Anisfield School of Business (ASB)
Dean - Dr. Lewis M. Chakrin
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About the School
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 advancing their strategies management competencies cross-functionality.
The Anisfield School of Business has two outstanding personal computer laboratories. Each contains 25 networked, workstations and provides access to a variety of Windows-version software, including word processing, spread sheet, data base, business graphics, desktop publishing, accounting, and statistical programs.
Students also have access to a microvax minicomputer for work with programming languages and the UNIX operating system. 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.
Students who wish to complete a degree program in Business Administration, Accounting, Information Systems, or International Business must have a 2.5 grade point average when they reach 48 degree credits (including transfer credits). Students who transfer in with 48 or more credits must have a 2.5 grade point average at the time of transfer to enter the business program.
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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