Jun 16, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration

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Professors Claycombe, McIntyre, Seidel (Department Chair); Associate Professor Routzahn; Assistant Professors Duvall and Kahn; Professor of Practice Burdett; Executive in Residence Lavin; Visiting Assistant Professor Ramnarine.

Areas of particular teaching interest: Professor Claycombe: industrial organization, managerial economics; Professor Seidel: money and financial markets; Professor McIntyre: macroeconomics, international economics, money and financial markets; Professor Routzahn: accounting, finance, economics of gender; Professor Lavin: accounting, finance, ethics and business; Professor Duvall: advanced and tax accounting; Professor Kahn: labor economics and history of ecomonic thought; Professor Burdett: management and marketing.

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: Many students complete either a dual or double major with Economics.  Thus, gaining understanding of the domestic and international economic environment in which the firm operates, as well as applied skills in areas such as accounting, management, marketing, finance and entrepreneurship.

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 business and 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 Business Administration as a pre-law course of study are urged to include electives from one or more of the following fields in their programs.

  • Economics
  • English
  • History
  • Political Science and International Studies



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