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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 Rowland School of Business at Point Park University currently offers one doctoral degree program, four master’s degree programs, 10 bachelor’s degree programs and 18 minors.

Some Key Achievements:

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Rowland School of Business

Enrollment (Fall 2022)

Undergraduate: 514
Graduate: 155

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Accounting (also offered fully online)
  • Applied Computer Science (also offered fully online)
  • Business Administration (also offered fully online)
  • Business Management (also offered fully online)
  • Economics and Finance
  • Human Resource Management (also offered fully online)
  • Marketing and Sales (also offered fully online)
  • Organizational Leadership (offered fully online or in a hybrid format)
  • Public Administration (offered fully online or in a hybrid format)
  • Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management 

Minors

  • Accounting
  • Applied Computer Science (formerly Information Technology)
  • Business Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Community Engagement and Social Change (interdisciplinary)
  • Economics
  • EMS Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Fire Service Administration
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Professional Sales
  • Public Administration
  • Sports, Arts & Entertainment Management
  • Women's and Gender Studies (interdisciplinary)

Post-Baccalaureate Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing and Sales

Certificate Program

  • Public Administration

Master’s Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration (also offered fully online)
  • Master of Science in Health Care Administration and Management (fully online only)
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (fully online only)
  • Master of Science in Information Systems and Business Analytics

Doctoral Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Community Engagement
  • Low-Residency Ph.D. in Community Engagement

Accreditation

The Rowland School of Business is accredited through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) for its Master of Business Administration degree, Master of Science in Health Care Administration and Management degree, Bachelor of Science Post Baccalaureate degrees in Accounting, Business Management and Human Resources Management, and its Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting, Applied Computer Science, Business Management, Economics and Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Sales, and Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management.

Student Groups

  • Graduate Student Association
  • Phi Beta Lambda (business club)
  • Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management Club
  • Student Accounting Association
  • Student Human Resources Association

Student Internship Opportunities/Partners

Allegheny County Department of Economic Development
Allegheny Physical Medicine
American Lung Association
Andy Warhol Museum
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 Pittsburgh, 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
Maher Duessel
MARC USA
Mario Lemieux Foundation
Markowitz Communications
National Aviary
Nema Food Company
New Hill District Business Association
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
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
Red Caiman Media
Schneider Downs
ShowClix Inc.
Special Olympics Pennsylvania
Stage AE
Steel City Media
The Pillow Project
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Talent Group
UPS
U.S. Postal Service
Vagabond Cruise
Washington Wild Things
WPXI-TV/Channel 11

Faculty

Stephen Tanzilli, J.D., dean
Paige Beal, MBA
Shamayeta Bhattacharya, Ph.D.
William Breslove, Ph.D.
George Bromall, J.D.
Amy Cesario, CPA, MBA
Dorene Ciletti, Ph.D.
Cheryl Clark, CPA, MBA
Melinda Colaizzi
Joseph DeFazio, C.R.P.C., Ph.D.
Robert Derda, M.S.
Teresa A. Gregory, M.F.A.
Angela M. Isaac, Ph.D.
Helena Knörr, Ph.D.
Dimitris Kraniou, Ph.D.
Michele Langbein, Ph.D.
Elaine Luther, D.Sc.
Archish Maharaja, Ed.D.
Sandra Mervosh, M.S., SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Patrick Mulvihill, D.Ed.
Jayne Olshanski, CPA, MBA
Luis Palacios-Salguero, Ph.D.
Charles Perkins, Ph.D.
Robert Ross, Ph.D.
Jeffrey Seaman, M.I.S.
Robert Skertich, Ph.D.
Heather Starr Fiedler, Ph.D.
Ed Traversari, MBA
Mark Voortman, Ph.D.
Andrea Wachter, M.A.T., M.P.M., M.T.
Edward Wachter, J.D.
Tahirah Walker, Ph.D.