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Studying Business at CSB/SJU

Think Business. Think CSB/SJU. Here's Why:

  • Fortune 500 companies, all Big Four accounting firms, and other regional and national companies regularly visit CSB/SJU to recruit our students.
  • The colleges' nationally leading study abroad program provides students with the opportunity to incorporate internship experiences in the global economy.
  • The Accounting and Finance Department has a 32-computer mobile laptop lab for use in class, giving students hands-on opportunities to enhance computer skills, learn new technology skills and use technology as a learning tool.
  • Through Entrepreneur Scholars, students start their own businesses, receive mentorship from successful CSB/SJU graduates, and travel to San Francisco and Hong Kong to meet with business leaders and entrepreneurs. 
  • Small class sizes and interactive classrooms help students develop the communication and problem-solving skills needed in business leaders.
  • Unlike the part-time professors who populate the faculty of business programs at many colleges, our professors see teaching as their primary job. They bring extensive experience from the business world, but are committed to educating students.
  • CSB/SJU accounting graduates score very well on the CPA examination. Students who took the CPA exam in 2011 for the first time amassed a passing rate of 70.8 percent, well above the national average of 49.8 percent.
  • The economics major prepares students for employment in a variety of areas or for graduate study. Recent graduates are pursuing careers in banking, insurance, finance and brokerage, journalism, sales, marketing and management, to name just a few.
  • The flexibility of the CSB/SJU curriculum provides students with the breathing space to develop a more individualized plan of study, double major, add a minor and spend a semester studying or interning abroad.
  • The economics curriculum includes a required research seminar, the global business major includes a required internship experience, and almost all accounting majors complete internships - these give students the opportunity to take on real problems in the real world.
  • CSB/SJU business students have participated in the Mayo Innovation Scholars Program for five of the last six years. This experiential learning program is offered through the Mayo Clinic and provides research opportunities to teams of undergraduates from Minnesota private colleges.