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Academic Advising

Pre-Business students (those who have not yet declared a career Concentration) are advised on class scheduling for registration as a group. For all other matters beyond formal registration you are encouraged to speak with your assigned business advisor.  A student can declare his/her concentration once they have successfully completed a host of pre-business courses. For students who enter as Freshmen at Pitt-Johnstown and initially declare pre-Business as their major, a student will typically declare his/her concentration during the second term of the sophomore year.

Management and Marketing Concentration students are advised by Ms. Neelima Bhatnagar, Dr. John McGrath, Mr. Ronald Vickroy, and Mr. Doug Reed on a scheduled basis. Your request to have a particular advisor will be considered. The Autobiography section may help you in this decision making process. It is important that you find a close fit between you and your advisor.

Group advising sessions are held a week or two prior to online registration.  The dates and times will be prominently posted in high visibility areas throughout Krebs Hall. 

Individual advising sessions for students who have declared are held during the week or two week period prior to registration. The management faculty will schedule open advising periods during this time. You should contact your advisor in advance to schedule an individual appointment. It is recommended that the student arrive with a tentative schedule of what they would like to take for the upcoming term.

Do not just see your advisors solely for class scheduling. Your advisor can be a sounding board when it comes to career opportunities, resume reviews, class preparation techniques, etc. Therefore, from both an academic and career perspective, it is important for your to develop a close relationship with your advisor.

Last Reviewed: November 23, 2006