College of Business and Public Affairs
624 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383
Name: Michelle L. Patrick, Ph.D.
Position: Dean (Interim)
Name: Dorothy Ives Dewey, Ph.D.
Position: Associate Dean (Interim)
Name: Deborah Axsom
Position: Executive Assistant to the Dean
Name: Cindy Cheyney
Position: Business Manager
Name: Ruth Flanagan
Position: Receptionist and Assistant for the Associate Dean
The pre-business program is designed as the entry point for freshmen and transfer students who wish to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, economics, finance, management, or marketing.
Incoming freshmen who meet the SAT, GPA, and high school rank requirements are admitted to the pre-business program. After successful completion of the required courses, pre-business students may apply for admission to one of five separate degree programs: accounting, economics, finance, management, or marketing. To be accepted into one of these majors, students must:
After acceptance into one of the business majors, students must maintain a 2.5 GPA to continue in the major. By maintaining these requirements, the program graduates students who continue to enhance the reputation of West Chester University's business programs.
The pre-business program gives you time to make an informed choice. After completing seven business courses, you will be ready to select the major that is right for you. As a pre-business major, advisers in the departments of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Management, and Marketing will help guide your decision. If you have any questions about the five business majors, you may contact the chairperson of that department to discuss which major is best for you.