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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Concentrations within this Program
Management Accounting Hospitality & Tourism Management

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program is 36 months in length and consists of 12 quarters of study. A bachelor degree in Business Administration prepares graduates with essential skills in accounting, statistics, quantitative systems, finance, law, marketing, computer/information systems, strategy and economics, plus advanced skills in human resources, leadership, and behavior in organizations and operations management. Graduates are well-positioned to become effective and ethical leaders in many different types of businesses in the dynamic changing business environment, as well as, to be leaders in their communities, and society.

Key Benefits

  • Pittsburgh Technical College Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration is a career focused, comprehensive program designed to provide graduates with practical business skills to succeed in today’s business environment.
  • Crafted by business advisory board members to insure that the curriculum is current with industry demand, this career-focused program builds on the hands-on expertise PTC is known for combined with practical simulations, and real world business cases.
  • The degree is available both online and on campus to offer students the maximum in flexibility. In addition, the program offers an in-field internship to provide additional focused study and experience. Students may complete the Bachelor’s Degree in as little as three years.
  • Specific courses in the program include managerial accounting, supply chain management, managing complex projects, strategic marketing, and strategic corporate management. As well as the areas of finance, marketing, leadership, international business, and strategy.
  • The goal of this B.S.B.A. program is to provide you with comprehensive and industry-relevant experiences that prepare you for competitive fields in a variety of business sectors.

Key Skills

The PTC business program is designed to prepare you with the following skills:    

  • Work in a team environment to make pertinent strategic decisions, which impact the organization’s environment.
  • Appraise the resources and capabilities of a firm to build sustainable competitive advantages and formulate strategies that leverage a firm’s core competencies.
  • Develop organizational marketing initiatives including product development, pricing strategies, promotional campaigns, and customer service initiatives.
  • Evaluate a firm’s external environment to include consumer markets, competition, market segments, positioning, product and branding, services, pricing, promotion, and evaluation.
  • Design and implement international business strategies, considering cultural differences, trade agreements, governmental influences, policy determinations, and international relations.
  • Develop solutions for supply chain management and apply information technology solutions to supply chain optimization.
  • Implement human resources strategies including work design and workforce planning, managing employee attitudes and behaviors, and managing employee competencies.
  • Recognize the legal implications of business decisions including the basics of employment law, contracts, intellectual property, trade secrets, negligence, compensation, corporate governance, the risk of liability, and fiduciary duty.
  • Establish appropriate investment objectives, develop optimal portfolio strategies, estimate risk-return tradeoffs, and evaluate investment performance.
  • Use generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and procedures to report organizational costs to management for decision making.
  • Design and complete a business and marketing plan to present to investors or financial institutions for purposes of investment strategic initiatives.
  • Examine quality management practices in organizations to facilitate organizational effectiveness.

More information about Bachelor of Science in Business Administration below

Careers:

 

  • Operations Manager
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Senior Accountant
  • Financial Controller
  • Financial Analyst

