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 Curriculum43
University Curriculum
Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business34
Applied Business Core
MG 302Managing People, Projects and Change3
MG 305Applied Design Thinking3
MG 335Project Management3
SB 188Business Internship3
or MG 488 Management Internship
Analytical Business Skills Course (Choose any 6 credits)6
Intermediate Accounting I
Cost Accounting
Federal Income Taxation of Individuals
Statistical Programming
Web Analytics
Data Mining
Object-Oriented Programming
Data Visualization
Data Analysis with Excel (AC 350)
Database Programming and Design
Entrepreneurial Skills
Creating Digital Businesses
Creativity and Innovation
Small Business Marketing
Entrepreneurial Finance
Creating New Business Models
Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits
Real Estate Finance
Financial Statement Analysis
International Marketing Research
International Finance
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
International Management
Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship
Negotiating Internationally
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
Open Electives
Select 15 credits15
Total Credits122

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Business will demonstrate the following proficiencies:

  1. Business Knowledge: Students apply basic business theories and concepts to understand and solve business problems.
  2. Business Analytics: Students effectively gather, assess and utilize data to understand, improve and communicate business decisions using Excel and other analytical tools.
  3. Communication: Students communicate business ideas effectively through written communications, oral communications and presentations, and digital media.
  4. Critical Thinking: Students utilize information and research findings to analyze problems and determine appropriate solutions.
  5. Business Ethics: Students apply ethical frameworks to evaluate situations and determine appropriate solutions.
  6. Cultural Adaptability: Students recognize and apply knowledge of diversity within and across individual and groups.
  7. 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.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterCredits
English I 3
Introduction to Business 3
Microeconomics 3
Business Statistics 3
History Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring Semester
English II 3
Macroeconomics 3
Financial Accounting 3
Information Systems 3
Marketing 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall Semester
Managerial Accounting 3
Finance 3
International Business 3
Management 3
Art Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring Semester
Operations Management 3
Business Law 3
Science Elective with Lab 4
Social Science Elective 3
Additional Elective (Business or other) 3
 Credits16
 Total Credits61