The Hasan School of Business

Majors: Accounting (BSBA)
Business Management (BSBA)
Economics (BSBA)

Minors: Accounting, Business Administration,
Economics, Marketing, Non-Profit
Management, Supervisory Management

MBA: Joint BSBA/MBA and MBA

Accreditation

The Hasan School of Business is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business. AACSB is a not-for-profit corporation of educational institutions, corporations and other organizations devoted to the promotion and improvement of higher education in business administration and management. Organized in 1916, AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting.

Mission


The mission of the Hasan School of Business is to provide quality undergraduate and graduate business education for a diverse student population. Our educational programs prepare our students to become business leaders through our strong professional focus on contemporary business practices, managerial and entrepreneurial skills, and the global economy. Our faculty are engaged in intellectual pursuits that focus primarily on applied scholarship and instructional development. Our outreach activities, developed in partnership with the community, serve to enhance the quality of life and economic well-being in southeastern Colorado.

Undergraduate Majors

The Hasan School of Business offers undergraduate degrees in accounting, business management (with an emphasis in marketing), and economics. Graduates will be able to successfully compete for appropriate entry-level positions in private firms, non-profit organizations or government. The accounting major will prepare majors for professional careers in accounting. The knowledge and skills acquired with the major in business management can be used in a number of areas including human resource and operations management. The business management major with an emphasis in marketing prepares the graduate to successfully promote and sell goods and services. Economics majors are particularly well prepared to enter graduate programs in business in addition to assuming entry-level positions in business firms, non-profit organizations or government. The economics major also prepares the graduate for positions in banking, financial analysis, and related financial services industries.

Note: Students planning to take professional certification exams in any field are encouraged to consult with their faculty advisor to understand any additional requirements.

The Hasan School of Business has identified the following learning goals for general knowledge and skills:

  • Communication Skills: Effectively communicate ideas, observations, conclusions and recommendations to others in a variety of professional settings using appropriate written and oral communication skills.

  • Values, Ethics, and Professionalism: Effectively identify goals and principles of ethical practice; adhere to principles of professional conduct and high standards of quality in all undertakings.

  • Quantitative Skills: Demonstrate the ability to use mathematical concepts to collect, summarize and convey data, and to research, analyze, draw conclusions and communicate ideas using quantitative methods.

  • Global Awareness: Demonstrate awareness of different beliefs, values and perspectives held in other cultures; make informed judgments and take actions based on this awareness and information.

  • Creative Problem Solving and Innovation: Accurately use theoretical frameworks of problem solving, critical thinking, brainstorming, and other methods to analyze business situations, identify problems and find creative and innovative solutions. Deal effectively with ambiguity and risk.

  • Leadership Skills: Demonstrate the ability to influence others in a variety of organizational settings using behaviors and practices which have been identified as effective.

  • Action and Change Orientation: Take the initiative in introducing new practices and procedures which help to improve organizational performance and provide opportunities for growth including innovation and customer value perspectives.

  • Team Member Skills: Demonstrate the ability to interact effectively with others in group situations involving teamwork, demographic diversity and other interpersonal skills.

  • Use of Information Technology: Demonstrate the ability to use technology to access information and to interpret, summarize and convey this information to others using software and equipment.

  • Knowledge of Business Disciplines: Demonstrate theoretical and practical understanding of concepts, models and techniques associated with each business discipline.

Moreover, students must demonstrate knowledge or skills in:

  • economics, quantitative decision making, marketing, financial control and analysis and accounting;

  • management principles used in strategic and tactical planning, setting and integrating goals and objectives, managing change, and effective operations;

  • the legal environment of business;

  • the financial, marketing, cultural and operational aspects of global business relations; and

  • the ability to conduct an independent research. 

Undergraduate Minors

The goal of the accounting minor is to provide a solid foundation in financial and managerial accounting systems.

The goal of the business administration minor is to provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals of accounting, economics, finance, and the basics of managing a business and marketing a product or service.

The goal of the economics minor is designed to provide students with an understanding of micro and macro economic principles, income distribution, and to apply such principles to current economic problems.

The goal of the marketing minor is to provide students with an understanding of how marketing activities, using a customer focus, can be used to sell products, services and ideas successfully.

The goal of the non-profit management minor is to provide students with the basic management skills needed to provide effective managerial oversight in nonprofit organizations.

The goal of the minor in supervisory management is to provide a basic understanding of the complexity of managing people in organizations.

A cumulative GPA of 2.000 is required in the minor courses.