BUSINESS FOUNDATION COURSES

Financial Accounting 1
This course introduces the basic principles and procedures of accounting. Emphasis is placed on analyzing business transactions, cataloging, journal entries, posting to the general ledger, and preparing financial statements (income statement, owner's equity statement, and balance sheet).
Financial Accounting 2
In this course, students will examine additional accounting concepts as they relate to sales and purchase transactions through the use of subsidiary ledgers, cash management and banking procedures, and payroll computations and taxation. In addition, students will get in-depth instruction for accruals and deferrals. The course will wrap up with preparing the financial statements and closing procedures for a merchandising business. Prerequisite: A 'C' grade or higher in ACC100.
Managerial Accounting
Study the concepts, theory and practice of the cost-control function of management. Learn what information is needed within an organization; where to obtain this information; and how managers can use this information to plan, control and make decisions. Topics include cost behavior and forecasting, capital budgeting, activity-based costing and management, costs of quality and productivity improvement programs, cost-volume analysis, tactical decision making and transfer pricing.
Corporate Finance & Investments
This course provides an introduction to the theory, the methods, and the concerns of corporate finance and investments. The main topics include the time value of money and capital budgeting techniques; uncertainty and the trade-off between risk and return; security market efficiency; optimal capital structure, dividend policy decisions; portfolio analysis; financial assets; managing corporate pension funds, bank-administered trust, and other institutional funds. Students will learn how to establish appropriate investment objectives, develop optimal portfolio strategies, estimate risk-return tradeoffs, and evaluate investment performance. Many of the latest quantitative approaches are discussed.
Introduction to Business
This course provides a thorough survey of major business functions, focusing on modern business procedures. Topics include international business, economics, management, marketing, accounting, social responsibility and ethics, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Computer Applications
This course provides the student with an introduction to multiple office-based applications. The student will use the knowledge gained in this course as a foundation for implementing and developing projects in various applications including spreadsheets, word processing, presentation software, and the PTC network.
Principles of Management
This course provides an overview of the major functions of operational and human resources management. Upon completion of this course, the students should be able to integrate behavioral and systems approaches with traditional analysis and demonstrate Total Quality Management and Continuous Quality Improvement methods in the management process.
Small Business Management
This course will provide an opportunity for students to blend the theory of investments with the practical demands of investment management. The course objectives include an understanding of the process of establishing a portfolio strategy with a real portfolio, gaining knowledge of the mechanics of trading, principles of equity valuation and technical analysis. Students actively manage a portfolio through the semester.
Business and Employment Law
This course is designed to give students a broad view of advertising principles and their relationship to product marketing. The students will focus on the creative functions of advertising by preparing rough layouts and writing copy for various types of ads.
Supply Chain Management
This course will focus on strategic, tactical and operational issues of supply chain management and become familiar with the integration of various entities. Topics include: supply chain strategy, e-procurement, supply chain risk management, supply chain coordination & integration, value of information, global supply chains, customer value, dynamic pricing, coordinated product design chain, and supply chain performance measures.
Global Business Strategy
This course provides an analysis of the international organizations and the effects of the foreign environment on international business. The course will focus on cultural differences; theories of international trade and economic development; international finance; marketing internationally and practical applications of starting and maintaining international business relationships.
Managing Complex Projects
The course covers key components of project management including project integration, project scope management, project time and cost management, quality management, human resource considerations, communications, risk management, and procurement management.
Capstone Strategic Corporate Management
This course introduces the key concepts, tools, and principles of strategy formulation and competitive analysis. It is concerned with managerial decisions and actions that affect the performance and survival of business enterprises. The course is focused on the information, analyses, organizational processes, and skills and business judgment managers must use to devise strategies, position their businesses, define firm boundaries and maximize longterm profits in the face of uncertainty and competition. Students will work in a team environment and utilize a third-party simulation package.
Principles of Finance
This course focuses on financial techniques used in making business decisions. Fundamental principles of finance provide students with the basic tools necessary to analyze projects and justify investment in them. Students learn how to use a variety of capital budgeting techniques which shed light on the financial impact of choosing between various projects.
Principles of Marketing
This course features an introduction to the marketing environment, marketing research, and the role of marketing in organizations today. Topics include the role of marketing, strategic planning, consumer behavior, product decisions, distribution and supply chain decisions, pricing strategies, and promotional strategies. Students analyze marketing concepts and apply strategies in the movement of products from the business to the consumer.

BUSINESS EMPHASIS COURSES

Students must complete a minimum of 32 credits in Business Emphasis courses.

