Business Department

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Cheryl Veronda, Department Chair, Associate Professor of Business
Dana M. Benbow, Assistant Professor of Business
James Ford, Assistant Professor of Accounting
Frank Longo, Assistant Professor of Business in Centenary College's School of Professional Studies (SPS)
Steven E. McHugh, Sr., Associate Professor of Business
Kathleen Naasz, Associate Professor of Business and Director of Enactus
David Perricone, Assistant Professor of Business: Sports Management
Lisa Plantamura, Associate Professor of Business in Centenary College’s School of Professional Studies,(SPS), Director of Instructional Design, and Director of Graduate Business Programs

About the Department

All Business Department students are required to follow the core curriculum of the College. The Department offers two degree programs: Accounting, and Business Administration with concentrations in Finance, Management, Marketing, and Sports Management. Elements of international business, cultural diversity, and ethics are highlighted in courses throughout the curriculum. At the graduate level, the Department offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with concentrations in Finance, Management, Human Resource Management, Management, and Marketing.

Students in the baccalaureate program in Accounting may choose a curriculum that prepares them for professional examinations which are part of the certification procedures that lead to designations as a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) or Certified Management Accountant (C.M.A.). Students may sit for the CPA exam in New Jersey with 150 credit hours completed. This requirement can be satisfied through Centenary’s graduate programs.

The baccalaureate program in Business Administration is designed to provide the student with a background of basic principles of efficient and effective business administration. The Finance concentration is designed to educate students interested in careers in finance, investment and management analysis, and banking. Students concentrating in Finance will be prepared to work in budgeting, financial analysis, loan, and business analysis and investing. The Management concentration is designed as an integrative interdisciplinary program, and it prepares the students for a range of career positions in business. The program provides the basic skills needed to meet the requirements of most entry-level, non-specialist, professional positions. The concentration in Marketing is designed to prepare students for successful careers in the marketing field through exposure to the theory and application of effective, modern marketing techniques. The program deliberately builds a multi-disciplinary experience to allow the student to investigate and pursue specific interests. The concentration in Sports Management is designed to prepare students for a variety of career positions in business, with an orientation toward sports industries. The Sports Management concentration has a strong emphasis in management and marketing for the sports industry.

Minors Available (20 credits)

The Business Administration Minor is designed for non-business majors with a minimum GPA of 2.000. To successfully complete the Minor, students must complete all of the required courses with a grade point average of 2.000 or better. Areas of emphasis will be stated on student’s degree.

Minor in Business Administration: Management Emphasis Audit

Minor in Business Administration: Marketing Emphasis Audit

Bachelors Degrees Available

Each degree program has a recommended course sequence. The audit sheets for this departement are listed below. Please select your corresponding audit sheet for your path of study.

B.S. in Accounting Audit

B.S. in Business Adminsitration

Finance Concentration Audit

Management Concentration Audit

Management and Marketing Concentration Audit

Marketing Concentration Audit

Sports Management Concentration Audit

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Centenary College is an active member of Enactus,an international, non-profit educational organization that works with business and higher education to provide college students with entrepreneurial experiences. Enactus team members establish and conduct a variety of student-powered projects that transfer skills to people in need , changing lives, through the positive power of business. While the Centenary Enactus program is conducted under the auspices of the Business Department, students from all disciplines are encouraged to participate. This rewarding activity provides college students valuable real-world experience and networking opportunities that facilitate the successful start of careers.

Centenary College has a proud past with Enactus (formerly called SIFE) and has received many awards at both the Regional and National Competitions. We offer the opportunity for students to become a part of this global community, where student, academic, and business leaders are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.

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