Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

Business (BS)

This program offers students a strong general business education together with the opportunity for a concentration in finance, international business, management, or marketing. The BS degree program in Business is appropriate for graduates of associate’s degree programs as well as for new and transfer students.

The Department offers the following options in the Business Bachelor of Science degree program.  Students must elect one of the following:

Business BS: Finance Concentration

Business BS: International Business Concentration

Business BS: Management Concentration

Business BS: Marketing Concentration

Admission, Continuation, and Graduation Requirements

For admission, continuation, and graduation from the Bachelor of Science degree program in Accounting students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.  A 2.5 GPA is not a requirement for students pursuing a minor in the School of Business, or for students enrolling in individual courses.

Graduate Course Double Counting Policy

Undergraduate students majoring in Accounting, Business or Economics at the College of Staten Island and satisfying the following criteria may be granted permission to take up to three graduate courses at undergraduate tuition to be counted towards their bachelor’s degree. These graduate courses may be used only to substitute for 400-level elective requirements (ACC, BDA, BUS, ECO, FNC, MGT, MKT) designations. All graduate courses in the Business Management program can be taken as double-counting courses. All graduate courses in the Business Management Program can be takenThis allows students to earn both the bachelor’s and the master’s degrees in five years.

Criteria:

1. Current enrollment in bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, or Economics at the College of Staten Island and successful completion of three years of study with 90 or more earned credits.

2. Cumulative GPA 3.3 or above.

3. Two letters of recommendation, at least one from a full-time College of Staten Island Business School faculty under whom the applicant has studied.

4. Permissions from the course instructor, the coordinator of the graduate program, and the department chairperson.

5. Application for admission and conditional acceptance into to the Business Management graduate program.

General Education Requirements 42 credits 
Major Requirements 62-75 credits
Electives 3-16 credits
Total Credits Required 120

Major Requirements

ACC 114Introduction to Accounting I(RNL)

4

ACC 218Introduction to Accounting II(RNL)

4

BUS 160Business Law I(RNL)

3

BUS 215Information Management(RNL)

4

ECO 111Introduction To Microeconomics(RLA)

4

ECO 112Introduction to Macroeconomics(RLA)

4

FNC 240/ECO 240Managerial Finance I(RLA)

3

MKT 111Marketing(RNL)

3

MGT 110Organizational Theory and Management(RNL)

3

MGT 230/ECO 230Introduction to Managerial and Economic Statistics(RLA)

4

In addition to the course taken to satisfy Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (RMQR), students must take an additional math course from the following list: (3-6 credits)

MTH 130Pre-Calculus Mathematics(MQ)(STEM)

3

MTH 221Applied Finite Mathematics and Business Calculus(MQ)(STEM)

4

MTH 230Calculus I with Pre-Calculus(MQ)(STEM)

6

MTH 231Analytic Geometry and Calculus I(MQ)(STEM)

3

MTH 232Calculus II(MQ)(STEM)

3

Concentration Requirements (26-32)

Each student chooses one area of concentration. Concentrations are available in Finance, International Business, Management, and Marketing.

Finance Concentration: 30 credits

FNC 111Personal Financial Management(RLA)

3

FNC 213Money and Capital Markets(RLA)

4

ACC 315Analysis of Financial Statements(RNL)

3

FNC 300International Finance(RLA)

4

FNC 345Managerial Finance II(RLA)

4

FNC 350Advanced Corporate Finance(RNL)

4

FNC 360/ECO 360Investment Analysis(RLA)

4

One course chosen from the following:

ECO 318Economic and Business Forecasting(RLA)

4

ECO 323/MGT 324Introduction to Econometrics(RLA)

4

ECO 326Introduction to Mathematical Economics(RLA)

4

International Business Concentration: 34-36 credits

Students who are exempt from the foreign language course requirement must take additional credits from the courses listed below to complete the 34-36 credits required in the concentration.
BUS 200Introduction to International Business(RNL)

