Business Studies Program

The Business Studies Program offers a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies, a Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with concentrations in Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, Financial Planning, Management, and Marketing, and a Minor in Business Studies.aacsb logo

The Business Studies (BSNS) program helps students acquire the necessary skills for full participation in the constantly changing and multi-faceted business community that is shaping the world’s environment in the twenty-first century.


About the Program

Program Chair:

Kerrin Wolf

Dr. Kerrin Wolf
Associate Professor
G-240 | 609-652-4797
kerrin.wolf@stockton.edu 

  

The Business Studies Program offers students an opportunity to earn either a B.A. or B.S. in Business Studies. The B.A. program is a generalist degree, providing a solid background in business while allowing students the flexibility to follow their own interests. The B.S. program allows students to specialize in the fields of accounting, business analytics, finance, financial planning, management, or marketing. A minor in Business Studies is also available.

One of the principal goals of the program is to provide students with an expanded awareness of the complex political, social and economic environments within which all organizations and individuals must function. To meet these goals, the program is committed to the education and development of enlightened talent that will recognize and respond to the many complex problems facing public and private organizations. The program is dedicated to creating awareness among its students of the many alternative career paths available. Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into career fields and graduate programs.

For highly qualified students, the School of Business also offers an accelerated dual-degree program in which students may obtain an undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.S.) and an MBA in a curriculum that can be completed in as little as five years.

Business Studies Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to perform fundamental business skills in management, finance, accounting, marketing, and business analytics. 

  1. Graduates will be able to apply current management and administrative practices and theories.
  2. Graduates will be able to manage the flow of funds within organizations.
  3. Graduates will be able to organize, record, and report business transactions.
  4. Graduates will be able to utilize the interrelationships between customers, products, and companies to guide effective decision making.
  5. Graduates will be able to apply theories and skills of statistical data analysis and management science to support decision-making processes.

Graduates will be able to diagnose problems in various business situations, gather and analyze relevant information to understand the problems, select and implement appropriate solutions, and evaluate outcomes.

Graduates will be able to demonstrate ethical reasoning by recognizing moral dilemmas, analyzing their effects on stakeholders, and applying ethics theories to determine alternative solutions to those dilemmas.

Graduates will be able to communicate effectively in a professional environment.

Oral communication: Graduates will be able to deliver information in a persuasive, logical, and organized manner with a professional demeanor using appropriate visual aids.

Written communication: Graduates will be able to create informational, analytical, and technical documents that are organized and concise, and incorporate credible sources.

Graduates will be able to work effectively with various stakeholders in increasingly diverse and global business environments.

  1. Graduates will be able to interact effectively with team members.
  2. Graduates will be able to contribute their expertise to collaborative projects. 
  3. Graduates will be able to recognize and implement inclusive and equitable business practices in diverse business environments.

Graduates will be able to use technology to support performance in varying business situations.

  1. Graduates will be able to select and use appropriate technology to gather, analyze, and interpret data to solve business problems.
  2. Graduates will be able to adapt to emerging technologies.
  3. Graduates will be able to identify ethical issues related to the use of technology and data, including privacy and security.

Curriculum

Program Details and Concentrations

B.A. IN BUSINESS STUDIES
For those desiring a broader perspective and less specialization, the B.A. degree offers greater breadth in the liberal arts, while still providing the critical mass of business knowledge for entrepreneurs and entry level managers in business.

Program Chair: Kerrin Wolf
Office: G-240 / Phone: 609-652-4797

B.S. IN BUSINESS STUDIES WITH CONCENTRATION IN ACCOUNTING
Designed to provide an expansive knowledge of accounting fundamentals, the Accounting concentration prepares the graduate for entry level accounting positions in public practice, industry, government, or not-for-profits. The concentration curriculum provides the prerequisites for graduates to take their CPA uniform examination.

Associate Program Chair: Kerrin Wolf
Office: G-240 / Phone: 609-652-4797

B.S. IN BUSINESS STUDIES WITH CONCENTRATION IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS
The Business Analytics track provides students with technology and quantitative skills needed for them to be able to translate big data into insight and information for efficient business decision making so that organizations can improve their business processes and gain tactical and strategic advantage.

Associate Chair: Shaoping Zhao
Office: G-133 / Phone: 609-652-4651

B.S. IN BUSINESS STUDIES WITH CONCENTRATION IN FINANCE
The Finance concentration prepares graduates for career opportunities in corporate finance, banking, financial planning, financial and investment analysis and real estate. Electives in the Finance concentration offer topics of current interest relevant in today’s economy to support a broad range of career choices.

Associate Chair: Michael Busler
Office: AC-224e / Phone: 609-761-1264

B.S. IN BUSINESS STUDIES WITH CONCENTRATION IN FINANCIAL PLANNING
Students in the Financial Planning concentration will have met the education requirements to take the Certified Financial planning exam to become a CFP. As such they will find positions available at a number of small and larger financial planning and wealth management companies. Graduates will be able to provide investment and retirement planning advice to a wide range of clients to help them reach their financial security goals.

