Division of Business and Engineering

Business

Business, B.S. (BSBAL)

Recommended Academic Plan

Effective Summer 2007

Contact: Ms. Deborah Hommer, 814-949-5265, dxh41@psu.edu

This planner is a suggested sequence. Changes may be made based on your English or Math placement or recommendations of your advisor.

This planner is based on placement into MATH 21 and ENGL 015.

Semester 1Credits
MATH 021: College Algebra I3.0
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY(GHA)1.5
Arts (GA)3.0
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)3.0
Natural Sciences (GN)3.0
First-Year Seminar (FYS)1.0
Total Credits14.5
Semester 2Credits
ENGL 015 (GWS): Rhetoric and Composition OR ENGL 030 (GWS): Honors Freshman Composition3.0
MATH 22: College Algebra II and Analytic Geometry3.0
CAS 100: Effective Speech3.0
Humanities (GH)3.0
ECON 002: Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy  OR ECON 004: Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy3.0
Total Credits15.0
Semester 3Credits
MATH 110 (GQ): Techniques of Calculus I4.0
ACCTG 211: Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making4.0
B A 241: Legal Environment of Business2.0
ECON 002: Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy  OR ECON 004: Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy3.0
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (GHA) 1.5
Natural Sciences (GN)3.0
Total Credits17.5
Semester 4Credits
SCM 200: Introduction to Statistics for Business4.0
MIS 204: Introduction to Business Information Systems3.0
Humanities (GH)3.0
Arts (GA)3.0
B A 242: Social and Ethical Environment of Business2.0
Total Credits15.0
Semester 5Credits
ENGL 202D (GWS): Effective Writing: Business Writing3.0
B A 321: Contemporary Skills for Business Professionals3.0
FIN 301: Corporation Finance3.0
MKTG 301: Principles of Marketing3.0
MGMT 301: Basic Management Concepts 3.0
Total Credits15.0
Semester 6Credits
B A 322: Individual and Interpersonal Effectiveness for the Business Professional3.0
Natural Sciences (GN)3.0
OPTION COURSE**3.0
OPTION COURSE**3.0
SCM 301: Supply Chain  Management3.0
Total Credits15.0
Semester 7Credits
IB 303 (IL): International Business Operations3.0
B A 420: Planning for Internship, Collaborative Project, and Research in Business 1.0
B A 421: Project Management and Planning for Business2.0
OPTION COURSE -- CAS 352: Organizational Communication3.0
OPTION COURSE**3.0
OPTION COURSE**3.0
Total Credits15.0
Semester 8Credits
B A 422W: Strategic Business Planning3.0
Select From: B A 495A: Internship in Business,
B A 495B: Collaborative Project in Business, B A 495C: Undergraduate Research in Business
6.0
OPTION COURSE -- ENGL 419: Advanced Business Writing3.0
Total Credits12.0

Bold type indicates courses requiring a grade of C or higher.

Italics type indicate courses that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.

Italic Bold type indicate courses requiring a grade of C or higher that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.

GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.

US, IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy the University's United States and International Cultures requirements.  Students are required to complete 3 credits in each area, and often these courses can "double-count" with General Education selections, typically in the GA, GH, GS categories, or with major requirements.

W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy the University's Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

FYS is the code used to designate courses that satisfy the First-Year Seminar requirement.  Note that students who began their studies Summer 2009 or later may not be required to complete a FYS course.  Check with your advisor for clarification.

Program year date

Scheduling patterns for courses not taught each semester


Program Notes:

OPTION COURSE** -- Currently students can pick options in Financial Services, Management/Marketing, Health Services, or Entrepreneurship

Depending on the option selection, students will take 12 unique courses in their option area and ENGL 419 and CAS 250, 352, 400 for a total of 18 credits. See semester plans below.

Accounting Option

Semester 5Credits
ENGL 202D (GWS): Effective Writing: Business Writing3.0
B A 321: Contemporary Skills for Business Professionals3.0
FIN 301: Corporation Finance3.0
OPTION COURSE -- ACCTG 404: Managerial Accounting: Economic Perspectiv3.0
OPTION COURSE -- ACCTG 471: Intermediate Financial Accounting I3.0
Total Credits15.0
Semester 6Credits
B A 322: Individual and Interpersonal Effectiveness for the Business Professional3.0
MGMT 301: Basic Management Concepts3.0
OPTION COURSE -- ACCTG 472: Intermediate Financial Accounting II3.0
OPTION COURSE -- ACCTG 432: Accounting Information Systems3.0
SCM 301: Supply Chain  Management3.0
Total Credits15.0
Semester 7Credits
IB 303 (IL): International Business Operations3.0
B A 420: Planning for Internship, Collaborative Project, and Research in Business 1.0
B A 421: Project Management and Planning for Business2.0
OPTION COURSE -- ACCTG 430: 3.0
Natural Sciences (GN)3.0
MKTG 301: Principles of Marketing3.0
Total Credits15.0
Semester 8Credits
B A 422W: Strategic Business Planning3.0
Select From: B A 495A: Internship in Business OR
B A 495B: Collaborative Project in Business OR B A 495C: Undergraduate Research in Business
6.0
OPTION COURSE -- FINSV 411: Federal Income Taxation for the Financial Services Professional3.0
Total Credits12.0

