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1 BSB Undergraduate Student Handbook

2 Table Of Contents I.Welcome!Welcome! II.Questions about policy and proceduresQuestions about policy and procedures III.Questions about the curriculumQuestions about the curriculum IV.Questions about resourcesQuestions about resources V.Other QuestionsOther Questions

3 I. Welcome! a.What can I expect from this handbook?What can I expect from this handbook? b.What can I expect from the Bertolon School of Business?What can I expect from the Bertolon School of Business? c.What is expected of me as a student?What is expected of me as a student? d.What can I do with a degree from Bertolon School of Business?What can I do with a degree from Bertolon School of Business? e.How can I contact the Bertolon School of Business?How can I contact the Bertolon School of Business? f.When should I pick a major and a concentration?When should I pick a major and a concentration? g.What should I concentrate in?What should I concentrate in? h.How and when do I declare a concentration?How and when do I declare a concentration? i.How can I change my concentration?How can I change my concentration? j.Do I need a minor?Do I need a minor? k.Who are the Business School faculty?Who are the Business School faculty? TOC

4 I.a. What can I expect from this handbook? This handbook contains answers to basic questions that students new to the Bertolon School of Business typically ask. You can use the handbook by either going directly to any of the questions listed on the Welcome page, or you can read it through. Some questions will provide an electronic link to information found elsewhere, while others provide a written answer. BackTOC

5 I.b. What can I expect from the Bertolon School of Business? The Bertolon School of Business is here for you! About the BSB BSB mission statementmission statement BSB vision statementvision statement BackTOC

6 I.c. What is expected of me as a student? Be open to learning about –professionalism –skills (e.g. writing, presentations) –academic integrity –learning goals Be prepared for at least –three hours of homework for each hour of class BackTOC

7 I.d. What can I do with a degree from Bertolon School of Business? You will find many links to business career opportunities at the following links on our Career Services website: We recommend that you take a look at the list of concentrations and then go to the link above for that concentration for career information. BackTOC

8 I.e. How can I contact the Bertolon School of Business? Tel: BackTOC

9 I.f. When should I pick a major and a concentration? If you enter Salem State University as a freshman without declaring a specific major, you will take First Year Seminar, a course that will help guide your decision. You can choose to major in business without picking a concentration, but you must pick a concentration by the first semester of your junior year. Note that you cannot double major in two business concentrations BackTOC

10 I.g. What should I concentrate in? Are you interested in numbers? Follow the links to get more information. Accounting and Finance –AccountingAccounting –FinanceFinance –Accounting and FinanceAccounting and Finance Or are you more of a people-person? Follow the links to get more information. Management –EntrepreneurshipEntrepreneurship –Hospitality ManagementHospitality Management –Human Resource ManagementHuman Resource Management –International BusinessInternational Business –ManagementManagement Marketing and Decision Sciences –Management Information SystemsManagement Information Systems –MarketingMarketing –Operations and Decision SciencesOperations and Decision Sciences BackTOC

11 I.h. How and when do I declare a concentration? Once you decide to major in Business, you will be taking our Introduction to Business (BUS170), in which you will learn about all of our concentrations. Faculty advisors, other faculty members, and Peer Mentors (CC147) can also help you choose a concentration. Your academic advisor and the Peer Mentors will have a declaration of concentration form for you to fill out. BackTOC

12 I.i. How can I change my concentration? We encourage you to talk with your faculty advisor and/or another faculty member before changing your concentration. Change of concentration forms are available from our secretaries on the second floor of the Bertolon School of Business. BackTOC

13 I.j. Do I need a minor? No, you do not need a minor as a business major If you want to have a minor you may want to have a minor in computer technology, communications, or some other field depending on your career goals. Bertolon School of Business students may not minor in a business concentration. BackTOC

14 I.k. Who are the Business School faculty?Business School faculty Faculty as a whole have many years of business and teaching experience. Most of our faculty have Ph.Ds in their field of expertise. Most of our faculty have published in national and international scholarly journals. Individual faculty profiles may be found at: s/2127.php s/2127.php BackTOC

