The mission statement of Clarion University is to “Provide transformative, lifelong learning opportunities through innovative, nationally recognized programs delivered in inclusive, student-centered environments.” Within the College of Business Administration, the School of Information Sciences, Department of Accountancy, Department of Computer Information Science, Department of Finance, Department of Information and Library Science, and Department of Management and Marketing all work together to provide students with comprehensive degree options in high demand fields. The CBAIS follows through on this goal by maintaining accreditation through the AACSB, one of the premier business education accreditation agencies in the nation, as well as, including many interactive learning opportunities for both on-campus and online students. Entrepreneurship and Global Leadership play an essential role in the curriculum of all programs through the business school. Students can take these focus areas and easily apply them to meet their professional goals.
The College of Business Administration and Information Sciences at Clarion University of Pennsylvania offers both bachelor’s and master’s level degrees. The on-campus options available include Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, or Liberal Studies with a concentration in Library Science. Students enrolled in the Business Administration program also have the ability to major in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Paralegal Studies, or Real Estate. Business Administration majors have an opportunity to participate in a co-op program that allows students to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it in a flexible and supported work experience. Internships are offered for senior students with a minimum 2.5 GPA. This program serves as a culminating experience for graduates and focuses on applying knowledge gained throughout the course of the degree to a real-world work environment.
Programs such as CU Mentor connect current students with alumni, professional resources, and employers through professional development and networking activities. Students may choose either informal mentoring, which lasts 30 days and consists of short meetings to discuss career readiness topics, or formal mentoring where students apply and are matched with a mentor who specifically meets many personal commonalities. Clubs such as the Accounting Society, Financial Management Association, and Leadership and Service programs.
Online programs offered through the CBAIS are at the master’s level in Business Administration, Accounting, Applied Data Analytics, and Library Science. The MBA includes concentrations in Accounting, Finance, or Healthcare, and like the other online options can be finished on a full-time or part-time basis through the 100% online learning platform. This degree was also recently ranked #126 in Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News and World Report. They are additionally recognized among the Top 100 Most Affordable Online MBA’s by Online MBA Today.