GRAHAM SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
DARIEN GRAY discovered his business niche â€” and how to put in the hard work to make it happen.
T H E BUSIN ESS O F SU CCESS
MAJORS Accounting Advertising and Digital Marketing Business Administration (BS, AS) Business Analytics Cybersecurity Management Economics Engineering Management Entrepreneurship and Innovation Finance Human Resource Management Information Technology Management International Business Leadership and Organizational Dynamics Marketing Social Enterprise and Not-for-Profit Management Supply Chain Operations Management MINORS Accounting Advertising Business Administration Business Analytics Continuous Improvement Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Hospitality Marketing Human Resource Management Information Systems International Business International Management Marketing Management Not-for-Profit Management Operations Management Retailing Supply Chain Management MASTERS Master of Business Administration Master of Accounting
GET DOWN TO BUSINESS.
Whatever your future career aspirations, I want you to find a home here at the Graham School of Business and I hope this new viewbook will help you do so. With nine new programs introduced and still more on the way, the Graham School is a place where innovation happens! Built around a real-world curriculum that seamlessly blends theory and practice, the Graham School buzzes with engaged, talented students and a truly collaborative, experienced faculty – factors that make the difference and set us apart. In a region rich with opportunity for networking, internships and exploring career paths, the Graham School is focused on your success because that is our success. My faculty and I put you and your education first and we believe that we can change lives as a result. Whatever the major, our fully accredited programs are structured to address both the skills required in business today and the critical thinking required to be a global citizen. Your experience at the Graham School of Business lets you hit the ground running, ensuring a successful transition from college to career. So, come join us and get down to business. From day one, you will immediately sense that in choosing the Graham School of Business you are investing wisely in your future. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our school! Sincerely,
James Norrie, DPM, LL.M. Dean, Graham School of Business
Many business schools can prepare you for a career. The Graham School prepares you for success. What’s the difference? Business goes beyond the numbers. Original thinking and clear expression, creative collaboration, practical experience, a professional demeanor— they’re also key skills for success. The world is changing fast, and you’ll need to be nimble as you navigate change. Whether you seek a great quantitative education, have a hot idea for a tech start-up, or plan to go global in international business, you’ll find a home—and a future—at the Graham School of Business at York College.
FROM DAY ONE.
T HE VALU E OF YORK COL L EGE
A BUSINESS DEGREE BUILT ON PROFESSIONALISM
DARIEN GR AY:
“After falling in love with track and field in high school, I chose York in part to continue doing the sport I had so connected with. I set five records at York, but an injury left me sidelined during my sophomore year. The faculty at York helped me to determine some goals beyond athletics in my career. I want to start my own strategic planning and advertising firm, to help anyone struggling with their business model to turn around their circumstances and become profitable.
“YCP has taught me that life comes with risks and challenges, but to overcome those struggles creates great reward.” Darien Gray ’17, Business Administration with concentration in Marketing
My professors taught me so many lessons about hard work, and that success comes through a process of patience – that if you put in the work that no one else will, you will succeed.”
Take a step inside the Willman Business Center, and you’ll notice an energy throughout the five glasslined floors of the Graham School of Business. This is a school built on professionalism, expert faculty who bring real-world experience to York College, and a passion for connecting you to an internship or discussing graduate degrees.
You don’t become a business student at York College of Pennsylvania to simply attend class. You enroll in one of our 17 highlyrelevant and compelling academic programs because you have big dreams and want focused guidance and personalized instruction to achieve them. Becoming a Graham School of Business student means you don’t want to accept the ordinary. Come see for yourself.
“What makes York College different is the personal experiences you can have with professors.” Matt Mallen ’16, Marketing
Professional Surroundings for Future Professionals You can’t feel prepared for a career in business if you don’t have the right training environment. From your first day in class inside the Willman Business Center, you’ll feel like you’re already in a professional setting. With its glass-enclosed corporate training center, real-time NASDAQ ticker — imagine a finance class in our NASDAQ Trading Lab — and ready access to computers, Willman means business in every sense.
DARIEN GRAY ’17 Business Administration with Concentration in Marketing
PROGR AMS OF ST U DY
Compelling, modern business degrees with a human touch
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BBA) AND BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA) MAJORS
Leadership and Organizational Dynamics
Most any business has a need for digital and social media marketers. Dive deep into what consumers want and how to turn them into paying customers using digital content.