15 II. Questions about policy and procedures a.What is AACSB accreditation and what does it mean for students and the School of Business?What is AACSB accreditation and what does it mean for students and the School of Business? b.Can I minor in Business?Can I minor in Business? c.How do I major in business?How do I major in business? d.Who will be my advisor?Who will be my advisor? e.How do I find out who my advisor is?How do I find out who my advisor is? f.Can I change my advisor?Can I change my advisor? g.What do I need to prepare before seeing my advisor?What do I need to prepare before seeing my advisor? h.Do I have to attend every class?Do I have to attend every class? i.What is your policy on academic integrity?What is your policy on academic integrity? j.Will I get credit for classes I took somewhere else? How do I know what will transfer? How do I get transfer courses approved?Will I get credit for classes I took somewhere else? How do I know what will transfer? How do I get transfer courses approved? k.Do I have to take an internship?Do I have to take an internship? l.How do I get an internship?How do I get an internship? m.When should I ask for a Senior Audit?When should I ask for a Senior Audit? TOC

16 II.a. What is AACSB accreditation and what does it mean for students and the School of Business? The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation represents the highest standard in business education worldwide. The Bertolon School of Business is currently undergoing the rigorous process of becoming AACSB accredited. More information about AACSB can be found at: BackTOC

17 II.b. Can I minor in Business? Bertolon School of Business students cannot minor in a business concentration. Students majoring in programs outside of the Business school can minor in one of the following: –Business Administration –Accounting –Entrepreneurship –Management –Marketing BackTOC

18 II.c. How do I major in business? If you have not entered Salem State with a major in Business Administration, you may declare the major by completing a form that is available in the Registrar’s Office. BackTOC

19 II.d. Who will be my advisor? If you have declared a Business Administration major, but have not yet chosen a specific concentration, you will be assigned to an advisor for undeclared students. Once you have declared a concentration you will be assigned to an advisor within that concentration. BackTOC

20 II.e. How do I find out who my advisor is? Your advisor’s name will appear on Navigator. Students’ names and their assigned advisors are also posted in the hallway outside of the Bertolon School of Business office as advising-time approaches. Your advisor may try to contact you through your Salem State University ; be sure to check it regularly. BackTOC

21 II.f. Can I change my advisor? Yes, with permission of the faculty member who you would like to have as your advisor. Change of advisor forms are available at the Bertolon School of Business office. BackTOC

22 II.g. What do I need to prepare before seeing my advisor? Although it is not required, we highly recommend that you go talk to the Peer Mentors (CC147) before seeing your advisor If you have not yet chosen a concentration, prepare by checking off all of the courses you have taken on any of the concentration flow sheets, and writing down whatever questions you may have. If you are already in a concentration, bring that specific flow sheet with courses you have already taken checked off and your questions. BackTOC

23 II.h. Do I have to attend every class? It is impossible to do well in a course without consistently attending classes. Almost all faculty members take attendance and base part of final grades on attendance records. BackTOC

24 II.i. What is your policy on academic integrity? All students should familiarize themselves with our academic integrity information found at: –http://catalog.salemstate.edu/content.php?catoid=24& navoid=3773#Academic_Integrityhttp://catalog.salemstate.edu/content.php?catoid=24& navoid=3773#Academic_Integrity We expect the highest levels of integrity of our students. Integrity violations would include engaging in the following: –Cheating (such as copying exam answers, submitting papers written by others, etc.) –Plagiarism (quoting or paraphrasing an author’s work without proper attribution), –Collusion (helping someone cheat or plagiarize) BackTOC

25 II.j. Will I get credit for classes I took somewhere else? How do I know what will transfer? For information related to transfer credits, we recommend that you read the following information from our catalog: –http://catalog.salemstate.edu/content.php?catoid=24&navo id=3773#TransferCreditPolicyhttp://catalog.salemstate.edu/content.php?catoid=24&navo id=3773#TransferCreditPolicy Transfer Services is a unit of the Office of Student Records & Registrar that facilitates the process of transfer credit evaluation and all related functions for newly admitted students For more information on applying to Salem State University as a Transfer Student, please visit the Office of Admissions web page. Applications will be available at the end of September Office of Admissions BackTOC

26 II.k. Do I have to take an internship? Only for entrepreneurship and hospitality concentrations, but they are highly recommended for all business students. –An internship helps you define your career and learn more about a specific industry or job –An internship is a way to “get your foot in the door”, learn new skills, and make contacts. –Employers generally convert 50% of interns into full-time employees. –Although not all internships are paid, the average hourly wage is approximately $ BackTOC

27 II.l. How do I get an internship? Internships are open to juniors and seniors with a minimum 2.7 grade point average. –Internship information at career servicesInternship information at career services –Internship information at BSBInternship information at BSB Internships differ by department; talk to your advisor for information relevant to your major. BackTOC

