School of Business
School of Business values every student and prepares each one to make a
difference as an ethical and effective leader in organizations and society.
Dahl School of Business strives to:
- Implement a professional graduate and
undergraduate business curriculum that builds on a strong liberal arts
- Offer specialization, expansion and/or
advancement in business practice for undergraduate and graduate learners.
- Provide an educational experience that
emphasizes active learning in a values based context.
- Create a collegial environment that
facilitates the professional development of students and faculty.
- Prepare graduates for professional business
roles in a dynamic societal environment.
the undergraduate level, the Dahl School of Business offers traditional
undergraduate degree programs, degree completion programs, articulated transfer
programs, and a 4+1 B.B.A./M.B.A. program.
Traditional Undergraduate Programs
Dahl School of Business offers the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
degree with majors in the following disciplines:
- sport management and leadership
- sustainability management
the Dahl School of Business offers three interdisciplinary majors leading to
the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree:
- arts administration (joint offering
with the School of Fine Arts)
- business education (joint offering with
the School of Education)
- organizational communication (joint
offering with School of Letters and Science)
Degree Completion Programs
Dahl School of Business offers four degree completion programs leading to the
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree with majors in the
- health care management
- management information systems
- organizational management
Dahl School of Business offers transfer programs for graduates of Western
Technical College and Northcentral Technical College leading to the Bachelor of
Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree.
The Dahl School of
Business offers three
ways to obtain an M.B.A. degree: (1) a two-year program offered in the evenings
for experienced professionals, (2) a one-year accelerated daytime program, (3)
and a 4+1 MBA daytime program for recent Viterbo graduates. Viterbo University’s 4+1 MBA
offers high achieving business students the opportunity to obtain their bachelor
degree and M.B.A. emphasizing ethics, corporate social responsibility, and
sustainability in only five years. Students begin taking graduate coursework in
their senior undergraduate year and go on to graduate with the MBA degree in
one additional year. Refer to the M.B.A. Web site (www.viterbo.edu/mba) for
complete details of the M.B.A. program.
curriculum for each of the traditional undergraduate B.B.A. degree programs is
comprised of five categories of required coursework: (1) core curriculum requirements; (2)
professional core courses; (3) professional core support courses; (4) major
required courses; and (5) major support courses.
With its emphasis on particular skills,
attributes, and values, the core curriculum requirements prepare students for
life in a rapidly changing world. See the core curriculum section of this
catalog for the approved and required courses.
professional core classes provide a broad foundation in business principles and
practices that build upon the solid base provided by the general education
curriculum. The professional core requirement consists of the following
business courses: ACCT 211, BLAW 343, ECON 102, FINA 331, MGMT 140, 210, 230,
243, 300, 341, 448, 449, MKTG 351. The required professional core support
courses include ECON 101 and MATH 270. See below for the major requirement
courses and major support courses for each specific major.
students pursuing the B.B.A. degree must maintain a cumulative grade point
average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) in the professional core,
professional core support, major requirement, and major support courses, and
students must receive a letter grade of C (2.0) or higher in each of these
courses. If a grade of CD or below is earned in any of these courses, the
course must be repeated until a grade of C or higher is achieved. Students
pursuing the business education major must maintain a 2.75 grade point average
in all business and education coursework.
Students pursuing a minor or double
major offered by the Dahl School of Business must complete a minimum of 12
non-duplicated credits in the area of the minor or second major with a grade of
C (2.0) or above in each course.
All transfer students seeking an
undergraduate degree offered by the Dahl School of Business must earn a minimum
of 15 credits of business coursework at Viterbo University.