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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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, digital marketing, economics, finance, 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 are required 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.

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 222 Organizational Behavior   3    
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ACT 209 Principles of Accounting I    3 ACT 264 Managerial Uses of Accounting Information   3
BLDR 218 Job Search Preparation    1 Elective  3
Liberal Arts Elective-1  3 CIS 241 3
PEQ-5 3 PEQ-7 science with lab 4
PEQ-6  3 PEQ-8 3
DEIB designated course 3 Health & Wellness 0
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
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


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

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