Dec 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration


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Professors McIntyre and Routzahn (Department Chair); Associate Professor Duvall; Assistant Professors Kahn and Ramnarine; Professor of Practice Burdett; Lecturers Hockley and Looney, Visiting Assistant Professor Murphy.

Areas of particular teaching interest:  McIntyre: money and financial markets, international economics and finance, data analytics, macroeconomic theory; Routzahn: managerial, cost, and advanced accounting, corporate finance, economics of gender; Duvall: introductory, intermediate, and tax accounting; Kahn: data analytics, labor economics, economics of sports, microeconomic theory; Ramnarine: economic development, data analytics, economic issues and policy; Burdett: consumer behavior, global marketing, principles of marketing; Hockley: business strategy and policy, entrepreneurship, management theory and practice, international business; Looney: business ethics, entrepreneurship, investment theory and practice; Murphy: auditing, managerial accounting, tax accounting.

Study in the field of Business Administration opens the door to opportunities for success in a wide variety of fields. Through the core requirements, the major provides a sound foundation in finance, marketing, accounting, data analytics, communication skills, business strategy. Beyond the core foundation, each student major completes a minimum of one area of specialization from among entrepreneurship, finance, international business, leadership and management, or marketing. Many students majoring in Business Administration choose to add a minor in accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, marketing, or sports management. Double majors with Accounting or Economics are also popular. Most students majoring in Business Administration take advantage of our extensive internship program. The Business Administration major provides the background needed for pursuing graduate study or a successful career in finance, international business, marketing, and management, as well as the ability to pursue one’s own entrepreneurial interests.

Other Educational Options in Business Administration: Many students complete a double major with Economics or Accounting.  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.

Departmental Honors

Students pursuing Departmental Honors, 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 students must write a senior thesis (normally four credit hours).

PRE-LAW PREPARATION

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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