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Our business program is designed to develop tomorrow’s business leaders.

The Business B.S. Degree at Keystone College is designed so that tomorrow’s business leader can gain the essential skills to be successful in a for-profit, non-profit, small business, or entrepreneurial setting. This flexible program creates opportunity for students to gain in-depth mastery of a technical specialty including such areas as:

  •  Accounting
  •  Finance
  •  Information Technology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing

The curriculum for the Business Administration A.S. Degree prepares students for transfer into quality Baccalaureate programs for advanced business study. Students develop strong mathematical skills and balance basic business studies with a wide choice of liberal arts courses. This background prepares students for eventual leadership roles in industry, business, and government.

Both of these programs can be taken online.

Minor

Add versatility to any degree by enrolling in a business minor.

Internships and Experiential Learning Opportunities

Not all education happens in the classroom. Certain lessons can only be learned through direct hands-on experiences outside of the classroom with real world experiences in the field. Internships and other field experiences give students the opportunity to connect one-on-one with faculty, fellow students and other professionals. Students will acquire leadership and management skills, professional growth and personal fulfillment that can’t be gained in the classroom.

Your Future Business Career

Opportunities can include:

  • Advertising
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Public Administration
  • Retail Merchandising
  • Hospitality/Hotel Restaurant Management

Salary Information

Salaries for business graduates vary dramatically, depending on the area of interest. Starting salaries can range from $22,000 to $45,000 and lead to high-end numbers of six figures or higher.

Connect with other students.

Over 30 student run clubs & organizations including:

  • Intercollegiate Leadership
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Student Government Association

Curriculum Guides

Curriculum Guide for the Business B.S. Degree
First Year
First Semester

  • College Writing I
  • First year Seminar
  • PC Office Applications
  • College Math I (recommended)
  • Introduction to Business
  • Wellness / Fitness
  • Critical and Analytical Reading or Critical and Analytical Reading exempt
Second Semester

  • Speech Communication
  • College Writing II
  • Minor or Free Elective
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Intermediate PC Applications
Second Year
First Semester

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Written Communications
  • Principles of Economics I
  • Arts and Humanities Elective
  • Lab Science Elective (Human Health Issues recommended)
Second Semester

  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Economics II
  • Statistics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Seminar
Third Year
First Semester

  • Business Ethics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Arts & Humanities 2,000 level or higher
  • Minor / Free Elective
  • Curriculum Elective 3000 level or higher
Second Semester

  • Internship or Workplace Environment
  • Business Law
  • Financial Management
  • Minor / Free Elective
  • Curriculum Elective 3000 or higher
Fourth Year
First Semester

  • Strategic Management
  • Statistics and Research
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Curriculum Elective or Free Elective 3000 level or higher
  • Minor / Free Elective
Second Semester

  • Capstone Seminar
  • Minor / Free Elective
  • Minor / Free Elective
  • Curriculum Elective 3000 level or higher
  • Curriculum Elective 3000 level or higher

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with the Career Development Center for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

Curriculum Guide for the Business Administration A.S. Degree
First Year
First Semester

  • College Writing I
  • First year Seminar
  • Technology Elective
  • Math Elective
  • Introduction to Business
  • Critical and Analytical Reading
Second Semester

  • Speech Communication
  • College Writing II
  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Management
  • Health / Wellness
Second Year
First Semester

  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Written Communication
  • Principles of Economics I
  • Arts and Humanities Elective
  • Lab Science
  • Curriculum Elective
Second Semester

  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Economics II
  • Curriculum Elective
  • Arts and Humanities Area 2
  • Social Sciences. Elective
  • Curriculum Elective

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with the Career Development Center for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

College Catalog

See the official college catalog for all course descriptions and degree requirements.

Graduate Success

Keystone graduates have been hired by Abington Heights School District, American Racing and Entertainment, Aramark, BAE Systems, Bishop Brothers Development Co., CIGNA Healthcare, Citizens Bank, Dickinson College, DiMare Fresh, Diversified Info Tech, DuPont, Enterprise Rent A Car, Fidelity Bank, Flowserve Corp., FM Howell & Company, Gannon Associates, Guthrie Healthcare Systems, IBM, Ingersoll-Rand, Innogistics, IREM Country Club, Kane, Keystone Community Resources, Knights of Columbus Lockheed Martin, Maines Paper & Food, McCann School of Business and Technology, Northern Tier Career Center, Osram Sylvania, Penguin Group, People’s State Bank, Pepperjam, PennDOT, PPL Electric Utilities, Pride Mobility, Procter & Gamble, Radisson Lackawana Station Hotel, St. Michael’s School for Boys, Savings Bank, Scranton Times-Tribune, Stadium Club at Montage Moutain, Trehab, United Parcel Service (UPS), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Verizon, Wal*Mart, WATS Broadcasting, INC., Wegman’s, and Woodloch Pines.

Graduate shave also enrolled in degree programs at the Art Institute (NYC), Penn State University, and the University of Scranton.

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Hands on Experience

Study Abroad

You can explore your academic goals in an international setting and global environment. The experience of living in a new country will build your self-confidence, add valuable skills to your tool box, and will alter how you view yourself, the world, and your own country.

Internships and Field Experiences

Not all education happens in the classroom. Internships and other field experiences give students the opportunity to learn through direct hands-on experiences outside of the classroom with a real world experience in the field.

Undergraduate Research

The process of research and discovery while working with a faculty mentor enriches the learning process and creates positive attributes which will last a lifetime. Undergraduate research encompasses both traditional research and creative endeavors.