The Business Administration Major (BS)
Associate Professor: Angela Buchanan
Visiting 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 will focus their studies and select an emphasis in at least one of three areas: management, accounting, 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 the launch of a new opportunity. In the Senior year, the program ends with a year-long Capstone Experience that includes Entrepreneurship, where student teams create a business plan. The teams 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.
NOTE: To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from Lyon College,
students must successfully complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours comprised of
our required Core curriculum (44-48 hours), the requirements of at least one major (credit
hours vary per major), and a selection of our Liberal Arts electives. They must also earn at
least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average for all work taken at Lyon College and a 2.00
cumulative grade point average in their major, minor, and concentration.