Ancell School of Business

Dean: Allen D. Morton, D.P.S.

Assistant Dean: Richard Bassett, D.P.S.

Administrative Assistant: Valerie Dombroski
Westside Classroom Building 374
(203) 837-8521
(203) 837-8527 (fax)


Chair: Monica Frizzell, M.S.A.
   Westside Classroom Building 138
   (203) 837-8745
   (203) 837-8527 (fax)

Co-Chair: Sara DeLoughy, Ph.D.
   Westside Classroom Building 202
   (203) 837-9339
   (203) 837-8527 (fax)
Co-Chair: Joel Goldstein, Ph.D.
   Westside Classroom Building 384
   (203) 837-9341
   (203) 837-8527 (fax)

Justice & Law Administration
Chair: Michael O. Foley, Ph.D.
   Westside Classroom Building 349c
   (203) 837-8597
   (203) 837-8527 (fax)


Chair, Stanley Bazan, Ph.D.
   Westside Classroom Building 210
   (203) 837-9238
   (203) 837-8527 (fax)

Management Information Systems
Chair: Richard Montague, Ph.D.
   Westside Classroom Building 204
   (203) 837-9343
   (203) 837-8527 (fax)

Chair: Ronald Drozdenko, Ph.D.
   Westside Classroom Building 301
   (203) 837-8776 (phone)
   (203) 837-8527 (fax)

Mission and objectives

The Ancell School of Business (ASB) provides educational access and opportunity for students from varied cultural and educational backgrounds. The faculty fosters conceptual, applied, and experiential educational approaches to instruction, scholarship and service. The school’s programs and services prepare students for their future in the global economy so that they may contribute to the economic development of the university’s service region and the State of Connecticut.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

B.B.A. Accounting    Options:                                                                                                                           
Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting

B.B.A. Finance                                                                                                                  Options:

Financial Investments and Markets
Financial Management

B.B.A. Management


Small Business and Entrepreneurial Management
Supervisory Management

Human Resources Management

B.B.A. Management Information Systems

Option: Information Security Management

B.B.A. Marketing

Option: Interactive Marketing

B.S. Justice & Law Administration


Corrections, Probation, Parole and Offender Rehabilitation
Law Enforcement
Legal Studies
Paralegal Studies

The ASB is composed of five business administration departments and the Division of Justice and Law Administration (JLA). The admission, academic probation and suspension standards are the same for both the JLA division and the business administration programs. Information concerning the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program and its five majors is listed below. Information concerning the Division of JLA is found in the Division of JLA section of this catalog.

Graduation Requirement

A 2.3 cumulative grade point average for all courses completed is required in order to receive a baccalaureate degree for a program offered by the ASB.

Academic Probation and Suspension


Any ASB student whose cumulative GPA drops below 2.3 will be contacted by the dean and asked to speak to an academic adviser to review program requirements, course selections, credit load, and other pertinent information.

Business Administration Curriculum

The five business programs are:

Management Information Systems

All business majors consist of five components:

General Education 42 semester hours
Business Core 30 semester hours
Major 21-33 semester hours
Non Business Electives 16 semester hours
Free Electives 1-13 semester hours
Total 122 semester hrs.

General education requirements of the Ancell School of Business are as follows; the number indicates semester hours:

Communication 3 SH (choose from COM 160, COM 161 or COM 162)
English* writing intensive course (W)
Humanities 15 SH (choose from fine and applied arts, foreign language, humanistic studies, literature, philosophy, or western history.)
Social and Behavioral Science 12 SH (four courses: PSY 100, PS 104, ECO 100 and ECO 101)
Mathematics* 3 SH (choose from MAT 118, 133, 135 or 181)
Natural Science 4 SH (choose any lab science course)
Math or Science 3 SH (choose any math (except 098 and 100) or science course)
Physical Education 2 SH

*Admission to writing intensive courses and MAT 118 require a placement test that may determine the need for remedial course work.

Course Restrictions
For a complete list of prerequisites, corequisites and other restrictions for all courses, please consult the Course Description section of this catalog.

Business Core Requirements:

FIN 230

Business Statistics
ACC 201 Financial Accounting
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting
MGT 250 Organizational Behavior
MGT 320 Operations Management
MIS 260 Information Systems Concepts
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing
FIN 310 Principles of Finance
JLA 240 Commercial Law
(ACC 340 Business Law I for accounting majors)
MGT 415 Strategic Management
FIN 310                              Principles of Finance



Please refer to the department area in this catalog for specific admission procedures and requirements, or contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (203) 837-9000.

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