Accounting for Partnerships and Corporations
In this course, students will expand into accounting for partnerships and corporations. The concepts addressed will include and understanding of the entity and accounting for profits and losses. The second part of this course will cover financial statement analysis; vertical, horizontal and ratio, and in-depth look at the statement of cash flow and introduction to departmentalizing and profit centers. Prerequisite: A “C” grade or higher in ACC121.
Federal Taxes 1: Individual Taxation
This course is a study of the Internal Revenue Code as it affects individuals and sole proprietorships. Basic competence in tax research, terminology, and tax calculation are emphasized. Appreciation, confidence, enthusiasm, and interest in tax topics is a hoped for outcome of students.
Federal Taxes 2: Tax for Business Entities
This course continues the study of the Internal Revenue Code as it affects partnerships, corporations (including S corporations), and estates and trusts. Basic competence in tax research, terminology, and tax calculations are emphasized. Prerequisite: ACC122
Payroll Accounting
In this course, students will learn all aspects of payroll procedures. Students will learn processing, tax withholding, pre-tax benefit plans, W-2 completion, W-4 completion, payroll tax filing and journal entry recording. Prerequisite: ACC110
Accounting Information Systems
This course provides the students with hands-on experience in applying fundamental accounting principles within a computerized environment. Using computer technology, students gain experience setting up and maintaining accounts, recording transactions in the general and special journals, preparing payroll, completing the accounting cycle, and setting up accounting records for new companies.
Auditing
This course is designed to provide an introduction to auditing. The objectives include principles and practices used by public accountants and internal auditors in examining financial statements and supporting data. Special emphasis is given to assets and liabilities. This course is a study of techniques available for gathering, summarizing, analyzing and interpreting the data presented in financial statements and procedures used in verifying the fairness of the information. Also emphasizes ethical and legal aspects and considerations.
Cost Accounting
This course examines in depth cost analysis and product costing for both the profit and notfor-profit sectors of the economy. Accounting for labor, materials, and manufacturing overhead emphasizes the use of source documents to analyze and record cost data in both manual and computerized accounting systems. Methods of allocating indirect costs to products are introduced. Budgeting concepts are reviewed with emphasis on capital budget techniques. Reporting for segments and decentralized operations are also covered.
Intermediate Accounting I
This is the first course in the two-course Intermediate Accounting sequence. ACC400 covers the interpretation, use, processing, and presentation of accounting information and the preparation of principal accounting statements. Topics include an overview of the conceptual framework of accounting, valuation, recording, and presentation of the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows. Students are introduced to time value of money concepts, as well as, accounting for cash, receivables, and the first part of inventories.
Intermediate Accounting II
This course is the second of two courses in intermediate accounting. In this course students will learn how to account for the economic resources and liabilities of an enterprise. Topics studied will include, among others, receivables, inventories, operational assets, investments, stockholder equity, accounting for income taxes, statement of cash flow, accounting for pensions and postretirement benefits, current liabilities, bonds, and full disclosure of financial reporting.
International Business
The study of international business concepts is designed to better prepare students to master the aspects of worldwide business functions. The course covers international trade, the international monetary system, and their relationship to business. Students also evaluate countries as potential sites for business operations.
Spreadsheet Applications
This course guides students with little spreadsheet experience and enables them to become knowledgeable, confident spreadsheet designers and users. The course utilizes hands-on examples, tutorials, and reinforcement to develop spreadsheet design in a wide variety of disciplines, including marketing, accounting, finance, and operations.
Human Resource Management
This is an introduction to the principles, policies and procedures of personnel management. The course focuses on the acquisition, training, and maintenance of human resources for organizations. Topics include legal principles for human resource managers, salary and benefits, workplace diversity, equal employment opportunity, recruitment and selection, orientation/training, appraisal of performance, and discipline.
Database Applications for Business
This course introduces students to the design and use of databases for business applications. Using database computer software, students will plan and develop a variety of databases for business. Topics covered include database planning, creation of records, searching for data using database queries, development of forms for data entry, and report design.
Leading Organizational Change
This course focuses on the crucial role leaders have in effectively leading change initiatives in the workplace. Students learn how to introduce a change initiative and lead discussions with employees to explore how best to implement the changes. In addition, they learn how to help others overcome their resistance to changes. These skills enhance a leader's ability to minimize the potentially negative effects of change on morale, processes and productivity. Blending theory and practice, students will work in teams, applying course material in the analysis of real-world change management challenges. The aim is to produce critically thinking, proactive change managers who have the tools to respond to the range of organizational issues emerging in workplaces today.
Social Media in Communications
This course will explore the history, rise, and growth of social media as a 21st century communication practice. Students will study the advances that led to the creation of social media and just as importantly examine how the use of social media fed its growth. Students will develop social media communication plans and practice digital communication using current online tools such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Kickstarter, YouTube, and Tumblr.
Electronic Commerce Strategies
This course challenges students to explore the realities and implications of e-commerce from a marketer's perspective. Business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) ecommerce markets are examined. The course introduces students to a wide range of electronic commerce issues for marketers, as a foundation for continual learning in the dynamic e-commerce environment.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The purpose of this course is to explore the many dimensions of new venture creation and growth and to foster innovation and new business formations in independent and corporate settings. The course uses and integrates many of the disciplines in the B.S.B.A. curriculum. The course appeals to individuals who have an existing strong desire to become an entrepreneur, or work in a startup or early stage or entrepreneurial minded company that may be expressed immediately or later in their careers. Students will formulate new venture ideas, develop a complete business plan, and present the plan for financial investment.
