The Monte Ahuja College of Business prepares its graduates for professional careers in business, government, and nonprofit organizations by offering three types of business undergraduate degrees and various major programs by offering three types of business undergraduate degrees and various major programs.
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 various business course requirements and general education courses in the humanities, natural science, mathematics, and the social sciences; as well as the selection of business major specializations and various degrees.
The faculty of the Monte Ahuja College of Business confers three types of degrees, the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, and the Bachelor of Science degree and the Bachelor of Arts degree.
Bachelor Business Administration Degree Programs
The BBA Degree programs 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.
BBA: Entry Level/Lower Core 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 the catalog year 2010 and forward), BUS 201 (for the catalog year 2013 and forward), and GAD 250 do 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.
BBA: Major Programs
Courses of 30 to 39 credit hours based on the specific major
- Business Economics
- General Business: On-Campus Track and Online Degree Completion Track
- Information Systems
- International Business
- Human Resources Management
- Operations and Supply Chain Management
The Capstone is required after completing all lower core and upper core requirements. Students should concurrently enroll in a BUS 498 course during the same semester.
Major Program in the B.S. Bachelor of Science Degree Major Program
The B.S. Healthcare Management program introduces students to a variety of healthcare-topics such as healthcare management, healthcare delivery models, healthcare finance, marketing, healthcare law and healthcare information systems, along with a strong foundation of fundamental business knowledge. Also, the program requires completion of a healthcare concentration. The healthcare concentration allows students to pursue specialties such as healthcare informatics, various undergraduate minors from any discipline at CSU or prepare for graduate programs by completing corresponding undergraduate coursework. The program requires general education courses in the humanities, natural science, mathematics, and the social sciences.
The Undergraduate Healthcare Management prepares students for a career in the healthcare industry with a business management administrative focus. Graduates of the program will have career opportunities as health service managers with various organizations that include hospitals, clinics, health service providers, insurance organizations, nursing homes and healthcare financial/management based private and government organizations.
B.S. Healthcare Management requirements:
- CSU General Education Requirements
- Business Fundamental Coursework Core
- Healthcare Management Coursework Core
- Elective coursework: Healthcare Management Concentration - Interdisciplinary Knowledge
B.S. Major Program
Bachelor of Arts Degree Major Program
The B.A. Business Program is designed to provide an undergraduate multidisciplinary Business education that blends fundamental Business education with other academic disciplines beyond Business topics. The program prepares individuals interested in business careers that requires knowledge beyond business disciplines such as psychology, communication, foreign language, art, science, or previous employment experiences.
The program allows students to study strategic broad topics in Business areas such as marketing, sales, international business, property management, supply chain, and human resources but provides an innovative flexible approach by allowing the student to personally design the flex core portion of the degree in which the student can select from multidiscipline academic areas. This innovative approach will allow students the flexibility to deepen their knowledge in a particular Business subject area or choose to study subjects outside the Business area or use previous educational experiences.
B.A. Business Studies Requirements
- CSU General Education Requirements
- Basic Business Core
- Practical Business Core
- Business Studies Major Core
- Flex Core
B.A. Major Program
Students outside and within the College of Business may earn a business minor. Please contact the College of Business Student Services Center by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- General Business
- Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Minor
- Health Care Management
- Human Resource Management
- Information Systems
- International Business
- Operations and Supply Chain Management
- Professional Selling
- Property Management
The certificate programs sponsored or co-sponsored by the College of Business are described below. Please contact the College of Business Student Services Center by email at email@example.com for more information.
- Certificate in Digital Marketing
- Certificate in Global Business
- Certificate in Health Informatics
- Certificate in Manufacturing Management
- Certificate in Professional Sales
- Certificate in Real Estate and Property Management
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Arts 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 and major requirements
- 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)
The College of Business Student Services 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 Student Services 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 Special Programs and Services
- Online BBA Degree Completion Program in General Business
- Lakeland Community College Partnership for BBA in General Business
- Transfer Student Services
- Community College Transfer Guides
- Cleveland State University/Cuyahoga Community College: Degree Pathway - Associate of Arts to Bachelor of Business Administration
- 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 engaged learning and practical experiences beyond the classroom. The Ahuja Undergraduate Experience prepares students for life after graduation regarding work force knowledge, employment topics, skills, internship experiences, exploration of career options and engagement with the greater Cleveland business community. All activities are designed to support a positive transition for life after graduation and create engaged Ahuja alumni. The Ahuja Undergraduate Experience includes the following programs:
- Business Career and Internship Expo
- KeyBank Day
- Meet the Accountants Night
- 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 contact the College of Business Student Services Center at 216 -687-3729 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to schedule an appointment.
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 the email address of email@example.com or use the CampusNet feature “Ask a Question” in Grad Express Degree Audit to initiate the declaration or change of major process.
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, 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.
The Monte Ahuja College of Business offers several scholarships for undergraduate students. Students interested in our scholarships should review our scholarship website for additional information and complete our online application/s at https://www.csuohio.edu/business/student-services/scholarships-and-financial-aid or contact our scholarship team at BusinessScholarship@csuohio.edu
Degree Completion Programs
Online Program - Adult Focus
- Bachelor of Arts, Business Studies Program: The program supports students who seek a more flexible business-focused degree by allowing the use of varied transfer credit hours from any discipline to satisfy the business flex core of the program, while studying topics in Business areas such as marketing, sales, international Business, real estate, supply chain, and human resources. The program is very friendly for transfer students who may transfer in a large amount of credit hours.
- Online Program: The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - General Business Online Degree Completion Program is designed for students who have already completed the BBA required lower core coursework, English entry-level courses one and two and both required BBA math course requirements.The BBA General Online Degree Completion program offers all Upper Core and Major core courses online. The program enables experienced advanced college students and business professionals the flexibility to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree online. Please see our website for more information at https://business.csuohio.edu/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 program offers a Business Management Track. The program is very friendly for transfer students who may transfer in a large amount of credit hours.
- The degree program is a joint offering of the Maxine Goodman 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.
Major and Minor Programs