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AustraLearn oilers H P students a wide range of choices in locale, course
offerings, and size. Semester and academic-year opportunities are available,
with the tall semester (from July to November) and the spring semester
(from February to June)

Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA)

II I' students can participate in a range of Lnglish-medium programs around
the world through CEA. For more information, visit the website

u a w.gowitht ea com and the ( HI

International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)

The ISEP offers a w ide range of affordable educational and cultural
experiences lor one semester or academic scar lor participants al user one
hundred institutions in thirty- five different countries (summer and longer
exchanges arc also possible). If you do not speak a foreign language, you
still hase mans sites in which the language of instruction is English If you
do speak a foreign language, you have even more options Lhese programs
arc priced at the in-state IIP rate for all participants for more informa-
tion, visit the website uu» and the OIE.

International Student Teaching Opportunities

II IP students enrolled as teacher education majors in all certification areas
arc eligible to participate in this half-semester student teaching program in
the following areas (. openhagen. Denmark. London. England. Worcester.
I ngland. Paris. France; Malahide, Ireland, and Ciromgen. Ihe Netherlands
See the College of Education and Educational Technology section of this

catalog for further information.

Study Abroad Italy

Not ducat in Italian, but interested in Italian language and culture ' You
should consider studying at one of the English-medium institutions on offer
through II P's affiliate agreement with Studs Abroad Italy: Mediterranean
Center lor the Arts in Sicily. John Cabot I Diversity in Rome. Florence Uni-
sersits ol Arts in Florence, Apicius Culinary Institute in Florence, or NABA
1 Academy of Arts and Design) or Domus Academy for fashion in Milan \
wide range of courses arc offered Language of instruction is English


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The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology

Robert C. Camp, Dean

Prashanth N. Bharadwaj, Dean's Associate

Julie A. Moreland, Assistant Dean for Student and Alumni Services

Rajendra K. Murthy, Assistant Dean for Technology

Cynthia L. Strittmatter, Assistant Dean for Administration

In the spring of 1W4. the College of Business was renamed to commemo-
rate the generous commitment of the Eberly family through the Eberly
Family Trust to the developmental needs of the college. Departments with-
in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology (ECOBIT)
include Accounting, Finance and Legal Studies. Management. Management
Information Systems and Decision Sciences. Marketing, and Technology
Support and Training.

College Majors and Concentrations

• \ccounting

• Business (Associate of Arts)

• Business Education

• Business Technology Support

• Finance

• Human Resource Management

• International Business

• Management (concentrations in Operations Management. General
Management, and Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management)

• Management Information Systems

• Marketing

Mission S tatement

The paramount mission of the ECOBIT is to provide a broad range of high-
value undergraduate and graduate business programs for students seeking
preparation for professional careers in business and business education and
in nonprofit organizations. ECOBIT is especially committed to high-
quality instruction. In addition, the college is committed to research
activities which enhance the quality of instruction and contribute to the
literature of business and to sen ice activities which enhance the economic
vitality of the region and provide linkages and opportunities for involve-
ment of faculty and students with the business community.

A learning environment that includes opportunities for real-world exposure
will be provided by the college. Students will be exposed to instructors u uh
industry consulting experience and will have opportunities for real-world
exposure through well-developed internship and outreach programs.

The college will provide opportunities for cross-cultural exposure to all
Students. 1 his will be achieved by the recruitment of a diverse student body.
maintenance of a faculty with diverse cultural backgrounds, and pro\ ision
of cross-cultural educational opportunities through a network of interna-
tional exchange partners.

Students will be exposed to the latest information technology. I t ' 'BIT will
provide a high-tech, multimedia learning cm ironment and student
connections to the latest global information bank

Vision Statement

The ECOBIT will be clearly recognized as having one of the premier
business programs in the Commonwealth oi Pennsylvania and surrounding
slates I his will he evidenced bv the quality and breadth of its educational
programs, the scholarly productivity of its faculty, and its service contribu-
tions to the regional business community.

