2015-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


John L. Grove College of Business

The John L. Grove College of Business offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.), and in cooperation with the College of Education and Human Services, the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.), with certification to teach in the secondary schools of Pennsylvania. The B.S.B.A. degree programs are accredited by AACSB International. In order to maintain the high quality of our AACSB-accredited program, students will be required to participate in student outcomes assessment efforts that are designed to continuously improve the quality of our programs and services.

Mission of the John L. Grove College of Business

The John L. Grove College of Business of Shippensburg University provides a high-quality and a high-value comprehensive educational experience that prepares students to excel as principled leaders in today’s global business community.

Departments

Accounting and Management Information Systems

Finance and Supply Chain Management

Management and Marketing

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Accounting

Finance

Personal Financial Planning

Management

Entrepreneurship

International

Human Resource

Management

Management Information Systems

Marketing

Supply Chain Management

Logistics Management

Business Minor

Business Internship Program

Juniors and seniors in the John L. Grove College of Business, who are in good academic standing and sophomores with at least a 3.00 cumulative quality point average or higher point average, are eligible to participate in the Business Internship Program. Interns do major-related work in business or the professions for free elective credit during the academic year or during the summer. Internships must be approved by the department chair and internship director. Attendance at an internship workshop is required before students may apply or register for a college-sponsored internship. Credit earned through the internship program may only be used as a free elective credit (a maximum of nine credit hours) and may not be used as a substitute for major course requirements.

Benefits of internship include applying academic knowledge and skills to on-the-job experiences, communicating and interacting with professionals in the world of work, developing professional self-confidence, clarifying career goals through exposure to a variety of career opportunities, earning money for university and personal expenses, building a network of professional contacts, completing free elective credits for graduation and returning to the university with renewed interest and a new perspective on learning.

Transfer Requirements

All transfer students seeking admission into the B.S.B.A. degree program in the John L. Grove College of Business must meet the university’s minimum transfer quality point average requirements. In addition, transfer students must complete MAT 140A / MAT 140B College Algebra (or equivalent) and/or MAT 181 Applied Calculus I (or equivalent) with a C grade or higher before being considered for admission into the B.S.B.A. degree programs.

Students are permitted to transfer any required 100- or 200-level business course from a community college or from an accredited four-year institution provided the course content is equivalent and a grade of C or better is earned. Courses in business at the 300- or 400-level will be considered for transfer credit only if they were earned at a four-year institution whose business programs are accredited by the AACSB International, if the transfer student passes a standard examination prepared by the department offering the course, or if a grade of C or higher is earned in a validating course approved by the department. This last validation method is limited to one course in any one discipline and a total of six credits. Arrangements for validating a course should be made through the dean’s office and the department that offers the course.

Refer to the Admissions Policies chapter for further requirements for transfer students.

Changing Majors

Students requesting transfer from another college within the university into the B.S.B.A. degree programs in the John L. Grove College of Business are required to have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours with at least a 2.0 overall and business core cumulative quality point average, including a C or higher in MAT 140A / MAT 140B College Algebra and/or MAT 181 Applied Calculus I (or higher) or an SAT math score of at least 600, a C or higher in ENG 106 Writing Intensive First Year Seminar, and must obtain the approval of the department chair of the new major and the dean. First semester freshmen, excluding individuals testing at the advanced level in mathematics, must follow university policy and wait until the second semester to request approval to transfer. Admission to a specific major, at any given time, may be limited.

Students requesting to transfer from one major to another within the John L. Grove College of Business are required to have a minimum 2.0 cumulative quality point average and must obtain approval of the department chair of the new major and the dean. Refer to the Academic Policies chapter under Changing Majors for further information.