Monte Ahuja College of Business

First Year FOCUS




Become a Monte Ahuja College of Business student for a day!

Choosing which college to attend is a tough decision. Did you ever feel that if you could spend a day as a student it would make your decision much easier? Well, now you can! The Business First Year FOCUS program at the Monte Ahuja College of Business at Cleveland State University enables you to become a CSU Business student for the day.


Why Study Business?

Did you know Business graduates can potentially earn higher salaries than any other four year degree? The Monte Ahuja College of Business at CSU offers a number of undergraduate business majors, so you can really focus on the area of business that you are most interested in:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration (General Business)
  • Business Economics
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Management and Labor Relations: General Management
  • Management and Labor Relations: Human Resources Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Computer and Information Science (earning a BS CIS degree)

That's a lot of choices. I'm not sure which area I'm interested in.

Not to worry! The Monte Ahuja College of Business Advising Office is here to help. We offer services to all undergraduate business students to help you achieve your educational and career goals. Our Advising and Career Services staff can help you choose courses, understand graduation requirements and secure internships. We also have a dedicated Business Tutoring Center to assist as you learn business theory and practice.

Are students involved with more than just classes?

Definitely! The Freshman Sophomore Business Association (FSBA) and the Ahuja Business Minority Society (ABMS) are two of many student organizations that offer academic, social and professional support. These groups help students enhance their business skills outside of the classroom with professional networking development and career exploration events. Members of these organizations also have exclusive access to scholarships, book loans and networking opportunities.

Sounds great!  How do I sign up?

It’s easy! Fill out the registration form with three dates of availability or contact Anne Nelson, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Programs, with your choice of date, time and possible Major of interest (if known).
a.e.nelson@csuohio.edu
216-687-2579

What will the day look like?

The program varies slightly depending on what day you choose.

9:30am - Arrival to the College of Business Advising Center,
Room BU 219, second floor:
1860 E.18th Street
Cleveland, OH – BU 219
Check in with Anne Nelson
9:30am-9:50  
BU 219
Meet with Anne Nelson, Assistant Dean of College of Business Undergraduate Programs: Review Business academic expectations, scholarship options and student services
Attend Business class lecture:
10:00am-11:30am

Course could be one of the following topics:

The World of Business
International Business
Operations Supply Chain Management
Financial Management

11:30am – 12:00 noon Meet with academic advisor
12:00pm to 1:00pm Stay for lunch with a staff or student or leave for the day
Attend Business class lecture:
1:00pm to 2:15

Course could be one of the following topics:

The World of Business
International Business
Operations Supply Chain Management
Financial Management

2:15pm -2:30pm End of the Day & Wrap up questions from you, if you have any questions

What courses can I sit in on?

During the Business First Year FOCUS program, you will sit in on two business course sessions:

World of Business: This class is a true introduction to Business. You will be introduced to the global environment of business, the strategies that create successful businesses, and the rewards of professional careers in this field.

Intro to International Business: In this class you will find junior and senior-level students learning abou twhat impacts business strategies in global markets. How do cultural, economic, legal, and geopolitical factors influence world trade? This is a highly interdisciplinary class bringing together ideas from HR, Finance, Accounting, Operations and more.

Intro to Operations Management: Get a sneak peak of a junior and senior level class in a high-demand area of business. You will learn about operations management decision-making, supply chain management, quality management and control, location decisions and much more.

Intro to Financial Management: What is Financial Management? Get to know the basics of short-term and long-term financing, financial forecasting, time value of money, investment banking, capital budgeting, mergers and acquisitions, and much more.

How do I sign up?

It’s easy! Fill out the registration form or contact Anne Nelson, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs and Academic Advising, with your choice of date, time and possible Major of interest (if known).
a.e.nelson@csuohio.edu
216-687-2579

If you have already been accepted and plan to attend CSU, please also complete registration for our mandatory Freshmen Orientation session.

We look forward to welcoming you on campus for the Business First Year FOCUS program!

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, BU 219
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Monte Ahuja Hall, Room 219
1860 E. 18th Street
Cleveland,OH 44115-2214
Phone: 216.687.3729
cba_advising@csuohio.edu


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