ANHEUSER-BUSCH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS DEGREE PROGRAMS BRIEF OVERVIEW
The Anheuser-Busch School of Business offers undergraduate on-campus and on-line programs to educate students in the art and science of business. These programs prepare students to become business leaders with a global mindset equipped with the ability to identify, analyze and solve complex business problems.
The mission of the Anheuser-Busch School of Business is to offer a continuum of high-quality programs to matriculate students who are well-rounded in liberal arts and business.
The programs foster development of knowledge and skills necessary for gainful employment and successful pursuit of graduate degrees. The School creates an environment that promotes the intellectual, ethical, and social growth of students through critical thinking, superior verbal and written competencies, and decision-making skills in a technologically complex and diverse global marketplace.
The Anheuser-Busch School of Business, through its four departments of Accounting, Business Administration, Health Care Management, Information Sciences and Computer Technology and Legal Studies offers the following baccalaureate degree programs:
- B.S. in Accounting
- B.S. in Business Administration-Accelerated Program
- B.S. in Business Administration with emphases in:
- B.S. in Finance
- B.S. in Health Care Management
- B.S. in Health Care Management-Online
- B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management
- B.S. in Marketing
- B.S. in Information Sciences and Computer Technology with emphasis in:
- Management Information Systems
- Computer Studies
The mission of the Accounting program is to provide a well-balanced educational program that will prepare students to enter the field of accounting and/or continue their education at the master’s level, in order to qualify for the CPA exam.
The curriculum includes a general education core, a business administration core, and required courses in accounting.
The mission of the Adult Pathway to Success program is to provide a unique opportunity for adults with a minimum of four years of business experience to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration while working full time during the day.
The program can be completed in as little as 18 months for students who have completed an Associate of Arts degree, which meets the Missouri State General Education requirements or who have completed 60 semester hours from an accredited college or university that can be applied toward Harris-Stowe State University requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. The program requires a formal application and approval of the Dean of the Anheuser-Busch School of Business.
The mission of the Business Administration degree program is to provide students with a solid and well-rounded education in business that prepares the students to meet the challenges of a dynamic work force and prepare them for an advanced degree. The program has three emphases, including management, entrepreneurship and marketing.
The mission of the Entrepreneurship emphasis is to provide a quality educational program and experience to students interested in owning and managing their own businesses.
The program strives to prepare individuals by providing a curriculum in entrepreneurship, as well as in other academic disciplines, such as management, marketing, information systems, economics, accounting, and finance.
The mission of the Management emphasis is to graduate students who are well-rounded in management and business for a career or graduate studies that require critical thinking and decision-making in a technologically complex, dynamic, socially, politically and culturally diverse business environment.
The mission of the Marketing program is to equip students with knowledge and skills needed to build a successful marketing career.
Special focus is given on how to design and implement programs to efficiently communicate and distribute products and services to consumers. Marketing students learn to make decisions about product design and quality, pricing, advertising, channels of distribution, and personal selling, in order to enhance consumer satisfaction and further the goals of businesses.
The mission of the B.S. Degree in Finance is to equip students with the knowledge, skills and ability to manage money, deal with investments, and assess risk and return in order to maximize corporate profits.
Students will learn how to manage the assets of businesses, institutions, and individuals. Students will learn market analysis, the making of sound investments and how to track the flow of money. The B.S. Degree in Finance prepares the students for many careers available in the field of Finance, including financial advisor, investment banker, financial planner, credit analyst and loan officer, both in government and in the private sector. In addition, the B.S. Degree in Finance prepares students to pursue higher levels of education.
The mission of the Health Care Management program is to provide a quality education to students planning to enter management positions in a variety of national and global health care settings.
Students are prepared to pursue careers in a variety of settings such as hospitals, pharmaceutical and medical equipment companies, health insurance firms, managed care organizations, physician group practices, home healthcare centers, long-term care facilities, public health institutions, ambulatory care clinics, and consulting companies. The program provides a professional curriculum with related academic disciplines in management, marketing, information systems, economics, accounting, and finance. In addition, students with a B.S. Degree in Health Care Management are prepared to pursue higher levels of education.
The mission of the Information Sciences and Computer Technology degree program is to prepare students to meet present and future technological and management challenges.
The curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation in computer hardware and software, systems design, communications, and project/team management skills for the rapidly changing IT industry. The program has two emphasis areas: computer studies and management information systems.
The mission of the Computer Studies emphasis is to provide a well-balanced program that will prepare students to enter the field of information sciences and computer technology.
The curriculum includes a general education core, a business administration core, and an information sciences and computer technology major core, with an area of concentration in computer studies.
The mission of the Management Information Systems (MIS) emphasis is to prepare students for a leading role in this rapidly growing field of study.
The MIS emphasis gives students an understanding of the importance of information systems as a management tool in the planning, control, and decision-making activities of the organization. The program of study introduces students to the concepts and methods of analyzing, designing, planning, and managing simple or complex information systems. It emphasizes the managerial aspects of information systems by providing a solid base of business courses and computer science courses common to the Anheuser-Busch School of Business.
The mission of the Marketing program is to equip students with knowledge and skills needed to build a successful marketing career.
