Oct 17, 2021  
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
  
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog

School of Business - Undergraduate Programs


Programs

Accounting
Accounting Major (Bachelor of Science)
Accounting Minor

Business Management
Business Management Major (Bachelor of Science)
Business Administration Minor
Business Administration Minor (Pre-MBA Track)
Business Analytics Minor 
Economics Minor

Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship Major (Bachelor of Science)

Finance
Finance Major (Bachelor of Science)

Healthcare Management
Healthcare Management Major (Bachelor of Science)

Hospitality Management
Hospitality Management Major (Bachelor of Science)
Hospitality Management Major/Hotel and Resort Management Concentration (Bachelor of Science)
Hospitality Management Major/Events Management Concentration (Bachelor of Science)
Hospitality Management Major/Food and Beverage Entrepreneurship Concentration (Bachelor of Science)
Events Management Minor
Hospitality Management Minor  

International Business
International Business Major (Bachelor of Science)

Marketing
Marketing Major (Bachelor of Science)

Accounting

Accounting majors at Endicott complete a rigorous sequence of courses in both general business and accounting designed to provide a strong foundation in the topics specifically required to qualify a graduate to take the Massachusetts or other states’ certified public accountant (CPA) Exam. The program includes more than 30 credit hours of academic study and internship in critical areas of accounting, including financial accounting, auditing, taxation, and management accounting. At the same time, the program delivers an understanding of the contemporary context in which accounting operates, through 24 credit hours of study in general business topics, including business communication and quantitative methods in business, information systems, finance, business organizations, business law, and professional ethics.

Upon successful completion of the CPA exam, accounting graduates can earn their CPA credentials and become licensed public accountants. Or, after receiving their Bachelor degree, they can go directly into private setting or government-based professional roles in management accounting, corporate control, forensic accounting, fraud examination, banking, or financial services.

In the accounting major as in each of Endicott’s other career-oriented programs, the College is committed to the integration of liberal and experiential education along with professional preparation. All students pursuing bachelor’s degrees complete a core group of required courses as well as general education courses selected from eight interdisciplinary categories such as the Individual and Society, Global Issues, and Quantitative Reasoning. As intensive as the classroom component is, the program remains faithful to the College’s longstanding commitment to forge knowledge through a combination of theoretical and practice-based learning. Internship plays a crucial role at Endicott in transforming the student accountant into a confident accounting practitioner. The structured, supportive learning experiences that Endicott students gain through a progression of internships have become a proven mechanism for nurturing personal and professional growth.

While assured of broad coverage of essential topics in accounting and business through the required curriculum, Accounting majors use the six-credit senior thesis research project and the 12-credit semester internship to focus in depth on an area within accounting of special individual interest such as, forensic accounting, environmental accounting, entertainment accounting, or accounting information systems.

Few undergraduate programs of study lead to the professional status and job security that the growing fields of accounting and accounting information systems enjoy today. Endicott’s program is designed to position its graduates on the cutting edge of this enduring and rewarding profession. 

Examples of Internship sites include:

  • Caturano and Company
  • Cubist Pharmaceuticals
  • DiCicco, Gulman & Co.
  • Ernst & Young
  • KPMG International
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Gorton’s of Gloucester
  • PwC
  • Rue La La, Inc.
  • Tonneson + Co.
  • Wolf & Co.
  


Accounting Major (Bachelor of Science)


Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-126


Freshman - Credits: 32-33


  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement (Cr: 3) 
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3-4)

Sophomore - Credits: 32


  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)      
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the accounting program, students will:

  • Demonstrate accounting knowledge and skills required to perform successfully on the CPA exam.
  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within accounting.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form within the conventions of the accounting discipline.
  • Apply a range of accounting skills in a professional environment.
   


Accounting Minor


Program Requirements


Students who are otherwise required to take ACC175 and/or ACC185 for their major program must choose two other courses from the accounting curriculum. 

Please note that preparation for the CPA requires further studies in accounting.

