2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 24, 2018  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Studies and Economics

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Business Studies and Economics Department Chair: Nadia Abgrab Noormohamed, D.B.A.

Accounting: Jamie M. Carlone, M.S., C.P.A.

Applied Technology:
Business Administration: Arlene J. Nicholas, Ph.D.
Economics: Carmel Coughlan, M.B.A
Financial Management: Jamie M. Carlone, M.S., C.P.A.
Global Business and Economics: Carmel Coughlan, M.B.A.
Health Care Administration and Management: Mark Hough, M.B.A.
Marketing: Nadia Abgrab Noormohamed, D.B.A.

The programs in The Department of Business Studies and Economics build upon the liberal arts essence and Catholic values of Salve Regina University to provide a broad range of studies for students interested in leadership and management functions associated with the allocation of resources and decision processes inherent in a highly competitive global business environment. Participants in the program have the opportunity to develop critical and analytical thinking, decisionmaking skills and understanding of personal accountability, as those students are introduced to management theories, business practices and the technology which enhances both productivity and effective utilization of all resources. The challenges and the advantages of working with an increasingly diverse work force are incorporated into appropriate course offerings. The emerging global market and the competitive forces shaping strategic plans and the future of the U.S. and international business environments are central issues to The Department of Business Studies and Economics programs’ including majors in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Financial Management, Global Business and Economics, Health Care Administration & Management and Marketing. The program also offers minors in Accounting, Applied Technology, Business Administration, Economics, Global Business and Economics, and Sports Management. The Business Studies curriculum is developed in consonance with the recommendations of our accreditation bodies, the departmental faculty, and an advisory council of business professionals, academic colleagues, staff, and accomplished alumni to meet the current demands of the global business environment.

Professional Accreditation

All Majors and Minors excluding the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Economics within the Department of Business Studies and Economics are professionally accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The IACBE establishes professional standards for program content and is a leader in requiring outcomes assessment to measure institutional and program effectiveness.

Sigma Beta Delta International Business Honor Society

The Department of Business Studies and Economics maintains an active chapter of Sigma Beta Delta, the national honor society for business, to recognize academic excellence and personal achievements of undergraduate and graduate students in the Business Studies and Department of Economics.

The Alpha Mu Alpha National Honor Society

The Alpha Mu Alpha National Honor Society recognizes academic achievement of graduating seniors who hold active membership in Salve Regina University’s chapter of the American Marketing Association.

American Marketing Association (AMA)

Salve Regina University’s American Marketing Association is an international organization for students interested in furthering their study and practice of marketing. The Salve Regina University Chapter of the American Marketing Association provides marketing resources and education by offering professional development activities and networking opportunities. National competition and local community service projects not only enhance members’ skills and knowledge, but also promote ethical decision-making and responsible citizenship.

Declaration of Major

Students may formally declare their major by meeting with the chair of the Business Studies and Economics Department.

Students in the Business Studies and Economics Department are required to maintain a minimum of a C+ (2.3) overall average to remain in the Business Studies and Economics program.

Business Studies and Economics Core Requirements

The Business Studies and Economics program requires students enrolled in courses of study leading to the award of a major in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Management, Global Business and Economics, Health Care Administration & Management, and Marketing to complete the following core course requirements (42 Credits):

Joint Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees in Business

Joint Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees leading to the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Management, or Master of Science in Health Care Administration and Management.

The University offers a joint program of study leading to both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. The program is designed for the University’s highly motivated and qualified undergraduates.

Candidates apply to the joint bachelor’s/master’s program in February of the junior year. Applicants should have a grade point average of at least 3.3 and should expect to take up to four graduate courses (12 credits) in the senior year toward the undergraduate degree. The total number of credits a student takes to complete the accelerated master’s program with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree is 150 credits, 24 of which are taken in the fifth year. Final acceptance is conditioned on the successful completion of the undergraduate degree and the graduate courses completed during the senior year.

Individuals interested in earning an M.B.A, M.S. Management, or M.S. Health Care Administration and Management through this program need to inform their appropriate undergraduate advisor and meet with the graduate business program director during the first semester of their junior year.

Program and Course Listings



    The University confers undergraduate degrees in the following disciplines:


    The University offers a number of single discipline and interdisciplinary minors which students may complete to enhance their education.


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