Leadership is developed, and the Graham School takes it seriously. Graduate with a degree designed to attract employers — you’ll have an enviable understanding of corporate structure and solving organizational issues.
This is an ideal major if you want to learn how to launch or grow a business. This is the hands-on major for students who dream big and want to become problem-solving, creative business strategists. Human Resource Management Organizations are built on human resources — that’s why this is the kind of degree that works across the spectrum. You’ll be set up for success with intensive classes in understanding how to efficiently manage employees and be a leader. International Business
YORK: VALUE ADDED Think you can pitch your new business idea in three minutes or less? Want to win up to $1,000? If so, the annual York College Student Elevator Pitch Competition, hosted by the J.D. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship, could be your breakout moment.
BBA and BA majors are encouraged to add a minor outside of business to enrich your degree. Marketing with art. Leadership with psychology. There’s no limit.
Advertising and Digital Marketing
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
If you prefer a business degree that emphasizes interactions instead of numbers, York’s recently introduced BBA degrees are perfect for you. You’ll be entering the job market with business savvy and a deft liberal arts touch. It’s the kind of rich academic experience that employers covet.
“York College was actually my very first college visit. I left that day with a general good feeling - I am a prime example of the “From Day One” motto.
Organizations need employees who understand global markets. In this Bachelor of Arts major, you’ll combine a solid business foundation with intercultural courses, including the opportunity to study abroad. You’ll be prepared to seamlessly conduct business on an international basis.
Here at York I was able to choose my focus and create my own path with the wide variety of business majors and minors offered. My experience at York College has shaped me tremendously. Through encouragement from my peers and professors I have become more confident and take full advantage of the many resources York offers. I’m even able to make time to use the fitness center and get involved on campus.”
“You are in charge of your own education now. It’s up to you how seriously you take it and how often you take advantage of all the opportunities York has to offer.” Korianna Hicks ’19, Accounting Major Supply Chain Management minor
Marketing You don’t need to look far to realize the power of marketing — it’s everywhere. With this degree, you’ll discover how to analyze markets, develop appropriate strategies, and create marketing plans that resonate with potential customers and clients. Social Enterprise and Not-for-Profit Management Nonprofits can only be as effective as the business plans supporting them. Be a part of something bigger than yourself by applying sound business principles to the not-for-profit sector.
KORIANNA HICKS ’19 Accounting Major, Supply Chain Management Minor
PROGR AMS OF ST U DY
High value, compelling degrees respected by employers
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE MAJORS
Business students seeking a B.S. degree will find an enticing mix of options, including the new cybersecurity management major as well as highly-respected traditional majors with proven results in post-graduate placement. Accounting From CPAs to tax planners, there’s always a demand for people who are savvy with finances. Get on track to pursue CPA licensure by enrolling in the new 4+1 Masters in Accounting.
You can take this wide-ranging business degree and set a path toward any number of careers as well as graduate school. Students have gone on to work in law firms, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and more.
A sought-after major that combines engineering skills with sound business principles. Engineering Management offers a unique skill set so that you understand engineering principles as well as all the business decisions surrounding what is designed.
Business Analytics “Work smarter, not harder” should be this degree’s official motto. Help businesses understand the story behind the numbers. Solve problems. Target new opportunities. Be indispensable to any company who is serious about data. Cybersecurity Management This new degree is timed perfectly with worldwide trends in increasing data security and preventing cyber terrorism. Government agencies and the private sector alike need highly-trained experts to protect crucial information. You’ll be at the forefront. Economics
YORK: VALUE ADDED Supply Chain Operations Management students are given the opportunity to work with an ERP software to manage the weekly production planning and control activities associated with manufacturing organizations.
Graham School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, reflecting teaching and programmatic excellence on a national level.
See what others don’t see in business and economic trends with a degree that helps you see world economies at a macro and micro level. You’ll be well-suited for a variety of private and public sector jobs, or for graduate school.