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

 

Business

Students can major in business management, entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare management, hospitality management, international business or marketing. These programs combine a foundation in business core courses - business strategy, communication, quantitative methods, accounting, marketing, finance, computer technology, and organizational behavior -with a focus on the theory and practice of a particular business niche area. With breadth enough to provide a basis for lifetime learning and continuous career development, the program’s edge is in its ability to develop through courses, the semester-long internship, and senior thesis, the specialized knowledge and problem solving skills linked to specific entry level career opportunities. Students graduate with the skills needed to take advantage of the immediate post graduate job market and the flexible orientation needed to ensure repeated success as they grow and branch out in the future.

Examples of internship sites include:

  • August A. Busch Co.
  • American Cancer Society
  • Bank of America
  • Boston Celtics
  • Citigroup
  • Coca-Cola
  • EBSCO
  • Electric Insurance
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Hill Holliday
  • Honduran Coffee Institute
  • Gorton’s of Gloucester
  • Lahey Health
  • Mexican Consulate/Boston
  • Morgan Stanley
  • New York Life Insurance Co.
  • Neurologica, a division of Samsung Electronics
  • Perkin Elmer
  • Puma, USA
  • Sotheby
  • Applied Materials
  • The Catered Affair
  • Novotel, Sydney, Australia
  • Turner Hill Country Club
  • The Peabody Essex Museum
  • MFS Investments Events Dept.
  • Aramark at Fenway Park
  • Beauport Hotel
  • Anthem Group
  • Mount Washington Hotel
  • Four Seasons Hotel Boston
  • Trigon Hotel, Cork, Ireland
  • Tauck Tours
  • Entertainment Cruises
  • Hawthorn Hotel
  • Disney College Program
  • Hotel Arts Ritz Carlton Barcelona
  • PSP Wine Imports
  • Great Wolf Lodge
  • Lodge at Spruce Peak
  • Consider It Done Special Events
  


Business Management Major (Bachelor of Science)


Almost every type of organization relies on a variety of business skills in order to be successful. Through your interdisciplinary studies in business management, students will develop the authoritative perspective and personal leadership skills that successful business managers need in any organization. The major’s relevance to all types of organizational settings makes it a sound choice for anyone intent on pursuing a career in a broad spectrum of business or management roles worldwide. From supervisor to CEO, this track helps graduates manage effectively in increasingly complex environments. Examples of internships include roles in developing and managing human resources, coordinating services or manufacturing, and retail establishments as well as managerial roles in nonprofit, community, and business organizations.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-126


Freshman - Credits: 32-33


  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3-4)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 32


  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 31


  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Management Electives  (Cr: 9)
  • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30


  • Management Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Electives  (Cr: 6)

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the business management program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the analytical and problem solving skills needed to solve complex management challenges in business.
  • Calculate and interpret quantitative data.
  • Evaluate evidence systematically in developing solutions to business problems.
  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within business.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form within the conventions of business.
  • Apply a range of business ‘best practices’ in a professional environment.
  


Business Administration Minor


Program Requirements


Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits.

Additional Courses


Students select three from the following courses:

  • 300-400 level BUS Electives (up to 9 credits)
 


Business Administration Minor (Pre-MBA Track)


Program Requirements


Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits. This minor is intended for non-business majors to complete all foundational requirements for the 5th year MBA program. Please contact the Associate Dean of the MBA program for admission procedures.

Prerequisite: Non-Business Major (Business Major is defined as Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare Management, Hospitality Management, International Business or Marketing.)

 


Business Analytics Minor


 


Economics Minor


Program Requirements


(Business Major is defined as Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare Management, Hospitality Management,  International Business or Marketing.)

Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits.

Required Courses


Additional Required Courses


Students select three from the following courses:

 


Entrepreneurship Major (Bachelor of Science)


Many students like to create new ideas and work to make them become a reality.  Students studying entrepreneurship will gain the competitive skills needed to be successful when building a business.  Entrepreneurship majors develop the ability to think boldly and critically to help launch new and innovative products and services. 

The integrated managerial perspective that successful entrepreneurs all share has been identified as a key characteristic of leaders in established businesses as well. Examples of internships include: owner-operated start up businesses involved in interactive marketing, photography, sporting goods sales, and event planning; and family-owned computer services, painting, and general contracting businesses.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-126


Freshman - Credits: 32-33


  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3) 
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3-4)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 32


  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 31


  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Entrepreneurship Electives  (Cr: 9)
  • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30


  • Entrepreneurship Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Electives  (Cr: 6)

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the entrepreneurship program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the analytical and problem solving skills needed to solve complex challenges in entrepreneurial business.
  • Calculate and interpret quantitative data.
  • Evaluate evidence systematically in developing solutions to entrepreneurial business problems.
  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within entrepreneurial business.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form within the conventions of entrepreneurship.
  • Apply a range of business ‘best practices’ in a professional entrepreneurial environment.
  


