The Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B.) is a professionally-oriented business degree program that combines the theoretical underpinnings of core business disciplines, notably management, marketing, finance, and supply chain management, with applied study in a practical setting.
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.
Courses are offered days and evenings to meet the needs of both traditional and adult learners.
Skills for the Real World
The Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) major is intended to prepare students for careers in accounting, financial services, banking, insurance, business management, and marketing. Students complete basic and intermediate core business courses including accounting, economics, management information systems, marketing, business logistics, and finance. Penn State Berks business students elect an 18-credit option to prepare them for a specific employment sector.
All the options include courses that emphasize oral and written communication; active and collaborative learning; team-building; critical-thinking; and problem-solving skills. Students also participate in a capstone experience, choosing to conduct an undergraduate research project, participate in a collaborative project in business, or pursue professional experience through an internship.
Concentrations or Academic Tracks
- Accounting option
- Financial Services option
- Marketing/Management option
- Individualized option
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Business may choose to participate in one of three capstone experiences: undergraduate research, a collaborative business project, or a professional internship. All options provide valuable experience and expertise.
Graduates from this degree program have completed internships at:
- Wachovia Securities
- Merrill Lynch
- Sovereign Bank
- Waddell & Reed
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Business at Penn State Berks choose among three capstone experiences: undergraduate research, a collaborative business project, or a professional internship. While many colleges and universities limit research opportunities to graduate-level students, Penn State Berks is committed to supporting research opportunities for students to conduct research with our faculty. Recent business student research presentations include:
Students can pair the following minors with this degree program:
- Communication Arts & Sciences
- Entrepreneurship & Innovation
- Global Studies
- Information Sciences & Technology
- Professional Writing
- Security & Risk Analysis
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.