AACSB International Accreditation

\ At SB International The Association to \d\ance Collegiate Schools of
Business-has accredited the undergraduate and graduate business degree pro-

grams offered by the ECOBIT Accreditation shows that a school fulfills Us
mission, meets its objectives, and maintains the high standards set b)
AACSB International. The outcome is managers who know how to think,
communicate, solve problems, and provide leadership in the global

Bachelor of Science Degree

For those pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree. [UP's training will pro-
vide a broad liberal background in the heha\ loral sciences: a keen percep-
tion of the socioeconomic world in which we live and work: a foundation of
general professional education for personally fruitful and socially useful
careers m the varied fields of business: and an opportunity to obtain the
specialized knowledge and skills essential to future occupational growth and
advancement. There are eight Bachelor ol Science degrees offered in busi-
ness Accounting. Business Icchnologv Support, finance. Human Resource
Management. International Business. Management. Management Informa-
tion Systems, and Marketing. Each program includes .1 variety of business
and business-related courses designed to enrich the student's understanding
of the modern business system.

A student may not pursue coursework in the ECOBIT with the expectation
of graduating from the college unless he/she has been accepted as a degree
candidate in the college

Enrollment in all ECOBIT courses at the 300 and 400 level is restricted to
students with junior or senior standing. All students, regardless ol major or
program affiliation, must meet course prerequisite requirements in order to
enroll for a given course.

Students may. in consultation with their advisors, plan their program of
study to obtain a minor in an area of business specialization other than
their major or a related area outside the I COBTl

Students can also pursue a B.S. degree in all of the ECOB1 Is majors and
concentrations (except Business Education) by completing the first 75
credits of the IUP B.S. program at the campus of People's 1 ducalion
Society (PES) in Bangalore, India. Upon successful completion of these _i
credits, students cm transfei these ~s pj s credits to [UP and complete the

remaining 45 credits at 111' and receive the B.S degree in one of the
majors offered b\ the ECOBIT at IUP. Please contact the ECOBIT for

further details.

Bachelor of Science in Education Degree

he 1 ollege seeks to serve the needs ol its students and the needs ol busj
ness. industry, and education through its diverse programs I he Bacheloi ol
Science in Education with a Business I ducalion major is designed to prepare
teachers for comprehensive high schools, area vocational-technical
schools, and community colleges.

Associate of Arts Degree

Students who desire a two-year program that prepares them to enter the
business world niav elect to puisne the Associate ol \rts degree program in
Business specializing 111 Computet and Information technology or the
Associate oi tots degree program in Business specializing in Accounting

Business Minors for ECOBIT Students

Minors in Accounting, 1 inance, Human Resources Management, M u
mem Information Systems, Marketing, and Business K. support

arc offered onlj for students who arc majoring in one of the other majors

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1\DI \\ \ t \l\ I RSin ol PI WSM \ \M \ I Mil R(.R MM Ml t \I \1 ou 2009-2010

111 the I IviK i ollegc ol Business and Information rechnolog) and assume
the common ; <> credit Business core

Pre-Law Interdisciplinary Minor

Successful lawyers possess excellent skills in writing and speaking
analyze .1 problem and explain us solution in clear, logical terms, I he
Pre I .i« Interdisciplinary Minoi prepares the student especial!) well in
these areas and provides the skills and knowledge needed to do well in the
law school admissions examination Phis minoi ma) he taken with an)
tnajot in the I < I 'W 1 Although a pre law minoi is nol required foi law
school admission this interdisciplinar) minoi will provide students with
the prerequisite -.kilK foi law school Interested students should contact the
Department ol I inance and 1 egal Studies

Pre-I aw Interdisciplinar) Minor 21

Seven courses, including .11 leasl one from each ol the seven areas
(no courses with student s majot prefix i
Business A< < I 201, A< 1 1 202 Bl A"A
Criminology < KIM 210, 215, 225

... ECON 121, 122
English I Mil 212, 220, 110
History HIS! 120 121, 146
Philosophy I'llll 101, 222 150
Political Sciena PI SC 158, 159, 361

Minor in Business Administration for Nonbusiness Majors

rhe E( oHI I offers, as .1 joint effort ol its departments, ;i 21 -credit minor
lor nonbusiness majors The program is designed to give nonbusiness majors
a general background in business with 12 credits of prescribed Liberal Studies
courses and 21 credits of required business courses

