Business

Business and Economics Library Resources 

Garry Flower, MBA, CPA, Associate Professor of Business, Acting Chair 

Francis M. Pufko, MBA, Assistant Professor of Business

George Diemer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Business

Chestnut Hill College offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting; a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Management (as of July 1st, 2010); a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Marketing; and an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science (BS) in International Business, Language, and Culture. Minors are available in Management (as of July 1st, 2010); and in International Business. Interested students should contact Garry Flower, Room 312, Martino Hall. Telephone: 215/248-7180. Email: flowerg@chc.edu.

Advanced Placement
The department accepts Advanced Placement scores of 3, 4, or 5. Students who receive a score of 3, 4, or 5 in Microeconomics will receive 3 credits for ECON-102: Principles of Microeconomics. Students who receive a score of 3, 4, or 5 in Macroeconomics will receive 3 credits for ECON-101: Principles of Macroeconomics.

Honors and Honor Societies Established at the College in 2006, Sigma Beta Delta, the International Honor Society for Business, Management, and Administration, encourages and recognizes scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management, and administration. Eligibility for election to membership is limited to those students that rank in the upper 20 percent of their class and have achieved a Career GPA of 3.50 at the time of invitation to membership following completion of at least one-half of the degree program in which they are enrolled. Transfer students who meet the qualifications for membership may be inducted after they have completed a minimum of one term of academic work in the Business Department.

Phi Beta Lambda is part of the oldest and largest national student business organization in the United States where a quarter of a million students develop their skills for successfully competing in the business world and in the global economy. It is student-run organization in which career development, ethical leadership, and collaborative teamwork skills are the main focus.

Outstanding students may be invited to participate in the Departmental Honors program. Sophomores of high scholastic standing (a Career GPA of 3.50 or higher) may be invited by their major department to stand for Honors in their Junior and Senior years. The Departmental Honors program provides an opportunity for independent study and research culminating in an Honors thesis submitted in the spring of Senior year. All students who have successfully completed the Honors Program will be recognized with Honors in their major field at the annual Honors Convocation and on their academic transcripts. In addition, the title of the completed Honors Thesis will appear on the academic transcript.


The Department of Business Administration offers majors in Accounting, Business Administration, International Business, Language, and Culture, and Marketing. These majors are structured to assist students in planning for graduate education, public service and the corporate world. Minors are also offered in Business Administration and International Business. 

 

All students majoring in business are recommended to complete all computer proficiencies or computer coursework by the end of the sophomore year.

 

Course Options 

There are several Business courses available to undergraduate students looking to fulfill a Ways of Knowing perspective or expand on interests without pursuing a minor. The following courses are open to students in any major; however, they may not be offered every semester and may have a Pre-Requisite. Check the Course Descriptions for information on the following courses:

  • ACCT-103: Financial Accounting (WOK: Behavioral)
  • BUSN-101: International Business
  • BUSN-102: Business Ethics (WOK: Behavioral)
  • BUSN-104: Introduction to Business (WOK: Behavioral)
  • BUSN-120: Law and the Business Enterprise (WOK: Behavioral)
  • MKTG-203: Marketing Principles (WOK: Behavioral)