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    Cleveland State University
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Monte Ahuja College of Business


At-a-Glance

Web-page: www.csuohio.edu/business/

Introduction

The Monte Ahuja College of Business prepares its graduates for professional careers in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. 

The BBA degree within the Monte Ahuja College of Business requires students to explore the world of business in society, to develop managerial, technical, ethical, and critical thinking skills, and to understand the roles and responsibilities of individuals as citizens, managers, and professionals. This is accomplished through a carefully designed curriculum of "lower-division" business requirements and general education courses in the humanities, natural science, mathematics, and the social sciences. 

The upper-division program of study in business permits students to acquire a broad foundation of knowledge and skills in the functional areas of business, including accounting, finance, international business, marketing, organizational behavior, human resources management, information systems, and supply chain management. Within a business major, the student acquires specialized knowledge and skills. Emphasis is placed upon individual initiative, teamwork, integrative and critical thinking, ethical analysis, and strategic decision-making skills. Students are provided fundamental tools as well as knowledge about advances in management practice and thought to assist them in meeting the management and leadership responsibilities in their business, civic, and personal lives. 

Degrees

The faculty of the Monte Ahuja College of Business confers the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Major Programs in the B.B.A. Degree

  • Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management

Minor Programs

Students outside and within the College of Business may earn a business minor. Please contact the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center at 216-687-3729 or via email at businessadvising@csuohio.edu for more information.

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • Health Care Management
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management

Certificate Programs

The certificate programs sponsored or co-sponsored by the College of Business are described below. Please contact the College of Business undergraduate Advising Center at 216-687-3729 or via email at businessadvising@csuohio.edu for more information.

  • Certificate in Global Business
  • Certificate in Business Biotechnology
  • Certificate in Health Informatics
  • Certificate in Manufacturing Management

Undergraduate Requirements

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree is awarded to students who fulfill the following requirements:

  • A minimum of 120 credit hours
  • Achievement of a grade-point average of 2.00 or better
  • Completion of College of Business lower and upper core courses
  • Completion of university, college, and major-field requirements with appropriate grades - Please review major programs regarding appropriate grades.
  • Completion of the foreign language requirement, if applicable. (Students who graduated from high school in 1987 or later and who did not complete two years of the same foreign language in high school must remove the foreign language deficiency by completing a first-year language sequence or two semesters of American Sign Language plus one approved foreign culture course.)
  • ASC 101 Introduction to University Life for Business Majors (freshmen only)

General Requirements

Introduction

  1. A minimum of 120 credit hours of academic work is required for all students. One hour of ASC 101 - Introduction to University Life  is required of all freshmen.
  2. A minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 is required regarding University Regulations for degree completion. In addition, some majors within the College of Business require an overall minimum cumulative  grade-point average of 2.0 - those majors are:  Accounting, Finance, Business Economics, International Business, Information Systems, and Marketing.
  3. Distribution of course work will vary within the requirements for each of the college degrees.
  4. Completion of the foreign language requirement, if applicable. (Students who graduated from high school in 1987 or later and who did not complete two years of the same foreign language in high school must remove the foreign language deficiency by completing a first-year language sequence or two semesters of American Sign Language plus one approved foreign culture course.)

The general course requirements of Cleveland State University and the College of Business are listed in this section for the lower- and upper-division years. In addition, students complete the requirements of the major field and electives of their choice during the final two years. Students are responsible for satisfying course prerequisites and taking courses in the correct sequence.

BBA students must complete all lower and upper business core courses before enrolling in MGT 465 - Management Strategy & Policy , the BBA program's capstone course.

The College of Business may remove students from classes taken out of sequence or without the required prerequisites. Students may be required to take additional courses to substitute for courses taken out of sequence. Students with questions about prerequisites or sequencing should see an academic advisor.

BBA: Entry Level Requirements

All BBA students must complete the lower division core (entry level requirements/additional coursework) with the appropriate academic standards prior to completing any course(s) from the upper division core or 300/400 level major course work. The appropriate academic standards are as follows: Grades of C or better are required for MTH 148  (for catalog year 2010 and forward), MTH 149  (for catalog year 2012 and forward), BUS 201  (for catalog year 2013 and forward), and GAD 250  does require a grade of C or better to meet the University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

BBA: Upper Core Requirements

After completing lower-division requirements, all students seeking a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in the College of Business Administration are required to complete the core courses listed below. They are scheduled in the individual major fields at recommended points. Requirement check sheets are available in the college office.

Student Services

The College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center provides comprehensive services for current undergraduate students of the Monte Ahuja College of Business, as well as support for prospective students interested in learning more about Ahuja undergraduate programs.

The Center provides the following services for all current undergraduate students: academic advising services such as understanding University, College and Major course requirements, as well as developing long term graduation plans and completing graduation application evaluations. In addition, the Office helps current students with issues regarding College and University petition requests, exploration of scholarship options, exploration of major interest and career/internship information.

