The Division of Business is committed to delivering a quality undergraduate business administration program to a student population from diverse academic backgrounds. Through innovative instruction, applied research, internship, and service learning, which seek to nurture ethical values, the Division of Business prepares graduates who can meet the challenges of the global marketplace and public sector organizations.
Major Areas of Study
The Division of Business offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Associate of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Education.
In pursuit of its mission, the Division of Business will:
- Actively recruit, and retain promising students regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, or ethnic background.
- Instill in students a global business perspective and appreciation for diversity.
- Develop students’ analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Recruit and retain qualified faculty members committed to excellence in teaching; and, who also recognize the importance of research and service in education.
Divisional Learning Outcomes
Students in the Division of Business are required to complete core courses designed to provide students with the basic applied knowledge and skills needed to compete in today’s global business environment. Core courses are determined by the standards established by the National Business Education Association (NBEA). Upon completing business courses students will be able to:
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills supported by appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques.
- Demonstrate the ability to integrate general knowledge across business disciplines; develop strategic recommendations that embody the functional areas of business in a diverse and global setting.
- Communicate both orally and in writing using proper English and APA writing standards through case studies, senior thesis, and oral presentations.
- Define and apply professional codes of conduct and ethical standards within their professional lives through the expansion of an organizational governance plan using ethical models.
- Demonstrate their ability to function in a business environment through internship assignments.
- Demonstrate their ability to function effectively in a group setting by developing acceptable group solutions to business problems.
Business students demonstrate their understanding of each of the eleven standards established by the NBEA by developing useable marketing and business plans, internship requirements, producing a business related research project and successfully completing the Senior Comprehensive Exam.