Minor-Business Administration (for nonbusiness majors) 21

Prescribed Liberal Studies:

Mathematics: MATH 2 14 or 21 7

Social Science: ECON 121

Liberal Studies Electives: BTED COSC IFMG 101. ECON 122


Required Business Courses:

\' ( I 2H1 Accounting Principles I 3cr

ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II 3cr

1 -IN 310 Fundamentals of Finance 3cr

MGMT 310 Principles of Management 3cr

Mkllr 120 Principles of Marketing 3cr

Other Requirements:

Two t>l the following courses with advisement:

BLAW 235 Legal Environment of Business let

BTST 321 Business and Interpersonal Co mmuni cations Jcr

IIMG300 Information Systems: Theor) and Practice 3ci

MdMI 530 Production and Operations Management 3cr

ECOBIT Honors Program Track

rhe I < oni 1 Honors program 1 rack is a highl) selective academic
program of 30 credits that provides students with increased challenges and
unique learning experiences I he program emphasizes special curricula.
independent research, leadership opportunities, and student facult) inter-
action that arc necessary 10 develop full) those students who possess the
capacit) and motivation to excel I hi-, honors program is particular!)
encouraged lor students who intend to seek admission to graduati 01
professional schools rhe program includes courses in the freshman through

the senior years, and specific. ills consists ol

• I reshmao Business Honors course, which provides an advanced Study
opportunity in the freshman year

• Pairing of Eberly Business Honors students with facult) and
businesspeople whose research goals coincide with student interests

• 1 berly Business Sophomore cluster, consisting of 6 credits thai students
take in a cohort

• Eberl) Business Honors Junior Block, consistii reditsthal
itudents lake in a cohort

• 1 berl) Honors Business Policy, class for graduating seniors

Admission to the honors program will be based on a holistic approach,
including SAT scores, secondar) school GPA rank,

and a two-page self-statement describing the student's 1 nd career

goals Selection will be made b) an I < < »UI I Honors Selection < ommittee
with representation from administration, faculty, and students

lo remain in the program, a student must maintain a 1 u lative 1 2< GPA

and a ^ 2s t iP.\ m the business courses I he program require) in credits
Included in the '0 credits also are mentoring and service experieno
cohort will consist oi 2(i students, and no one will be admitted to the cohort
aftet the sophomi

( llhcr business majors who are not in the Business Honors program may,

with the permission ol the offering department chairperson, register for the

honors section Ol the business courses, provided the students have a
cumulative GPA ol ' 2 s and meet all the prerequisites lor the course and

provided thai the section docs nol contain a full cohort

Honors coursework is recorded on universit) transcripts, ami students

completing the I ■( '< Mil I Honors program will be recognized at departmen-
tal commencement ceremonies

ECOBIT Academic Policies

Junior Standing

To be accepted for junior standing a business major must have

• Accumulated 57 credits or more of academic credit
Achieved a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

• Successfully completed the following courses: ACCT 2t» 1 . 2n2.
BLAW 235. BTED'COSC D7MG 101, ECON 121, 122, ENGL 101.
202. MATH 115.214. PS YC 101, and QBUS 215.

Business majors (except Business Education) who have not achieved junior
standing are normally not permitted to enroll 111 300- or 400-level courses
in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology < 1 (. t IB! I 1
Those who have at least 57 credits with a 2.0 or better cumulative GPA but
who have not completed one or more of the required courses listed above
may. with permission, enroll on a one-time-onl) basis m up to 9 credits of
300-level Eberly College of Business and Information Technology courses

Note to Business Majors: All business core classes must be successfully
completed before MGMT 495 Business Policy can be taken Because oi
accreditation standards, no exceptions arc being made I bese classes include
\t t I 201, ACCT 202, BLAW 235, BTST 321. FIN 310, IFMG 300,
MdMI 110,MGM1 130. MKTG 320. and QBUS 215