Electronic Commerce Strategies
This course challenges students to explore the realities and implications of e-commerce from a marketer's perspective. Business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) ecommerce markets are examined. The course introduces students to a wide range of electronic commerce issues for marketers, as a foundation for continual learning in the dynamic e-commerce environment.
Organizational Behavior
This course covers the impact of different management practices and leadership styles on worker satisfaction and morale, organizational effectiveness, productivity, and profitability. Topics include a discussion of formal and informal organizations, group dynamics, motivation, and managing conflict and change.
Government and Public Policy
This course will introduce the policy process in U.S. ; needs and demands for public action; organization and nature of political support; process and the problems of decision making in major policy areas. Students will explore the economics and politics of public policy to provide an analytic framework for considering why, how, and with what success/failure government intervenes in a variety of policy areas. Particular attention will be paid to important policy issues relating to taxation, social security, low-income assistance, health insurance, education, the environment, and government deficits. The costs and benefits of alternative policies will be explored along with the distribution of responsibilities between the federal, state and local governments.
Operations Management
This course provides students with concepts, techniques and tools to design, analyze, and improve core operational capabilities, and apply them to a broad range of application domains and industries. It emphasizes the effect of uncertainty in decision-making, as well as the interplay between high-level financial objectives and operational capabilities. Topics covered include production control, risk pooling, quality management, process design, and revenue management.
Labor Relations and Employment
This course provides an analysis of the process of labor relations, in which management deals with employees who are represented by a union. The history of major labor unions and primary labor laws and court cases are covered, along with the general structure and operational aspects of today's labor organizations. Union certification, collective bargaining, and dispute resolution are discussed in detail. Students also participate in a mock labor contract negotiation project and analyze sample grievances.
International Marketing
This course will equip students with the tools and terminology to explore and understand marketing practices in a global environment. Students will act as international marketing managers, learn the scope and challenge of international marketing, the dynamic environment of international trade, the culture, political, legal, and business systems of global markets, the global market opportunities and finally, the ways to develop global marketing strategies. Students will also learn to develop a formal analytic framework of decision-making based on recent developments in the field of International Marketing through group project and case studies. This course is designed to provide students with the latest understanding of global issues, disciplines, competitions and the necessary skills in making strategic marketing decisions based on a global perspective.
Business Intelligence and Analysis
This course is intended to provide an integrative foundation in the field of business intelligence at the operational, tactical, and strategic levels. Topics such as value chain, customer service management, business process analysis and design, transaction processing systems, management information systems, and executive information systems will be covered, along with other topics relevant to the field of business intelligence.
Financial Management
Financial Management will present the necessary tools required to objectively approach and solve financial problems. The course facilitates the student's ability to synthesize and incorporate the presented tools as well as other academic and professional experiences into a standard yet flexible model for solving financial management problems. This course will discuss and teach the tools required to objectively make: capital budgeting, capital structure and working capital decisions. Through case studies, lectures, videos, readings and exams, students learn the basic concepts and how to apply them in financial decision making. As the course progresses, new topics and skills are integrated into a more sophisticated framework of financial understanding.
Investment Management
This course will provide an opportunity for students to blend the theory of investments with the practical demands of investment management. The course objectives include an understanding of the process of establishing a portfolio strategy with a real portfolio, gaining knowledge of the mechanics of trading, principles of equity valuation and technical analysis. Students actively manage a portfolio through the semester.
Financial Institutions and Markets
This course examines financial institutions and systems as well as the relationship of U.S. capital markets to global markets. This involves the effects of interest rates and asset demand including stocks, bonds, options and futures, and their fundamental relationships within the financial market structure. The course analyzes the efficiency of financial markets and the role of central banks (especially the Federal Reserve System); in addition, the course examines the conduct of monetary policy to determine its effect on financial markets. Emphasis is given to the bond, stock and money markets, and their relationship to the management of financial institutions and financial regulations. The functions of the mutual fund industry, insurance companies and pension funds are discussed and evaluated for risk and ethical considerations.
Hospitality Supervision
This course focuses on managing people from the hospitality supervisor's viewpoint. It includes techniques for increasing productivity and controlling labor costs, time management, and managing change. It also stresses effective communication and charts key responsibilities of a supervisor in a lodging or food service operation. Students refine strategies designed to motivate employees and resolve conflicts with staff, guests, and suppliers.
Resort Management
This course offers a complete approach to the operation of resort properties. Beginning with historical development, details are presented in planning, development, financial investment management, and marketing that deal with the unique nature of resort business
Information Systems Management
This course provides an outline to the role and function of information systems technology within business. Topics include the impact of computers on society, ethical issues, application delivery, system software implementation and use, external & internal hardware devices, and the connection and use of the Internet.
Professional Selling
This course provides students with an understanding of the principles and techniques necessary to sell a product, service, or idea. Students develop sales strategies including researching and selecting a sales presentation method, reviewing steps to secure a sales call, developing a sales presentation, and closing a sale. Students will do a comprehensive sales presentation as part of this course.