Highlights of Employers of Graham School Graduates:
• Black & Decker • Caterpillar • Central York School District
• Comcast • Dentsply • Dow Chemical Company • Glatfelter Paper • Google
• Harley Davidson • Johnson Controls • Leadership Arts • Lehigh Valley Health System
• Manor Care • Packaging Corporation of America
• Pennex Aluminum
• People's Bank • Pepsico • Snyder's of Hanover • Target • Tesla, Inc. • Textron • Under Armour • Wellspan Health • York Water Company
Finance With a NASDAQ Trading Lab as your classroom, you’re in a prime location to prepare for graduate school, a life working in the stock market, commercial finance and more. Information Technology Management The need for IT professionals is everywhere. You’ll be wellpositioned to take advantage of the growing need for those who can help businesses keep their technology running smoothly. Graduates have landed at 3M, AT&T, Bank of America, Highmark and more. Supply Chain Operations Management York is located in a manufacturing hub, meaning supply chains – how goods get from Point A to Point B – are everywhere. Business students take advantage of this proximity with internships and hands-on experiences. Many graduates have had multiple job offers before receiving their diploma.
ONLY AT YORK Inside the Graham School NASDAQ Trading Lab, you’ll discover how and why markets move…from day one. Working with real-time streaming market data, you’ll explore and compare trends and values. You’ll use advanced investment analysis and research software and build resume-worthy proficiency with industry standard trading simulation tools.
PROGR AMS OF ST U DY
MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMS
• More than 1,200 students have graduated from the York College Master of Business Administration Program since 1978.
• Recent graduating classes
“I wanted more than an online MBA experience. York College provided an opportunity to be trained by top-notch faculty while interacting and learning from my peers. It was conveniently located and they made an effort to fit their schedule around my work life and family life. An MBA from York College is well-received in the (business) community … It reflects training by professors with advanced degrees who are experts in their fields.”
“The program and the professors do an outstanding job of integrating real life with the academic material.” Matthew Poff, 2015 MBA graduate, Controller, York Water Company
have scored (on average) in the 90th percentile on the MBA-ETS standardized test.
Become part of a strong regional network of business professionals and community leaders while earning your master's degree at York College. Our classes emphasize a practical, hands-on education to prepare you to become a future business leader.
Master of Business Administration York College of Pennsylvania has the longest-standing MBA program in the region, and offers a degree that is highly-recognized and highly-respected. Learn from professors who have worked in the business community, in an educational setting that brings out the best in future business leaders. Set yourself apart in an increasingly educated business world. Prepare for a managerial role by learning to analyze and solve handson, complex business problems, while sharpening your discussion skills.
YORK: VALUE ADDED Add flexibility to your degree. Master's programs are offered through a combination of on-campus, hybrid and blended courses. Remote attendance options are available for selected classes. Our newly designed MBA smart classroom allows you to still participate in discussions during class if you have to be away from York on business.
Master of Accounting York College has added a new Master of Accounting degree that includes a 4+1 option, with the fifth year offered at the same price as the undergraduate tuition rate for York College accounting students with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Learn the technical skills to accelerate your career in the high-growth accounting industry. Designed for students with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and completed in just one year, a MAcc helps prepare you for the CPA Exam. The 4+1 option includes the ability to remain in college housing while you pursue your graduate degree. You’ll be able to work toward accruing the 150 credit hours required by many states to sit for the CPA exam.
“YCP faculty were extremely focused on blending bookwork and real-life examples to ensure we were pushing ourselves to use it in our work setting.” Samuel P. Miller MBA ‘07 Chief Operating Officer, Wolfgang Candy Company
MATTHEW POFF 2015 MBA graduate Controller, York Water Company
PAVING YO U R WAY
CONNECTING WITH OPPORTUNITY
“During my first year, at a Supply Chain department meeting, the professors sang a song congratulating some of the students for passing a really difficult exam. It was so funny!
“Our student placement record is spectacular. We have 100% student placement in earlycareer supply chain operations management positions within the first few months of graduation.” Dr. Mohammad Raja, CPIM, CSCP Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Operations
I had fun, and yet I learned so much about professionalism at YCP. I felt comfortable going into job interviews and knew how to act in the workplace. Joining APICS, the supply chain club, led to great opportunities. As an APICS international scholar, I went to Las Vegas and met people from major companies.
“I really liked the professors and staff; honestly, they're laid back but professional, and genuinely care about us.” Kenzie Schmitt ’17 Supply Chain and Operations Management Major
I did internships for three years, and the last one led to my current full-time job. YCP has a ton of great connections.”