Distribution Requirement

All I ( OBI I majors (except Business 1 ducation) musl take a minimum ol

50 percent of their degree requirements (i.e., at least 60 credits) in

nonbusiness • coursework

Residency Requirement

All of the college's majors (excepl Business I ducation) must take a mini-
mum of 50 percent of their required business* credits in II P coursework

[UP credits earned b) examination such as CI IP arc counted toward ll P

Restriction for Nonbusiness Majors

Students nol majoring 111 business may count a maximum of 30 credits in
business* coursework toward the 120-crcdit-degrcc minimum Business
credits in excess of 10 will be permitted only as credits beyond the 120 for


'For purposes of all policies above, "business" coursework consists of all

I 1 OBIT courses except IFMG 101, QB1 S 215, and courses in Business
Education (BTED) ECON 334 is also treated as a 'business" course.
"Nonbusiness" coursework consists of all BTF.l) courses. IFMG 101.
QBUS 215. and all non-ECOBIT courses except 1 ( < IN 334.


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The Internship Office

The Internship Office houses the internship coordinator for the ECOBIT.
H P oilers one of the largest business internships in Pennsylvania. Students
can choose from a wide range of organizations to gam real-world expert
ence while earning academic credit The internship coordinate] counsels
students regarding internship prerequisites, procurement of the internship
position, and scheduling to maximum benefit.

Office of Student and Alumni Services

fins office provides academic assistance to lowcr-div ision and probationary
students and is directed by the assistant dean oi the ECOB1 1 Staff members
arc available to answer questions on the processes related lo registration.
change of major, removal of incompletes, grade appeals, etc.

School of International Management

With the increasing demand for cross-cultural know ledge and international
competence, the ECOBIT has committed itself to a comprehensive strat-
egy of providing future business leaders with a global foundation so they
may become the world-class managers of tomorrow. The School of Inter-
national Management offers a rich program that will strengthen business
students and provide regional businesses with personnel who have a global
perspective and internationally competitive management skills. This global
perspective is provided to our students through broad exposure to cross-
cultural coursework. integration of international concepts in selected busi-
ness courses, direct exposure lo individuals from other cultures, and a period
of residency in another country.

Business Advisory Council

Eberly College's Business Advisory Council is a select group of more than a
hundred business leaders. The council helps the college in its educational and
service mission through counsel and feedback on matters such as pro-
gram objectives, curriculum development, program development and
promotion, and recruitment and retention of students and faculty.

College of Business Student Advisory Council

The College of Business Student Advisory Council (COBSAC) consists of
the presidents and vice presidents of fourteen business student organiza-
tions. Its mission is to provide a representational body lor the students of
the ECOBIT. This is accomplished through representatives from each of
the college's organizations in addition to business students. COBSAC
provides a foundation for activities and functions with the college.

ECOBIT Student Organizations

Association for Management Information Systems

American Society for Quality

Finance Association

Graduate Business Student Association

Help Desk Institute

International Business Association

Management Association

Phi Beta Lambda

Phi Gamma Nu

Pi Omega Pi

Student Accounting Association

Society for Human Resources Management

Students m free Enterprise

Student Marketing Association

Service Units

The Management Services Group (MSG) is a confederation of con-
sulting units instituted in 1991 by the I ( < >BI 1 in Support Ol ongoing and
start-up businesses in the Indiana Count) region An integral objective of
the group is to provide educational opportunities through an ongoing

schedule of seminars and workshops for local businesses I he \IS( i con-
sulting units are listed below

The Indiana Small Business Development Center offers free business

consulting to existing and Start-up businesses in the preparation of business
plans. The staff helps pull together a business plan suitable for presentation

to a bank. I his includes working with the client to put together a complete
set of financial projections,

The Indiana County Small Business Incubator was established in
1986 as a joint effort oflUP, the Indiana Count) commissioners, and

several county and stale agencies I he Hen franklin Partnership has pro-
vided operational capital and olhei support services since the incubator's
inception, flic incubator provides small start-up businesses with consulta-
tion, sen ices, and space.

