compensation and; will be able to contribute to negotiations with union or non-union workers. Assessed in MGMT 482: Collective Bargaining and 483: Compensation Management.
Management (B.S.B.A.)—24 credits
Required: MGMT 321, 322, 324, and 426 and must select one of the following three tracks:
General Management—9 credits
Required: Three courses from BSAD 437, MGMT 323, 420, 423, 427 428, 430, 445 450, 482, 483, 485 or 486.
Small Business Management—9 credits
Required: MGMT 323, 427, and 428. All majors must take an additional 3 credit-hour 300/400-level business course or BSAD 241 to complete their 24-credit hour major.
Human Resources Management (B.S.B.A.)—24 credits
Required: MGMT 324, 426*, 482, 483, 485, and 486. One course from BSAD 437, ECON 351, HIST 363, MGMT 321, 322, PSY 350, SOC 321.
*Student may substitute BSAD 437 for MGMT 426.
A student may earn a double major in management and human resources management by taking the required courses for each major and successfully completing two additional upper-level management (prefix) courses with a C or better grade.
Business Administration, Minor—21 credits
The business administration minor is intended to provide another academic option for non-business majors. Selection of this minor will broaden the academic pursuits of non-business majors, provide a credential that will make them more attractive to employers in the business sector, and serve as background for those intending to pursue the Master of Business Administration
The business administration minor has two different tracks that are open to all students and a student may select either track depending on their personal interests. However, students who are planning to pursue the MBA degree should follow the pre-MBA track.
Required: ACTG 251 and 252, ECON 211 and 212, FIN 370, MGMT 320 and MKTG 360.
Required: ACTG 251, ECON 211 and 212, ECON 221 and 222, FIN 370, MGMT 320 and MKTG 360.
Required: ACTG 251 and 252, ECON 211 and 212, FIN 370, MGMT 320 and MKTG 360.
Leadership Minor, Entrepreneurial Leadership Track—21 credits
The minor in Leadership-Entrepreneurial Leadership Track is an extension of a university initiative to develop a broad based and interdisciplinary approach to leadership. The intent is to attract potential students as well as create an environment that emphasizes the overall development of entrepreneurial leadership skills and leadership potential in our students across disciplinary boundaries. As a result of working toward this minor, the student will gain exposure to a body of knowledge that emphasizes entrepreneurial concepts and entrepreneurial leadership development. As an extension to this minor track, the program will develop and promote experiential learning, cocurricular and community service learning activities. Students will be able to develop/enhance specific entrepreneurial leadership skills that can be extended to their academic major.
Required: 15 credits from the following: ECON 211 or ECON 212; ACTG 251; MGMT 323, 427, 428.
Electives: Students must select six credits from one of the following options: Option A: MKTG 360, 361, 362, 363, 369, 491; MGMT 450. Option B: SOC 211, 311, 351, 362, 395; ECON 314.
Leadership Minor, Interdisciplinary Track—18 credits
The leadership minor is designed as an interdisciplinary program housed in the College of Business Administration and open to all students regardless of their major. The student will experience critical leadership principles through theory, application, and skill development. As a result, the program provides exposure to a body of knowledge emphasizing both leadership concepts and the development of leadership skills.
Required: 12 credits from the following: SOC 211, PHIL 308, MGMT 320, CMST/MGMT 360, and PS 395. Electives: Students must select 6 credits from one of the following tracks. These electives must represent two different academic areas and must include at least one 300 or higher course.
(1) Individual Dimensions of Leadership: CMST 104, PHIL 111, PSY 111, CMST 312, PHIL 352, PHIL 360, MGMT 427, PSY 454;
(2) Group Level Dimensions of Leadership: PS 211, ANTH 252, CMST 216, PS 311, SOC 351, PSY 355, PS 366, SOC 395, CMST 311;
(3) Organizational Dimensions of Leadership; MS 110, MS 112, MS 201, CMST 300, MGMT 321, SOC 321, PSY 350, MGMT 423, MGMT 426.
It is recognized that a number of non-business curricula contain required business courses (e.g., information systems). For those students whose major requires specific upper-division business courses, a maximum of nine upper-division business course credits must be completed beyond those required for their non-business major program.
It is recognized that a number of non-business curricula contain required business courses (e.g., information systems). For those students whose major requires specific upperdivision business courses, a maximum of nine upper-division business course credits must be completed beyond those required for their non-business major program.