The Division of Business

A business degree from DeSales University is comprehensive, challenging, innovative and packed with practical application and experience.

  • Get the tools you need to become a skilled communicator and solid thinker in the rapidly expanding global marketplace.
  • Build a strong foundation in accounting, economics, finance, law, management, management of information technology, and marketing.
  • Learn from faculty's real-life experiences and innovative teaching techniques to create the ideal learning environment.
  • Gain professional experience through discriminating and worthwhile internships.

Want to major in two different areas of business?

Dual Major: 2 degrees in 4 years

No problem! Most of your major core courses will be completed during your freshman and sophomore years, so you can work on your second major during your junior and senior years. That means you can complete two degrees in the traditional four year period.


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Have Course, Will Travel: Economics Students Journey To Spain

by William Edwards '17 | Jan 19, 2015


Seventeen undergraduate students traveled to Spain early this January as part of a university sanctioned study abroad opportunity offered to those enrolled in a Global Economic Issues course.

The trip spanned seven days and included excursions in Madrid, Toledo, Segovia, Tarragona and Barcelona, where students toured various contemporary and historical landmarks and experienced many aspects of Spanish culture such as cuisine, dancing, language and worldview.

The course is one of several offered by the University that combines an overseas trip with classroom learning. Previous trips have been to Turkey, France, Ireland, and Switzerland.

The Spain trip was supervised by Dr. Tahereh Hojjat, a professor of economics and finance in the division of business, and aimed to expose students to the increasingly relevant tasks of bridging cultural gaps and further developing independent and critical thinking skills.

“To become global citizens, students must have opportunities to interact and immerse themselves in foreign cultures, and this can easily be achieved with educational travels,” Hojjat said. “Businesses are serving an increasingly globalized set of customers, placing a greater value on international knowledge in the work place. Traveling allows our students to gain such skill and become an increasingly more attractive candidate for the market place. ”

Hojjat, who earned her bachelor’s degree at Tehran University in Iran, focused the course on income inequality, the effects of a high unemployment rate and debt crisis, among other issues over the duration of the fall semester, all of which students were able to observe in practice while in Spain.

“This was my first experience traveling abroad and it was great to have traveled with one of my favorite professors and was able to make memories and create friendships that will hopefully last a lifetime,” said Michelle Foster, a senior accounting and finance double major. “I learned a lot in regards to income inequality during this experience, as we were able to witness firsthand the hardships many individuals have to face in today’s economy.”

The expedition also served as an opportunity for undergraduates to travel abroad who would not have otherwise been able to do so for a whole semester.

“Before I came into college, I promised myself I would go abroad in some way before I graduated,” said John Bayeux, a senior finance and marketing dual major and Spanish minor. “But it always conflicted with cross country and track, as well as with internships during the summer, so I haven’t been able to do it. So when I saw that this class had the international component, and that it fulfilled a finance elective requirement, I knew it was the perfect opportunity.”

Several other overseas trips are set to take place during the coming spring and summer, including jaunts to Rome, India and Ireland.

“Exposure to another culture can have a huge impacts on students’ lives by expanding their horizons and changing the way they see the world,” Hojjat said. “It certainly adds value to their education as they become more prepared for life and become better candidates for careers.”

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Internship Opportunities

At DeSales, not only will you receive rigorous classroom instruction, you will also have the opportunity to intern at local and regional companies. This sampling of the real world goes a long way in your job search after graduation. Listed below are companies that have hosted business division interns.

  • Apprise Software
  • Clear Channel
  • Concannon, Miller & Company
  • Double Click Computers
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Kreischer Miller
  • First Niagara Financial Group
  • Lehigh Valley IronPigs
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • Nassau Broadcasting
  • National Lacross
  • NBC Universal, NYC
  • Olympus Corporation of the America
  • PPL Corporation
  • Rodale, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Securities

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