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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

Semester 1   

  • College Writing I
  • First Year Seminar
  •  Intro to Business
  • Tech Elective
  • Quantitative Elective
  • Critical Reading 0/2

Semester 2              

  • Speech Communication
  • College Writing II
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Arts and Humanities Elective

Semester 3 

  • Social and Cultural Elective
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Written Communication
  • Arts and Humanities Elective
  • Scientific Elective

Semester 4       

  • Statistics
  • Special Topics: Career Prep
  • Financial Accounting
  • Gen Ed Elective
  • Minor/Free Elective
  • Minor/Free Elective

Semester 5         

  • Principles of Economics II
  • Business Ethics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Minor/Free Elective
  • Free Elective 3000+

Semester 6     

  • Internship or Workplace Environment
  • Business/Civil Law
  • Financial Management
  • Free Elective 3000+
  • Minor/Free Elective

Semester 7  

  • Strategic Business Mgmt.
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Social and Cultural Elective
  • Gen Ed Elective:
  • Minor/Free Elective

Semester 8       

  • Business Capstone
  • Free Elective 3000+
  • Business Research Methods Marketing Research Methods
  • Free Elective 3000+
  • Minor/Free Elective

Updated: 10/2017

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

Semester 1

  • Financial Accounting
  • First Year Seminar
  • College Writing I
  • BUSN 1110 Intro to Business
  • Tech Elective
  • Critical Reading

Semester 2

  • Intro to HR
  • College Writing II
  • Quantitative
  • Social & Cultural Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective

Semester 3

  • Speech Communications
  • Princ of Econ II
  • Curricular Elective
  • Science Elective

Semester 4

  • Marketing
  • Curricular 2000+
  • Curricular 2000+
  • Arts & Humanities Elective
  • Free Elective

Updated: 10/2017

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.