As a student at York College you have dedicated resources for academic and career guidance at your fingertips. From internships to networking, there are countless opportunities available to develop valuable and lasting relationships to aid in your success as a graduate of York. Internships
Learning inside the classroom as well as completing an internship in your field of interest allows you to develop real-world skills to become a well-rounded business professional. Our Career Development Center will help you explore opportunities in the region – setting yourself up for success.
The Graham School of Business offers many opportunities for students to connect with local employers. Many of the adjunct faculty are local business professionals, and the school's Dean's Advisory Council includes notable members of the York business community, to name a few. Through the Eichelberger Lecture Series, students hear contemporary guest speakers present their perspective on current business affairs.
ONLY AT YORK Observe first-hand the dynamics of a manufacturing or service organization in a senior capstone course. Working in teams, you will develop and present business reports to executives of local mentor companies, while you get insight on how to develop a successful business.
Connection with the York Community Using the power of entrepreneurial actions, York College's chapter of Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders working together to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. Projects include leadership programs for York area middle school students, financial literacy lessons for elementary and high school students, and an award-winning project, the York Business Academy, which helps people build the business skills of new entrepreneurs. KENZIE SCHMITT ’17 Supply Chain and Operations Management Major
OPP ORT U NITIES
RESOURCES FOR PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS
“What I love about York College is that it provides me with endless opportunities to succeed such as challenging courses, job fairs, and volunteer opportunities.”
“Everyone can find a home in the Graham School.” Dr. James Norrie, Dean
JJ Oleniacz ’15, Business Administration
Centrally Located to Major Mid-Atlantic Destinations
Graham School of Business students enjoy a vibrant atmosphere, in no small part because our students are incredibly engaged on campus. We believe the best graduates don’t just learn in the classroom. Our students get leadership experience and networking opportunities through a variety of clubs and organizations.
Distance from York, PA 45 min: Harrisburg
• ENACTUS: Students
using entrepreneurship to better the world (www.enactusyork.org)
• Entrepreneurship Honor
Society: Enhancing the entrepreneurship experience
YORK VALUE ADDED Leadership Development Center Entirely unique in the region, York’s Leadership Development Center is a defining distinction of the College, particularly for the students of business. The Center helps York students refine their professional skills and identify key workplace trends and skills for professional success after college
1 hr: Baltimore
• J.D. Brown Center for
Entrepreneurship: Elevator Pitch competitions, guest speakers and more
• Student Managed Fund: Hands-on investment experience outside of the classroom
• APICS: The APICS Student
Chapter at York College is an affiliate of APICS, an internationally recognized association for supply chain operations management professionals. Students can visit manufacturing and distribution facilities, hear from industry experts and network with supply chain professionals.
• York College hosts on-
campus networking and job fairs, including “Meet the Firms: Accounting Night.”
• 1 out of 3 York College
2 hrs: Washington, D.C. 2 hrs: Philadelphia 2.5 hrs: Northern Virginia 4 hrs: NYC, Pittsburgh 4.5 hrs: Long Island
students is employed before graduation. Seniors in Supply Chain Operations Management, Finance and Accounting are well-known to field multiple offers.
• Students have pursued
professional certifications in the following: Bloomberg, Morningstar, Six Sigma, Enterprise Resource Planning, CFA, CPA, and more.
2017–18 Tuition and Expenses • t uition and fees (annual): $19,430 room and board (approx): $10,830 Scholarships and Financing Full-tuition scholarships are available through the American Constitutional Freedom Scholarship. Every applicant is automatically considered for merit scholarships. Learn more at www.ycp.edu/admissions. Schedule a Visit It’s one thing to see the photos of Graham School. But you won’t believe our modern facilities for business – or athletics, performing arts, dining, and living on campus, for that matter – until you come see our gorgeous campus for yourself. Schedule your visit today. www.ycp.edu/visit Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org 717-849-1600 www.ycp.edu/admissions Get in Touch Learn more about our unique approach to business education that helps you get down to business…from day one.
York College of Pennsylvania is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all qualified persons without discrimination against any person and admits students of any race, color, gender, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status or veteran status to all of the rights, privileges, programs, benefits and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College.
YORK VALUE ADDED Half the price and twice the opportunity – that’s one reason to choose York. But the real reason: 91% of recent York College graduates are either employed or in graduate school.
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Published on Nov 1, 2017
Published on Nov 1, 2017
With high job placement rate and graduates well prepared for the business world, the Graham School of Business is the ideal landing spot for...