Business Pathway

The undergraduate pathway program in business provides academic, language and cultural support needed to succeed at Suffolk University. Upon meeting progression requirements, students matriculate into the BSBA program. Other degree options are available as well. Students will benefit from fully integrated classes with both domestic and other international students on campus while learning from highly trained university instructors and tutors. Pathway duration is based on English language abilities determined at the time of admission to the university.

The undergraduate business pathway may be one, two, or three semesters.

1 Semester Pathway

This program is composed of one semester of Pathway programming which counts toward the student's undergraduate degree.

The BSBA is a 124 credit hour degree program.
16 credits from the pathway apply to undergraduate pathway.


Pathway Requirements: 5 courses, 16 credits

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

4

Description:

This course is designed to link thematically and rhetorically to EAP 104. By taking both courses, you will be honing the practice of transferring knowledge between courses, as well as between school and your personal experiences and prior knowledge.

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

4

Description:

This course is designed to strengthen the academic reading and writing skills that will be applicable to your collegiate course work by using course materials that will help us to understand cultural, social and global issues in the contemporary world. We will work together as a class to continue to develop the analytical skills necessary to produce well-organized and well-written essays. We will think critically about social change and contemporary social problems. We will pay significant attention to the writing process including prewriting, writing a strong thesis statement, revising, editing and proofreading. We will review the proper use of sources so as to avoid plagiarism, and will conduct our own research on topics relating to issues of cultural, social and global perspectives.

Prerequisites:

ENT-101 to be taken concurrently or previously. SBS students with 30 credits or less only. CAS students by special permission.

Credits:

1

Description:

SBS 100 engages students in a series of activities, discussions, and programs on campus to explore their interests and strengths and learn how courses and co-curricular experiences together help them achieve their goals. Students also develop innovation, team, and presentation skills, get involved on campus, and learn about campus resources and services that aid in a successful college experience. This is the first in a four-year sequence of career courses.

Credits:

3

Description:

This course introduces students to foundational concepts in business, including functional areas, the life cycle, competition, stakeholders and ethical considerations. Students develop critical thinking by learning and using a problem solving process through a business situation analysis model to analyze various situations that confront managers and founders of small, medium, and large organizations. Students will also develop tools for analysis, allowing them to critically view business in a new and thoughtful way. The class culminates with student- teams presenting a detailed analysis and recommendations to a panel of executives and persuading them that the recommended strategy is not only feasible, but also practical for the stakeholders involved.

Prerequisites:

MATH level 2, or Mathshop, or MATH-104

Credits:

4

Description:

From the ISBN on a book, to buying a car, from the size of small chips in a cell phone, to the size of the national debt, or just reading a graph in the daily newspaper, mathematics plays an important and vital role in countless areas of life and your future career and courses included. Mathematics is both an art and a tool created by humans. The common bond is a way of thinking and a way of reasoning to describe and solve problems of many types. This course uses the context of modern real life problems to introduce math needed for literacy and problem solving in contemporary life and work. It uses a minimal amount of algebra and focuses on math models, concepts and basic math manipulations. It encourages students to move from anxiety about math, to using formulas well, to thinking critically in the math context to use math to solve problems and pose new problems. Topics include scientific notation, basic financial math, linear, exponential and polynomial models and an introduction to probability. (Formerly Math 132)

2 Semester Pathway

This program is composed of two semesters of Pathway programming which count toward the student's undergraduate degree.

BSBA is a 124 credit hour degree program
31 credits from the pathway apply to undergraduate pathway

Pathway Requirements: 9 courses, 31 credits

Semester 1 (4 courses, 15 credits)

 

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

4

Description:

This course is designed to focus on the oral communication skills needed to be successful students, as well as successful professionals. Through lectures, text, and practical applications; students will learn how to select a topic, tailor a presentation to a specific audience, research, design and structure an oral presentation. Students will also learn to collaborate with a team of colleagues, utilize visual aids, and critique professional/rhetorical situations. In addition, students will expand their listening skills to extract meaning from and take notes on authentic academic conversations and lectures. In addition, EAP 101 is linked thematically and rhetorically to EAP 102. By taking both courses, you will be honing the practice of transferring knowledge between courses," as well as between school and your personal experiences and prior knowledge. """

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

4

Description:

This course is designed to familiarize students with the academic reading and writing skills that will be applicable to your collegiate course work. We will work together as a class to develop the analytical skills necessary to produce well-organized and well-written essays. We will pay significant attention to the writing process including prewriting, writing a strong thesis statement, revising, editing and proofreading. We will review the proper use of sources so as to avoid plagiarism.

