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Students who want to pursue a business career with employment in such areas as management, marketing, administrative jobs in business, government and non-profits, or running their own small business can gain the preparation needed through the bachelor of science in Business degree program. The coursework is designed to develop oral and written communication skills; engage in active and collaborative learning; and develop team-building, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Students complete basic and intermediate core business courses including accounting, economics, management information systems, marketing, business logistics, and finance.

The Penn State Schuylkill program offers three 18-credit options:

Accounting Option

Accounting focuses on the development and interpretation of financial information critical to managerial decision-making. This option provides students with the skills and knowledge to pursue careers in business with an emphasis on the areas of financial and managerial accounting, systems and controls, auditing, and taxation. The Accounting option provides students with a foundation in intermediate accounting, managerial accounting, taxation, information systems, and auditing.

Marketing/Management Option

This coursework emphasizes management and marketing skills and knowledge necessary for the business professional to function in the business world of today.

Individualized Option

Students develop a program of study based on their specific career needs, with approval from a faculty advisor. Such individualized programs of study prepare students for a variety of business careers including opening and running a small business.

Career Opportunities

  • Finance
  • Hospital Administration
  • Educational Administration
  • Sales, Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • Small Business
  • Insurance
  • Government
  • Management
  • Private or Non-Profit Administration


Business students are encouraged to incorporate internships into their academic programs. Provided in a variety of local business and government settings, internships can provide valuable hands-on experiences that benefit graduates during their job searches.

Students can apply to complete internships in a variety of business and organizations such as:

  • Amusement/entertainment
  • Business associations
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Community organizations
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Transportation/business logistics

Job Titles

The following is just a sample of job titles common to our graduates:

  • Accountant
  • Account Executive
  • Actuary
  • Adjuster
  • Advertising Salesperson
  • Analyst
  • Auditor
  • Bookkeeper
  • Brand Manager
  • Broker
  • Business Manager
  • Business Owner
  • Commercial Banker
  • Department Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Investment Counselor
  • Lending Officer
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Securities Trader
  • Training Specialist
  • Trust Officer


For more information about the Business degree program, contact:

Steven Andelin
Program Coordinator