28 II.m. When should I ask for a Senior Audit? Academic Advising generates senior audits for students just becoming seniors *after* Spring Commencement. You should automatically get it when it is done. If you have already received an audit, Academic Advising can make another copy for you. BackTOC

29 III. Questions about the curriculum a.What are the required general business courses I would have to take to get a BS in Business?What are the required general business courses I would have to take to get a BS in Business? b.What courses are required for each different concentration?What courses are required for each different concentration? c.Do I have to take the courses in some specified order?Do I have to take the courses in some specified order? d.What electives can I take?What electives can I take? TOC

30 III.a. What are the required general business courses I would have to take to get a BS in Business? All Business majors have to take the same Major Core Courses and Support Courses –Major Core Courses BUS 170 Intro to Business ACC 106 Financial Accounting ACC 202 Managerial Accounting MGT 332 Organizational Behavior MKT 241N Principles of Marketing BUS 252 Business Law I FIN 301 Financial Management MIS 201 Introduction to Information Systems ODS 262 Quantitative Analysis ODS 333 Operations and Logistics Mgt. BUS 470 Business Policy and Strategy –SUPPORT COURSES (15 credits total) ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics An ITC course – preferably ITC 117 MAT 108 Finite Mathematics or MAT 208 Business Calculus SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology BackTOC

31 III.b. What courses are required for each different concentration? Accounting –Major Concentration Courses (24 credits) ACC 300 Intermediate Accounting I ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting II ACC 304N Federal Taxation ACC 364 Accounting Informations Systems ACC 400 Advanced Accounting ACC 407 Auditing Theory & Practice –And choose two of these Concentration Electives: ECO 302 Interm. Microeconomics ACC 306 Cost Accounting ACC 350 Forensic Accounting ACC 414N Advanced Federal Taxation ACC 417 Accounting Theory Seminar ACC 418 Law for Accountants ACC 420N Acctg. for Gov. & Non-Profit Entities ACC 485 Accounting Internship TOCBack

32 III.b. What courses are required for each different concentration? Finance –Concentration Courses (21 credits) FIN 409 Intermediate Financial Mgt. FIN 450 International Finance FIN 466 Investment and Security Analysis FIN 469 Finance Seminar –And choose three of these Concentration Electives ECO 301 Interm. Macroeconomics ECO 302 Interm. Microeconomics FIN 323A Financial Institutions Management FIN 423A Entrepreneurial Finance FIN 464 Real Estate FIN 468 Adv. Financial Analysis FIN 485 Finance Internship TOCBack

33 III.b. What courses are required for each different concentration? Accounting and Finance –Major Concentration Courses (21 credits total) ACC 300 Intermediate Accounting I ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting II FIN 409 Intermediate Financial Mgt. FIN 466 Investment and Security Analysis FIN 468 Advanced Securities Analysis –And choose two of these Concentration Electives: ACC 304N Federal Taxation ACC 350 Forensic Accounting ACC 364 Accounting Informational Systems ACC 414N Advanced Federal Taxation FIN 423A Entrepreneurial Finance FIN 450 International Finance FIN 464 Real Estate ACC 485 Accounting Internship FIN 485 Finance Internship TOCBack

34 III.b. What courses are required for each different concentration? Entrepreneurship –Major Concentration Courses (21 credits) Take one of the following (3 credits): –MGT 337 Small Business Management –MGT 350 Introduction to Entrepreneurship And take one of the following (3 credits): –BUS 563 Princ. & Meth. of Bus. Res. –MGT 420 Business Plan Development And take all of the following (9 credits): –FIN 423A Entrepreneurial Finance – ✝ MGT 485 Internship in Management –MKT 347 Guerrilla Marketing –And choose two of these Concentration Electives: BUS 340 Doing Business on the Internet BUS 352 Business Law II BUS 370 International Business COM 350 Introduction to Public Relations FIN 464 Real Estate MGT 330 Human Resource Management MGT 231 Mgmt. Theory and Pract. MGT 335 Family Firm management MGT 349 Management. of Diversity in Organizations MGT 403 Leadership in Management MGT 445 Conflict Res. & Neg Skills for Managers MKT 343 Advertising MKT 344 Retailing MKT 342 Consumer Behavior TOCBack

35 III.b. What courses are required for each different concentration? Hospitality Management –Major Concentration Courses (21 credits) ACC 275 Accounting for the Hospitality Industry HRI 201 Hotel Operations Management HRI 204 Food and Beverage Management HRI 500 Internship MKT 320 Hospitality Marketing and Sales –And choose two of these Concentration Electives: BUS 370 International Business HRI 350 Human Res. Manage. in the Hopsitality Indus. HRI 352 Hospitality Law FIN 375 Hospitality Finance & Development HRI 450 Meetings, Conferences & Conventions HRI 475 Casino Operations and Management MGT 337 Small Business Management MGT 420 Business Plan Development TOCBack