Hie Small Business Institute (SBI) was established to assist existing
small businesses with various types of problem resolution Through the SBI.
undergraduate and graduate business students work under close supervision of
faculty members to assist clients with accounting systems, market studies,
computer system installation, business planning, and operations manage-

fhe Government Contracting Assistance Program helps area busi-
nesses identify and respond to federal and state requests for bids lor
products ami services. The program is funded by the Department ol
Defense. Contract sales generated through this program add to the vitality
of the local economy.

The Center for family Business was designed to serve the unique needs
of family-owned businesses. Issues such as performance compensation,
establishment of an effective corporate board, conflict resolution, manage-
ment of siblings and cousin teams, succession, and estate planning are
critically important and virtually ignored by other educational forums. The
center provides an educational program consisting of four meetings per
year which focus on the topics outlined.

The IL'P ExcEL Center (Excellence in Entrepreneurial Leadership! was
established to enhance the culture of entrepreneurship, innovation, and new
venture creation through IL'P and the local community. The center
prov ides students across all academic disciplines with opportunities to
pursue an entrepreneurial path while continuing their education fhe center
allows IUP students to experience a lull range of entrepreneurial experi-
ences through delivery of undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship
coursework, student involvement in entrepreneurial activities, and
entrepreneurial community outreach programs.

The Business Development and Training Office iBD'l I provides for
the training of Pennsylvania's workers tor a growing economy. It oilers a
comprehensive collection of workforce skill development tools as well as a
Workforce Learning Resource Center, specifically designed to serve busi-
ness and industry. Employers can tap into the center for training and grant
funding initiatives, advice for planning job training to meet company goals
and objectives, the latest research on best industry, practices, complete on-
line and instructor-led training courses, and rental facilities

Department of Accounting

Website: h u <n t ounting

Germain P. Kline. Chairperson: Anantharaman. Anderson. Bradwick.

Joseph. Ponko, Rahman. Tickell, Woan: and professors emeriti

Ghobashy, Robbins

Accounting majors receive instruction in financial reporting system design
and analysis, managerial accounting, taxation, and nonprofit accounting

leading to career opportunities in public, industry, and government


Bachelor of Science-Accounting

I iberal Studies: As outlined in liberal Studies section
with the following specifications
Mathematics: MATH 115
Social Science: 1 ( ( >\ 121, PSY< I 111

I iberal Studies Electives: 9cr, BTED/COS< IFMG 101,
I ( ON 122, MAUI 214, no courses with \( ( I prefix

College: Business Administration ( ore
Required Courses:
\l (1 201 Accounting Principles I

ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II




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in \\\ 235 Legal Environment of Business )ci

Itisi *2l Business and Interpersonal Communications l< i

1 1\ 110 Fundamentals of Finance lei

II \lii 100 Information Systems rhcorj and Practice lei
Mi .Ml 110 Principles of Management lei
\Ki\ll 130 Production and Operations Management lei
MGM1 I9S Business Policj Jci
MK It. 120 Principles ol Marketing let
(.)|ti S215 Business Statistics lei

Majoi Accounting 1 1 1

Required ( ourses:

\i < I )03 Financial System Analysis hi

\i ( I 104 Intermediate Accounting I 3cr

\u I 105 Intermediate Accounting II lei

ACCT 311 t 'osl Accounting l< i

\( i I -tui Advanced Accounting )< i

\( CT421 Federal fox I

AG l 131 Auditing lei

( mm <>lli el Electives: Pwo courses from the following: 6ci

Ui r4l2. 422. 432. 441.451, 461, 471, Bl \\\ 136

I in- I liiliiis: |2|

Ibtal Degree Requirements:

I I I Students must meet Ihe grade prerequisite(s) listed in the course de-
scription section of this catalog prioi to advancing to the next course.

i2i Distribution Requirement All I bcrly College of Business and Informa-
tion [technology majors (except those majoring in Business Educa-
tion) must take .i minimum ol s <i percent of their degree requirements
(i.e., .ii leas) 60cr) in nonbusiness coursework.

Associate of Arts in Business Specializing in Accounting

rhe Associate of Arts degree with a major in Business Specializing in
Accounting is designed with these objectives

fo provide business occupational education with the opportunity for

specialization in the accounting area

To enable the student to enter accounting positions in business and

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