The Sigmund Weis School of Business at Susquehanna University is accredited by the AACSB and focuses all of its efforts into providing an excellent and reputable undergraduate business education. Offering foundational business theory laced with the liberal arts develops graduates who are highly sought after by a multitude of employers. Students will learn to analyze, communicate, think critically, lead others, and serve their communities well for the rest of their lives. Every business student will have the chance to grow in their global business perspective, including international internship opportunities.
Undergraduate students can earn a distinguished Bachelors degree in several areas of business. Majors include Finance, International Business, Accounting, Management, Business Data Science, Marketing, Economics, and Luxury Brand Marketing & Management. To specialize even further, students can add a minor in Professional Accounting or Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Those who are in financial need can apply for scholarships in many different areas like academic, transfer student, international student, alumni, service leaders, ministerial grants, military, tuition exchange, and student employment opportunities.
As it is crucial for Weis students to receive international business experiences, the School sends 100% of their students away to study on one of numerous study abroad options through the GO Global Program. Through GO Short, students can study for two to six weeks in places like Singapore, Chile, Cuba, Italy, or Morocco. Through GO Long, students spend a semester in Hamburg, Tokyo, or London, which is the most popular location for Weis business students.
To have a successful college experience, students must combine rigorous academic study with enjoyable learning and social activities. Student clubs and organizations offer opportunities to build leadership and social skills, learn, have fun, and serve the community. Business-specific groups include clubs for Economics, Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Investment, and Marketing, and Beta Gamma Sigma and Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Societies.
Activities like field trips, seminars, events, Meet the Firms Day, the House of Hawks Pitch Competition, and the IMA Student Leadership Conference give students hands-on learning and networking opportunities. The interactive Trading Room provides on-campus experiential learning with 11 Bloomberg terminals, professional software, and access to technology used by the pros.
During their first semester, students are required to complete the Global Business Perspectives course. This course builds teamwork skills and has students consult with corporations like Netflix, Under Armour, and Burberry, to help increase profitability. Internships are the best way to develop professionally and often lead to future employment. International internships are widely available to Weis students in places like the United Kingdom, Italy, Singapore, and South Korea.
The Center for Economics, Business, and Entrepreneurship Education provides workshops, conferences, and training for K-12 teachers. It puts on the Econ Challenge for Weis students to compete as a team in online exams and try to make it to the National Championships in NYC. Students can also benefit from the one-day Entrepreneurship Challenge to learn how to construct a business plan.