Bachelor’s of Science in Business

This is a general overview of the program of study. Students interested in details and requirements should go to the on line catalogue.

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The world of business changes almost daily in this age of rapid progress in technology, communication, innovation and invention. Increasing diversity in the workplace and globalization of the economy add new dimensions requiring up-to-date skills and knowledge to meet the challenges of tomorrow. When you complete your Business degree, you are ready for employment in areas such as sales, distribution, marketing, accounting or management. Opportunities also exist in fields outside traditional business areas, because an understanding of business principles is an asset for any career in today’s competitive and cost-conscious world.

Business Program Overview

Purdue North Central offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Business that has been designed to help students develop a broad perspective of the business organization and the environment in which it operates. A distinctive and flexible general education component establishes a solid foundation that facilitates your ability to respond to changing employment opportunities even after you graduate. Through a series of core courses and with the guidance of experienced faculty, you’ll be introduced to the broad range of knowledge and skills needed to begin or advance a career in a wide range of enterprises. As a business student, you’ll select an area of concentration:

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  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Law & Commerce
  • Management
  • Marketing

Whatever the concentration you choose, you’ll work with an academic advisor who helps select courses to meet Purdue degree requirements and your personal goals.

Course Requirements for the BS in Business include:

Business Core
(grade of C or better required for major courses in this section)

  • Introduction to Business
  • Human Relations in Organizations
  • Business Law
  • Financial Accounting I and II
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Micro-economics
  • Macro-economics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Finance
  • Organization and Management
  • International Business
  • Business Strategy
  • Intermediate Accounting I and II OR General electives (2)

General Education Courses

  • English Composition I and II
  • Fundamentals of Speech Communication
  • Algebra and Trigonometry I
  • Elementary Statistics I
  • Literature and Arts Elective
  • Western Heritage Elective or Social Ethics Elective
  • US Tradition Elective
  • Natural Science Electives (2)
  • Humanities and Social Science Electives (2)

Supplemental/Supportive Courses

  • Elementary Statistics II
  • Spreadsheet Applications
  • Communications/Writing Elective
  • Electives in Concentration (5)
  • Specialization Electives or Minor (5)

What’s Next?

Contacting the Admissions Department at PNC has never been easier! Call us at (219) 785-5505, send us an instant message, email us at admissions@pnc.edu or complete our online request form.

For more information, contact Cynthia Roberts, Dean of the College of Business, Professor of Organizational Behavior and Leadership, Purdue North Central, (219) 785-5219, croberts@pnc.edu.