MBA

The Hasan School of Business also offers a graduate program leading to a master’s degree in business administration. The degree of master of business administration is granted for the completion of a graduate program which 1) includes knowledge of the various functions of the business organization, and 2) synthesizes that knowledge into the practice of management. 

Students are expected to achieve an advanced understanding of the function of the executive and to develop a high degree of competence in transferring that knowledge to the actual work situation. 

See the Graduate Studies section of this catalog for more information.

General Requirements

All business students take the Business Core. The core prepares students who are declaring a business major for general business knowledge and skills. The foundation also provides students with an understanding of and appreciation for the intellectual discipline needed for successful completion of a business major.

These courses provide students with the common body of knowledge needed for imaginative and responsible citizenship and leadership roles in business and society, domestic and worldwide. The Business Core is designed to provide students with the opportunity to integrate their educational experience in business within a specific discipline and across disciplines.

Skills Courses

Courses Titles Credits
CIS  103  Powerpoint and Web Publishing  1
CIS  104  Excel Spreadsheets  1
CIS  105  MS Access  1
MATH 221* Applied Calculus: An Intuitive
Approach
4
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TOTAL 7

*Note: a grade of C- or better is required.

Business Core

Courses Titles Credits
ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting 3
ACCTG 202 Managerial Accounting 3
BUSAD 101 Business Careers and Opportunities 1
BUSAD 265 Inferential Statistics and Problem Solving
OR
MATH  156  Introduction to Statistics  3
BUSAD  270  Business Communications  3
ECON 201 Macroeconomics 3
ECON 202 Microeconomics 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
BUSAD  302  Ethical Issues & Legal Env of Bus  3
BUSAD  360  Advanced Business Statistics  3
FIN  330  Principles of Finance  3
MGMT  311  Operations & Quality Mgmt. 3
MKTG  340  Principles of Marketing  3
MGMT  301  Organizational Behavior  3
MGMT  485  Management Policy & Strategy  3
BUSAD  493  Business Seminar  1
__________
TOTAL 44

An overall GPA of 2.000 and a cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the business core courses is required. In addition, students should have completed the 100/200 level business core courses prior to enrolling in 300/400 level business courses.

Majors and Emphasis Areas (specific course requirements are detailed later)

Select one:

Accounting 24
Business Management 24
Business Management/Marketing 24
Economics 24

Business majors may take a second major in a business discipline that is not related to their first major discipline, provided that the additional 300/400 level credits associated with the second major are in addition to the credits needed to complete the first major (I.e., if the first major is 120 credits and the second major is 24 credits, then the total credits to complete the major and the second major will be a minimum of 144). For example, a student earning the BSBA in business management could also major in accounting or economics.

Business majors may take a minor in a business discipline that is not related to their major discipline, provided that the additional 300/400 level credits associated with the minor are in addition to the credits needed to complete their major (i.e., if the major is 120 credits and the additional credits in the minor are 9 credits, then the total credits to complete the major and the minor will be a minimum of 129). For example, a student earning the BSBA in business management could also minor in accounting or economics.

Graduation Requirements

Students must satisfy the University general education requirements, general institutional requirements, and have at least 120 total credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.000 to graduate. Non-business courses plus six hours of business statistics plus six hours of economics and three hours of computing courses must total at least 50 percent of the total hours required for the BSBA degree.

At least 18 hours of a major or emphasis must be taken at CSU-Pueblo, but this may be waived at the discretion of the department chair or dean.

A cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the major and Business Core is required. Accounting majors are required to earn a minimum grade of C- in each 3/400 level accounting course.

Summary of Graduation Requirements:

General Education 36*
Skills 7
Other Non-Business 15
Business Core 38*
Major 24

TOTAL (minimum credits) 120

*ECON 201, and ECON 202 are counted in General Education.

Co-curricular Opportunities 

Co-curricular activities are encouraged for all business students. Included are internships, student clubs, and seminar programs. A current list of clubs is available in the Hasan School of Business or on the CSU-Pueblo web site.

Outcomes Assessment Activities

Student Files


The Hasan School of Business curriculum offerings are designed to help track each student’s progress at various checkpoints. Files are kept in a central file in the Hasan School of Business, accessible to the administration, the student, the student’s advisor, and the faculty of the school.

In addition, the Hasan School of Business faculty measure achievement annually in each major and area of emphasis by administering (whenever one is available) a nationally standardized test. Results of such measurements are used for program assessment. The Hasan School of Business compiles information to assess the success of graduates. Information is obtained from the CSU-Pueblo Alumni Office, the Career Center, and other sources.

