All School of Business students are required to combine professional business courses
with liberal studies courses in communications, humanities, math and sciences. This is
accomplished through the Robert Morris Core which introduces the liberal arts and provides
a solid foundation for studies in the business disciplines and techniques. The liberal
arts foundation helps students compete in the continuously changing business environment.
The liberal arts broaden the student's understanding of the complexities of the global
marketplace and promote the thinking skills necessary to chart the evolving technological
marketplace. These thinking skills are rooted in history, psychology, economics, and other
liberal arts courses.
The goal of the School of Business is to develop students with an advantage in the
marketplace. To accomplish this goal men and women must have understanding of human
behavior through a broad range of studies as well as specific business knowledge. Students
must also be able to express ideas convincingly and clearly in writing and speech through
face to face contact and electronic media. Additionally, students must be able to work in
- and lead - teams, have an ability to conduct business functions in a multi cultural
global environment, and demonstrate a commitment to ethical integrity.
The Curriculum of the School of Business
The curriculum at the Business School at Robert Morris University is designed to prepare
students to establish a career or advance in their current profession. The curriculum
balances specific business concentrations on top of a general business core with both
supported by the traditional liberal arts. Because preparing for the future requires
direct exposure to the day-to-day inner workings of the professional world, faculty are
encouraged to bring their extensive practical experience into the classroom.
The purpose of the Internship Program is to help students analyze and develop real-time
solutions to actual management problems. The program opens the world of opportunity to the
School of Business student. Specifically, it provides members of the School of Business
community with opportunities for personal and professional growth through on-site
practical experiences. These experiences promote the ability to be aware of, pro-active
in, and engaged with domestic and international cultures and organizations. The skills
acquired by the student in this program foster the ability to respond intelligently and
humanely to marketplace demands, by accurately and quickly analyzing organizational and
personal behaviors, by developing awareness and assessment skills that identify cultural,
social and ethical issues, and by making a personal commitment to their own value
structures within organizational and societal contexts. For junior and senior level
students, the internship opportunity extends to overseas study programs.
Each Department within the School has internships available to enhance and develop the
student's skill set. Students are encouraged to pursue the internship opportunity thereby
establishing a record of external performance that may lead to career possibilities.