Track Coordinator: Michael Busler
Office: AC-224e / Phone: 609-761-1264

B.S. IN BUSINESS STUDIES WITH CONCENTRATION IN MANAGEMENT
Management concentration in Business Studies enables students to build broad skills and knowledge for successfully running a business. On top of general business knowledge and skills in marketing, finance, and accounting, this track instructs management theories and practice in strategic planning, organizational thinking, business professionalism, inter-personal communication, leadership, human resources, information systems, e-business, and problem solving / decision making, to prepare the graduate for a career in the dynamic world of business.

Associate Chair: John Pearlstein
Office: C-111 / Phone: 609-626-6879

B.S. IN BUSINESS STUDIES WITH CONCENTRATION IN MARKETING
The Marketing function is vital to the long-term viability of any business organization. In a global society, marketing is the interface between customers at all levels and providers of goods and/or services. The Marketing track is designed to provide students with the necessary theoretical constructs and current applications of that theory. It prepares graduates for entry level positions in the profession and for graduate study.

Associate Chair: Amit Mukherjee
Office: G-115 / Phone: 609-652-4395

Curriculum Information

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

Minors 

Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

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Curriculum for Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

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Curriculum for Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

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Curriculum for Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

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Curriculum for Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

 


 

Curriculum For Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

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Curriculum For Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

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Minor

The Business Studies minor provides an opportunity for students majoring in programs other than BSNS or HTMS to expand their awareness of the dynamic and multi-faceted business environment. The Business Studies minor requires 5 courses (20-24 credits)., consisting of 4 required and 2 elective courses.

Note that a grade of “C or better” is required for a course to count towards the minor designation.

Faculty

Jean Abbott

Jean Abbott, Associate Professor of Business Studies - 1/2 Time, Accounting

609-626-5597 | H-251
Monica Amadio

Monica Amadio, Teaching Specialist of Business Studies, Management

609-626-3154 | B-122a
Hyeoncheol (Charlie) Baik

Hyeoncheol (Charlie) Baik, Assistant Professor of Business Studies, Business Analytics

609-626-3114 | B-123
Jennifer Tulio Barr

Jennifer Tulio Barr, Professor of Business Studies, Marketing

609-652-4278 | G-117
Michael Busler

Michael Busler, Associate Chair & Professor of Business Studies, Finance

609-626-6878 | G-119
Carla Cabarle

Carla Cabarle, Associate Professor of Business Studies, Accounting

609-626-5599 | E-224d
Vasundhara Chakraborty

Vasundhara Chakraborty, Assistant Professor of Business Studies, Accounting

609-626-3116 |  C-137
Jiajin (Sandy) Chen

Jiajin (Sandy) Chen, Associate Professor of Business Studies, Finance

609-652-4822 | G-125
Muntakim Choudhury

Muntakim Choudhury, Assistant Professor of Business Studies, Management

609-626-3178 | B-118
George DeFeis

George DeFeis, Assistant Professor of Business Studies, Management

609-626-3491 |  C-117
Keith Diener

Keith Diener, MBA Chair & Associate Professor of Business Studies, Public Law

609-761-1272 | AC-224u
Petar Dobrev

Petar Dobrev, Assistant Professor of Business Studies, Finance

609-626-3176 | F-138
Christian Ehiobuche

Christian Ehiobuche, Assistant Professor of Business Studies, Management, Healthcare Administration

609-761-1281 | AC-224o
Robert Ferguson

Robert Ferguson, Teaching Specialist of Business Studies, Management 

609-626-6022 | H-202n
Christy Goodnight

Christy Goodnight, Assistant Professor of Business Studies, Management

609-626-5502 | C-105
Jung Ah (Jenny) Han

Jung Ah (Jenny) Han, Assistant Professor of Business Studies, Marketing

609-626-3179 | E-224b
Kevin Hawley

Kevin Hawley, Teaching Specialist of Business Studies, Management

609-626-3139 | H-240.2
Qian (Nick) He

Qian (Nick) He, Teaching Specialist of Business Studies, Business Analytics

609-626-3186 | H-256.1
Darwin C. Jones

Darwin C. Jones, Assistant Professor of Business Studies, Accounting

609-626-6845 | J-209
Joy Jones

Joy Jones, Assistant Professor of Business Studies, Management

 609-652-4304 | J-217
Phil Kening

Phil Kening, Instructor of Business Studies, Marketing

 609-652-4925 | K-130
Ellen Kraft

Ellen Kraft, Associate Professor of Business Studies, Business Analytics

 609-626-3549 | G-126
Audrey Wolfson Latourette

Audrey Wolfson Latourette, Distinguished Professor of Business Studies, Public Law