Management/Marketing Option

Semester 5Credits
ENGL 202D: Effective Writing: Business Writing3.0
B A 321: Contemporary Skills for Business Professionals3.0
FIN 301: Corporation Finance3.0
MKTG 301: Principles of Marketing3.0
MGMT 301: Basic Management Concepts3.0
Total Credits15.0
Semester 6Credits
B A 322: Individual and Interpersonal Effectiveness for the Business Professional3.0
Natural Sciences (GN)3.0
OPTION COURSE --Select From
B A 250:
Small Business Management, MGMT 341: Human Resource Management, MKTG 327: Retailing, MKTG 330: Consumer Behavior
3.0
OPTION COURSE --Select From
B A 250:
Small Business Management, MGMT 341: Human Resource Management,  MKTG 327: Retailing, MKTG 330: Consumer Behavior
3.0
SCM 301: Supply Chain  Management3.0
Total Credits15.0
Semester 7Credits
IB 303 (IL): International Business Operations3.0
B A 420: Planning for Internship, Collaborative Project, and Research in Business 1.0
B A 421: Project Management and Planning for Business2.0
OPTION COURSE -- Select From CAS 352: Organizational Communication, ENGL 419: Advanced Business Writing3.0
OPTION COURSE --Select From
B A 250:
Small Business Management, MGMT 341: Human Resource Management, MGMT 321: Leadership and Motivation, MGMT 331: Management and Organization, MKTG 220: Introduction to Selling Techniques, MKTG 330: Consumer Behavior, MKTG 342: Marketing Research
3.0
OPTION COURSE --Select From
B A 250:
Small Business Management, MGMT 341: Human Resource Management, MGMT 321: Leadership and Motivation, MGMT 331: Management and Organization, MKTG 220: Introduction to Selling Techniques, MKTG 330: Consumer Behavior, MKTG 342: Marketing Researc
3.0
Total Credits15.0
Semester 8Credits
B A 422W: Strategic Business Planning3.0
Select From: B A 495A: Internship in Business,
B A 495B: Collaborative Project in Business, B A 495C: Undergraduate Research in Business
6.0
OPTION COURSE -- MGMT 400:  Organization Development OR MKTG 400 Level Course3.0
Total Credits12.0

Entrepreneurship Option

Semester 5Credits
ENGL 202D: Effective Writing: Business Writing3.0
B A 321: Contemporary Skills for Business Professionals3.0
MKTG 301: Principles of Marketing3.0
MGMT 301: Basic Management Concepts3.0
OPTION COURSE --ENTR 300: Principles of Entrepreneurship3.0
Total Credits15.0
Semester 6Credits
B A 322: Individual and Interpersonal Effectiveness for the Business Professional3.0
Natural Sciences (GN)3.0
FIN 301: Corporation Finance3.0
SCM 301: Supply Chain  Management3.0
OPTION COURSE -- ENTR 320: Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation3.0
Total Credits15.0
Semester 7Credits
IB 303 (IL): International Business Operations3.0
B A 420: Planning for Internship, Collaborative Project, and Research in Business 1.0
B A 421: Project Management and Planning for Business2.0
OPTION COURSE -- CAS 352: Organizational Communication OR 400 Level Course3.0
OPTION COURSE -- ENTR 400: Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures3.0
OPTION COURSE -- ENGL 419: Advanced Business Writing3.0
Total Credits15.0
Semester 8Credits
B A 422W: Strategic Business Planning3.0
Select From: B A 495A: Internship in Business,
B A 495B: Collaborative Project in Business, B A 495C: Undergraduate Research in Business
6.0
OPTION COURSE -- ENTR 410: Entrepreneurial Marketing3.0
Total Credits12.0

Contact:

Deborah Kimmel Hommer, MBA
Bachelor Degree in Business Coordinator
Instructor in MIS, IST, Business Administration
Office: 106 Hawthorn Building
Phone: 814-949-5265
Fax: 814-949-5011
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