Bachelor of Science in Applied Business
Program Contact: Julia Fullick 203-582-5034
The Bachelor of Science in Applied Business program aims to prepare industry-ready graduates to identify, describe, analyze and resolve business problems in the private and public sectors. Graduates of the program possess the capacity to apply interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to practical business situations to thrive in a dynamic and increasingly technology driven business environment. The program prepares students to transition into positions in diversified industries such as manufacturing, technology and services, advertising and sales, financial, investment and insurance services, supply chain and distribution and corporate services. Furthermore, the program integrates core business courses with major field coursework and emphasizes professional development, analytical skills, communication skills, critical thinking skills and cultural adaptability through internship opportunities.
BS in Applied Business Curriculum
Students majoring in applied business are required to complete 122 credits.
|Business Core Curriculum|
|Complete the Business Core Curriculum||43|
|Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business||34|
|Applied Business Core|
|MG 302||Managing People, Projects and Change||3|
|MG 305||Applied Design Thinking||3|
|MG 335||Project Management||3|
|SB 188||Business Internship||3|
|or MG 488||Management Internship|
|Analytical Business Skills Course (Choose any 6 credits)||6|
|Intermediate Accounting I|
|Federal Income Taxation of Individuals|
|Data Analysis with Excel (AC 350)|
|Database Programming and Design|
|Creating Digital Businesses|
|Creativity and Innovation|
|Small Business Marketing|
|Creating New Business Models|
|Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits|
|Real Estate Finance|
|Financial Statement Analysis|
|International Marketing Research|
|Cross-Cultural Business Research Part 1|
|Cross-Cultural Business Research Part 2|
|Data Driven Decision Making|
|Service Operations Management|
|Leadership and Organizational Applications Course (Choose any 6 credits)||6|
|Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking and Practice|
|Small and Family Business|
|Introduction to Healthcare Management|
|Legal Aspects of Health Care Delivery|
|Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship|
|Group and Virtual Team Processes|
|Introduction to Nonprofit Management|
|Sports Management (SPS 312)|
|Special Topics Based on course offering|
|Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace|
|Negotiations and Problem Solving|
|Business and Society|
|Professional Selling and Sales Management|
|Advanced Applied Business Elective Courses|
|Take any 6 credits in AC, BAN, BLW, CIS, ENT, FIN, IB, MG, MK, SB at the 300 or 400 level.||6|
|Select 15 credits||15|
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Business will demonstrate the following proficiencies:
- Business Knowledge: Students apply basic business theories and concepts to understand and solve business problems.
- Business Analytics: Students effectively gather, assess and utilize data to understand, improve and communicate business decisions using Excel and other analytical tools.
- Communication: Students communicate business ideas effectively through written communications, oral communications and presentations, and digital media.
- Critical Thinking: Students utilize information and research findings to analyze problems and determine appropriate solutions.
- Business Ethics: Students apply ethical frameworks to evaluate situations and determine appropriate solutions.
- Cultural Adaptability: Students recognize and apply knowledge of diversity within and across individual and groups.
- Professionalism: Students exhibit professional behavior, including a strong work ethic in their classes, in their interactions with faculty, staff and colleagues, and in their team assignments.
Admission Requirements: School of Business
The requirements for admission into the undergraduate School of Business programs are the same as those for admission to Quinnipiac University.
Admission to the university is competitive, and applicants are expected to present a strong college prep program in high school. Prospective first-year students are strongly encouraged to file an application as early in the senior year as possible, and arrange to have first quarter grades sent from their high school counselor as soon as they are available.
For detailed admission requirements, including required documents, please visit the Admissions page of this catalog.
Seamless Transfer Agreement with Gateway Community College (GCC), Housatonic Community College (HCC) and Norwalk Community College (NCC)
Under this Transfer Agreement, GCC, HCC and NCC graduates will be guaranteed admission into a bachelor’s degree program with third year (junior) status at Quinnipiac University on the condition that they:
- Graduate with an associate in arts, an associate in science in business, College of Technology engineering science, nursing or an allied health degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (this may be higher in specific programs).
- Satisfy all other Quinnipiac University transfer admission requirements and requirements for intended major.
Suggested Transfer Curriculum for BS in Applied Business
A minimum of 60 credits is required for transfer into the BS in Applied Business program. Below is a sample plan of study for the first two years prior to matriculation at Quinnipiac University.
|Introduction to Business||3|
|Science Elective with Lab||4|
|Social Science Elective||3|
|Additional Elective (Business or other)||3|