Ancell School of Business

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

Administrative Assistant: Catherine Cote
Westside Classroom Building 374
(203) 837-8521
(203) 837-8527 (fax)


Chair: Richard J. Proctor, CPA/ABV/CFF. CVA, Cr.FA, CGFM
   Westside Classroom Building 386
   (203) 837-8744
   (203) 837-8527 (fax)

Co-Chair: Joel Goldstein, Ph.D.
   Westside Classroom Building 384
   (203) 837-9341
   (203) 837-8527 (fax)
Co-Chair: Annie Wong, Ph.D.
   Westside Classroom Building 141
   (203) 837-8577
   (203) 837-8527 (fax)

Justice & Law Administration
Chair: Charles P. Mullaney, J.D.
   Westside Classroom Building 402
   (203) 837-8524
   (203) 837-8527 (fax)

Chair, Stanley Bazan, Ph.D.
   Westside Classroom Building 202
   (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 high quality, affordable educational opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds.

The school transforms students into graduates who are prepared to meet the needs of employers and communities in our service region and rise to the challenges of the global economy.

Instruction in the Ancell School blends theory and practice.

Faculty pursue a range of scholarly activities that include applied, pedagogical, and basic research and engage in service to professional, community and business organizations.

The school contributes to the economic and civic development of the university’s service region and the State of Connecticut.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

B.B.A. Accounting   
Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting

B.B.A. Finance       
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 and Law Administration
Corrections, Probation, Parole and Offender Rehabilitation
Law Enforcement
Legal Studies
Paralegal Studies

The Ancell School of Business 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:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing

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 hours

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

Communication 3 SH (choose from COM 160, 161, 162 or 163)
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)
Health Promotion and Exercise Science 2 SH

*Admission to writing-intensive courses and MAT 118 requires 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 or 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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