36 III.b. What courses are required for each different concentration? Human Resource Management –Major Concentration Courses (21 credits) BUS 370 International Business MGT 301 Employment Law for Business MGT 330 Human Resource Management MGT 231 Mgmt. Theory and Practice MGT 442 Labor/Management Relations –And choose two of these Concentration Electives: BUS 563 Princ. & Methods of Bus. Res. MGT 333 Compensation & Benefits Management MGT 345 International Human Resource Management MGT 349 Management of Diversity in Organizations MGT 403 Leadership in Management MGT 415 Employee Training/Develop in Organizations MGT 445 Conflict Resolution and Management MGT 472 International Management MGT 473 Adv. Topics in Hum. Res. Mgt. MGT 475 Interpersonal Rel. for Managers MGT 485 Internship in Management PSY 326 Industrial/Organizational Psychology SOC 352 Sociology of Organizations SPC 215 Intercultural Communication TOCBack

37 III.b. What courses are required for each different concentration? International Business –Major Concentration Courses (18 credits) BUS 370 International Business BUS 473 Export/Import Management MGT 472 International Management –And choose three of these Concentration Electives: BUS 400 Business Institute BUS 563 Princ. and Methods of Business Research COM 335 Writing for Corporations ECO 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics ECO 306 Comparative Economic Studies ECO 312 International Trade ECO 313 Economic Development ENG 402 Business Writing FIN 450 International Finance GPH 110 World Regions GPH 251 Cultural Geography GPH 360 Globalization-Georgaphies of Global Change MGT 345 International Human Resource Management MGT 337 Small Business Management MGT 349 Management. of Diversity in Organizations MGT 445 Conflict Resolution and Management MGT 420 Business Plan Development MKT 445 International Marketing MGT 485 Internship in Management ODS 470 Global Operations Management POL 251 International Politics POL 271 Intro. to Comparative Politics POL 354 International Organizations POL 360 International Political Economy POL 379 Pol and Modernization of Develop Countries SPC 215 Intercultural Communications TOCBack

38 III.b. What courses are required for each different concentration? Management –Major Concentration Courses (21 credits) BUS 370 International Business MGT 231 Mgmt. Theory and Pract. MGT 330 Human Resource Management –And choose four of these Concentration Electives: BUS 340 Doing Business on the Internet BUS 352 Business Law II BUS 400 Business Institute BUS 473 Export & Import Management BUS 563 Prin. & Meth. of Bus. Research FIN 464 Real Estate MGT 301 Employment Law for Business MGT 337 Small Business Management MGT 345 International Human Resource Mgt. MGT 349 Management. of Diversity in Organizations MGT 375 Corporate Social Responsibility MGT 445 Conflict Resolution and Management MGT 403 Leadership in Mgt. MGT 420 Business Plan Development. MGT 442 Labor/Mgt. Relations MGT 471 Management Seminar MGT 472 International Management MGT 473 Advanced Topics/Human Resources Mgt. MGT 475 Interpers. Rel. for Mgrs. MGT 480 Hosp/Health Care Aministration ✝ MGT 485 Internship in Management POL 315 Public Administration TOCBack

39 III.b. What courses are required for each different concentration? Management Information Systems –Major Concentration Courses (21-23 credits) MIS 301 Principles of Information Systems MIS 310 Project Management Methods MIS 410 Database Management MIS 420 Principle of Networking Technologies –And choose three of these Concentration Electives: CSC 200A Survey of Computer Science I CSC 201J Software Design and Programming I CSC 202J Software Design and Programming II GPH 340 Geographic Information Systems ✝ MIS 485 Internship in MIS ODS 467 App. Forecast. Methods for Management ODS 485 Advanced Quant. Models I ODS 440 Principles of Quality Management ODS 470 Global Operations and Logistics Mgt ODS 487 Advanced Quant. Models II ODS 486 Management Information Systems II ODS 484N Management Information Systems I TOCBack

