The Bachelor of Science in Business is targeted toward students seeking a broad education and solid foundation in business. This interdisciplinary perspective provides a versatile base for mobility into many industries and prepares graduates for the business world of today—and of tomorrow.
Program flexibility and interdisciplinary focus are the factors that set the B.S. in Business at Penn State Berks apart from the rest. Students can customize the degree by choosing from one of the following options: Accounting, Financial Services, and Marketing/Management , or create an individualized program like International Business; Strategic Communication and Marketing; or Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management to meet specific career goals.
Courses are offered days and evenings to meet the needs of both traditional and adult learners.
The mission of the Business program is to engage and develop learners in the core business disciplines through the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge, the integration and application of research, and the hands-on experiences provided by partnerships with the business community. Specific educational objectives of the program are:
- Combining the theoretical underpinnings of the core business disciplines, notably management, marketing, finance, and supply chain management with applied study in a practical setting.
- Emphasizing interdisciplinary and collaborative learning to provide a versatile base for mobility into a variety of business areas.
- Facilitating opportunities for students to become familiar with the unique business environments of our region, a design that sets the degree apart from other business programs.
- Incorporating and applying the Penn State Principles in our relationships with all stakeholders, whom we consider to be: students, faculty, staff, regional business, state and local government organizations, the Penn State community, and the community at large.
Complementary Minors and Certificates
Enhance your degree with one of the college’s academic minors; the following are recommended for Business majors.
- Communication Arts & Sciences
- Entrepreneurship & Innovation
- Global Studies
- Information Sciences & Technology
- Professional Writing
- Security & Risk Analysis
Internships, Research, and Application
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Business may choose to participate in one of two capstone experiences: undergraduate research or a professional internship. Both options provide valuable experience and expertise.
The Bachelor of Science in Business degree is intended to prepare students for careers in such areas as financial services, banking, insurance, business and retail management, and marketing. Students in the Business program will also be well prepared for graduate and professional schools.