2008–09 Undergraduate Catalog
School of Business and Economics
David L. McKenna Hall
Jeffrey Van Duzer, Dean of the School of Business and Economics
To prepare students for service and leadership in business and society by developing their professional competence and integrity in the context of Christian faith and values. To develop an academically and theologically rigorous understanding of business and economics and to effectively promote this understanding through teaching, pursuit of scholarship, and engagement with the broader business community.
— School of Business and Economics Mission Statement
Admission to Majors in the School of Business and Economics
Students who are interested in a business major are encouraged to indicate their interest upon arrival at SPU. This indication is made with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. It does not commit the student to a major within the school, but assures that an advisor from within the school will be assigned and information about the school and its various activities will be received.
For matriculated students, formal application and admission to a major is required prior to enrollment in certain upper-division business or economics courses. Admission is selective and based upon prior academic performance. Admission applications should be submitted to the School of Business and Economics by the application deadline of January 20 and after all admission requirements are satisfied. If you have been admitted to another SPU major, contact the SBE office for permission to enroll in upper-division business courses.
If you are a junior or senior transfer student in your first two quarters at SPU and you have a college GPA of at least 2.85, contact the SBE office for permission to enroll in upper-division courses. All course prerequisites must be completed before a student may enroll in an SBE course. To be awarded a degree from the School of Business and Economics, students must meet the major and any concentration requirements in effect at the time declaration of a major was made. They must have a minimum of 45 credit hours in the major at SPU.
Consistent with its mission, the School of Business and Economics admits students to its majors on the basis of academic achievement, personal character, leadership potential, and record of service. To meet the minimum requirements for admission to a major, the student must have attained at least sophomore standing; completed at least 15 credits (10 credits for junior or senior transfer students) in School of Business and Economics courses (ACCT, BUS, ECN); and have achieved a minimum of 2.70 cumulative GPA from all institutions and a minimum of 2.70 cumulative GPA in all SBE courses.
Students who enter SPU as freshmen should apply for admission to the School of Business and Economics by January 20 of their sophomore year. Students who enter SPU as junior or senior transfer students (at least 90 quarter credits) should apply for admission to the School of Business and Economics by January 20 of their first year. Students who enter SPU as sophomore transfer students (45–89 quarter credits) should apply for admission to the School of Business and Economics after they have completed 15 credits in the School of Business and Economics at SPU, by the January 20 deadline. Attainment of the minimum GPA standards does not guarantee admission to a major as the total number of admissions may be limited by capacity. Application forms may be obtained online from the SBE home page.
Newly admitted students will be welcomed to the SBE community at an orientation evening held in early spring, which will include information on the SBE mission and practical tips on succeeding in SBE majors. All newly admitted majors are required to attend this event.
Writing Competency Requirement
Admission Requirements for Minors in Business
Administration and Economics
Need to know when a course is being offered? Check the 2008-09 Time Schedule.