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Wilkes University Sidhu School of Business and Leadership Changes Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Contact: Vicki Mayk

Wilkes University Sidhu School of Business and Leadership Changes Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

WILKES-BARRE, PA. (May 9, 2012) – The Sidhu School of Business and Leadership at Wilkes University has announced a major restructuring of its undergraduate and graduate programs. Each new curriculum will offer students a more customized and stimulating experience.

Jeffrey Alves, dean of the Sidhu School, says that the changes were the result of feedback from employers, current students and alumni of the school.

“We have responded to input from both employers and students about the kinds of classes they will need in the business world,” Alves explains. “The new curriculum will allow both our undergraduate and graduate students to focus more on areas of interest to them in meeting career and professional goals.”

The bachelor of business administration degree will now be offered with four possible majors and five possible minors. Replacing the business administration major and minor are majors and minors in finance, management, and marketing. And a new, innovative minor in leadership studies will be launched. The major and minor in entrepreneurship will continue to be offered as will the bachelor of science degree in accounting and its minor.  The addition of these majors and minors will allow students to better match their academic program with their career goals and aspirations.

Each undergraduate major offered within the Sidhu School will consist of six tiers of courses: general education courses as required by the university, foundation courses, core courses, major-specific courses, an experiential component, and a personal and professional development program. The restructure will be effective beginning in the fall 2012 semester.

The master of business administration degree curriculum will now consist of 39 credits instead of 48, affording students with undergraduate degrees in all disciplines the opportunity to commence graduate-level study immediately – with absolutely no program prerequisites. 

The new curriculum includes a two-course foundation series, which provides all students with an introduction into both the content and skills required for leadership positions. This is followed by a seven-course core, which together provides students with graduate-level appreciation and content knowledge for all of the functional areas of business administration. The curriculum is culminated by the two-course capstone series, providing students with the opportunity to concentrate their studies in a business-related discipline relating to their interests.

For more information about Wilkes University, visit www.wilkes.edu or call (800) WILKES-U.

Published On: 5/9/2012
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