The Business Administration Major
Associate Professor: Angela Buchanan
Assistant Professor: Peter Staples
The Business Administration major provides students with an understanding of complex business environments, administrative practices and processes, and the structure and role of organizations, through the entrepreneurial lens. It introduces students to the concepts and theories of management and decision-making while providing experience-based opportunities in which to apply these concepts. Students may focus their studies and select an emphasis in one of two areas: management or finance. As students advance, they will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge by researching, writing, and presenting a business plan. Students will also have the opportunity to apply their learned skills to the management of a real fund, through an endowment-funded investment portfolio. The business administration major offers graduates the flexibility to choose between entry-level managerial positions, advanced study, and/or launch of a new opportunity. opportunity. In the Senior year, the program ends with a year-long Capstone Experience that includes Entrepreneurship, where student teams create a business plan. Then, compete in a business plan competition in the second semester of the Capstone Experience.
* Students may use ECO 101 and BUS 323 to satisfy core requirements.
* Students may elect ECO 215 a second and third time.