General Business

General BusinessThe two-year Black School of Business General Business major at Penn State Behrend is an introduction to business operations in the public and private sectors. The primary objective of this managerially oriented program is to provide students with skills in oral and written communication as well as mathematics, relevant general education coursework, and specific business knowledge.

The business coursework required by the major introduces students to basics of accounting; economics; management information systems; quantitative business analysis; and the social, legal, ethical, and political environments within which businesses operate.

Why Major in General Business?

The Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend major in General Business allows students to earn an associate degree in two years while providing a foundation for those students who qualify for admission to bachelor’s degree programs in business.

Students are able to strengthen their skills in oral and written communication and quantitative reasoning which are essential for success in business careers. To develop a well-rounded graduate, students select supporting courses from those approved for general education.

Why Choose Penn State Behrend for Your General Business Degree?

The Black School of Business programs are accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the premier accrediting agency for schools of business. Only 15 percent of colleges and universities worldwide have obtained this designation, including world-class business schools like Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, and Yale.

The school is listed in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Business Schools and the Princeton Review’s Best 300 Business Schools.