May 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Shields School of Business

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Dean: Dr. Randy Frye
Associate Dean: Dr. John Miko

The Shields School of Business carefully blends a high-caliber, technical business education with a broad-based, integrated liberal arts education, that yields graduates who become talented and successful business and non-profit sector professionals; respect human life and cherish life-long learning; promote moral, spiritual, and social development; practice appropriate personal and professional ethical behavior; communicate clearly; and recognize their responsibilities to family and community. The School of Business aims to graduate students who have the knowledge, skills, love of learning, confidence, drive, and ethical and moral values needed to be happy and spiritually fulfilled in life and successful in business.

The Shields School of Business offers baccalaureate degrees in accounting, economics, finance, management, management information systems, and marketing. All business programs are supported by a Common Business Core (CBC) that provides coursework in areas fundamental to a broad-based business education and includes courses in accounting, economics, business communication, finance, the legal environment of business, management, marketing, production and operations management, statistics, and strategic management. The CBC will also develop the skill competencies and themes of undergraduate business education at Saint Francis University. The skill competencies are effective communication (writing and speaking); creative, critical thinking, and mathematical thinking; human relations and teamwork; and productive use of information (computer) technology. The unifying themes of undergraduate business education at Saint Francis University are global business, understanding and appreciating diversity, fostering empirical links with the business community (realism), making connections across business functions and disciplines, and seeing the ethical dimensions of business practices and decisions.

The Shields School of Business also provides an internship program. This program integrates classroom theory with practical work experience under which students have specific periods of attendance at college and specific periods of employment, either full or part-time. The outside learning experience is a logical extension of what is learned in the classroom. Internships are undertaken in either the junior or senior year.

The Shields School of Business offers several minors, including a minor in business administration for non-business majors only.

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