2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

• To graduate with a major from the Robert W. Plaster School of Business, students must earn at least a 2.0 cumulative average in all courses required for their major and at least a “C-” in all courses taken to meet a specific requirement in their major (cognate courses not included). • The Robert W. Plaster School of Business requires that a minimum of 50 percent of the specific business course requirements and 50 percent of the requirements for each business major be earned at Cedarville University. A minimum of 50 percent of a business minor must be completed at Cedarville University. Any CLEP or advanced placement credits earned are not considered to be earned at Cedarville University. Cocurricular Opportunities The Robert W. Plaster School of Business provides several cocurricular opportunities for students to enhance their classroom experiences as they prepare for their professional careers. Accounting Society The Accounting Society promotes accounting awareness, establishes relationships with professionals in the accounting vocation, provides tutoring for students, and promotes fellowship among accounting students. Association for Information Systems The Association for Information Systems (AIS) provides IT Management majors with opportunities to network with those interested in information systems, offers career related information and opportunities to its members, and encourages the pursuit of information systems excellence at Cedarville University. Delta Mu Delta Delta Mu Delta, an international honor society in business administration, recognizes junior and senior business majors who maintain excellent scholastic achievement. Delta Mu Delta membership provides recognition for a lifetime. Financial Management Association The Financial Management Association (FMA) provides students with opportunities to interact with senior financial executives from a variety of businesses. FMA also encourages members to get to know each other better as they begin developing a network of business contacts. Human Resource Management Students interested in human resources and labor relations attend the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapter meetings and interact with working professionals. Women in Business Inspires female students of business to succeed professionally and personally by providing a forum for addressing issues relevant to women in business, connecting with modern female business leaders, impacting women in need, and establishing camaraderie among female business students. Career Opportunities Accounting Major Accounting involves the preparation, analysis, and communication of relevant information for decision making. Financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, tax accounting, governmental and public sector accounting, accounting information systems, and management consulting services represent the major divisions of the accounting discipline. The accounting major prepares individuals for careers as: • Auditor • CPA • Budget analyst • FBI agent • Chief financial officer • Internal audit • Controller • IRS agent Economics Major Economics is about decision-making in the presence of scarcity, which necessitates trade-offs. The economic way of thinking leads to career opportunities such as: • Business Analytics • Management • Forecaster • Policymakers • Financial Analyst • Researcher • Lawyer Finance Major Finance focuses on the financial decisions faced by business enterprises. This includes methods of raising money, debt management, investment and security analysis, real estate and insurance, and virtually all aspects of finance. The finance major prepares individuals for careers as: • Banking representative • Lending officer • Chief financial officer • Portfolio manager • Corporate financial analyst • Securities analyst • Financial planner • Treasurer Global Business Major Global Business is an interdisciplinary program that prepares business students to operate in a multicultural and global marketplace. Careers in international business include working as business professionals in a(n): • Business as Mission approach • Position in human resources, finance, or marketing with a multinational company • International non-government organizations (NGO) Information Technology Management Major Businesses and organizations have a strong need for individuals who understand the various business functions and can manage computer and communications technology and information systems within modern organizations. The information technology management major prepares individuals for careers as: • Business systems consultant • Chief Information Officer • E-business developer • Information systems analyst • I.T. Manager • Business analyst • Network administrator • Programmer/analyst • Web developer Management Major Management focuses on developing the leadership skills to make things happen for the business enterprise in a dynamic and competitive environment by organizing people, projects and processes. The management major prepares individuals for careers as: • Benefits manager • Operations manager • Branch manager • Plant manager • Facility manager • Production manager • Human resource manager • Project manager • Materials manager • Quality manager • Operations analyst • Risk manager Marketing Major A student with a major in marketing learns systematic ways for identifying, understanding, and satisfying consumer and organizational needs. The marketing major prepares individuals for careers as: • Marketing manager • Retail manager • Marketing researcher • Sales manager • Promotion manager • Sales representative Page 114 2023–24 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Robert W. Plaster School of Business Business