 609-652-4426 | G-128
Wei Xuan Li

Wei Xuan Li, Associate Professor of Business Studies, Finance

 609-626-3578 | G-118
Amit Mukherjee

Amit Mukherjee, Associate  Program Chair & Associate Professor of Business Studies, Marketing

609-652-4395 | G-115
Naz Onel

Naz Onel, Associate Professor of Business Studies, Marketing

609-652-4380 | F-229
Barry Palatnik, CPA

Barry Palatnik, CPA, Associate Professor of Business Studies, Accounting

609-626-3878 | H-202b
John Pearlstein

John Pearlstein, Associate Program Chair & Associate Professor of Business Studies, Management

609-626-6879 | C-111
Marc Robinson

Marc Robinson, Teaching Specialist of Business Studies, Accounting

 609-626-3172 | H-240.1
Emmanuel Small

Emmanuel Small, Associate Professor of Business Studies, Management

 609-652-4300 | G-231
Behnam Tavakkol

Behnam Tavakkol, Assistant Professor of Business Studies, Business Analytics

 609-626-3140 | C-125
Jinchang Wang 

Jinchang Wang , Professor of Business Studies, Business Analytics

 609-652-4628 | C-123
Kerrin Wolf

Kerrin Wolf, Business Studies Program Chair and Associate Professor of Business Studies, Public Law

 609-652-4797 | G-240
Ning Ye

Ning Ye, Assistant Professor of Business Studies, Marketing

 609-652-4209 |  B-122
Yuli Zhang

Yuli Zhang, Assistant Professor of Business Studies, Marketing

 609-626-3141 | C-138
Shaoping Zhao

Shaoping Zhao, Associate Chair & Professor of Business Studies, Business Analytics

 609-652-4651 | G-133

 

Alumni Success

Upon graduating from Stockton's School of Business as a Business Studies major, I realized how prepared I was to seize my future. As a member of the first-ever Stockton School of Business Advisory Board, I had rare access to the resources the Department and University had to offer. My professors were insightful, engaging, and they represented everything that I had set out to become. As I sought an impactful career, I chose to become a State Investigator Trainee with the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety's, Division of Gaming Enforcement. This has allowed me to feel a sense of purpose that certainly wold not have been possible without the help of faculty in the School of Business.
Elijah Lewis
Elijah Lewis
B.S., Business Studies, 2018
I graduated with my Bachelor of Science, concentration in Accounting, in May of 2015, and received my Master's of Business Administration May of 2017. The opportunities available to me at Stockton, such as work-study within the School of Business and all the different clubs/organizations, prepared me for success in my personal life as well as my professional career. I currently work for the New Jersey State government utilizing all of the skills and knowledge I gained along the way during my time at Stockton. As a proud Osprey Alumni, it is my pleasure to thank the School of Business staff and professors for setting excellent examples and helping me achieve my goals.
Kristen Comose
Kristen Comose
B.S. Business Studies, Concentration in Accounting '15
MBA, '17
Before even graduating from Stockton in May of 2017 with a B.S In Computer Science and Information Systems, I had multiple job offers, opportunities, and acceptance letters to Master’s programs all available to me. After considering every possible route I could take in my future, I decided to become a full-time Systems Administrator with Barrette Outdoor Living, an international company which I had taken an internship with before I graduated. I’m able to do the job that I’ve always wanted to do and work on some extra things on the side, such as my research into Virtual Reality, thanks to the School of Business. Their faculty and staff all helped facilitate my success and for that I am hugely thankful.
David Somers
David Somers
B.S., Computer Science & Information Systems, 2017
After graduating from Stockton in May of 2010, an opportunity became available and Fox Rehabilitation that I couldn't pass up. At Fox, I call on physicians, hospitals and senior living facilities to sell various aspects of our physical, occupational and speech therapy practice, while also helping to secure contracts with these facilities. I get to travel, meet new people and do what I love every day. I doubt I would be where I am now without having learned the fundamentals of business at Stockton. I am very happy with the decisions I've made thus far professionally, and I hope to continue to be successful in my career moving forward.
Samantha Caruso
Samantha Caruso
B.S. Business Studies, Concentration in Marketing '10

 

Careers

Below are some examples of career paths awaiting Stockton Business graduates:

  • Auditing
  • Banking
  • Investment Banking
  • Market Research
  • Advertising
  • Business Strategic Planning
  • Controllership Functions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Credit Analysts
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Analysts
  • Global Management
  • Government Auditing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Investor Relations
  • Public Accounting
  • Public Relations
  • Retail Marketing
  • Retail Management
  • Treasury Functions
  • Real Estate
  • Global Marketing
  • Financial Analysis
  • Credit Analysis
  • General Management
  • Teaching
  • Sales and Sales Management
  • E-commerce
  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Adviser
  • Supply Chain Management