The business program provides its students with general education experiences critical to success in our fast-paced, global environment. As the amount of information available continues to accelerate; it is the leadership skills learned at Mansfield that will provide our business graduates with the compass to navigate this complex environment.
Leadership skills are buoyed by key employer-requested skills, including written and oral communication, quantitative and information literacy, teamwork, problem solving, and civil responsibility. This valuable skill set is embedded into the program’s general education and reinforced in the student’s business coursework, including knowledge in the fields of finance, computer information systems and technology, global business, economics, management, marketing, and accounting.
The business administration major allows students maximum flexibility to design an individualized program of study tailored to each student’s individual interests and aspirations. Students can emphasize one or two content areas: finance, economics, international business, management, marketing, travel & tourism, or accounting. Alternately, students can choose a broad undergraduate business background and select courses from a combination of areas. The program is designed so that a student can select an additional twelve or more credit hours of study in one of the many minors offered at Mansfield, or take additional coursework in business.
The program is designed to accentuate faculty talent and focus faculty efforts in a manner that maximizes resources to best serve our student population.
Students can qualify to sit for the CPA exam in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Mansfield University and gain their CPA license with work experience. Students must to take one summer class from Mansfield to complete the coursework satisfactory to the PA Board of Accountancy, Auditing. Many states require additional courses to establish eligibility to sit for the exam or obtain licensing. In many states, the minimum number of college credit hours is 150.