The accounting major prepares students for rewarding careers as industrial accountants, cost analysts, controllers, tax accountants, members of financial regulatory teams such as the IRS or banking auditors, independent auditors in CPA firms, and internal auditors. ASU accounting graduates work for manufacturing firms, in government agencies, banking, not-for-profit entities, and public accounting.
The major in business administration provides students with a diversified rather than a specialized program in business and economics. It is designed especially for those who need a broad background of training for managing a business of their own or for students planning to enter a large business which maintains its own specialized training program. This program requires a study of every major sector of business activity, with emphasis on creative thinking which will prepare the student for today's employment as well as for meeting tomorrow's challenges.
The major in economics provides an excellent background for a wide variety of careers in business and government. In addition to acceptance into their management training programs, many businesses employ the economics major to forecast economic trends and to relate changes in economic activity to the individual business. Economists are employed by various governmental bodies to conduct research into all phases of the economy.
Business Information Systems
The BIS program is intended to deliver training that provides foundation working knowledge in information technology. The resulting certificate is independent of any degree program and can be used either to enhance whatever degree is being pursued by the student or to demonstrate IT accomplishments of the non-degree-seeking student. For the latter, the BIS certificate incorporates a basic communications component, a Business foundation component, and a strong basic IT component.
Business Technology is a program of study designed to prepare individuals for teaching careers in the area of business and information technology. This degree is the foundation for those wishing to teach at the middle or junior high school level, secondary level, post-secondary level, or in industry. Emphasis is given, through the College of Education, to the ways in which this material can be most effectively imparted. Vocational and Computer certifications are available.
The M.S.E. in Business Technology is a degree that is designed to enable students to extend, reinforce, and advance their technology and educational skills for the purpose of enhancing their educational careers.
Computer and Information Technology
The AS degree is intended to provide the student with an introduction to the various MIS technical areas necessary to enter employment at the operations level of information systems departments. The BS in Computer & Information Technology is designed to prepare students for careers as IT professionals. Our graduates hold positions as network administrators, applications programmers, website developers, database architects, operations schedulers, and technical support specialists.
The major in economics provides an excellent background for a wide variety of careers in business and government. In addition to acceptance into their management training programs, many businesses employ the economics major to forecast economic trends and to relate changes in economic activity to the individual business. Economists are employed by various governmental bodies to conduct research into all phases of the economy. A pre-law emphasis is also available.
The finance major prepares students for positions in banks, investment companies, insurance firms, real estate companies, credit unions, government, and major corporations. Finance major graduates serve as loan officers in banks, manage individual or corporate investment portfolios, or supervise commercial credit departments. Finance majors may choose the Finance major or the Finance major with emphasis in Banking.
Global Supply Chain Management
Global supply chain management encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in the flows of products, services, finances, and information from a source to a customer and integrates supply and demand across all types of organizations on an international scale. The major in Global Supply Chain Management provides education and training for those interested in planning and implementing successful supply chain strategies both domestically and internationally. Students who graduate from this program will find multiple rewarding career opportunities open to them in the areas of logistics, e-commerce, purchasing, manufacturing, and international business.
The major in International Business permits students to prepare for managerial careers in international business. It is interdisciplinary in nature and emphasizes the development of language skills as well as an understanding of the sociocultural, political, managerial, marketing, and economic understanding of the international environment.
The decisions of management in today’s business are recognized as having broad implications extending beyond the individual firm. In recognition of this, the major in management offers preparation necessary for future managers, with attention being given to all aspects of decision making. Elective concentration may be developed in Human Resource Management.
The major in marketing provides education and training for those interested in planning and implementing successful marketing strategies. The student with energy, ability, and the competitive urge will discover that this major will open many opportunities to serve the public as well as receive material reward. Elective concentration may be developed to emphasize Marketing Management or Logistics (transportation and distribution) functions.