Students walk under the archway of the School of Business Center.

BS in Applied Business

Carret icon

Introduction

The BS in Applied Business program develops ethical, adaptable business professionals with the skills to identify, analyze and resolve problems for a wide range of employers in both the private and public sectors.

Overview

The foundation for success in any business setting

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, business continues to be one of the fastest-growing fields in the United States, with employment options for business graduates expected to increase. Quinnipiac’s versatile, multidisciplinary BS in Applied Business positions you at the forefront of this growth, giving you the expertise to thrive in numerous roles in technologically driven business environments.

This program provides a strong foundation across all areas of business, from management and organizational behavior to international business, entrepreneurship, marketing, data analytics and information technology. This program is a perfect companion to virtually any business minor or major. It also provides a springboard into an MBA, or other graduate business programs. 

Career development and strong advising are major pillars of this program. Internships give you the opportunity to put your accumulated expertise to work. Additionally, job fairs and networking events allow you to make new industry connections every semester. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready for a range of business roles in many diverse industries, including manufacturing, health care, technology and services, sales, finance and investment services, and supply chain and distribution.

Curriculum and Requirements

Students majoring in applied business are required to complete 122 credits. 

Business Core Curriculum, 43 credits

University Curriculum for School of Business, 34 credits

Open Electives, 15 credits

Applied Business Major Core, 12 credits

  • MG 302 Managing People, Projects, and Change, 3 credits
  • MG 335 Project Management, 3 credits
  • MG 305 Applied Design Thinking, 3 credits
  • MG 488 Business Internship, 3 credits

BS in Applied Business Electives, choose any 6 credits

Take any 6 credits within a School of Business department that are 200, 300, or 400 level courses that have not been taken already for the Business Major Core.

  • AC 305 Intermediate Accounting, 3 credits
  • AC 323 Cost Accounting, 3 credits
  • AC 431 Fed Income Tax Individuals, 3 credits
  • BAN 300 Statistical Program, 3 credits
  • BAN 310 Web Analytics *Students Receive a Google Analytics Cert, 3 credits
  • BAN 400 Data Mining, 3 credits
  • CIS 245 Programming, 3 credits
  • CIS 351 Database, 3 credits
  • CIS 355 Data Visualization, 3 credits
  • CIS 350 Advanced Excel Programming, 3 credits
  • ENT 250 Entrepreneurial Skills, 3 credits
  • ENT 290 Digital Business, 3 credits
  • ENT 310 Creativity & Innovation, 3 credits
  • ENT 320 Entrepreneurial Marketing, 3 credits
  • ENT 330 Entrepreneurial Finance, 3 credits
  • FIN 356 Real Estate Finance, 3 credits
  • FIN 355 Retirement Planning, 3 credits
  • FIN 360 Financial Statement Analysis, 3 credits
  • IB 313 International Marketing Research, 3 credits
  • IB 335 International Finance, 3 credits
  • IB 362/363 Cross-Cultural Business Research Part 1/2, 3 credits
  • MG 321 Data Driven Decision Making, 3 credits
  • MG 341 Service Operations Management, 3 credits
  • MG 490 Field Projects, 3 credits

Leadership and Organizational Applications, choose any 6 credits

These courses should focus on individual, team and/or organizational efficiency and effectiveness needed in practice as well as interpersonal skill development.

  • ENT 210 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking and Practice, 3 credits
  • ENT 360 Small & Family Business, 3 credits
  • HM 405 Healthcare Management, 3 credits
  • HM 404 Legal Aspects of Health Care Delivery, 3 credits
  • IB 352 International Management, 3 credits
  • IB 320 Intro to Global Entrepreneurship, 3 credits
  • IB 324 Negotiating Internationally, 3 credits
  • MG 325 Negotiations & Problem Solving, 3 credits
  • MG 307 Non-Profit Management, 3 credits
  • MG 301 Group/Virtual Team Processes, 3 credits
  • MG 320 Emotional Intelligence, 3 credits
  • MG 330 Business and Society, 3 credits
  • MG 312 Sports Management (SPS 312), 3 credits
  • MG & HM Special Topics, 3 credits
    *Based on course offering
  • MK 383 Professional Selling and Sales Management, 3 credits

Applied Business Elective Courses, choose any 6 credits

  • AC 305 Intermediate Accounting I, 3 credits
  • AC 323 Cost Accounting, 3 credits
  • AC 335 Accounting Systems, 3 credits
  • AC 431 Federal Income Taxation of Individuals, 3 credits
  • CIS 301 Enterprise Systems, 3 credits
  • CIS 351 Database Programming and Design, 3 credits
  • ENT 310 Creativity and Innovation, 3 credits
  • ENT 320 Small Business Marketing, 3 credits
  • ENT 330 Entrepreneurial Finance, 3 credits
  • ENT 340 Opportunity Recognition and Negotiation, 3 credits
  • ENT 410 New Venture Creation, 3 credits
  • ENT 331 Family or Small Business Financing, 3 credits
  • ENT 350 Social Entrepreneurship, 3 credits
  • ENT 360 Small and Family Business, 3 credits
  • ENT 361 Managing the Family or Small Business, 3 credits
  • FIN 310 Investment Analysis, 3 credits
  • FIN 320 Financial Modeling, 3 credits
  • FIN 350 Financial Markets and Institutions, 3 credits
  • FIN 360 Financial Statement Analysis, 3 credits
  • FIN 380 Intermediate Corporate Finance, 3 credits
  • IB 311 International Marketing, 3 credits
  • IB 313 International Marketing Research, 3 credits
  • IB 320 Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship, 3 credits
  • IB 324 Negotiating Internationally, 3 credits
  • IB 345 Global Supply Chain, 3 credits
  • IB 335 International Finance, 3 credits
  • IB 362 Cross-Cultural Business Research Part, 3 credits
  • SB 360 International Business Immersion, 3 credits
  • MG 301 Group and Virtual Team Processes, 3 credits
  • MG 306 Staffing: Recruitment, Selection and Placement, 3 credits
  • MG 311 Advancing Employment Relations, 3 credits
  • MG 321 Data Driven Decision Making, 3 credits
  • MG 345 Training and Development, 3 credits
  • MG 355 Compensation and Benefits, 3 credits
  • MG 340 Supply Chain Logistics and Technology, 3 credits
  • MG 341 Service Operations Management, 3 credits
  • MG 342 Supply Chain Analytics, 3 credits
  • MG 330 Business and Society, 3 credits
  • MG 307 Non-Profit Management, 3 credits
  • MK 383 Professional Selling and Sales Management, 3 credits