Finance Major (Bachelor of Science)


Studying finance is more than just understanding the financial markets and tools. It includes looking at world trends and currencies and the growing field of financial technology. Students will  gain a broad understanding of financial markets, corporate finance strategies, international finance as well as investments.  They will develop financial modeling capabilities alongside the interpersonal skills necessary for today’s financial professionals.  Examples of internships include: banks and financial institutions, corporate finance departments, accounting and control departments, stock and bond brokerages, financial advisory services, and management consulting firms.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-126


Freshman - Credits: 32-33


  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3-4)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 32


  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 31


  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Finance Electives  (Cr: 9)
  • Elective  (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30


  • Finance Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Electives  (Cr: 6)

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the finance program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the analytical and problem solving skills needed to solve complex challenges in finance.
  • Calculate and interpret quantitative data effectively.
  • Evaluate evidence systematically in developing solutions to finance problems.
  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within finance.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form within the conventions of finance.
  • Apply a range of ‘best practices’ in a professional finance environment.
  


Healthcare Management (Bachelor of Science)


The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management degree program is an interdisciplinary program that combines traditional management coursework with elements of related fields like public health and healthcare policy. Students explore the latest trends and challenges affecting the healthcare industry including health insurance, healthcare access and finance.  Students with a BS in Healthcare Management will be able to pursue careers in hospitals administration, public health, rehabilitation administration, insurance underwriting, medical and health service managers, social service managers, healthcare analysts, healthcare communications in for profit and nonprofit organizations as well as government agencies.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-128


First Year - Credits: 32-33


  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3-4)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)

Second Year - Credits: 32


  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)

Third Year - Credits: 31-33


  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Healthcare Management Electives  (Cr: 9)
  • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)

Fourth Year - Credits: 30


  • Healthcare Management Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Electives  (Cr: 6)

Learning Outcomes


At the completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Explain the basic foundations of the US healthcare industry including healthcare policy and regulations
  • Demonstrate sound management practices, dispute resolution among employees, and caring for patients’ needs and personal information
  • Display effective oral and written communication skills
  • Develop critical thinking skills to evaluate decision choices, challenges and issues confronting managers in the healthcare industry today.
  • Identify, analyze, and compare theories and practices of ethics and professionalism in the healthcare setting.
  • Apply financial management concepts in the healthcare industry setting
  • Understand the framework in which healthcare services are produced, coordinated, consumed, and reimbursed
  • Demonstrate knowledge of strategic planning and decision making in the healthcare organizations
  

Hospitality Management

The School of Business offers a Hospitality Management major with an option to specialize in one of three concentrations: Event Management, Hotel and Resort Management, and Food and Beverage Entrepreneurship.  La Chanterelle, the non-traditional classroom, provides hands-on  experiential learning opportunities in culinary arts management and service management. The school’s collaboration with the Wylie Inn and Conference Center provides additional experiential learning opportunities to develop operational expertise in a hotel and conference center workplace.

Hospitality Management  is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA), which ensures that it meets or exceeds standards of educational excellence.  This accreditation is renewed every seven years, requiring the School to remain current as well as forward thinking.  Best practices in hospitality education ensure that students studying hospitality management at Endicott College have the skills, knowledge, and abilities to succeed in the hospitality industry.

  


Hospitality Management Major (Bachelor of Science)


Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-126


Freshman - Credits: 32-33


  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement (Cr: 3-4)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 32


  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Elective (Cr: 3)
  • HTM2XX- TBD (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 31


  • Aesthetic Awareness General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • Values & Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • Hospitality Elective (Cr: 9)
  • General Education Elective (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30


  • Hospitality Elective (Cr: 3)

Learning Outcomes


At the completion of this major program, students will be able to:

  1. Develop strong interpersonal and communication skills associated with customer negotiation and active listening within the discipline of Hospitality Management.
  2. Communicate effectively in written form within the discipline of Hospitality Management.
  3. Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage within the discipline of Hospitality Management.
  4. Interpret and apply a range of essential financial and strategic planning practices within the discipline of Hospitality Management.
 


