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Instructor David G. Norris
Program Coordinator

School of Business Administration
Penn State Schuylkill
200 University Drive
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

Students who want to pursue a business career with employment in such areas as management, marketing, administrative jobs in business, government and non-profits, or running their own small business can gain the preparation needed through the Bachelor of Science in Business degree. Students complete basic and intermediate core business courses including accounting, economics, management information systems, marketing, business logistics, and finance. Students select an 18-credit option that will prepare them for a specific employment sector. The Penn State Schuylkill program offers two options:

Accounting Option - Accounting focuses on the development and interpretation of financial information critical to managerial decision-making. This option provides students with the skills and knowledge to pursue careers in business with an emphasis on the areas of financial and managerial accounting, systems and controls, auditing, and taxation. The Accounting option provides students with a foundation in intermediate accounting, managerial accounting, taxation, information systems, and auditing.
Marketing/Management option - Emphasizes management and marketing skills and knowledge necessary for the business professional to function in the business world of today.
Individualized option - Students develop a program of study based on their specific career needs, with approval from a faculty advisor. Such individualized programs of study prepare students for a variety of business careers including opening and running a small business.

B.S.B students take a sequence of courses to develop oral and written communication skills; engage in active and collaborative learning; and develop team-building, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills. All students must participate in a senior experience - undergraduate research, a collaborative project in business, or an internship.

Penn State's associate degree in business administration articulates with the B.S.B. degree. This means that credits that were earned pursuing the 2BA degree can also be used for the B.S.B. degree. Penn State has also developed transfer guides with a number of community colleges that allow students with an associate degree in business from those colleges to efficiently transfer applicable credits into our B.S.B. program and earn their baccalaureate degree at Penn State Schuylkill.


For more information about the Business program at the Penn State Schuylkill, please contact program coordinator David G. Norris at dgn3@psu.edu or 570-385-6081.

For admissions information, contact the Penn State Schuylkill Admissions Office at 570-385-6252.