Business Administration Program Description

The business administration major is designed to give graduates the knowledge, skills, critical thinking ability, and technological competence essential to be successful in business, conducting research, analyzing information, and communicating effectively. The business administration major provides a strong foundation in business functions and includes courses in management, marketing, finance, accounting, economics, information systems, international business, and business law. Additionally, students select electives from the disciplines above to develop a greater degree of specialization according to their individual interests and career goals. The business administration curriculum also provides graduates with an excellent background to continue their education by pursuing a graduate degree in business or a business-related field.

The accelerated program works best for students who are highly motivated, self-directed and learn well independently. Most courses are scheduled either online in an 8-week format or in an 8-week hybrid format where students meet one night per week. Some courses are offered in a 16-week online format. It is an intense program that differs from coruses studens have taken in a traditional 16-week semester. Students will be expected to complete many of their assignments and coursework outside of class using the web, email and other means. Students should be preparedto discuss their reading assignments, to work in small groups, and to share their experiences, both orally and in writing.