4

BUS 415Global Strategy and Decision Making(RNL)

4

MGT 416Capstone Business Simulation(RNL)

4

Foreign Language

0-8

1. Business: At least two courses chosen from the following:

BUS 598Business Internship(RNL)

4

ECO 370International Finance(RLA)

4

MGT 325International Management(RNL)

4

MKT 320International Marketing(RNL)

4

At least one course chosen from each of the following categories (2 and 3):

2. Economics/Political Science
ECO 250International Economics(CW)

4

ECO 252/GEG 252Economic Geography(CW)

4

ECO 356Economic Growth and Development(RLA)

4

ECO 251/POL 251International Political Economy(CW)(P&D)

4

POL 261International Organizations(CW)

4

3. Country Focus
BUS 420Global Business Seminar: Doing Business Abroad(RNL)

3

HST 206Modern China(CW)(P&D)

4

HST 207/AAD 260History of Africa(P&D)

4

HST 208History of Modern Latin America(CW)(P&D)

4

HST 209Modern Japan(CW)(P&D)

4

HST 210History of Modern India(CW)(P&D)

4

HST 235The Modern Middle East(CW)

4

HST 271Modern British History: 1900 to the Present(CW)

4

HST 272Modern Germany(CW)

4

HST 284The Soviet Union and Contemporary Russia(CW)(P&D)

4

LNG 230/INT 230Aspects of Contemporary China(TALA)(CW)(P&D)

4

Management Concentration: 26-28 credits

MGT 210Management Process(RNL)

4

MGT 320Management of Organizational Behavior(RNL)

4

MGT 410Business Policy(RNL)

4

MGT 416Capstone Business Simulation(RNL)

4

Plus two (2) courses chosen from the following or any other 200-level or higher MGT course:

6-8

BUS 200Introduction to International Business(RNL)

4

BUS 211Communications in a Corporate Setting(RLA)

3

BUS 238Ethical Issues in Business and Society(RLA)

4

MKT 215Principles of Selling(RNL)

3

FNC 111Personal Financial Management(RLA)

3

MGT 223Public Administration(RLA)

4

MGT 314Small Business Management(RNL)

4

MGT 321Production Management(RNL)

4

MGT 325International Management(RNL)

4

MGT 326Sports Management(RNL)

4

AND

One business-related course (except BUS 100) with the written approval of the student's advisor

3-4

Marketing Concentration: 30-32 credits

MKT 211Advertising(RNL)

4

MKT 310Consumer Behavior(RNL)

4

MKT 360Digital Marketing(RNL)

4

MKT 410Marketing Research(RNL)

4

MKT 420Marketing Management(RNL)

4

MGT 416Capstone Business Simulation(RNL)

4

One Marketing elective chosen from the following:

MKT 311Personal Selling and Sales Management(RNL)

4

MKT 316Retailing and Channels of Distribution(RNL)

4

MKT 320International Marketing(RNL)

4

MKT 325Advertising Buying Strategy(RNL)

4

MKT 370Advanced Marketing Strategy I(RNL)

4

MKT 371Advanced Marketing Strategy II(RNL)

4

MKT 490Marketing Seminar(RNL)

3

AND

One additional business related course

3-4

Courses with the following designations, ACC or BDA or BUS or ECO or FNC or ISI or MGT or MKT, may be used to satisfy the business-related course requirement.

Please check the catalog for course prerequisites.

Mathematics Placement
Depending on mathematics placement, some students may have to complete MTH 30, and/or MTH 35 and/or MTH 123 prior to enrolling in MTH 130, MTH 221, MTH 230/MTH 229, MTH 231/MTH 229..

Total Credit Hours: 120

Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirement

Since most business courses are non-liberal arts and sciences, students in this program should pay special attention to this requirement.

Honors

To graduate with honors in Business a student must have a 3.5 grade point average in business courses and must have a 3.25 grade point average overall. An honors thesis or project supervised by a member of the business faculty must be completed.