Web site: www.csuohio.edu/business/
The Nance College of Business Administration prepares its graduates for professional careers in business, government, and nonprofit organizations.
The bachelor's degree programs at Nance require students to explore the world of business in society, to develop managerial, technical, ethical, and critical thinking skills, and to understand the roles and responsibilities of individuals as citizens and professionals. This is accomplished through a carefully designed curriculum of "lower division" general education courses in the humanities, natural science, mathematics, and the social sciences.
The upper-division program of study presents students with a broad foundation of knowledge and skills in the functional areas of business including accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, information systems, and production/operations management. Within a major, the student acquires specialized knowledge and skills. Emphasis is placed upon individual initiative, teamwork, integrative thinking, ethical analysis, and strategic decision-making skills. Students are provided fundamental tools as well as knowledge about advances in management practice and thought to assist them in meeting the management and leadership responsibilities of business, civic, and personal life.
The faculty of the Nance College of Business Administration confers the following undergraduate degrees:
The college also offers programs in conjunction with the College of Graduate Studies leading to the following degrees:
- Doctor of Business Administration
- Master of Accountancy
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- MBA in Health Care Administration
- Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
- Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA)
- Master of Computer and Information Science
- Master of Labor Relations and Human Resources
For information on these programs, refer to the Cleveland State University Graduate Catalog, available through the College of Graduate Studies.
Students outside and within the College of Business Administration may have a business minor. For details, please contact the departmental offices.
The certificate programs sponsored or co-sponsored by the College of Business Administration are described below.
- Certificate in Global Business
- Certificate in Arts Management
- Certificate in Multimedia Advertising
- Certificate in Business Biotechnology
- A minimum of 128 credit hours of academic work is required for all students. One hour of BUS 101, Introduction to College Life, is required of all freshmen.
- The accumulation of quality points must total a minimum of 2.00 times the number of credit hours taken both for business courses and overall.
- Distribution of course work will vary within the requirements for each of the college degrees.
The general course requirements of Cleveland State University and the College of Business Administration are listed in this section for the lower- and upper-division years. In addition, students complete the requirements of the major field and electives of their choice during the final two years. Students are responsible for satisfying course prerequisites and taking courses in the correct sequence.
BBA students must complete all of the business core courses before enrolling in MLR 465 Management Strategy and Policy, the BBA program's capstone course.
The College of Business Administration may remove students from classes and/or revoke credit for courses taken out of sequence or without the required prerequisites. Students may be required to take additional courses to substitute for courses taken out of sequence. Students with questions about prerequisites or sequencing should see an academic adviser.
NOTE: Students outside of the College of Business Administration may be allowed to enroll in business courses. However, College of Business Administration accreditation rules require that no more than 25 percent (32 semester hours) of the coursework that is counted toward a non-business bachelor's degree can be business courses unless the student also completes all of the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) courses listed by the College of Business Administration. The 18 CBK courses are: ACT 221, ACT 222, BUS 151 IST 203, IST 305, ECN 201, ECN 202, ECN 302, FIN 351, GAD 250, OMS 201, OMS 202, OMS 311, MKT 301, MKT 351, MLR 321, BLW 411, and MLR 465.
To officially declare a major, a student must finish lower-division requirements and file a declaration of major form at the college office (BU 219).
After the drop deadline, a business student must petition to withdraw from a business course. Petition forms may be obtained at the college office (Ahuja Hall, BU 219). Late registrations or adds are not permitted after the first week of class.
The College of Business Administration recognizes that in today's competitive job market, students who graduate with work experience closely related to their career preparation will have an advantage over other job-seekers. Consequently, the college encourages students to participate in internships and cooperative education programs that provide this experience. College credit can be earned with selected internship programs.