2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog
School of Business and Economics
David L. McKenna Hall
Jeffrey Van Duzer, Dean of the School of Business and Economics
The mission of the School of Business and Economics is 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; and 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.
SBE Majors and Minors
Students majoring in business administration may choose to concentrate in one of the following areas:
Students majoring in Economics may choose to concentrate in one of the following areas:
Students who are interested in a Business, Accounting, or Economics major are encouraged to indicate their interest upon application to SPU through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. This declaration of interest does not commit the student to a major within SBE, but it assures that an advisor from within the school will be assigned and information about various SBE activities will be communicated.
Admission to Majors in the School of Business and Economics
Freshmen and Transfer "Direct Admissions"
A few academically highly qualified students are admitted directly to SBE majors upon acceptance to the university. Incoming freshmen must identify their intended SBE major on their university application, and they will automatically be considered for direct admission. Transfer students who have completed four lower-division core courses within their intended SBE major can also choose to be considered for direct admission when they apply to the university.
Direct admission is highly competitive, and students who are not directly admitted are encouraged to apply as sophomores, or during their first year as a transfer student.
Current SPU Student Admission
For matriculated students, formal application and admission to a major is required prior to enrollment in most upper-division SBE courses. Admission is selective and based upon prior academic performance. To meet the minimum requirements for admission to a major, the student must:
Application to a business major may be made online by the application deadline of January 20, and after all admission requirements are satisfied.
Students who have been admitted to another SPU major should contact the SBE office for permission to enroll in upper-division business courses.
Junior or senior transfer students with a college GPA of at least 2.8 should contact the SBE office for permission to enroll in major-restricted upper-division courses.
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 of admittance to a major, and must have completed a minimum of 45 credit hours in the major at SPU.
New Majors Orientation
Newly admitted students will be welcomed to the SBE community at an orientation evening held in early spring. The orientation 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
Computer Competency Requirement
Admission Requirements for Minors in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, and Economics
Need to know when a course is being offered? Check the 2012-13 Time Schedule.