The College of Business and Economics at Towson University values diversity, engagement, creativity, inclusion, ethical principles, civility, and excellence. Faculty interaction, peer support, academic and career resources, and state-of-the-art technology create the perfect educational environment. Through innovative AACSB-accredited programs and ample opportunities to experience hands-on learning, the over 3,300 students develop into professionals leaders who positively impact countless organizations and communities.
Students can major in Business Administration, Accounting, Economics with an optional concentration in Financial Economics, or Business Systems & Processes. The Business Administration coursework offers 11 concentration options, including Entrepreneurship, HR Management, Investments, Leadership & Management, Legal Studies, Project Management & Business Analysis, and International Business.
Graduate studies consist of three Masters degrees. The STEM-designated Masters in Marketing Intelligence combines marketing with data and analytics, and students earn a post-baccalaureate certificate in Interactive Marketing within the curriculum. The Masters in Supply Chain Management offers flexible scheduling with classes in-person, online, or a combination of both. The Masters in Accounting & Business Advisory Services is a joint degree with the University of Baltimore, where students will receive a degree from both universities, and classes can be taken at either campus and online.
Business and economics students can acquire an international education by participating in many different study abroad opportunities. They can join a faculty-led short trip to study global business logistics in Panama, cultural and economic challenges in Japan, or explore careers and develop professionally in Spain. Exchange options are available for students to spend a semester or a year studying at places like the Rennes School of Business and Paris School of Business in France, or the Dublin Center, International School of Business in Ireland.
Life outside of the classroom involves social and professional development, fun activities, co-curricular opportunities, networking, career preparation, and community outreach. Several student organizations exist specifically for CBE students, including the Student Leadership Council, NABA, Society for Accountancy, Electronic Business Association, Financial Management Association, American Marketing Association, Marketing Intelligence Club, Beta Gamma Sigma, Enactus, and the Graduate Student Association.
Many applied learning activities are intertwined throughout every degree program. Students participate in case competitions like the Live Strategy Case Competition, the CBE Fall Case Competition & Weinman Cup, Entrepreneurship Competitions, and the Sales Competition. There are service-learning projects, mentoring programs, career fairs, personal career advising, Entrepreneurship Unplugged, and the Supply Chain Forum. The CBE provides free computer software, the CBE Open Lab, the Behavioral Lab for research studies, and the T. Rowe Price Finance Lab, which is a trading room that provides access to professional real-time financial and analytics data with 11 Bloomberg terminals.
A great professional development resource is the required Professional Experience Course. It places a priority on every student finding and completing an internship. The course also involves projects, activities, and exercises that help build the knowledge and skills necessary for career development.