Catalogue 2021 - 2022

College of Business


Dean Sharianne Walker
Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies Janelle Goodnight 

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies Kara Kapinos


College of Business Mission and Vision Statement


We develop educational communities that support lifelong learners who proactively influence their career, organization, and society.


A premier College of Business that challenges and prepares professionals for the dynamic business environment.

Degree Learning Goals

The undergraduate curriculum for students in the College of Business includes the following learning goals.

In addition to critical thinking, oral presentation, ethical perspectives, and writing skills reflected in the learning objectives of the General University Requirements, Business students

1. Demonstrate integration of business knowledge and skills with professional career aspirations

2. Apply problem solving techniques to organizational challenges in a dynamic business environment

3. Collaborate with others to achieve common organizational goals

4. Demonstrate understanding of socially responsible business practices

Career Preparation

To guide students in selecting an appropriate career path, faculty in each department in the College of Business designed a variety of classroom and outside of the classroom activities to guide the students through the process of a) Career Exploration in the freshman year, b) Career Investigation in the sophomore year, c) Career Determination in the junior year and finally d) Career Implementation in the senior year. In these progressive exercises students link their interests and skills with career paths culminating with activities designed to help the student to enter the field of choice.


Special Academic Opportunities


Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration must select a major by the end of their sophomore year. Complete requirements for each of the majors in the College of Business are specified under a separate section of this catalogue devoted to major programs. They are accounting, business analytics and information management, entrepreneurship, finance, general business, human resource management, management and leadership, marketing, marketing communications/advertising, pharmaceutical and healthcare business, and sport management. Each undergraduate major in the College of Business includes a general education component that normally comprises at least 50 percent of the student’s four-year program. Requirements common to all majors are:

  1. Complete at least 30 credit hours of course work at the 300-400 level.
  2. Complete at least 12 credit hours of course work at the 300-400 level in the major at Western New England University. The identification of these upper-level courses are listed under each major.
  3. Apply no more than 12 credit hours of ROTC courses towards the graduation requirements.
  4. Meet all of the requirements specified under Academics, Undergraduate Policies, Procedures, Requirements, and General University Requirements in this catalogue.