2009–10 Undergraduate Catalog
School of Business and Economics
David L. McKenna Hall
Jeffrey Van Duzer, Dean of the School of Business and Economics
To prepare students for service and leadership in business and society by developing their professional competence and integrity in the context of Christian faith and values. To develop an academically and theologically rigorous understanding of business and economics and to effectively promote this understanding through teaching, pursuit of scholarship, and engagement with the broader business community.
— School of Business and Economics Mission Statement
Admission to Majors in the School of Business and Economics
Students who are interested in a business major are encouraged to indicate their interest upon arrival at SPU to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. It does not commit the student to a major within the school, but assures that an advisor from within the school will be assigned and information about the school and its various activities will be received.
Consistent with its mission, the School of Business and Economics admits students to its majors on the basis of academic achievement, personal character, leadership potential, and record of service.
To meet the minimum requirements for admission to a major, the student must:
Attainment of the minimum GPA standards does not guarantee admission to a major as the total number of admissions may be limited by capacity. Application to a business major may be made online. Applications are reviewed following the January 20 application deadline each year.
For matriculated students, formal application and admission to a major is required prior to enrollment in most upper-division SBE courses. Admission is selective and based upon prior academic performance.
Admission applications should be submitted to the School of Business and Economics by the application deadline of January 20, and after all admission requirements are satisfied.
If you have been admitted to another SPU major, contact the SBE office for permission to enroll in upper-division business courses.
If you are a junior or senior transfer student in your first two quarters at SPU and you have a college GPA of at least 2.8, contact the SBE office for permission to enroll in major-restricted upper-division courses.
Newly admitted students will be welcomed to the SBE community at an orientation evening held in early spring. The orientation will include information on the SBE mission and practical tips on succeeding in SBE majors. All newly admitted majors are required to attend this event.
To be awarded a degree from the School of Business and Economics, students must meet the major and any concentration requirements in effect at the time declaration of a major was made. They must have a minimum of 45 credit hours in the major at SPU.
Writing Competency Requirement
Admission Requirements for Minors in Business
Administration, Economics, and Entrepreneurship
Requirements for the Minor in Business Administration
Requirements for the Minor in Economics
The requirements for the minor in economics include a 20-credit core of ECN 2101, ECN 2102, BUS 4899, and either ECN 3101 or ECN 3102, followed by 10 elective credits in ECN or other approved coursework. Formal declaration of the minor is required.
Acceptance is based upon an application to the School of Business and Economics with a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.70 in a minimum of 45 quarter credits of coursework.
The Entrepreneurship minor is appropriate for non-business and non-accounting majors who are interested in business planning and would like to learn more about starting a business venture. Students must submit a one page application specifying prior business experience, whether they have a project in mind, and their expectations for the minor. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.70 in a minimum of 45 quarter credits of coursework.
Need to know when a course is being offered? Check the 2009-10 Time Schedule.