Advising

All pre-business and business majors are advised in the Hasan School of Business. Students are required to meet with an HSB advisor each semester to plan their course schedules for the upcoming semester. In addition, consulting with an advisor is necessary in declaring your business major, applying for an internship and filing your graduation planning sheet.

ACCOUNTING MAJOR

Faculty Chair: Goodman
Faculty: Trippeer, Wheeling

The major in accounting leads to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA). The primary objective is to provide an academic program that covers the conceptual basis of accounting as well as the application of accounting doctrine in current accounting practice. The programs of study are functional in that they provide the broad base of knowledge required by the accounting profession.

Goals for Accounting Major

Students must demonstrate the knowledge or skills of:

  • financial accounting and theory and practice, including revenue and expense recognition, valuation approaches, preparation and analysis of financial statements;

  • cost and managerial accounting, including cost accounting, planning, evaluation, allocation, and budgeting processes;

Requirements for Accounting Major

Courses Titles Credits
ACCTG 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCTG 302 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACCTG 311 Federal Income Tax 3
ACCTG 320 Cost Accounting 3
ACCTG  401  Advanced Financial Acctg  3
ACCTG  404  CPA Law  3
ACCTG  410  Auditing  3
ACCTG  411  Corporate, Estate and Gift Tax  3
___________
TOTAL 24

Requirements for the Accounting Minor 

Courses Titles Credits
ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting 3
ACCTG 202 Managerial Accounting 3
ACCTG 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCTG 320 Cost Accounting 3
ACCTG Elective 3
ECON 202 Microeconomics 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
___________
TOTAL 21

A GPA of 2.000 or higher is required for the minor.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
MAJOR

Faculty Chair: Hanks
Faculty: Ahmadian, Billington, Brennan, Browne, Castillo, Eisenbeis, Hanks, Shah, Wakefield, Zeis

The major in business management leads to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), and provides students with the theoretical and conceptual basis of business as well as application skills to assume leadership roles in industry, government and education.

The undergraduate business management major permits students to select one emphasis as a specialty area. The knowledge and skills acquired with the major in business management can be used in a number of areas including human resource and operations management.

The business management major with a specialization in marketing prepares the graduate to successfully promote and sell goods and services.

Goals for Business Management Major

Students must demonstrate core business knowledge or skills in:

  • organization concepts including various design arrangements;

  • human resource management to include effective practices of recruitment, training and development, appraisal, compensation, and motivation; and

  • interpersonal relationships and effective small group project management.

Students must also demonstrate knowledge or skills that are specific to their selected emphasis area (marketing or management) and;

  • understand and use appropriate emphasis area terminology, principles, and concepts;

  • analyze critical case situations specific to the emphasis area; provide reasonable recommendations and support recommendations adequately; apply relevant emphasis area theories, concepts, and techniques; and integrate the primary functional disciplines of business; and

  • understand the role or the appropriate emphasis area in corporate policy and strategy development.

Requirements for Business Management Major

Courses Titles Credits
MGMT 318 Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 365 Management Information Sys 3
MGMT 475 International Management
OR
MKTG 475 International Marketing 3
MGMT Electives 9
Business electives (3/400 level) 6
__________
TOTAL 24

Requirements for Business Management Major with Marketing Emphasis

Courses Titles Credits
MGMT 365 Management Information Sys 3
MKTG 348 Consumer Behavior 3
MKTG 441 Marketing Strategies 3
MKTG 475 International Marketing 3
MKTG Electives 6
Business electives (3/400 level)  6
__________
TOTAL 24

Business Administration Minors

Requirements for Business Administration Minor (open to non-business majors only)

Courses Titles Credits
ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting 3
ACCTG 202 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
FIN 330 Principles of Finance 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
MKTG 340 Principles of Marketing 3
___________
TOTAL 21

Requirements for Marketing Minor

Courses Titles Credits
ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting 3
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
MKTG 340 Principles of Marketing 3
Select three of the following:
MKTG 341 Sales Force Management 3
MKTG 342 Promotional Strategy 3
MKTG 348 Consumer Behavior 3
MKTG 475 International Marketing 3
_____________
TOTAL 21

Requirements for Non-Profit Management Minor (open to non-business majors only) 

Courses Titles Credits
ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting 3
ECON  202  Principles of Microeconomics 3
BUSAD 270 Business Communication 3
MGMT  201  Principles of Management 3
MKTG 340 Principles of Marketing 3
Select three of the following:
MGMT 301 Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 318 Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 349 Management of Service Business 3
ECON  330 Public Finance 3
FIN 330 Principles of Finance 3
POLSC 330 Introduction to Public Administration 3
POLSC 340 Public Policy 3
POLSC 411 Legislatures and Legislation 3
Internship Option 3
(The student may earn a 3 credit internship in a nonprofit organization. Internship opportunities must be approved by the Chair of Business)
__________
TOTAL 24

