Career Paths

Career Paths

With today's difficult economic environment, the Bachelor of Science in Business allows companies to hire individuals who have a broad knowledge of all aspects of business. This broad knowledge allows student to be effective within many different types of organizations. Some examples include:

ACCOUNTING OPTION: Students gain an advantage as a financial professional in the business world and are working in the areas of financial and managerial accounting, systems and controls, taxation, and, auditing.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPTION: students can be found starting their own business or working several years with other entrepreneurs before venturing out on their own.

MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT OPTION: An emphasis on the skills and knowledge necessary for the business professional to function in community and regional centers of commerce.


An integral part of the business degree is a six credit internship completed senior year. This experience has proven beneficial for both the students and employers. Organizations Hosting Penn State Altoona Business Interns over the past year include the following:

  • Allegheny Mountain Convention & Visitors' Bureau
  • Altoona Blair County Development Corp.
  • Altoona Curve
  • Altoona Hospital
  • American Cancer Society
  • Blair County Chamber of Commerce
  • Forever Broadcasting
  • The Hancock Group, Inc.
  • HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Lake Raystown Resort Lodge
  • Lazerpro Digital Media Group
  • PennDOT
  • Sheetz, Inc.
  • UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital
  • Wal-mart
  • W.S. Lee & Son, Inc.
  • WTAJ- TV