Business Programs (Undergraduate and Graduate)

College of Professional Studies and Social Sciences

Department Chair Timothy Kearney, PhD

Faculty

Mary B. Carden, Professor Emerita of Business, BS College Misericordia; MA New York University; MBA University of Scranton

Joan Foster, Assistant Professor of Business, BS College Misericordia; MBA Wilkes University; MET Lehigh University

David Gargone, Assistant Professor of Business, BS University of Scranton; MAT Rockford College; EdD United States Sports Academy

John L. Kachurick, Associate Professor of Business, BA King’s College; MBA Wilkes University; MS College Misericordia; DBA Nova University

Timothy Kearney, Assistant Professor of Business, BA, MA University of Pittsburgh; PhD City University of New York

Patricia Lapczynski, RSM, Associate Professor of Computer Science, BA Douglass College; MS Dartmouth College; DPS Pace University

Zhen Ma, Assistant Professor of Business, BA City University of New York Queens College; PhD City University of New York Graduate Center

Charles J.Makar, Instructor of Business, BA, BS, MBA Wilkes University

John Mellon, Associate Professor of Business, BS The Pennsylvania State University; MBA University of New Haven; EdD George Washington University

Allen C. Minor, Associate Professor of Business, BS University of Baltimore; MS University of South Carolina; DBA Nova Southeastern University

Ronald V. Petrilla, Assistant Professor of Business, BA Bloomsburg State College; MS University of Scranton; PhD University of Pennsylvania

Corina Slaff, Associate Professor of Business, BS, MBA Wilkes University; PhD Capella University

Thomas J. Sweetz, Instructor of Business, BA Moravian College; MS College Misericordia

Joshua D. Winneker, Assistant Professor of Business, BA Muhlenberg College; JD Seton Hall University School of Law

Goals and Objectives

The business department aims to prepare students for success in both their careers and life. This is accomplished through a holistic and integrated approach to learning which enable students to adapt to new and changing business paradigms. The deparment aims to develop students analytical, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to help them to integrate real-world based learning experiences with business concepts and practices. Importantly, the department emphasizes the development of a framework for ethical decision-making, and strives to give students the ability to recognize and understand awareness of social and ethical issues relevant to business. Consequently, students should develop the ability to recognize and understand the values of mercy, justice, and hospitality.

Upon completion of any business program (accounting, business administration, health care management, management, marketing, sport management, MBA, master of science in organizational management), graduates will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to use a holistic and integrated approach to learning
  • Demonstrate the ability to transfer knowledge across courses
  • Demonstrate the ability to approach decision making with analytical problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate real world based learning experiences with business concepts and practices
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a variety of communication media
  • Demonstrate the ability to use relevant technology
  • Demonstrate awareness of social and ethical issues relevant to business
  • Demonstrate awareness of the need to pursue life long learning