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

English Composition 1
This writing course focuses on the writing of descriptive narrative, cause and effect, and process essays from the initial stage of prewriting to final revisions and editing. Topics included are purpose, audience, development, focus and organization, as well as word usage and sentence structure. Elements of grammar, spelling, and punctuation are reviewed. Assigned readings are part of class discussion and writing assignments. Prerequisite: Satisfactory performance on the writing proficiency exam; otherwise, students must have concurrent success with GEE099 and GEE100 before proceeding on to GEE150.
English Composition 2
This writing course is a continuation of the fundamentals introduced in GEE100 English Composition 1. Library and electronic research techniques and guidelines are thoroughly covered. Advanced persuasive writing and research-based persuasion are emphasized using citations and works cited according to MLA guidelines. Analytical and critical thinking skills are developed through students' evaluation of their own writing and assigned readings. Prerequisite: Satisfactory performance on the writing proficiency exam or GEE100.
Effective Speech
This course focuses on the various dimensions of effective speaking with emphasis on audience analysis, reasoning, organization, evidence, and delivery. Throughout the course, the student is acquainted with the various types of speeches and their effectiveness through critical and analytical reading, individualized and group exercises and projects, and class discussions. Students deliver a variety of speeches, including informative and persuasive speeches.
American Literature
This course will survey a range of work produced in the United States and engage students with a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts. Students will be given the opportunity to read and appreciate a wide variety of poetry, fiction, and drama.
Professional Communications
This course focuses on the writing and speaking skills essential for clear communication within professional, business, and organizational contexts. Emphasis is placed on the principles and practical application of professional communication behaviors and rhetorical sensitivity. The course involves research, writing, and speaking assignments that lead to a professional report and formal presentation.
Art History
This general studies course focuses on the history of art and design. Lessons and projects provide students with approaches to creative thinking, understanding visual communication, and discovering meaning through discussion and research. Lectures and other activities are designed to enhance the student’s understanding of the relationship between historical developments and artistic production.
History of Technology
This general studies course exposes students to the evolution of technology and its impact on society. The course will emphasize the overall impact of major technological innovations and inventions that fundamentally altered the world as well as look at some of the great thinkers that helped advance technologies throughout history.
American Government & Politics
This course involves the study of U.S. political institutions at the national level, state and local government and politics, political parties, policy making, elections, and the field of public administration. Students will gain knowledge of the founding principles and structure of American government, political institutions, political processes, political behavior, and public policy.
Social & Cultural History of the United States
Focuses on the social and intellectual history of the United States with emphasis on the special qualities of American culture. Explores such areas as: religion, art, literature, music, economics, and politics.
International Relations
This course will examine the field of international and global politics. The course provides an analysis of the fundamentals of international law, organization, and politics particularly as relevant to contemporary international relations.
College Algebra *
This course is an introductory course presenting the principles of elementary algebra. Topics covered will include: the real number system, solving linear equations and inequalities, operations with polynomials, exponents and radicals, and an introduction to functions and the Cartesian coordinate system.
Physical Science
GEM170 Physical Science 4 Credits This General Education course surveys the foundational concepts behind classical physics, exploring basic principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, waves, and optics. This course is intended for programs that require little or no science background. Prerequisite: Satisfactory performance on the mathematics proficiency examination or GEM100
Personal Finance
This course blends financial theory with financial applications while providing an understanding of the U.S. financial structure. Emphasis is placed on budgeting, personal income and expenditures, present and future value calculations, personal financial statements, and finance and credit alternatives.
Pre-Calculus*
This course explores definitions and concepts of functions and graphs. Topics include properties of absolute value, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, techniques for solving equations and inequalities, and an introduction to the concept of limits and the difference quotient.
