Jul 15, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business

Dean: Dr. John R. Nauright

Assistant Dean: Stepheca M. Sawyer, MBA

Professor: Dr. Patrice Flynn

Associate Professors: Michael P. Barry, Donald E. Butt, Alejandro A. Cañadas, John D. Larrivee, Raymond C. Speciale, Timothy J. Stanton, Emil B. Berendt, Josey Chacko, Corinne M. Farneti, Solomon T. Tesfu

Assistant Professor: Christina L. Yoder

Lecturers: David M. Karn, Nancy L. Kimble, Kevin G. Robinson, John V. Sherwin

The Bolte School of Business offers students major and minor programs in business, accounting, economics, sports management and information systems. Its statement of purpose is to graduate responsible, competent, methodologically sound and ethical business professionals.

The School also offers Master of Business Administration, Master of Sport Management, and Master of Health Care Administration degrees, an adult accelerated baccalaureate degree completion program, and post-baccalaureate certificate programs in Government Contracting, Logistics and Supply Chain Mangement, Organizational Development, Forensic Accounting, and Project Management. Doctoral-level and professionally experienced faculty teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Mission Statement

The Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business, proudly integrated in a Catholic University, fosters the divine calling of business professionals who consider the dignity of the human person, who apply the highest standards of personal integrity, and who serve the common good.

In this context, the Bolte School builds innovative education programs, advances knowledge through quality scholarship, promotes responsible business practices, and develops future leaders who are ethical decision-makers and effective problem-solvers.

Ultimately, the Bolte School seeks to positively influence global communities by considering people as well as profits, morality as well as market-share, and service as well as self.

The Business Program

Mount St. Mary’s University has earned specialized accreditation for its Bachelor of Science in accounting, business, and sport management and Master of Business Administration degree programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), Olathe, Kansas.

The business major provides students the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the contemporary business world and principles of effective management. Required courses encompass management, marketing, finance, accounting, law, information systems and quantitative decision making. Capstone courses in corporate social responsibility and business policy build leadership and decision-making skills as well as develop concerns for ethics, justice and social responsibility.

Business majors have opportunities to complete internships and pursue advanced study by earning a concentration in management, marketing, finance or international business. Students also have the opportunity to complete the business major and earn a minor.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Knowledge and Technical Skills: Students will demonstrate proficiency in requisite technical skills and knowledge in the field of study in order to enter and succeed in the workforce.
  • Communication Skills: Students will demonstrate proficiency in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, through contemporary technologies.
  • Global Awareness: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the complexities of operating in a global setting.
  • Analytical Skills: Students will demonstrate proficiency in evaluating complex problems and processes, including the coordination of the organization, research and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, the application of problem-solving methodologies, and generation of recommendations for decision-making.
  • The Role of Business in Society: Students will articulate an understanding of the multiple roles of business in society using the perspectives of stakeholder analysis, ethics, corporate social responsibility, and Catholic Social teaching.
  • The Personal Calling of Professionals: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the personal calling of business, accounting, economics, information systems, and/or sport management professionals to lives of purpose and service and to meeting the highest standards of personal integrity in their work and relations with others.
  • An undergraduate student must have completed the 120 required credits for graduation before taking any graduate business courses. The graduate business credits may not be applied toward the undergraduate degree.

The Accounting Program

The accounting curriculum focuses on the current theories and practices of the accounting profession. The content is designed to prepare accounting majors to work effectively in a broad range of organizational positions requiring specialization in accounting. All of the courses that are required to permit interested accounting majors to sit for the CPA examination are offered.

The Economics Program

The economics major addresses the economic complexities of modern societies to help students develop an understanding and appreciation of approaches to solving economic problems.

The Sport Management Program

The sport management curriculum builds upon a foundation of business principles and examines the complex nature of the sports industry. The program focuses on the business and management aspects of sport and includes study in sport management, sport marketing, sport law, ethical issues in sport management, the finance and economics of sport, and sport management policy.

Continuing Studies Programs on the Frederick Campus