Anisfield School of Business (ASB)
Dean - Dr. Lewis M. Chakrin
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Established in 1979, the Anisfield School of Business is committed to providing its undergraduate students with exceptional public education through the strategic integration of the business disciplines and the liberal arts. This curriculum prepares students with the skills, knowledge, and business principles to understand and appreciate the economic, social, political, cultural, and technological environment so they will become responsible, effective leaders in the global economy.
The Anisfield School of Business places strong emphasis on teaching and mentoring. The goal of educating and developing students is of paramount importance. Faculty intellectual contributions are seen as vital in this education process. These contributions include pedagogical research to improve the instructional capabilities of faculty, practitioner research to ensure they are current and relevant in their fields, and discipline-based research to enhance them as scholars. Finally, the faculty contribute to the college and community by sharing their business expertise in private, public, and philanthropic endeavors.
The Anisfield School of Business prepares students for careers in business and positions of responsibility in both the public and private sectors. The curriculums international dimension ensures that students can participate actively and successfully in the global marketplace. Students also receive excellent preparation for pursuing graduate business and law school degrees.
The Schools faculty all hold terminal degrees in their fields, and many bring years of experience at the executive level in large and medium sized businesses. This mix of academic preparation and practical application allows students to see and experience how theory and practice interact in business. Along with those faculty who teach in the traditional business specialities, the School has an interdisciplinary group who teach a liberal arts core that is integrated with the more specialized business programs. The Schools faculty values the liberal arts both as a life enriching experience and as an important background for business study. For this reason these studies form a crucial part of the business curriculum.
The School offers five majors: a B.S. degree in Accounting, a B.S. degree in Business Administration, a B.A. degree in Economics, a B.S. degree in Information Systems, and a B.A. degree in International Business. The B.S. degree in Business Administration offers programs in finance, management, and marketing. The B.A. degree in Economics combines some elements of Business Administration with a major program in Economics. The B.A. degree in International Business combines significant elements of Business Administration with studies of the worlds regions and foreign languages. The B.S. degree in Accounting combines significant elements of Business Administration with a major in Accounting. The B.S. degree in Information Systems combines elements of Business Administration with a major in Information Systems.
The core courses that are basic to a business program lead to competence in accounting, computer information systems, economics, finance, international business, management, marketing, and strategic management. As important as they are, these courses alone do not provide sufficient preparation to deal with the highly complex and often unanticipated forces that can influence personal and business activities. Accordingly the Anisfield School of Business provides a strong liberal arts and interdisciplinary foundation to broaden the student's perspective and intellectual abilities.
All students in the School begin their studies with an integrative course exploring the intersection of business, government, and society. They complete their studies with an integrative capstone course that advances their strategic management competencies.
The Anisfield School of Business has three state-of-the-art personal computer laboratories. Each provides access to a variety of Windows-version software, including word processing, spread sheet, data base, business graphics, desktop publishing, accounting, and statistical programs. All students in the School are given electronic mail accounts and encouraged to communicate with course instructors, advisers, and classmates using e-mail and the College Luminis System.
Rules For Acceptance into the Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Information Systems, and International Business Majors:
- Students with less than 48 credits who indicate Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Information Systems or International Business as their major will be accepted as provisional business students.
- Provisional students are automatically evaluated at the end of the semester they achieve 48 or more credits. Students must have a 2.5 GPA or better at 48 credits for official acceptance into the Anisfield School of Business.
- Students who have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or better at 48 credits will receive written notification of their acceptance into the Anisfield School of Business. Students with a GPA below 2.5 will be notified in writing to contact the Advisement Center to choose another major as well as their right to submit an appeal.
Returning Ramapo Students and Transfer Students
- Students transferring into Ramapo with 48 credits or more must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or better to be accepted into the Anisfield School of Business.
- Students transferring into Ramapo with less than 48 credits will be accepted into ASB as provisional students and evaluated on only their Ramapo credits at the end of the semester they achieve 48 credits or more. At least 16 credits must be Ramapo credits.
- Transfer students or returning Ramapo students with 48 credits or more and a GPA of less than 2.5 who have been out of school for more than 3 years may be accepted as provisional business students. Students must attain a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better for one semester (16 credits) in order to continue the major.
The Anisfield School of Business seeks to combine theory with practice by supporting the Cooperative Education Program and sponsoring extracurricular organizations and activities. Students are urged to join the Accounting Club, the International Business Association, the Society for Human Resource Management, the Management Club, the Finance and Investments Club, and the Marketing Club. The School also sponsors a local chapter of Delta Mu Delta, the national business administration honor society, and a chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an economics honor society. The School is also the home to the Center for Business and Public Policy, and participates in the competitive Fed Challenge.
Please refer to the Academic Course Descriptions section of the online catalog for undergraduate course descriptions.
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