May 23, 2018  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration

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Professors Claycombe, Milstein, J. Olsh , and Seidel (Interim Department Chair); Associate Professors McIntyre; Routzahn; Lecturer Lavin.

Areas of particular teaching interest: Professor Claycombe: industrial organization, managerial economics; Professor Milstein: intermediate and advanced accounting; Professor Olsh: economic development, history of economic thought; Professor Seidel: money and financial markets; Professor McIntyre: macroeconomics, international economics, money and financial markets; Professor Routzahn: accounting and finance;  Professor Lavin: accounting, finance, ethics and business.

Students who major in this program, in addition to acquiring a broad liberal education, prepare for careers in business and finance; for careers in government such as economic analysis, administration, and foreign service; and, by completing graduate study in a university, for professional careers in law, business, accounting, and economics. McDaniel College’s business administration graduates are admitted to fine graduate schools in economics, business administration, accounting, and law. Others go directly to jobs in businesses such as banking, insurance, and manufacturing, while others secure positions in federal departments such as Labor, Commerce, FDIC, IRS, State, NSA, and Federal Reserve Board. A student may also prepare to teach social studies in public secondary schools (middle/high school).

Other Educational Options in Business Administration: Because of the substantial number of Economics courses required by the major, many students complete either a dual or double major with Economics which combines the advantages of both theoretical and applied disciplines.

Please see the Education section under Curriculum in this catalog for teacher certification requirements in Business Administration.

Please see the Dual Major section for dual majors with German, or Economics.

Departmental Honors

Honors students, in addition to maintaining a departmental average of 3.50, are expected to demonstrate academic leadership as evidenced by their ability to discuss economic issues and to perform research. To that end the honors students must write a senior, honors thesis (normally of four semester-hours credit).


Students majoring in Economics as a pre-law course of study are urged to include electives from one or more of the following fields in their programs.

  • Business Administration
  • English
  • History
  • Political Science and International Studies



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