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2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Endicott College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a Concentration in Integrative Health

Bachelor of Science in Business Management

The Bachelor of Science in Business Management is a 42-course, 126-credit degree that provides students with a solid base in the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage organizational needs. Vital business topics are covered in a broad-based curriculum that includes management, marketing, law, finance, and international business. Working professionals enhance their leadership, teamwork, and communication skills throughout the program.

Concentration in Integrative Health

The Integrative Health Concentration is a six course, 18 credit concentration for students enrolled in BA Program in Liberal Studies or BS in Psychology or Business Management. This concentration focuses on issues relevant to individuals working in alternative health field, including midwifery, acupuncture, yoga therapy, massage and health coaching. Integrative health specialists often work in conjunction with the medical model to provide support, triage and lifestyle coaching to individuals who are seeking wellness. This concentration will give students writing, research and foundational skills on how to communicate about the role of stress, mindfulness, and health psychology to nurses, doctors and clinicians in the field. This interdisciplinary specialization will focus on the student’s ability to communicate and engage in critical thinking about health psychology, and the role of wellness on the individual and societal level. The below concentration courses will replace corresponding open elective credit requirements.

Admission Requirements

Candidates for Van Loan School’s undergraduate programs should have a minimum of two years full-time work experience. Admission to an undergraduate program requires a high school diploma, GED or conferred Associates degree from an accredited college or university. Prospective students may apply online at www.endicott.edu/VanLoan/Van-Loan-Admissions or submit the following materials to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915:

  • Completed undergraduate application;
  • Non-refundable $25 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online). Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
  • Essay of 250 - 500 words on career goals;
  • Official final high school transcript or GED certificate;
  • Official transcripts of any post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s), including Joint Service Transcripts;
  • Official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better.

All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted, or matriculated, in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of 12 Endicott credits.

International Applicants for Undergraduate Admission Requirements
Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants must request that an official academic transcript confirming a secondary school diploma equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma be sent directly from the secondary school. Educational documents from outside the U.S. must be accompanied by a certified English translation if deemed necessary.

All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency. International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their high school transcript and diploma are not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa.

Program of Study

Total Degree Requirements - 126 credits

Required Curriculum

World Cultures Course - 3 cr.
Aesthetic Awareness & Creative Expression Course - 3 cr.
Literary Perspectives Course - 3 cr.
Individual & Society Course - 3 cr.
Values & Ethical Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
Science & Technology Course - 3 cr.
Global Issues Course - 3 cr.
Core Electives - 6 cr. (Must be 300 level or higher)
General Education Electives - 12 cr.
Business Major Electives - 9 cr.
Open Electives - 6 cr.

Total Number of Credits Required for Concentration- 18 credits

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the analytical and problem solving skills needed to solve complex challenges in business.
  • Recognize ethical dilemmas and issues faced in business and understand the social consequences of choices that business and individuals make. This is a recommended change for next year.
  • Effectively communicate in writing and through oral communication within the conventions of business.
  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within business management.
  • Design, execute and present a personal project, which synthesizes and applies selected knowledge, skills and experiences appropriate to the students’ personal and professional goals and/or their chosen area of specialization.

In addition to fulfilling the outcomes of the Bachelor of Science in Business Management program, students completing the concentration in Integrative Health will:

  • Recall and apply the foundational knowledge of health psychology as it applies to integrative health.
  • Demonstrate the writing, critical thinking, research and presentation skills necessary to communicate across the integrative health field.
  • Understand processes that strengthen individual and community accountability and awareness of health disparities.
  • Recognize business conventions and opportunities within the integrative health field and execute projects that enhance the field.
  • Develop the self and interpersonal awareness necessary to build resilience in one’s self, community and work environments.