The following services are housed in the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center

Academic Advising Services

  • Mandatory Academic Advising for all second year and transfer students accepted into the College of Business
  • COB undergraduate students are assigned a personal COB academic advisor for ongoing advising services
  • Provide First Year and Transfer Orientation Advising Services
  • Business Midterm Check Up
  • Outreach regarding University mid-term grades, along with academic support
  • Graduation Application services

Undergraduate Program Services

  • BBA Online General Business Program
  • Lakeland Community College Partnership
  • Community College Transfer Guides
    • Cleveland State University/Cuyahoga Community College: Degree Pathway - Associate of Arts to Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Scholarship Development and Services
  • College Petition Committee and Services
  • Business Readmission Online Process

Student Engagement Services
The Ahuja Undergraduate Experience provides various programs and resources to help Ahuja students connect academic studies from the classroom to real work experiences beyond the classroom. The Ahuja Undergraduate Experience prepares students for life after graduation regarding work force knowledge, internship experiences, exploration of career options and engagement with greater Cleveland Business and Industry. In addition, students will be exposed to important employment topics and skills that will support a positive transition for life after graduation and create engaged Ahuja alumni. The Ahuja Undergraduate Experience includes the following programs.

  • Business Professional Mentorship Program
  • Ahuja Internship and Co-op Information Expo
  • Employer Information Sessions
  • Business Career Connection Series: Focus on various Business industries
  • Business Majors Professional Corporate Network Luncheons
  • Women in Business: Today and Tomorrow
  • Diversity and Inclusion week
  • Freshman Sophomore Business Association - student organization
  • Business First Year Focus (prospective students)

Mandatory Transfer Student Advising

Transfer students accepted into the Monte Ahuja College of Business must attend one mandatory academic advising appointment in order to complete registration transactions prior to the semester. All new Business students must review their academic program (major) of study and develop a graduation degree completion plan. Please call the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center at (216) 687-3729 or e-mail businessadvising@csuohio.edu in order to schedule an appointment. For more information about our Advising Center, please see our web site.

Declaring a Major

Any student in good academic standing is eligible to declare a major in the Monte Ahuja College of Business. All students should declare a major as soon as possible after admission to the university, but they must declare a major by the end of their second year (or before the completion of 60 credit hours). By declaring a major early, students will have more opportunities to work with advisors and develop a graduation degree completion plan and participate in an internship program.

Students can declare a major or change a major (or minor), by contacting a College of Business professional advisor at 687-3729 or use the Campus Net feature "Ask a Question" in Grad Express Degree Audit to initiate the declaration or change of major process.

Student Responsibilities

Each student is solely responsible for meeting all curricular requirements and for knowing and following all academic regulations and policies of the Monte Ahuja College of Business, College, major and university requirements.

Students are urged to review all appropriate sections of this catalog, in particular the chapter on University Regulations as well as the chapters on Academic Procedures and Academic Standing. Although students must assume responsibility for knowing and fulfilling graduation requirements and for knowing and following policies and regulations, advisors are available to assist all College of Business students. Whenever in doubt, a student should consult with an academic advisor for assistance.

Financial Assistance

The Monte Ahuja College of Business offers a number of scholarships to undergraduate students. Students interested in our scholarships should review our scholarship website for additional information and online application at https://www.csuohio.edu/business/student-resources/scholarships-and-financial-aid

Degree Completion Programs

Online Program - Adult Focus

  • Online Program: the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - General Business Online Degree Completion Program is designed for students who have already completed more than 40 hours of college course work and are close to starting junior year related business course work. It enables experienced advanced college students and business professionals the flexibility to earn an accredited undergraduate business degree from CSU. Please see our website for more information at http://www.csuohio.edu/business/academics/online-bba-degree-completion

Community Partnership Program

  • The Monte Ahuja College of Business maintains partnerships with Cuyahoga Community College and Lakeland Community College

Joint Program - Adult Focus

  • The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership is a multidisciplinary program of study for those interested in leadership theory and practice. The program prepares students to assume leadership roles in organizational settings in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. The degree program is a joint offering of the Levin College of Urban Affairs, the Monte Ahuja College of Business, and the School of Communication. Students are admitted to the Levin College, where the major is housed.
  • This program allows students to study business topics within the framework of the nonprofit sector with courses from Urban Affairs and Communication. The program is very friendly for transfer students who have a large amount of credit hours and the program allows for life experience credit. For more information about the Organizational Leadership - Business Management Track program please review the following document or contact an advisor in the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Center at 687-3729.

Major and Minor Programs

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Finance

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General Business

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Information Systems

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International Business

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Management

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Marketing

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Operations and Supply Chain Management

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