The AACSB-accredited Scott L. Carmona College of Business at Saginaw Valley State University offers a broad scope of foundational business knowledge along with the opportunity to hone in on specific areas of study. They strive to enhance drive, global perspective, determination, social responsibility, and skills in communication, listening, writing, speaking, and critical thinking. While developing innovative entrepreneurial leaders, the CoB also provides a well-rounded environment for students to gain perspective in the arts, history, literature, politics, and the sciences.
Undergraduate students can pursue a Bachelors in Business Administration with majors in General Business, Accounting, International Business, Economics, Family Business, Marketing, Professional Sales, Management, or Supply Chain Management. There is also a Bachelors in Professional Accountancy program, which leads accounting students into a bit more depth and more CPA certification preparation than the BBA in Accounting.
Graduate students can study for a Masters in Business Administration either full-time, part-time, online, or in the mixed hybrid format. MBA students have the option to concentrate their study in Marketing, Entrepreneurship, or International Business. High school seniors or SVSU freshmen can participate in the Cardinal Business Edge program, which develops leadership and professional skills through academic lessons and hands-on experiences, along with a senior class mentor. Another excellent leadership development program is the Vitito Fellows. These upperclassmen complete two years of coursework, field experiences, travel abroad, and a community project designed to enhance their leadership abilities significantly. Business students also have the privilege of participating in short-term international study abroad trips to places like Russia, Chile, India, and Prague.
For a student, life outside of the classroom is vital to their overall educational experience. Freshmen can choose to live amongst other business students on campus to live and learn together. Student Wellness Programs exist to help students stay healthy and fit throughout college. Student organizations, specifically for business students, include American Marketing Association, Finance Club, NABA – National Association of Black Accountants, APICS – Association for Operations Management, Alpha Mu Alpha, DECA Collegiate Chapter, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Sigma Pi, Omicron Delta Epsilon, and Economics Club.
The University aims to provide as much experiential learning and community outreach opportunities as possible. Business students can learn from and help serve in the Stevens Center for Family Business. This center provides support for family businesses in the local region through education services, collaborative efforts, and connecting business leaders with one another. The Dow Entrepreneurship Institute conducts research. It provides resources for entrepreneurs such as the Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, elevator pitch coaching and competitions, business pitch seminars and workshops, and an Entrepreneurship Minor option with the BBA degree. The Office of Career Services is a helpful resource. It assists students with every developmental tool needed to best prepare for and transition into a career. This includes career guides, workshops, networking events, the Co-op & Internship Program, and help with resumes.
The CoB provides an accredited, flexible, and accessible Master of Business Administration degree entirely online.