Requirements for Supervisory Management Minor 

Courses Titles Credits
ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting 3
ACCTG 202 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
MGMT 301 Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 318 Personnel Management 3
MGMT 410 Labor Management 3
___________
TOTAL 21

ECONOMICS MAJOR

Faculty Chair: Goodman
Faculty: Duncan, Fuller, Goodman, Regassa, Whited

The major in economics leads to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) and provides students with the theoretical and conceptual basis of economics. Economics majors are particularly well prepared to enter graduate programs in business in addition to assuming entry-level positions in business firms, non-profit organizations or government. The major in economics also prepares the graduate for positions in banking, financial analysis, and related financial services industries.

Goals for Economics Major

Students majoring in economics must demonstrate that they:

  • understand microeconomic theories of production and consumption, including strategic behavior and decision making under uncertain conditions; and

  • understand macroeconomic models including classical, Keynesian, monetarist, new classical and new Keynesian systems, including applications of monetary and fiscal policies in the different models.

Students majoring in economics must also demonstrate that they:

  • understand the specific theories studied in their elective courses, which may include money and banking, international economics, public finance, regional economic analysis and labor economics.

Requirements for Economics Major

Courses Titles Credits
ECON 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
ECON 302 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
ECON 475 International Economics
OR
FIN 475 International Finance 3
ECON/FIN Electives 9
Business electives (3/400 level) 6
__________
TOTAL 24

Requirements for Economics Minor 

Courses Titles Credits
ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting 3
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
ECON 302 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
ECON Elective 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management  3
_________
TOTAL 21

JOINT BSBA/MBA
(3 PLUS 2 PROGRAM)


Admission Requirements

Students are required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). An admission formula of 200 times the undergraduate GPA (4.000 system) plus the GMAT score is used as an admission score. The undergraduate GPA must be based on a minimum of 90 semester hours of course work including MGMT 201, FIN 330, and MKTG 340. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 and a GMAT of at least 450 (i.e., an index of 1100) to be admitted to the program. Students who fail to meet these requirements may provide additional evidence of their ability to complete the program. Such evidence may include: performance in outside activities, evidence of creativity or leadership, and a record of accomplishment.

Prior to enrolling in the first 500 level course, students are expected to have completed ALL requirements for their undergraduate major.

Note: students are strongly encouraged to complete an internship prior to enrolling in graduate level courses.

General Requirements

Students in the joint BSBA/MBA program must complete:

  • the Business Foundation

  • FIN 330, MKTG 340 and BUSAD 493

  • a major within the Hasan School of Business

  • all remaining specified MBA courses 
In addition, students must satisfy all GPA requirements for the BSBA and the MBA (see the MBA listing under the Graduate Programs section of the catalog).

Joint Degree Core 
 
Courses Titles Credits
FIN 330 Principles of Finance 3
MKTG 340 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSAD 502 Business Ethics and Env 3
ECON 510 Economics for Managers 3
MGMT 511 Production/Operations Management 3
MGMT 520 Management of Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 585 Management Policy & Strategy 3
___________
TOTAL 21

In addition, the following MBA courses must be completed:

Courses Titles Credits
ACCTG 510 Managerial Accounting 3
FIN 530 Financial Management 3
MGMT 565 Management Info Sys 3
MKTG 540 Marketing Management 3
Select one: ACCTG 575, BUSAD 575, ECON 575, FIN 575, MGMT 575 OR MKTG 575  3
Approved Graduate Electives 6
_____________________
TOTAL GRADUATE 36

In summary, the joint degree plan has the following requirements:

General Education  36
Skills 7
Other Non-business 15
Business Foundation/Fundamentals 26
Business Major 24
MBA requirements 36
____________
TOTAL 144

Students who complete part of the joint degree plan but decide to opt out of the MBA program and continue towards earning only the BSBA are granted credit towards the BSBA for 500-level courses taken as follows:

500-Level
Course Taken

300- and 400-level
Course Credit
ACCTG 510 ACCTG 495
BUSAD 502 BUSAD 302
BUSAD 575 BUSAD 475
ECON 510 ECON 308
MGMT 511 MGMT 311
MGMT 520 MGMT 301
MGMT 565 MGMT 365
MGMT 585 MGMT 485
MKTG 540 MKTG 495