Cheryl Veronda, Department Chair, Graduate Director for Business, Associate Professor of Business, Director of Academic Transitions
Kenneth Autore, Assistant Professor of Business
James Ford, Assistant Professor of Accounting
Steven E. McHugh, Sr., Associate Professor of Business
Kathleen Naasz, Assistant Professor of Business, Director of Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE)
Heather Pelletier, Assistant Professor of Business
David Perricone, Assistant Professor of Business: Sports Management
Lisa Plantamura, Assistant Professor of Business
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)
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 Business Adminsitration
Students In Free Enterprise – SIFE
Centenary College is a member of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), an international, non-profit educational organization that works with business and higher education to provide college students with leadership experiences. SIFE Team members establish and conduct a variety of community outreach programs that teach others how market economics and businesses operate. While the Centenary SIFE program is conducted under the auspices of the Business Department, SIFE activities are open to students in all disciplines. This rewarding activity provides college students valuable business experience and networking opportunities that facilitate the successful start of careers.
The mission of Centenary College SIFE is to marshal the resources of the entire Centenary community in order to form partnerships to bring innovative free enterprise education projects to SIFE’s target audiences, while developing the skills necessary for the students’ future careers. The Team led and implemented projects are described in presenttions by Centenary SIFE team members at SIFE Regional, National, and International competitions. In past competitions, Centenary SIFE was named the East Regional Exposition Champion in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007.
Additionally, Centenary SIFE teams have participated in National and International level SIFE competitions. 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.
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.