2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Department of Business Administration
Wendell P. Holmes, Jr. Business Building
The mission of the Department of Business Administration is to provide a learning experience that links academic knowledge with practical experience in order to produce students who are well prepared for entry into any aspect of business.
The Business Administration degree program is designed to prepare graduates with the requisite knowledge, skills, and values to effectively apply various business principles and tools in an organizational setting. The program is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practical application while examining the areas of accounting, critical thinking and decision-making, finance, business law, leadership, management, marketing, organizational behavior, research and evaluation, and technology. Students are required to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the undergraduate business curricula through an integrated capstone course. Upon graduation, students will be adequately prepared for entry into the public and private sectors as entry-level managers.
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Critical Thinking and Analysis. Students will critically analyze, apply, examine and integrate a variety of business concepts, models, and principles in order to address broad based business issues through case students, projects, and other experiential learning assignments.
- Technology. Students will utilize computer hardware, software and other technological tools to enhance quantitative and qualitative decision-making and analysis as it pertains to business decisions.
- Ethics. Students will demonstrate knowledge and application of professional and reasonable conduct with the ability to apply ethical principles and theory to make and justify comprehensive business decisions.
- Communication - Students will accurately and effectively apply written and oral communication to express in-depth ideas and thoughts pertaining to broad business principles.
- Applied General Knowledge - Students will integrate and apply general business principles and principles to hypothetical and real-world business issues.
- Globalization - Students will accurately apply knowledge of global and international business.
- Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement- Students will consider the business professional’s influence and responsibility and provide continuous support to the community while balancing obligations to stakeholders.