Special focus is given on how to design and implement programs to efficiently communicate and distribute products and services to consumers. Marketing students learn to make decisions about product design and quality, pricing, advertising, channels of distribution, and personal selling, in order to enhance consumer satisfaction and further the goals of the businesses.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS TO THE DEGREE PROGRAMS
- Have completed at least 30 credit hours of the required 42 credit hours, comprising the University’s General Education curriculum
- Have maintained good academic standing by having a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for all courses earned at HSSU or transferred toward a degree in the Anheuser-Busch School of Business
- Have completed all developmental courses
- Complete an application for admission to the applicable program
- Be approved for admission to a program by the Dean of the Anheuser-Busch School of Business
After all approvals have been obtained for admission to a specific degree program, the University will send a formal letter of admission signed by the Dean of the Anheuser-Busch School of Business and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Note: Transfer students transferring more than 30 credit hours must apply for admission to a program, as defined above during the first semester at HSSU.
POLICIES GOVERNING THE DEGREE PROGRAMS
- Prior to registration for courses, all business students must be advised by their faculty adviser in the Anheuser-Busch School of Business
- For all courses counting toward a degree from the Anheuser-Busch School of Business, all students must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale for all courses
- For degree conferral, a minimum final grade of “C” must be earned in all program required courses
- All requests for course substitutions must be submitted to the Dean of the Anheuser-Busch School of Business and approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs prior to registering for such courses
REQUIREMENTS FOR DEGREE CONFERRAL
The requirements for degree conferral are as follows:
- 120 degree credit hours in required courses
- A minimum of 60 semester credit hours must be earned at a four-year institution
- The last 30 semester credit hours counted toward a degree must be earned at HSSU
- A grade of “C” or better must be earned in all business administration core and major courses required for degree conferral
- A minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for all courses counting toward a degree from the Anheuser-Busch School of Business
- All candidates seeking a degree from the Anheuser-Busch School of Business must take the senior competency Exit Exam, internal and/or national (BMFT) in their graduating semester. The exam constitutes 30% of the grade in BSAD 0480 (Business Policy and Strategy)
- Complete a senior exit surve
- Complete an exit interview with various department chairs
- Complete the Anheuser-Busch School of Business clearance form and obtaining all required signatures
A major goal of the Anheuser-Busch School of Business at Harris-Stowe State University is to produce graduates who have acquired a well-balanced education in business. This will enable them to compete successfully in the world of business, as well as in postgraduate studies. To accomplish this goal, the school pursues the following objectives:
- Graduates will express satisfaction with the education they have received at Harris-Stowe State University
- Graduates will successfully meet the admission requirements of graduate schools of business
- Graduates will have gained the necessary oral and written communication skills that are needed for success in the business world
- Graduates will have developed interpersonal growth and have the ability to assess their value systems, make ethical decisions, build healthy professional and personal relationships, and contribute to their community
- Graduates will have developed effective critical thinking by integrating a broad educational foundation with in-depth knowledge of a field of study. The students will be able to manage information, analyze and solve real-world problems, construct meaningful connections, learn from their experiences and apply their learning to new situations
- Graduates will be equipped with knowledge and skills to work as a result of their educational experience. They will enter the global work force with confidence and professionalism, demonstrate competence in their respective fields, use technology appropriately and effectively, work as productive members of a team, and commit to continuous professional growth while remaining competitive in the job market
- Graduates will have developed an understanding of and appreciation for diversity
- Employers will express satisfaction with their professional knowledge and skills
The Anheuser-Busch School of Business faculty is engaged in an ongoing assessment of the quality of the degree programs.
In the Anheuser-Busch School of Business, students will study under highly-qualified faculty members who have combined academic credentials and professional experience as practitioners in the field of business. The goals for the internship are as follows:
- To provide the student with professional business experience in their area of business specialization
- To provide the business community with first- hand evidence of the talents and quality of the educational background of students who are entering the job market
- To provide a transitional bridge from the classroom setting to the professional atmosphere of the business world
- To provide and receive feedback to and from the Business School Advisory Council regarding the academic and professional skills that are expected by the business community. These changes are necessary to continually meet the needs and expectations of the community which the Harris-Stowe State University Anheuser-Busch School of Business graduates serve
INTERNSHIP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
- The Anheuser-Busch School of Business will assist students in locating an internship site in their degree area of specialization. However, it is the student’s responsibility to secure the site and position. The internship coordinator of the Anheuser-Busch School of Business approves all paid and unpaid internships, internship sites and position descriptions
- All internships are planned as valuable learning experiences for the student and provide valuable services for the employer
- Internships must have a minimum of 240 clock hours of productive work experience
- The internship site and a detailed job description of the position must be provided to the internship coordinator, including a detailed description of the intern’s duties and responsibilities, just as the company provides its regular full-time or part-time employees. The job description must meet the minimum internship requirements of Harris-Stowe
- The internship site supervisor provides the internship coordinator and the student with a performance evaluation at the completion of the first 120 clock hours of the internship and again at its conclusion. The evaluation document is to be either the employer’s normal evaluation form that is used to evaluate the company’s employees or the evaluation form supplied by the University’s internship coordinator of the School of Business
- The student must submit a current resume to the Coordinator of Internship before and after the internship experience
- The student must submit and to the coordinator of Internship a formal report summarizing the internship experience and present his/her internship experience in front of internship supervisors, faculty and fellow interns