WCSU Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 : Ancell School of Business

Ancell School of Business

Dean: David Martin, Ph.D.
Westside Classroom Building 376
(203) 837-9600

Assistant Dean: James Donegan, Ph.D.
Westside Classroom Building 139
(203) 837-9035

Administrative Assistant to the Dean: Catherine Cote
Westside Classroom Building 375
(203) 837-8782
(203) 837-8527 (fax)

Learning Commons Coordinator: Elise Silkowski
Westside Classroom Building, Youngs Library 409
(203) 837-8567


Chair: Michele Ganon, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA
Westside Classroom Building 303
(203) 837-8742
(203) 837-8955 (fax)

Chair: Annie Wong, Ph.D.
Westside Classroom Building 141
(203) 837-8577
(203) 837-8955 (fax)

Justice & Law Administration
Chair: George Kain, Ph.D. 
Westside Classroom Building 347
(203) 837-8514
(203) 837-3908 (fax)

Chair, Stanley Bazan, Ph.D.
Westside Classroom Building 202
(203) 837-9238
(203) 837-8955 (fax)

Management Information Systems
Chair: Richard Montague, Ph.D.
Westside Classroom Building 204
(203) 837-9343
(203) 837-8955 (fax)

Chair: Ronald Drozdenko, Ph.D.
Westside Classroom Building 301
(203) 837-8776 (phone)
(203) 837-8955 (fax)


The Ancell School of Business is an accredited member of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of BusinessThe Ancell School of Business provides a high quality, affordable personalized learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students from Western Connecticut and the broader region.

The Ancell School of Business transforms students into graduates who are prepared for the challenges of employers in our service region, and the opportunities of the global economy.  The Ancell School provides an affordable and personalized learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students from Western Connecticut and the broader service region. The Ancell School promotes innovation, impact and engagement in teaching, intellectual contributions and service to professional and business organizations, as well as to the community.

The Ancell School promotes faculty excellence in teaching, intellectual contributions and service to professional and business organizations.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

B.B.A. Accounting
Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting

B.B.A. Cybersecurity

B.B.A. Finance
Financial Investments and Markets
Financial Management

B.B.A. Management
Small Business and Entrepreneurial Management
Supervisory Management
Human Resources Management

B.B.A. Management Information Systems
Option: Information Security Management

B.B.A. Marketing
Option: Digital and Interactive Marketing

B.S. Justice and Law Administration
Corrections, Probation, Parole and Offender Rehabilitation
Law Enforcement
Legal Studies
Paralegal Studies

The Ancell School of Business is composed of five business administration departments and the Division of Justice and Law Administration (JLA). The admission, academic probation and suspension standards are the same for both the JLA division and the business administration programs.

Information concerning the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program and its five majors is listed below. Information concerning the Division of JLA is found in the Division of JLA section of this catalog.

Graduation Requirement

A 2.3 cumulative grade point average for all courses completed is required in order to receive a baccalaureate degree for a program offered by the ASB.

Academic Probation and Suspension

Ancell academic probation letters from the Dean are sent at the end of the semester to each first semester freshman with a grade-point average below 2.0 and to all other students with averages below 2.3. If you are placed on Ancell probation, you must meet with an at-risk adviser who will review your program requirements, course selections, credit loads, and other pertinent information and assist in developing a plan to improve your academic performance. You must continue to meet with your at-risk advisor as scheduled and make acceptable progress to achieving you plan goals.

The probationary period will commence the semester following the one for which the letter of probation was issued. The Dean will review the student’s activities during the period of probation.

Probation is for one semester only. If you do not make acceptable progress by the end of the first semester that you are on probation, you may be dismissed from the Ancell School for academic deficiency.  Full-time students on probation should consider a semester course load of 12 credit hours and limit their participation in extra-curricular activities. Appeals to these policies should be made to the Ancell Dean who, for extenuating circumstances only, may waive the policy. Students dismissed from the Ancell School who are not on university suspension may apply to another WCSU School by filling out an application for change of major form.

Note: Individual Schools or programs may have standards for probation and dismissal from the school or program which are higher than the University’s standards. A student can be on probation or be dismissed from a school or program and still be in good standing at the University.

Business Administration Curriculum

The five business programs are:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing

All business majors consist of five components:

General Education 40 semester hours
Business Core 33 semester hours
Major 21-33 semester hours
Non-Business Electives 16 semester hours
Free Electives 1-13 semester hours
Total 120 semester hours


General Education for new students starting Fall 2016

All students must complete the general education curriculum. A description of the requirements can be found here.

Then add a link to the General Education Section of this document.

Course Restrictions
For a complete list of prerequisites, corequisites and other restrictions for all courses, please consult the Course Description section of this catalog.

Business Core Requirements:

FIN 230 Business Statistics
ACC 201 Financial Accounting
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting
MGT 250 Organizational Behavior
MGT 320 Operations Management
MIS 260 Information Systems Concepts
MKT 200 Principles of Marketing
MKT 201 Global Environment of Business  (MKT 305 Spring 2019)
FIN 310 Principles of Finance
JLA 240 Commercial Law or ACC 340 Business Law I (for accounting majors)
MGT 415 Strategic Management


Please refer to the department area in this catalog for specific admission procedures and requirements, or contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (203) 837-9000.