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School of Business Fact Sheet

Background

Beginning in 1960 as a junior college, Point Park offered two-year degrees in business and accounting. The Bachelor’s degree programs in these majors were established in 1966 as Point Park became a four-year, baccalaureate degree-granting college.  Located in West Penn Hall, the School of Business at Point Park University currently offers two master’s degree programs, 12 bachelor’s degree programs and five associate degrees.

Website

www.pointpark.edu/business

Enrollment (Fall 2013)

Undergraduate: 783
Graduate:  361

Associate Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Leadership and Public Service
  • Public Administration

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Economics and Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • Public Administration (offered online or in a traditional format)
  • Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management

Accelerated Bachelor's Degrees 

  • Business (Saturday-only or evening-only capstone program, offered fully online or in a hybrid format)
  • Information Technology and Management (Saturday-only program)
  • Organizational Leadership (Saturday-only or evening-only capstone program, offered fully online or in a hybrid format)
  • Public Administration (accelerated capstone program, offered fully online or in a hybrid format)

Minors

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • EMS Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fire Service Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Public Administration

Capstone Programs

Capstone programs are for students who have earned associate degrees and intend to complete baccalaureate degrees. Acceptance into a capstone program guarantees that 60 transfer credits will be applied toward the baccalaureate degree.

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Management Services

Post-Baccalaureate Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology

Certificate Programs

  • EMS Administration (hybrid format)
  • Fire Service Administration (fully online)
  • Public Administration (offered fully online or in a hybrid format) 

Master’s Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • M.B.A. in Global Management and Administration
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

Accreditation

The School of Business is accredited through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) for: Master of Business Administration degree, Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting, business, business management, economics and finance, human resource management, information technology and management, management services, and sports, arts and entertainment management, as well as Associate in Science degrees in accounting and business management.

Student Groups

  • Graduate Student Association
  • Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management Club
  • Student Accounting Association

Student Internship Opportunities/Partners

Allegheny County Dept. of Economics
Allegheny Physical Medicine
Altar TV
American Lung Association
ARAMARK, Higher Education
Arthritis Foundation
Bank of New York Mellon
BEA Inc.
Brunner
Buck Consultants/ACS Inc.
Carnegie Science Center
Caruso Design Group LLC
Catholic Charities
CBS Radio
City of Pgh. City Controller
Community Outreach Partnership Center
Curves for Women
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Disney College Program
Druskey Entertainment
Ernst & Young LLP
Erie Zoo
ESPN Radio 1250/Disney Radio
First Commonwealth Bank
FSN Pittsburgh
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
Kennywood Park
Live Nation
Macy's Central
MARC USA
Mario Lemieux Foundation
Markowitz Communications
National Aviary
Nema Food Company
New Hill District Business Association
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Pittsburgh Brewing Company
Pittsburgh CLO
Pittsburgh Film Office
Pittsburgh Passion
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
PNC Bank
PPG Industries
Schneider Downs
ShowClix Inc.
Special Olympics Pennsylvania
Stage AE
Steel City Media
The Pillow Project
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Talent Group
UPS
US Postal Service
Vagabond Cruise
Washington Wild Things
WPXI-TV/Channel 11

Faculty

William Breslove, Ph.D.
George Bromall, J.D.
Jeffrey Carper, C.P.A., M.B.A.
Amy Cesario, C.P.A., M.B.A.
Cheryl Clark, C.P.A., M.B.A.
Margaret Gilfillan, C.P.A., M.B.A.
Teresa A. Gregory, M.F.A.
James Michael Haley, Ph.D.
Søren Høgsgaard, M.A.
Angela M. Isaac, Ph.D.
Frederick Kitner, M.S.I.S.
Helena Knorr, Ph.D.
Albert Kowalewski, M.S.
Dimitris Kraniou, Ph.D.
Michele Langbein, Ph.D.
Elaine Luther, D.Sc.
Archish Maharaja, Ed.D.
Lori Molinari, Ph.D.
Joan Mosey, M.B.A.
Luis Palacios-Salguero, Ph.D.
Charles Perkins, Ph.D.
David Rowell, M.F.A.
Edward Scott, C.P.A., M.B.A.
M.H. Sidky, Ph.D.
Robert Skertich, Ph.D.
Jamesena Talbott, D.M.
Stephen Tanzilli, J.D.
Ed Traversari, M.B.A.
Andrea Wachter, M.A.T., M.P.M., M.T.
Edward Wachter, J.D.