The Business Education Information Technology Program

The McKenna School’s Business Education major focuses on the technology and computer skills utilized in today’s business world to train the next generation of business education high school teachers. Students also receive the necessary background to pursue a high-end MBA degree and/or business career.

What Can I Do With a Certification in Business Education Information Technology?

Students receive Business, Computer and Information Technology Certification—K-12. To date, we have 100% employment for this major.

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Results
  • Our placements have been extremely successful with 100% employment of our students. 
  • Rankings: The McKenna business seniors score exceptionally well on the ETS undergraduate business field test.
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Requirements for a Business Education Information Technology Certification—K-12

Business Core (40 credits)
BA 102* Survey of Accounting  - 3 credits
BA 170* Organizational Behavior (freshman year) - 3 credits
BA 220 Principles of Marketing (2nd semester freshman year) - 3 credits
BA 265 Management Information Systems (sophomore year) - 3 credits
BA 305 Business Ethics (junior year preferred) - 3 credits
BA 320 Corporate Finance I (sophomore year) - 3 credits
BA 340 Business Law (junior year) - 3 credits
BA 350/ MA 208 Statistics I (sophomore year) - 3 credits
BA 495 Business Policy and Strategy (senior year) - 3 credits
EC 101 Principles of Microeconomics (freshman year) - 3 credits
EC 102 Principles of Macroeconomics (freshman year) - 3 credits
PS 100 Principles of American Politics - 3 credits
MA 109/111 Calculus I (freshman year) - 4 credits
BA 00P ePortfolio Requirement - 0 credits

Business Education Major (15 credits)
BA 230 Introduction to Entrepreneurship - 3 credits
BA 250 Global Management or
    BA 251 International Business - 3 credits
BA 310 Taxes I - 3 credits
CS 110 Computing and Information Science I - 3 credits
EL 109 Business Communications - 3 credits

* The business core major requirements satisfy core curriculum requirements for social sciences, mathematics and english.

Education Requirements (see education adviser) (41-42 credits)
PY 115 Educational Psychology - 3 credits
PY 214 Adolescent Development - 3 credits
PY 290 Psychology/Education of the Exceptional Student - 3 credits
ED 100 Foundations of Education - 3 credits
ED 103 Field Experience I or ED 207 Practicum in Education - 1 credit
ED 205 Strategies and Techniques of Instruction - 2 credits
ED 206 Field Experience II (Can be taken simultaneously with ED 205) - 1 credit
ED 208 Classroom Partnerships and Inclusion - 3 credits
ED 220 Academic Intervention and Differentiation in the Content Areas - 2 credits
ED 306 Teaching of BCIT - 3 credits
ED 322 Field Experience III: K-12 & Secondary Instruction and Theory - 1 credit
ED 390 Teaching Nonnative and Culturally Diverse Students - 3 credits
ED 400 Field Experience IV: Pre-Student Teaching - 2 credits
ED 410 Field Experience V: Student Teaching 8 to 9
ED 411 Professional Seminar - 3 credits

Additional College Core Requirements (45 credits)
TH 119 First Theology (freshman year) - 3 credits
Theology (200 Level) - 3 credits
Theology (300 Level) - 3 credits
History (100 Level)  - 3 credits
History (200 Level)  - 3 credits
PL 101 1st Philosophy - 3 credits
PL 215 Ethics or PL 216 Ethical Problems* - 3 credits
Natural Science 100 Level with lab - 4 credits
Natural Science 200 Level with lab - 4 credits
EL 102 Language and Rhetoric (freshman year) - 3 credits
English (Literature Course) - 3 credits
CA 235 Introduction to Web design (AR 235--cross listed for BEIT only) - 3 credits
Foreign Language Intermediate Level - 3 credits
Foreign Language Intermediate Level - 3 credits
First-Year Seminar (additional hour) - 1 credit

* College core recommendation: PL 215 Ethics or PL 216 Ethical Problems.

Note: The total credits required for the Business Administration Education Information Technology major is 55 credits. After completing major requirements, Education requirements (41-42 credits) and the College Core (45 credits), Business Education Information Technology majors will have completed 141-142 credits at graduation.  

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A Business Portfolio Must Be Completed Before Graduation

Work to be included:

  • Business Ethics Paper written in BA 170 (First Year)
  • Updated Business Ethics Paper written in BA 305
  • Resume (Completed first year and updated each year.)
  • Experiential Project defined by major -- at least one
  • Information Systems Analysis Project
  • Oral Presentation from 300 level business class or above
  • Term paper written in 300 level business class or above
  • Optional: Professional Thesis  
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Accreditations and Affiliations
  • The McKenna School of Business has six programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). They are: Accounting, Business Education Information Technology, Finance, International Business, Management and Marketing. The Economics and Politics programs are not accredited through the ACBSP; however, all programs in the McKenna School have regional accreditation through the Middle States Association. The ACBSP is one of the two premier accrediting agencies for business schools worldwide. With a requirement for faculty professional development (e.g., publications and research) and courses primarily taught by faculty holding doctorates, the ACBSP is the leading business accreditation program devoted to teaching excellence and service to students.
  • The McKenna School is also a member of the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration.
  • PA Department of Education: Business, Computer and Information Technology Certification—K-12
Internships and Careers in Business Education Information Technology

We have outstanding job placements-- 100 percent placement in high schools to date.

  • Learning Objectives

    McKenna School Business Education majors will

    • develop the requisite intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills allowing them to ethically address complex real-world challenges and opportunities;
    • achieve superior high school teaching skills;
    • learn to write persuasively and with creativity;
    • develop excellent presentation skills; and
    • satisfy the requirements of the PA Department of Education, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs and the Liberal Arts core of Saint Vincent College.