Apr 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

C.H. Lute School of Business

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The School of Business provides the opportunity, resources, and experiences necessary for students to acquire the business knowledge and skills to be personally and professionally successful.

The School seeks to develop in students a continuing intellectual curiosity, an awareness of individual and cultural diversity, and a high degree of professional competence. The School encourages an integrated general education in the arts and sciences, provides a body of knowledge common to all areas of business, and offers a systematic body of specialized knowledge and skills applicable to specific business disciplines.

To meet the diverse needs of students and businesses, the School offers programs at the associate level, stressing applied entry-level skills, and at the baccalaureate level, stressing the broader theoretical concepts and leadership skills applicable to more complex organizational problems.

Learning Outcomes for the Baccalaureate program in the School of Business

Students will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of discipline-specific business concepts and functions in an integrated manner.
  2. Understand professional legal and ethical obligations and corporate social responsibilities.
  3. Employ appropriate analytical and collaborative skills in decision making and problem-solving in an evolving business environment.
  4. Communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  5. Appreciate the cultural and regulatory difference differences among local, national and global business environments.


Candidate for Accreditation, International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

The School of Business at Shawnee State University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA.  In granting candidacy status, the IACBE has determined that the business programs in the following degrees are eligible to seek accreditation.  The IACBE grants accreditation for business and accounting programs only.  Locations and delivery modes for program offerings are at the sole discretion of the Member.


  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) with majors in:
    • Accounting
    • Health Care Administration
    • Information Systems Management
    • Management
    • Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Sport Management


For More Information

Steven Rader, Director
Christel Taylor, Academic Administrative Assistant
C.H. Lute School of Business

Shawnee State University
940 Second Street,  ATC120
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662-4344

Phone: 740.351.3215
E-mail: srader@shawnee.edu 

Programs in Business

Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science
     Accounting (Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathway in Business)
     Healthcare Administration
     Industrial Management 2+2
     Information Systems Management
     Management (Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathway in Business)
     Marketing (Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathway in Business)
     Sport Management
     Business Administration
     Digital Marketing Design
     Esports Management
     Fitness Management
     Healthcare Administration
     Human Resource Management
     Information Systems Management
     Quantitative Business
     Sport Coaching
     Sport Management

Associate Degree of Applied Business

Our associate degree in applied business has two goals: to prepare you for the job market and to give you the necessary foundation to advance, if you choose, to the bachelor of science degree program with only two additional years for completion.  
     Business Management Technology with concentrations in Business disciplines
Associate Degrees of Technical Studies
See the Associate in Technical Studies degree information in the current catalog for descriptions 
     Business Technology
     Industrial Management
     Information Technology
     Services Technology

Special Notes for all Bachelor Degrees in Business

Please read carefully. Consult your advisor if you do not fully understand.

  • BUIS 1010 Computer Applications Students who test out of BUIS 1010 will not receive credit hours for the class, but must meet the minimum number of hours required to complete their degree.
  • Calculus Most graduate programs in business require calculus as a prerequisite. Students considering a future masters degree in business should take MATH 1900 as one of their elective courses.
  • Non-business Electives Two hours of non-business courses may be in physical education (SPST).
  • Mathematics/English Sequence Placement in beginning English and mathematics courses is determined by the mathematics and English placement tests. The minimum mathematics course in the business core is STAT 1800. Any non-developmental mathematics courses (1200 or higher) taken to meet the prerequisite for STAT 1800 may be credited as non-business electives toward the degree.
  • Transfer Credit A minimum of 16 hours of the business core must be completed at Shawnee State University. Twelve hours of upper division elective courses required for the general business concentration must be completed at Shawnee State.
  • Upper-Level/Lower-Level Course Credit Any student having earned credit for an upper-level course cannot subsequently earn credit for a lower sequence course and apply it toward graduation. Example: If you earned credit for BUMG 3100, you could not later take the lower-level course BUMG 2100 and apply the credits toward graduation. This notice applies, but is not limited to, BUFI 2450, 2500, BUMG 1010, 2100, 2350, and BUMK 2100.



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