Hospitality Management Major /Hotel and Resort Management Concentration (Bachelor of Science)


Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125 -126


Freshman- Credits: 32


  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement (Cr: 3-4)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 32


  • Literary Perspective General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)  
  • HTM2XX TBD (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 31


  • Aesthetics Awareness General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • Values & Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • Hotel and Resort Management Elective   (Cr:9)

Senior - Credits: 30


  • General Education Requirement   (Cr: 6)
  • Hotel and Resort Management Elective  (Cr:3)
  


Hospitality Management Major/Events Management Concentration (Bachelor of Science)


Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-126


Freshman - Credits: 32-33


  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement (Cr: 3-4)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 32


  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Elective (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 31


  • Aesthetic Awareness General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • Values & Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • Hospitality Elective (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Elective (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30


  • Hospitality Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Electives    (Cr: 6)
  


Hospitality Management Major/Food and Beverage Entrepreneurship Concentration (Bachelor of Science)


Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-126


Freshman - Credits: 32-33


  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement (Cr: 3-4)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 33


  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement (Cr. 3)
  • General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 31


  • Aesthetic Awareness General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • Values & Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • Food and Beverage Elective (Cr: 9)
  • General Education Elective (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30


  • Food and Beverage Elective (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Elective (Cr: 6)
  


Events Management Minor


Program Requirements


Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

  


Hospitality Management Minor


Program Requirements


Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credits as follows:

Additional Courses


 Four hospitality courses at the 200 level or above.              

  


International Business Major (Bachelor of Science)


The international business major gives students the opportunity to examine the complex challenges that face managers when organizations and products cross national borders. In today’s global economy, many products, services and supply chains cross international borders.  Students will examine the complex challenges managers face when organizations source international resources to serve global markets. They will develop the managerial competencies and specialized skill of an effective decision maker in the global marketplace. 

Endicott is committed to providing students in the international business major with the foreign language and intercultural competencies necessary to succeed in today’s interdependent global business community. Foreign language courses that use the latest communicative methodologies and foreign study and internship opportunities are designed to complement the international business curriculum. Students in international business are required to pursue two years of college-level foreign language study or to demonstrate an equivalent proficiency in a language other than English. They likewise are strongly encouraged to spend a minimum of one semester in a country other than their home, either in a study abroad or internship experience.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-126


Freshman - Credits: 32-33


  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3-4)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 32


  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 31


  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • International Business Electives  (Cr: 9)
  • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30


  • International Business Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Electives  (Cr: 6)

International Business Electives


International business students must also complete two years of foreign language study at the college level or demonstrate an equivalent proficiency in a language other than English.

Choose four from the following:

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the international business program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the analytical and problem solving skills needed to solve complex challenges in international business.
  • Calculate and interpret quantitative data effectively.
  • Evaluate evidence systematically in developing solutions to international business problems.
  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the international business arena.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form within the conventions of international business.
  • Apply a range of business ‘best practices’ in a professional international business environment.
 


Marketing Major (Bachelor of Science)


Marketing affects nearly everything in business - from product development and sales trends, to brand equity and business strategies. The marketing major gives students an opportunity to learn how to build the next big brand, utilize creative skills and solve real-world problems for consumers.  Students will explore the constantly changing trends in marketing such as social media, digital analytics and international sales. A variety of  career interests can be found through a combination of courses and closely coordinated semester-long internship  and thesis projects.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-126


Freshman - Credits: 32-33


  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3-4)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 32


  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 31


  • Marketing Electives  (Cr: 9)
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Elective  (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30


  • Marketing Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Electives  (Cr: 6)

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the marketing program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the analytical and problem solving skills needed to solve complex challenges in marketing.
  • Calculate and interpret quantitative data effectively.
  • Evaluate evidence systematically in developing solutions to marketing problems.
  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual marketing discourse.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form within the conventions of the marketing discipline.
  • Apply a range of ‘best practices’ in a professional marketing environment.