Statistics
Students will gain an understanding of data analysis; correlation and regression; sampling and experimental design; basic probability (random variables, expected values, normal and binomial distributions); hypothesis testing and confidence intervals for means, proportions, and regression parameters; use of spreadsheet software. These concepts will be applied to business applications through case study analysis, and practical application problems.
Finite Mathematics and Applied Calculus*
Topics covered include systems of linear equations, matrices, linear programming, differential calculus, exponential functions and the mathematics of finance. The primary focus is the application of each of these topics. The graphing calculator (TI83) is used throughout the course to discover and to gain insights into the fundamental concepts.
Psychology
This course introduces the student to basic psychological principles. Topics include neuroscience and behavior, states of consciousness, learning, development, personality, health psychology, psychological disorders, and social psychology.
Ethics
This general studies course focuses on ethical and legal principles and social responsibilities as they relate to everyday challenges. Students explore modes of applying ethical standards to issues such as personal accountability, environmental problems, interpersonal relations, and emerging social systems.
Critical Thinking
In today’s information age, critical thinking skills are vital for success. This course utilizes case studies to teach reasoning, analysis, and evaluation skills in everyday situations. Students learn the importance and benefits of critical and creative thinking, work through steps to understand, analyze, and evaluate specifics of argument and persuasion, and practice solving problems using critical thinking skills.
Social Problems
This course involves analysis of major social problems confronting American society with special emphasis on critical thinking abilities in evaluating causes, effects, and various approaches in dealing with social problems. Discussion includes such topics as mental illness, crime, juvenile delinquency, race relations, pollution, population, urbanization and influences detrimental to family stability: divorce, alcoholism, gambling, and drug use.
Human Relations
This general studies course focuses on effective human relations in organizations. Specific areas of study include work relationships, ethical choices, team building, conflict management strategies, diversity in the workplace, and work-related stress.
Principles of Microeconomics
This course involves analysis of major social problems confronting American society with special emphasis on critical thinking abilities in evaluating causes, effects, and various approaches in dealing with social problems. Discussion includes such topics as mental illness, crime, juvenile delinquency, race relations, pollution, population, urbanization and influences detrimental to family stability: divorce, alcoholism, gambling, and drug use.
Cultural Diversity
This course encourages understanding and appreciation among people of divergent backgrounds, cultures, and nationalities. Topics covered include technological changes, travel, political systems, immigration, and religious beliefs that have created a world in which people from different cultures increasingly interact. The course will explore similarities and differences through different media such as movies, documentaries, magazine articles, and more.
Leadership Principles
Students will understand the concepts of leadership and supervisory roles, planning, decision-making, performance management, strategic management, team building, group and organizational dynamics, and functions in an organization. This class teaches how to 56 be an effective leader in a dynamic, diverse, and continuously evolving business environment. Concepts of goal-setting, motivation, time management, and other interpersonal skills are taught. Students will become familiar with successful leadership practices through case studies and research practices.
Principles of Macroeconomics
This course introduces economic analysis of individual, business, and industry choices in the market economy. Topics include the price mechanism, supply and demand, optimizing economic behavior, costs and revenue, market structures, factor markets, income distribution, market failure, and government intervention.
Social Psychology
This course is a study of how individuals think, feel and behave in social situations and what influences the social behavior of individuals. The course will examine interpersonal and group dynamics, communications, social and personal roles, and practices of large and small groups in business situations.
Ethical Issues in Business & Industry
Introduces principles of ethical thinking and applies them to situations and models for business decision-making. Provides an analysis and examination of significant contemporary ethical issues and challenges that exist throughout business and industry. Ethical dilemmas and decision-making frameworks and approaches at the personal, organizational and societal levels will be explored. Student engagement in real-world applications and issues are a critical portion of the course.

