Why Major in Business?

Penn State Altoona’s bachelor of science degree in Business is a professionally-oriented business degree program for students seeking a broad overall education and solid grounding in the common body of business knowledge. The program’s interdisciplinary perspective provides you with a versatile base for mobility into all business areas, and prepares you for the business world of today and of tomorrow.

The program combines the theoretical underpinnings of core business disciplines, notably management, marketing, finance, and logistics, with applied study in a practical setting, especially the small-business climates.

Through the choice of an 18-credit option, you will develop a specialty related to a key business sector. You also will develop written and oral communication skills throughout the program, acquire contemporary computer skills, and engage in active and collaborative learning. In addition, you will become familiar with the unique business environments of your local community, a design that sets this degree apart from other business degrees offered within the University.

The following four options are available: