The Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration prepares students with the skills necessary to meet today's business demands and those for the future. This major provides students with a solid business core that includes an extensive background in the functional areas of marketing, finance, accounting, and management; an understanding of the business environment to include the legal, economic, behavioral, human resource, ethical, and international aspects; technical skills in information systems and quantitative analysis; and the ability to communicate, integrate and synthesize.
Students completing the Banking and Finance Concentration will develop a solid understanding of:
- Risk Management
- Money and Banking
- International Business and Finance
Students are encouraged to take the Series 6 and 63 securities license exams.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Accreditation & Industry Connections
The Accounting and Business programs have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Graduates can expect to be employed as financial analysts, personal financial advisors, insurance underwriters and sales, or in banking positions such as loan officers. Opportunities for employment exist nationwide, but most graduates of this major become employed within Pennsylvania, particularly in Williamsport, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for administrative services managers was $94,020 in May 2017. The top 10 percent earned more than $163,480.
Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)||21,220||$47.50||$98,810|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||18,450||$56.40||$117,310|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||14,270||$47.07||$97,900|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||12,660||$51.85||$107,860|
|State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)||11,630||$42.84||$89,100|
Statistics reported in May 2017
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All transfer credits will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis to determine where they would fit into the curriculum sequence. Students must have earned a grade of 'C' or better in courses transferred into the B.S.
Clubs & Activities
Alpha Chi (ΑΧ)
Delta Mu Delta (ΔΜΔ)
Student Government Association (SGA)
Student-managed Investment Fund
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Business Administration Advisory Committee
- Eric J Bergstrom, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, CCI Consulting
- Mr. Robbie Cross, CEO, Equinox Ltd.
- Mr. Chris W Frantz, Executive Director of Marketing & Sales, Savoy Contract Furniture
- Mr. Mickey C Locey, President/Co-founder, mXtr Automation
- Ms. Valerie Reynolds, Owner, My Way Media
- Ms. Betsy Rider, Proprietor, Otto Book Store
- Mr. Samuel R Ryder, Vice President - Business Banking, First National Bank
- Mr. Charles Santangelo, CPA, FHFMA, Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Susquehanna Health
- Mr. Nathan Snavely, Owner/President, Nathan Snavely Agency
- Mr. Ray Thompson, President, Supply Source Inc.
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.