* Required Courses

CAREER SKILLS COURSES

Students must complete a total of 12 credits of Career Skills courses.

Career Development
The focus of this course is on preparing students for the upcoming job search process. They will produce a series of critical job search documents, including a resume, reference page, cover letter and thank you letter. These documents are applied to job search activities that give students the opportunity to hone their interview skills, research potential employers, complete an online job application, and experience a mock interview scenario.
Steps to Career Success
The purpose of this course is to acclimate students to the available resources to maintain their focus on achieving career goals. The course is scheduled for all students in the 1st quarter, one hour per week.
Internship
The Internship is a cooperative effort between the Institute and the professional community. It is designed to provide the students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned in their major in a related working environment. This internship requires 240 hours work experience.

CAREER SKILLS COURSES

Student must complete a minimum of 8 credits of Elective courses within any school to broaden their skills in area(s) of interest.

Careers:

 

  • Operations Manager
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Senior Accountant
  • Financial Controller
  • Financial Analyst

Pittsburgh Technical College is active in the National Bookkeepers Association Education and Certification Program. Students in the business program are prepared to take four core area certification texts and can achieve their Certified Public Bookkeeper (CPS) designations. 

Careers:

 

  • Operations Manager
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Senior Accountant
  • Financial Controller
  • Financial Analyst

PTC offers a dedicated Career Services department, staffed with more than 12 career advisement professionals, to assist you with your career search. 

Careers:

 

  • Operations Manager
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Senior Accountant
  • Financial Controller
  • Financial Analyst

PTC hosts a collegiate DECA organization to encourage business Administration students to participate in activities to enhance their business skills.


PTC is active in Alpha Beta Gamma, an international business honor society that encourages scholarship among two-year college students in business


PTC partners with the Pittsburgh Social Exchange, which offers monthly networking events and an educational lunch & learn series.

Careers:

 

  • Operations Manager
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Senior Accountant
  • Financial Controller
  • Financial Analyst

PTC business students study entrepreneurship as part of their management curriculum and may participate in a Shark Tank – style experience. In this program business students prepare a business plan and present it to a group of investors for review to hone their entrepreneurship skills.

Careers:

 

  • Operations Manager
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Senior Accountant
  • Financial Controller
  • Financial Analyst

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