Aug 06, 2020  
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

College of Business

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The College of Business offers Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in Accounting, Entertainment Management, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Sport Management and an Online Management Option. The goal of the business school is to provide educational programs that facilitate learner progress toward business readiness. Through a strategic combination learner assessment, structured classroom interventions, and practical experiences through internships and other type of industry exposure, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in a rapidly evolving, global business environment. The College of Business is designed and organized to provide an enjoyable, productive, student-centered learning experience.

The College of Business students are prepared for positions in private, public, and non-profit organizations, graduate and professional studies, and entrepreneurial endeavors. Cooperative education, practicums, and internships are carefully tailored with academic training so that graduates gain meaningful experience in business and industry before they graduate. College of Business offer innovative career preparation opportunities such as the "Suited 4 Success" Professional Image Development Program and a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in collaboration with the Internal Revenue Service. Students are encouraged to participate in these and other endeavors to prepare for corporate culture and provide needed service to the community. The faculty is strong in teaching, research, and service to the community and brings industry experience to the classroom. Responding to a call by the Obama Administration for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to offer more online educational opportunities, the College of Business has introduced a cutting-edge management program designed to provide a career-advancing degree with all the convenience and flexibility a top-notch education should provide. Classes can be taken totally online from anywhere with an Internet connection - on your time. Sixty percent of professors are Sloan-C certified, assuring that students learn through the most innovative online teaching strategies available. All courses offered in the online management program are also Quality-Matters approved, guaranteeing courses are relevant, challenging, and effective. This technology-driven bachelor's degree program features one-on-one, real-time interactions with the same seasoned professors that teach the on-campus business classes. The curriculum will focus on real-world business applications that not only prepare students for exciting careers in the public, private and non- profit sectors, but provide the strong business foundation needed for entrepreneurship.

Specialized Accreditation

baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within both the undergraduate and graduate degrees offered in the College of Business at Coppin State University meets the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

Based on the criteria of the National Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award, ACBSP accreditation evaluates aspects of the institutional leadership, strategic planning processes, relationships with the community, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials and services, and educational support to determine whether or not the institution offers a rigorous educational experience and demonstrates continuous quality improvement.

College of Business Mission Statement

CSU College of Business provides quality business education, inspires learners, and launches business careers as a path to lifelong success.

Vision Statement

A leader in addressing the needs of the community, the Coppin State University College of Business will be the first choice for high quality student-centered business education.

Values Statement

The Coppin State University College of Business affirms the following values:

  • "We are passionate about making a difference & appreciate the efforts of those who do"
  • "We provide a quality, student-centered education with a relevant curriculum, an ethical foundation, global awareness, and technological proficiency.
  • "We foster strong faculty, staff & student relationships that thrive in a professional, collaborative environment"
  • "We create a better future for our stakeholders.

Grade Requirements

The College of Business requires a grade of "C" or higher in all required courses taken in the School and applied toward the major, minor, and all concentrations. A GPA of 2.0 or better is required for admission to and graduation from the College of Business programs.

General Education Requirements 

All students must complete 40 credit hours of General Education Requirements. Majors must fulfill the mathematics GER by completing MATH 131 - College Algebra for Mathematics and Science Majors . They must also fulfill the second social
science option by taking ECON 211 - Principles of Economics I  

Other CSU Requirements

Students should fulfill a technology requirement by completing MISY 150 - Technology Fluency  and ORIE 101 (Freshman Seminar). In addition, students must also take the standardized exit exam required for all College of Business students.


Organization of the College of Business

The College of Business has three departments: 1. The Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems offering a Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Management Information Systems, 2. The Department of Management and Marketing offering Bachelor of Science degrees in Management and Marketing, and 3. The Department of Sport and Entertainment Management offering Bachelor of Science degrees in Sport Management with concentrations in Sport Administration and Athletic Training Management, in addition to a degree in Entertainment Management with concentrations in Music and Casino Gaming.

The Department of Management and Marketing also offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Management in a fully online format. This option enables students to take advantage of the flexibility and convenience that online degree programs offer. It is a great choice for working students and students who want a marketable degree without the requirement of traveling to campus. Sixty percent of faculty are certified by the Sloan Consortium to teach online.

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