Graduate and Undergraduate Catalog
Year 2004 - 2005
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
Ronald McNeil, Dean
The College of Business and Management offers a select number
of programs to prepare students for challenging careers and positions
in private and public sector organizations. Reflecting the historic
diversity of the campus community, the college is committed to
addressing through its curriculum content and delivery the needs
of both traditional and nontraditional learners in the Springfield
community and beyond.
The college mission is: The College of Business and Management
seeks to have a personal and interactive environment in which
traditional and nontraditional students are given learning
prepare them for careers and positions in corporate, government,
and nonprofit organizations.
This mission places the highest
priority on teaching, which is predominately delivered by
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
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;
encourages meaningful contributions to our academic, professional,
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,
management. All of these programs share certain core skill-based
and knowledge-based goals essential to managerial effectiveness.
Skills include communication, ethical understanding and reasoning,
analysis, and problem solving. This common knowledge base
addresses the following areas: ethical responsibilities in
and society; financial theories, analysis, reporting, and
markets; creation of values through integrated production
of goods and services; group and individual dynamics in
organizations; domestic and global economic environments; and understanding
the multicultural setting.
Undergraduates may also earn a minor in accountancy, general
business, economics, and management information systems.
The college offers master's degrees in accountancy, business
administration, and management information systems. These
are advanced professional
programs that examine the theory and practice of organizational
Master of Science: Management Information Systems
The College of Business and Management is in candidacy
status with AACSB International.