40 III.b. What courses are required for each different concentration? Marketing –Major Concentration Courses (21 credits) MKT 342 Consumer Behavior MKT 444N Marketing Management & Strategy MKT 445 International Marketing MKT 543 Marketing Research –And choose three of these Concentration Electives: MKT 320 Hospitality Marketing and Sales MKT 343 Advertising MKT 344 Retailing MKT 345 Sales Management MKT 347 Guerrilla Marketing MKT 351N Business Marketing ODS 467 App. Forecasting Methods for Management ECO 301 Interm. Macroeconomics MKT 346 Sports Marketing MKT 305 Marketing of Services MKT 360 Nonprofit Marketing MKT 365 Professional Services Marketing MKT 466 Special Topics in Marketing MKT 485 Internship in Marketing TOCBack

41 III.b. What courses are required for each different concentration? Operations and Decision Sciences –Major Concentration Courses (21-23 credits) ODS 440 Principles of Quality Management ODS 467 App. Forecast. Methods for Management ODS 470 Global Operations Management ODS 485 Advanced Quantitative Models I –And choose three of these Concentration Electives: BUS 400 Business Institute CSC 200A Survey of Computer Science I CSC 201J Software Design and Programming I CSC 202J Software Design and Programming II ECO 301 Interm. Macroeconomics ECO 400 Econometrics FIN 468 Adv. Financial Analysis GPH 340 Geographic Information Systems MIS 301 Principles of Information Systems MIS 310 Project Management Methods MIS 410 Database Management MIS 420 Principles of Networking Technologies ODS 484N Mgt. Information Systems ODS 486 Management Information Systems II ODS 487 Advanced Quant. Models II ODS 495 Internship in ODS TOCBack

42 III.c. Do I have to take the courses in some specified order? There are some courses that you must take in your first 30 credit hours. See the catalog for the specific requirements: –http://catalog.salemstate.edu/content.php?catoid =24&navoid=3982#Restrictions_for_Completion_ of_General_Education_Requirementshttp://catalog.salemstate.edu/content.php?catoid =24&navoid=3982#Restrictions_for_Completion_ of_General_Education_Requirements Pay attention to pre-requisites for your business courses; some courses have multiple – so you need to plan ahead! –http://www.salemstate.edu/assets/documents/AC A_Bertolon/Revised_Core_flow_diagram.pdfhttp://www.salemstate.edu/assets/documents/AC A_Bertolon/Revised_Core_flow_diagram.pdf TOCBack

43 III.d. What electives can I take? Free electives can be any course outside the Business School except MAT 90, MAT 104N, and ENG 100A Concentration Electives are listed on the flow sheets for each concentration –http://catalog.salemstate.edu/content.php?cat oid=24&navoid=3977#http://catalog.salemstate.edu/content.php?cat oid=24&navoid=3977# TOCBack

44 IV. Questions about resources a.What resources are available to help me academically?What resources are available to help me academically? b.What other resources are available?What other resources are available? c.What opportunities are there for my personal and professional enrichment?What opportunities are there for my personal and professional enrichment? d.Where can I study?Where can I study? TOC

45 IV.a. What resources are available to help me academically? Faculty Writing center Math lab Student Academic Support Services Peer Mentors (CC147) Accounting lab (CC115) BackTOC

46 IV.b. What other resources are available? Health services Alumni IT (for your wireless, software, Canvas needs) Center for International Business and Economic Studies (CIBES) hp hp Center for Entrepreneurial Activities (CEA) hp hp Commuter Center Lounge TOCBack

47 IV.c. What opportunities are there for my personal and professional enrichment? Speakers’ series Entrepreneurship networking café Student associations Delta Mu Delta s/2131.php s/2131.php Small Business Development Center s/2172.php s/2172.php TOCBack

48 IV.d. Where can I study? There are many places for students to study alone, or in groups, within our building. The cafeteria, study carrels equipped with computers lining the hallways, and study rooms are all available whenever the building is open. Study rooms 0.php 0.php Library Café TOCBack

49 V. Other Questions a.Are there any business-related clubs or events I can join?Are there any business-related clubs or events I can join? b.What happens if I need help with my classes?What happens if I need help with my classes? c.What if I have other questions?What if I have other questions? TOC

50 V.a. Are there any business- related clubs or events I can join? Center for International Business and Economic Studies (CIBES) Center for Entrepreneurial Activities (CEA) The honor society Delta Mu Delta Small Business Development Center Accounting Association American Marketing Association Finance Association BackTOC

51 V.b. What happens if I need help with my classes? First, ask your professor(s) for help; most faculty are happy to help students with specific questions or problems Accounting lab (CC115) Writing Center hp hp Math lab hp hp Peer mentors (CC147) hp hp TOCBack

52 V.c. What if I have other questions? Tel: TOCBack


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