Academics

B.S. - Business Management

The B.S. in Business Management provides students with the skills necessary to manage organizations effectively.  Students will acquire business knowledge and learn to think critically, solve problems analytically and communicate effectively.  In addition, they will develop an ethical mindset and a global perspective on business.The breadth and depth of management makes it an ideal degree choice for furthering careers in a variety of organization types, including small businesses, large corporations, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies.

 

B.S. - International Business

Reflecting the growing globalization of commerce and the expansion in opportunities for international careers, the Department of Management offers a Bachelor of Science in International Business.

The B.S. in International Business is grounded in the School of Business, but draws from a range of disciplines across the university. The program's design enables students to gain the knowledge, skills and experience needed to understand and make international business in a cross- and multi-cultural context. The program encourages and facilitates the completion of an international education experience (i.e. "study abroad"), a complementary minor, and/or a foreign language proficiency.

 

B.S. - Business Management (DCCC)

B.S. - Business Management (DCCC) Program Information

B.S. - Business Management (Philadelphia)

B.S. - Business Management (Philadelphia) Program Information

Business Analytics Minor

The minor in Business Analytics is an interdisciplinary minor designed to fill the gap between business functions and analytical insights. With its ubiquitous application in business processes, business analytical skills are highly sought after. Answering this strong market demand, this minor will equip business students with analytical literacy and an ethical mindset. Specifically, students will learn database management, data programming, and data visualization skills that can be applied in daily business practice.

 

Business Law Minor

The complexities of the twenty-first century workplace require that managers at all levels of an organization have a strong working knowledge of laws that impact them. Managers who fail to grasp this reality run the risk of incurring liability for their organization. The Minor in Business Law is designed to help students develop a practical understanding of law as it applies to organizational decision-making and strategy.

 

Entrepreneurship Minor

The 18-credit Minor in Entrepreneurship introduces students to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship. This minor is designed for students from all WCU majors who want to start a business now or in the future, work in a startup or small business, or learn about entrepreneurship. The minor blends the theory and practice of entrepreneurship. Courses address creativity and idea generation, ethics, social entrepreneurship, lean startup principles, feasibility, business models, business plans, market research, financing, intellectual property, and many other entrepreneurship concepts and practices. Students develop an idea for a business, test its feasibility, write a business plan, and present it. Students experience entrepreneurship first-hand through a 3- or 6-credit internship with a small or startup organization.

 

Human Resource Management Minor

Human resource management plays a vital role in the life of all organizations and the field has evolved such that human resource professionals are now viewed as strategic business partners who assist senior managers in key areas of organizational leadership. The 18-credit blended Minor in Human Resource Management will introduce students to the core competencies of the field including employment law, staffing and development, and compensation. In addition, students will gain key insights about organizational behavior and a marketable skillset that transcends disciplines.

 

International Business Minor

Reflecting the growing globalization of commerce and the expansion in opportunities for international careers, the Department of Management offers a Minor in International Business.

Students are allowed to choose electives from a variety of related courses in areas such as anthropology, literature, economics and finance, geography, history, and political science. Students can also select approved courses "culture cluster" courses offered by the Department of Foreign Languages.

Depending on the interests of the student, it might be appropriate to select a body of courses for the minor that pertain to a particular country or region of the world. This approach would allow a degree of specialization regarding that country or that geographic region. As one example, students who select courses related to the Spanish language might also take elective courses related to Spain or to Latin America.

 

Supply Chain Management Minor

The Minor in Supply Chain Management provides students with basic knowledge of supply chain management, such as procurement, operations management, quality management, information technology, project management, and logistics, while helping them to experience the global aspects of supply chain through a 10-day study abroad elective. This minor will enable students to possess the tools and skillset applicable to the marketplace through interacting with local and national supply chain-related companies/organizations such as Teva, Siemens, APICS, PMI, and SAP. Given the cross-functional nature of the supply chain, the supply chain management minor courses will be a strong complement to all business majors.

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SAP Student Recognition Award Certificate Program

As a member of the SAP University Alliances program, West Chester University's School of Business' Department of Management's Supply Chain Management minor program offers SAP-integrated courses starting in the Fall 2020. SAP is the global leader in enterprise application software, with 440,000 customers in more than 180 countries.

WCU’s SAP pilot courses include three sections of MGT 341 and one section of MIS 300 in Fall 2020. During the Spring 2021, one section of MGT 351 and one section of MGT 381 will be added as SAP integrated courses. Students who complete three of the SAP-integrated courses with a grade of “C” or better are eligible to receive the SAP Student Recognition Award certificate.

Students who plan to take these courses specifically to obtain the SAP Student Recognition Award certificate should check with the instructor to ensure the required SAP content will be covered. It is highly possible for students to graduate with the Minor in Supply Chain Management and the SAP certificate since most SAP-related courses are based on the supply chain management minor courses.

See the list of SAP-integrated courses below. 

· MGT 341 Production and Operations Management (three sections From Fall 2020)
· MGT 351 Supply Chain Management (one section from Spring 2021)
· MIS 300 Intro to Management Information Systems (one section from Fall 2020)
· MGT 381 Quality Management (one section from Spring 2021)
 
For additional information about the SAP courses and the SAP Student Recognition Award certificate program, please contact:
 
Ma Ga (Mark) Yang, Ph.D.
SCM Minor advisor
SAP Faculty coordinator
Associate Professor
myang@wcupa.edu

 

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Take your career to the next level with a Master of Business Administration from West Chester University! We've frozen tuition for the last two years. We've been offering online programming for a decade. We've been nationally ranked since 2016. Our faculty have been teaching online classes since before the turn of the century. Our dynamic curriculum prepares you for a rapidly changing world. We are here for you - and we know what works.

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M.S. - Human Resource Management

West Chester University's 30-credit online Master of Science in Human Resource Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and aligned with the curriculum standards developed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The Degree prepares individuals to advance within the human resource profession at the highest levels. It trains students in all facets of human resource management across industries and organizational types. The curriculum focuses on the development of core competencies in the areas of: compensation and benefits; employee and labor relations; ethics; global human resources; human resource metrics; leadership and change management; and workforce planning. The program is offered entirely online in a seven-week format to meet the needs of working professionals.

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Certificate in Human Resource Management

West Chester University's 12-credit online Certificate in Human Resource Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The Certificate is designed for both HR and non-HR professionals across industries and organizational types seeking to advance their skillset within the field of human resources. The 12-credit curriculum is structured to help students develop core competencies in critical areas of HR management such as employment and labor relations; compensation and benefits; employee and labor relations; ethics; global human resources; human resource metrics; leadership and change management; and workforce planning. The program is offered entirely online in a seven-week format to meet the needs of working professionals.

 

 

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