We believe that an education is the sum total of many experiences –
in and out of the traditional classroom. By cultivating your intellectual curiosity in unexpected ways, we prepare you for whatever the future brings. We offer a curriculum that is a contemporary blend of theory and real-world practice, reflecting the central Lasallian value of learning by doing.
Participating in a co-op or internship is not just something we encourage in the School of Business; it is deeply rooted in the heritage of the Christian Brothers and is part of the Lasallian mission that links theory and practice. Co-op and internship education enhances a student’s academic training with practical experience.
Our Business Scholars Co-op Program, for example, is an innovative program for motivated students who want to complete two co-ops and still graduate in four years.
Our students have been placed in co-op, internships, or full-time positions in companies and organizations throughout the region and the country. These include: Disney Studios, Ernst & Young, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Foods, the Philadelphia Zoo, Vanguard, Subaru, and The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
Case competitions offer unique hands-on insight into what it really takes to get a job done or a project launched in today’s business environment. Our teams have travelled around the country to participate in high-stakes business problem-solving competitions. In collaboration with major global corporations and other universities, the competitions foster team building, provide real-world experience, and allow students to develop their professional communication skills. Of course, the networking opportunities are invaluable.
The importance of understanding business beyond a local view is critical in helping all students develop a global mindset with the goal of equipping them to, literally, change the world.
We strive to provide our students with a global perspective that helps to connect local and wider world issues. The intent of our travel/study courses is to help bridge cultural divides and prepare our students to be citizens of the world.
Travel/study courses are semester-long courses taught at La Salle, with a seven- to 10-day travel component. Students in these courses have travelled to Germany, China, Chile, France, Quebec, Bermuda, and England. Students study international business and comparative business practices, and some have included classroom experiences at partner universities in the countries they visit.
Core to Lasallian values is the importance of serving the common good. To this end, we offer our students the opportunity to participate in community service trips. Our students have traveled to destinations such as the Dominican Republic and Kenya, working side-by-side with locals.
La Salle University is one of 1,000 schools and higher educational institutions worldwide that are operated in the tradition of St. John Baptist de La Salle. This network provides opportunities for creative and customized learning experiences.
As an incoming student in the School of Business, and through students’ entire time at La Salle, there are countless ways to hit the ground running and become a student leader. Opportunities include but are not limited to:
Every six months, one student is selected to work as the Café Executive Officer (known as the Student CEO) of La Salle’s Saxbys café. This student is responsible for making decisions on financial management, team development, community leadership, and the overall operations of the café and takes courses that align with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed during their time in the position. Student CEOs leading the café earn a full semester of academic credit via a specially-designed credit schedule tailored by La Salle and Saxbys. Additionally, up to 30 part-time employment opportunities are available for even more students looking for an on-campus job.