Prerequisites:

MATH level 2, or Mathshop, or MATH-104

Credits:

4

Description:

From the ISBN on a book, to buying a car, from the size of small chips in a cell phone, to the size of the national debt, or just reading a graph in the daily newspaper, mathematics plays an important and vital role in countless areas of life and your future career and courses included. Mathematics is both an art and a tool created by humans. The common bond is a way of thinking and a way of reasoning to describe and solve problems of many types. This course uses the context of modern real life problems to introduce math needed for literacy and problem solving in contemporary life and work. It uses a minimal amount of algebra and focuses on math models, concepts and basic math manipulations. It encourages students to move from anxiety about math, to using formulas well, to thinking critically in the math context to use math to solve problems and pose new problems. Topics include scientific notation, basic financial math, linear, exponential and polynomial models and an introduction to probability. (Formerly Math 132)

Students will take one Creativity and Innovation (CI) course as determined by the INTO program.

Semester Two (5 courses, 16 credits)

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

4

Description:

This course is designed to link thematically and rhetorically to EAP 104. By taking both courses, you will be honing the practice of transferring knowledge between courses, as well as between school and your personal experiences and prior knowledge.

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

4

Description:

This course is designed to strengthen the academic reading and writing skills that will be applicable to your collegiate course work by using course materials that will help us to understand cultural, social and global issues in the contemporary world. We will work together as a class to continue to develop the analytical skills necessary to produce well-organized and well-written essays. We will think critically about social change and contemporary social problems. We will pay significant attention to the writing process including prewriting, writing a strong thesis statement, revising, editing and proofreading. We will review the proper use of sources so as to avoid plagiarism, and will conduct our own research on topics relating to issues of cultural, social and global perspectives.

Prerequisites:

Math 128 or higher. REMINDER: STATS 240 is a required prerequisite MKT 220, FIN 200 and ISOM 201(prerequisite for ISOM 319)

Credits:

4

Description:

Topics include: data presentation, measures of central locations and dispersion, probability and probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, simple and multiple regression models. The use of Excel and SPSS will be emphasized throughout the course. 1 term - 4 credits (4 hours per week). Normally offered each semester. STATS 240 satisfies the same requirements as STATS 250

Prerequisites:

ENT-101 to be taken concurrently or previously. SBS students with 30 credits or less only. CAS students by special permission.

Credits:

1

Description:

SBS 100 engages students in a series of activities, discussions, and programs on campus to explore their interests and strengths and learn how courses and co-curricular experiences together help them achieve their goals. Students also develop innovation, team, and presentation skills, get involved on campus, and learn about campus resources and services that aid in a successful college experience. This is the first in a four-year sequence of career courses.

Credits:

3

Description:

This course introduces students to foundational concepts in business, including functional areas, the life cycle, competition, stakeholders and ethical considerations. Students develop critical thinking by learning and using a problem solving process through a business situation analysis model to analyze various situations that confront managers and founders of small, medium, and large organizations. Students will also develop tools for analysis, allowing them to critically view business in a new and thoughtful way. The class culminates with student- teams presenting a detailed analysis and recommendations to a panel of executives and persuading them that the recommended strategy is not only feasible, but also practical for the stakeholders involved.

 

3 Semester Pathway

This program is composed of three semesters of Pathway programming. Academic English courses taken in term 1 are not for academic credit. All courses taken in term 2 and 3 of the pathway will count towards the student’s undergraduate degree.

BSBA is a 124 credit hour degree program
34 credits from the pathway apply to undergraduate pathway

Pathway Requirements: 14 courses, 34 credits

This program is composed of three (3) semesters of Pathway programming. Academic English courses taken in term 1 are not for academic credit. All courses taken in term 2 and 3 of the pathway will count towards the student's undergraduate degree.

BSBA is a 124 credit hour degree program. 
34 credits from the pathway apply to the undergraduate pathway

Semester 1 (5 courses, 4 credits)


Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

0

Description:

The goal of this course is to increase fluency and build student confidence in listening and speaking through a variety of student-centered activities. Specifically, students will advance and practice their listening and speaking skills in academic situations including group work, note-taking exercises, oral presentations, and class discussions. Vocabulary, pronunciation, delivery, and active listening will be addressed, among other skills. This course is designed for students at an intermediate level. This is a non-credit course.

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

0

Description:

The goal of this course is to increase accuracy and build student confidence in reading and writing through a variety of student-centered activities. Specifically, students will advance and practice their reading and writing skills on a variety of topics through critical reading, critical thinking, and essay writing. Sentence level, paragraph level, and essay level writing with a focus on grammar, punctuation, and organization among other skills will be addressed. This course is designed for students at an intermediate level. This is a non-credit course.

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

0

Description:

This course is designed to ensure a successful transition to Suffolk University and our unique urban community. Through class discussions, readings, and assignments, students will discuss a variety of topics, including academic success strategies, personal goals and self-awareness. Students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful university student. This course is designed for students at an intermediate level. This is a non-credit course.

