These are the courses required for this POE. Please meet with an advisor to discuss these courses. 

EB-100  Introduction to Management

This course develops an understanding of management principles in the areas of planning, organizing, staffing and control, including but not limited to the aspects of strategy, legal environment, operation/supply chain management.

3 CreditsS

EB-131  Financial Accounting

Introduces fundamental principles and assumptions of accounting as they relate to transaction analysis and basic financial statements.

3 CreditsS

EB-202  Behavioral Analysis of Organizations

The broad focus of the course is to examine how individuals come together to form a successful organization. The course is broken into three major sections: people, organizations, and leadership. The course emphasizes student involvement and engages students in a variety of in-class exercises, case analysis role playing exercises, small group exercises, and an off-campus class experience or two. One or more off-campus experiences are required for the course. 

4 CreditsCW,SPrerequisite: Sophomore standing.

EB-203  Introduction to Business Law

An introduction to the American legal system as it applies to the business community. Emphasis is on basic legal concepts in contracts, real and personal property, agency and employment, and transaction of business through partnerships and corporations. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisite: Sophomore standing. 

EB-204  Legal Regulation of Business

Examines the areas in which by statute the legislative branch of government regulates business. Topics include anti-trust law, bankruptcy, consumer protection, securities laws and the uniform commercial code. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisite: Sophomore standing. 

EB-211  Business Statistics

This course covers basic descriptive and inferential statistics, normal curve and z-score computations, and addresses hypothesis testing using Chi-Square, T-Test, ANOVA, and linear regression modelling.

3 Credits QS,S

EB-222  Principles of Macroeconomics

Macroeconomic conditions affect individuals and businesses in numerous ways: employment opportunities, the purchasing power of wages and salaries, the cost of borrowing money, sales, profits, and competitiveness against foreign businesses. This course develops the theories relevant to understanding the business cycle, inflation, unemployment, deflation, exchange rates and balance of payments problems. It also examines the options and tradeoffs governments face as they seek to provide a stable macroeconomic environment through monetary and fiscal policies. Case studies of the macroeconomic performance and policies of diverse countries provide a comparative orientation. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisites: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing 

EB-223  Principles of Microeconomics

The optimizing behavior of households and firms serves as the focal point in this study of market-based resource allocation. Supply and demand analysis, spending and saving decisions of households, production and employment decisions of firms, alternative market structures, and environmental economics are among the topics covered. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisite: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing. 

EB-232  Intermediate Accounting I

A comprehensive study and application of generally accepted accounting principles for asset valuation, income measurement, and financial statement presentation for business organizations. 

4 CreditsSPrerequisites: EB131. 

EB-233  Intermediate Accounting II

A continuation of the comprehensive study and application of generally accepted accounting principles for asset valuation, income measurement, and financial statement presentation for business organizations begun in Intermediate Accounting I. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB232. 

EB-236  Managerial Accounting

Emphasizes accounting concepts for the internal use of management in planning and control. Course focuses on spreadsheet applications to analyze management policies. 

3 CreditsS,QM,CWPrerequisite: EB131. 

EB-337  Cost Accounting

An analysis of the use of cost accounting systems to accumulate and allocate manufacturing costs. In order to support inventory valuation and emphasis is on solving real business problems. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB236 and Junior or Senior standing. 

EB-334  Advanced Accounting

Focuses on accounting theory and problems regarding such specialized topics as: partnerships, consolidated financial statements, governmental accounting, multi-national enterprises and corporate bankruptcy. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB233. 

EB-335  Auditing

Emphasizes current auditing principles and the objectives of independent accounting firms. Particular attention is placed on auditing procedures and the ethical and legal responsibilities of the auditor. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB233. 

EB-336  Federal Taxation: Individuals

Examines the federal income tax structure and its relationship to individuals and sole proprietorships. Emphasis is placed on the preparation of the individual income tax return. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB131. 

EB-342  Management Information Systems

The study of how computer technology is used to gather, store, organize, retrieve, and transmit information within and between organizations. Topics include the organizational and technical foundations of information systems, the contemporary tools and techniques for building systems, and the management of information system resources. Emphasizes current computer platform applications and techniques used in business. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisites: EB201 (EB201 can be taken concurrently) and Junior or Senior standing. 

EB-351  Marketing Management

Analyzes consumer behavior leading to selection of product as well as pricing, promotion and distribution strategies. Research projects help students apply concepts to the complexities of decision making in marketing. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB201. 

EB-361  Financial Management I

The management of business assets and liabilities and the concurrent creation of sources and the use of funds. Special attention is given to financial statement analysis and decisions involving working capital management. 

3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB131 and Junior or Senior standing. 


And one of the following:


PL-106  Introduction to Ethics

Examines the historically valid ethical approaches to problems, i.e., pragmatic, relativistic and absolute and the application of such methods to contemporary ethical dilemmas, e.g., abortion, terrorism, euthanasia, and capital punishment.

3 CreditsH,SW-ER




PL-230  Business Ethics

Asks the student to examine his/her personal values relative to those professional values of the business world. In particular, students will examine the claims of society, government, labor, management as they impact upon the individual who contemplates a career in the business world. Issues such as safety in the workplace, the right to privacy, and the obligations of the corporation to its employees, its customers, and to society itself will be covered. 

3 CreditsH,SW-ERPre-Req or Co-Req: FYC-101 or EN-110 or EN-109 



All students must meet the graduation requirement for quantitative literacy. We recommend that students take one of the following two courses. (Neither is to be included in the POE). Please note that most graduate programs in accounting require a college course in calculus.

MA-130 Calculus I

An introduction to calculus including differentiation and integration of elementary functions of a single variable, limits, tangents, rates of change, maxima and minima, area, volume, and other applications. Integrates the use of computer algebra systems, and graphical, algebraic and numerical thinking.

4 CreditsN, QM




EB-210  Quantitative Business Analysis

This course introduces quantitative techniques for solving business problems and works to establish a link between data analysis and business decision- making. The course presents algebra, graphical methods, applied calculus, and descriptive statistics as tools to aid business decision makers. 

3 CreditsQM,SPrerequisites: High school algebra or pre-calculus. 


Note: Students who plan to sit for the CPA exam should be aware that the rules are changing. Most states now require 150 hours of college. Students should keep abreast of changes in PA law, as well as the rules of the state they may be interested in. Most of this information is available on-line. Students can also consult the Digest of State Accountancy Laws and State Board Regulations in Beeghly Library.

In some instances, a student (in consultation with his or her advisor) may substitute a course.