Sep 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Business Leadership - Major


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The Business Leadership major provides students with a foundation in business knowledge. The curriculum concentrates on teamwork and leadership concepts as well as other skills needed to prepare students for helping people and organizations change.

A minimum average GPA of 2.0 is required for the business and leadership core. The Business Leadership major includes a comprehensive overview of business fields, and therefore is not able to be combined with other majors within the School of Business and Leadership such as Accounting, Finance, or Marketing. However, business leadership majors have the option to pursue a minor within SBL in any of the following areas: accounting, analytics, digital marketing, economics, entertaining and recording industry, finance, financial planning, marketing and BAII - business, artificial intelligence, and innovation.

Students pursuing the business and leadership major will:

  • Be immersed in a business core curriculum that provides a thorough knowledge of accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics, finance, global issues, management, marketing, and technology.
  • Develop skill in the areas of communication, critical thinking, analysis, and teamwork.
  • Better understand the role of general and business education in the development and pursuit of personal and professional interests.

Students will be encouraged to pursue an internship in a field consistent with their academic and career interests. An internship is a form of experiential learning that allows students to achieve academic credit while gaining valuable work experience with a local organization. A minimum average GPA of 2.0 is required for the business core. The Business Leadership major includes a comprehensive overview of business fields, and therefore is not intended to be combined with other majors within the School of Business and Leadership. Students are welcome to minor in any SBL fields, but cannot combine the Business Leadership major with majors in Accounting, Finance, or Marketing.

To achieve career and life goals, students will:

  1. Analyze, integrate and utilize principles and information from the appropriate business disciplines to create opportunities and develop solutions to business problems
  2. Demonstrate a high level of professional interpersonal, presentation, and written communication skills
  3. Demonstrate the ability to identify the influence of external forces such as globalization, economics, law, technology, and ethics on individuals and organizations
  4. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and utilize data-driven evidence for analysis and decision making
  5. Demonstrate the self-awareness and collaborative competencies to contribute as a team member across tangible and virtual platforms
  6. Develop, articulate, and apply a philosophy of leadership to their personal and professional lives.

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Business Leadership Core


Sample Program for the Business Leadership Major


          FRESHMAN  YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 ECO 103 Principles of Macroeconomics    3
ECO.Q 102 Principles of Microeconomics   PEQ-1 3 MKT 216 Principles of Marketing   3
ENGW 101 Exposition      3 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
FYS PEQ-2 3 PEQ-3 3
BLDR 202 Data Analysis and Decision Making   3 PEQ-4 3
BLDR 212 Introduction to Leadership   3    
TOTAL CREDITS  16 TOTAL CREDITS 15
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ACT 209 Principles of Accounting I    3 ACT 264 Managerial Uses of Accounting Information   3
BLDR 215 Career Exploration and Development: From Insight to Impact and Innovation /BLDR 215L   4 BLDR 223 Teamwork and Collaboration   3
Liberal Arts Elective-1  3 CIS 241 3
PEQ-5 3 PEQ-7 science with lab 4
PEQ-6  3 PEQ-8 3
    Health & Wellness 0
TOTAL CREDITS 16 TOTAL CREDITS 16
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
COMM 207 Oral Communication    3 BLDR 305 The Legal Environment of Business Leadership   3
ECO 349G International Business and Economics   3 BLDR 323 Talent Development for High Performance Organizations   3
FIN 349 Corporate Finance   3 Liberal Arts Elective-3 3
Integrative Studies-1 could be liberal arts course 3 Integrative Studies-2 could be liberal arts course 3
Liberal Arts Elective-2 3 Integrative Studies-3 could be liberal arts course 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15 TOTAL CREDITS 15
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
BLDR 410 Leadership and Ethics   3 BLDR 420 Innovation and Entrepreneurship   3
BLDR 483 Business Leadership Internship   3 BLDR 430 Senior Seminar on Leadership   3
Liberal Arts Elective-4 3 Liberal Arts Elective-6 3
Liberal Arts Elective-5 3 Elective 3
CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0 Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 12 TOTAL CREDITS 15

Notes:

  • ​BS degree requires completion of 60 liberal arts credits.
  • Elective courses can be used toward completion of a minor.

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