Graduate and Undergraduate Catalog
Year 2006 - 2007
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
Ronald McNeil, Dean
The College of Business and Management offers a select number of
programs to prepare students for careers and positions in private
and public sectors. Reflecting the historic diversity of the campus
community, the college is committed to meeting - through its
curriculum, its faculty, and its delivery and support - the needs of
both traditional and nontraditional students in the Springfield
community and beyond.
The mission of the college is: The College of Business and
Management seeks to have a learning environment in which traditional
and nontraditional students are given learning opportunities to
prepare them for careers, positions, and/or advancements in
corporate, government, and nonprofit organizations.
This mission places the highest priority on teaching, which is
predominately delivered by full-time faculty members with the
appropriate degree, scholarship, and service; seeks to promote
learning through the continuous enhancement of the curriculum and
its delivery; encourages the development of professional
competencies, attitudes, and ethics among students and faculty;
acknowledges the effects of increasing globalization, technological
advancements, and diversity in workplaces; supports the professional
development and renewal of the faculty; and encourages meaningful
contributions to our academic, professional, and local communities
through outreach and service.
Degrees, Minors, and Concentrations
Students in the College of Business and Management may earn
undergraduate degrees in accountancy, business administration,
economics, and management. These programs share core skill-based and
knowledge-based goals and objectives essential to managerial
These skills include communication, ethical understanding and
reasoning, analysis, and problem solving. This common knowledge base
addresses the following areas: ethical responsibilities in
organizations and society; financial theories, analysis, reporting,
and markets; creation of values through integrated production and
distribution of goods and services; group and individual dynamics in
organizations; domestic and global economic environments; and
increased understanding of diversity.
Undergraduates can also earn a minor in accountancy, general
business, economics, and management information systems.
The college offers three master's degrees, in accountancy,
business administration, and management information systems. These
are advanced professional programs that examine the theory and
practice of organizational management.
Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Arts: Economics
Master of Science: Management
The College of Business and Management is in candidacy
status with AACSB International.