Ancell School of Business

Dean: David Martin, Ph.D.
Martindg@wcsu.edu
Westside Classroom Building 376
(203) 837-9600

Assistant Dean: James Donegan, Ph.D.
doneganj@wcsu.edu
Westside Classroom Building 139
(203) 837-9035

Administrative Assistant to the Dean: Catherine Cote
cotec@wcsu.edu
Westside Classroom Building 375
(203) 837-8782
(203) 837-8527 (fax)

Learning Commons Coordinator: Elise Silkowski
silkowskie@wcsu.edu
Westside Classroom Building, Youngs Library 409
(203) 837-8567

Departments:

Accounting
Chair: Thomas Monks, JD, LLM, CPA, CFE
monkst@wcsu.edu
Westside Classroom Building 386
(203) 837-8886
(203) 837-8527 (fax)

Finance
Chair: Annie Wong, Ph.D.
wonga@wcsu.edu
Westside Classroom Building 141
(203) 837-8577
(203) 837-8527 (fax)

Justice & Law Administration
Chair: Anthony Markert, Ph.D. 
markerta@wcsu.edu
Westside Classroom Building 351
(203) 837-8469
(203) 837-8527 (fax)

Management
Chair, Stanley Bazan, Ph.D.
bazans@wcsu.edu
Westside Classroom Building 202
(203) 837-9238
(203) 837-8527 (fax)

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

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

Mission

The Ancell School of Business provides a high quality, affordable personalized learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students from Western Connecticut and the broader region.

The Ancell School transforms students into graduates who are prepared to meet the needs of employers in our service region and the opportunities and challenges of the global economy.

The Ancell School promotes faculty excellence in teaching, intellectual contributions and service to professional and business organizations.

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
Options:
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: Digital and Interactive Marketing

B.S. Justice and Law Administration
Options:
Corrections, Probation, Parole and Offender Rehabilitation
Law Enforcement
Legal Studies
Paralegal Studies
Criminology

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

Ancell academic probation letters from the Dean are sent at the end of the semester to each first semester freshman with a grade-point average below 2.0 and to all other students with averages below 2.3. If you are placed on Ancell probation, you must meet with an at-risk adviser who will review your program requirements, course selections, credit loads, and other pertinent information and assist in developing a plan to improve your academic performance. You must continue to meet with your at-risk advisor as scheduled and make acceptable progress to achieving you plan goals.

The probationary period will commence the semester following the one for which the letter of probation was issued. The Dean will review the student’s activities during the period of probation.

Probation is for one semester only. If you do not make acceptable progress by the end of the first semester that you are on probation, you may be dismissed from the Ancell School for academic deficiency.  Full-time students on probation should consider a semester course load of 12 credit hours and limit their participation in extra-curricular activities. Appeals to these policies should be made to the Ancell Dean who, for extenuating circumstances only, may waive the policy. Students dismissed from the Ancell School who are not on university suspension may apply to another WCSU School by filling out an application for change of major form.

Note: Individual Schools or programs may have standards for probation and dismissal from the school or program which are higher than the University’s standards. A student can be on probation or be dismissed from a school or program and still be in good standing at the University.

Business Administration Curriculum

The five business programs are:

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

All business majors consist of five components:

General Education 40 semester hours
Business Core 33 semester hours
Major 21-33 semester hours
Non-Business Electives 16 semester hours
Free Electives 1-13 semester hours
Total 120 semester hours

General Education for new students starting Fall 2016

General Education at Western Connecticut State University combines course-based competencies with opportunities to explore a wide range of disciplines outside of a student’s major. The university has identified 10 competencies that support academic success and prepare students for life-long learning. There are shared learning outcomes for each competency, which are embedded in courses across the curriculum.

Competencies may be satisfied in the major, minor or any other area of interest. There are no rules about how many competencies can be satisfied in the major. The only rules are:

  • All competencies must be satisfied (as listed here).
  • All students must complete at least 40 credits outside of their major discipline.

With this approach, the university has created the opportunity for students to develop essential skills and habits of mind in disciplines where they are most engaged with the material. It is important that students explore ideas from several areas of curriculum outside their major, but without an arbitrary limit on that exploration.

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 200 Principles of Marketing
MKT 201 Global Environment of Business
FIN 310 Principles of Finance
JLA 240 Commercial Law or ACC 340 Business Law I (for accounting majors)
MGT 415 Strategic Management

Admissions

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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