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

0

Description:

This course will focus on American literature, culture and history. Course readings may include short stories, poetry, plays, excerpts of novels, and/or films that have impacted American history and explore the many aspects of American culture. The course focuses on reading comprehension, vocabulary development, presentation, discussion skills, and research. This is a non-credit course.

Prerequisites:

MATH level 2, or Mathshop, or MATH-104

Credits:

4

Description:

From the ISBN on a book, to buying a car, from the size of small chips in a cell phone, to the size of the national debt, or just reading a graph in the daily newspaper, mathematics plays an important and vital role in countless areas of life and your future career and courses included. Mathematics is both an art and a tool created by humans. The common bond is a way of thinking and a way of reasoning to describe and solve problems of many types. This course uses the context of modern real life problems to introduce math needed for literacy and problem solving in contemporary life and work. It uses a minimal amount of algebra and focuses on math models, concepts and basic math manipulations. It encourages students to move from anxiety about math, to using formulas well, to thinking critically in the math context to use math to solve problems and pose new problems. Topics include scientific notation, basic financial math, linear, exponential and polynomial models and an introduction to probability. (Formerly Math 132)

Semester 2 ( 5 courses, 4 credits)

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

4

Description:

This course is designed to focus on the oral communication skills needed to be successful students, as well as successful professionals. Through lectures, text, and practical applications; students will learn how to select a topic, tailor a presentation to a specific audience, research, design and structure an oral presentation. Students will also learn to collaborate with a team of colleagues, utilize visual aids, and critique professional/rhetorical situations. In addition, students will expand their listening skills to extract meaning from and take notes on authentic academic conversations and lectures. In addition, EAP 101 is linked thematically and rhetorically to EAP 102. By taking both courses, you will be honing the practice of transferring knowledge between courses," as well as between school and your personal experiences and prior knowledge. """

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

4

Description:

This course is designed to familiarize students with the academic reading and writing skills that will be applicable to your collegiate course work. We will work together as a class to develop the analytical skills necessary to produce well-organized and well-written essays. We will pay significant attention to the writing process including prewriting, writing a strong thesis statement, revising, editing and proofreading. We will review the proper use of sources so as to avoid plagiarism.

Prerequisites:

ENT-101 to be taken concurrently or previously. SBS students with 30 credits or less only. CAS students by special permission.

Credits:

1

Description:

SBS 100 engages students in a series of activities, discussions, and programs on campus to explore their interests and strengths and learn how courses and co-curricular experiences together help them achieve their goals. Students also develop innovation, team, and presentation skills, get involved on campus, and learn about campus resources and services that aid in a successful college experience. This is the first in a four-year sequence of career courses.

Credits:

3

Description:

This course introduces students to foundational concepts in business, including functional areas, the life cycle, competition, stakeholders and ethical considerations. Students develop critical thinking by learning and using a problem solving process through a business situation analysis model to analyze various situations that confront managers and founders of small, medium, and large organizations. Students will also develop tools for analysis, allowing them to critically view business in a new and thoughtful way. The class culminates with student- teams presenting a detailed analysis and recommendations to a panel of executives and persuading them that the recommended strategy is not only feasible, but also practical for the stakeholders involved.

Students will take one Creativity and Innovation (CI) course as determined by the INTO
program.

Semester 3 (4 courses, 16 credits)

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

4

Description:

This course is designed to link thematically and rhetorically to EAP 104. By taking both courses, you will be honing the practice of transferring knowledge between courses, as well as between school and your personal experiences and prior knowledge.

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

4

Description:

This course is designed to strengthen the academic reading and writing skills that will be applicable to your collegiate course work by using course materials that will help us to understand cultural, social and global issues in the contemporary world. We will work together as a class to continue to develop the analytical skills necessary to produce well-organized and well-written essays. We will think critically about social change and contemporary social problems. We will pay significant attention to the writing process including prewriting, writing a strong thesis statement, revising, editing and proofreading. We will review the proper use of sources so as to avoid plagiarism, and will conduct our own research on topics relating to issues of cultural, social and global perspectives.

Credits:

3

Description:

This course introduces the nature and processes of globalization which define today's international business environment. The course employs a multidisciplinary perspective to explore the growing interdependence of nations in their trade, investment, technology flows, and business operations. Topic include business, geographic, economic, social, cultural, political, and other issues related to globalization. The course is experiential in its approach. Students will undertake a team research project exploring globalization issues with reference to a particular country, region or industry.

Prerequisites:

Math 128 or higher. REMINDER: STATS 240 is a required prerequisite MKT 220, FIN 200 and ISOM 201(prerequisite for ISOM 319)

Credits:

4

Description:

Topics include: data presentation, measures of central locations and dispersion, probability and probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, simple and multiple regression models. The use of Excel and SPSS will be emphasized throughout the course. 1 term - 4 credits (4 hours per week). Normally offered each semester. STATS 240 satisfies the same requirements as STATS 250

Courses and sequence of courses various based on start term.