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BS in Applied Business

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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.


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

BS in Applied Business Curriculum

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

Business Core Curriculum
Complete the Business Core Curriculum43
University Curriculum
Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business34
Applied Business Core
MG 302Managing People, Projects and Change3
MG 305Applied Design Thinking3
MG 335Project Management3
SB 188Business Internship3
or MG 488 Management Internship
Analytical Business Skills Course (Choose any 6 credits)6
AC 305
Intermediate Accounting I
AC 323
Cost Accounting
AC 431
Federal Income Taxation of Individuals
BAN 300
Statistical Programming
BAN 310
Web Analytics
BAN 400
Data Mining
CIS 245
Object-Oriented Programming
CIS 255
Data Visualization
CIS 350
Data Analysis with Excel (AC 350)
CIS 351
Database Programming and Design
ENT 250
Entrepreneurial Skills
ENT 290
Creating Digital Businesses
ENT 310
Creativity and Innovation
ENT 320
Small Business Marketing
ENT 330
Entrepreneurial Finance
ENT 410
Creating New Business Models
FIN 355
Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits
FIN 356
Real Estate Finance
FIN 360
Financial Statement Analysis
IB 313
International Marketing Research
IB 335
International Finance
IB 362
Cross-Cultural Business Research Part 1
IB 363
Cross-Cultural Business Research Part 2
MG 321
Data-Driven Decision Making
MG 341
Service Operations Management
Leadership and Organizational Applications Course (Choose any 6 credits)6
ENT 210
Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking and Practice
ENT 360
Small and Family Business
HM 201
Introduction to Healthcare Management
HM 404
Legal Aspects of Health Care Delivery
IB 352
International Management
IB 320
Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship
IB 324
Negotiating Internationally
MG 301
Group and Virtual Team Processes
MG 307
Introduction to Nonprofit Management
MG 312
Sports Management (SPS 312)
MG 300
Special Topics Based on course offering
MG 320
Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
MG 325
Negotiations and Problem Solving
MG 330
Business and Society
MK 383
Professional Selling and Sales Management
Advanced Applied Business Elective Courses
Take any 6 credits in AC, BAN, BLW, CIS, ENT, FIN, IB, MG, MK, SB at the 300 or 400 level.6
Open Electives
Select 15 credits15
Total Credits122