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All freshmen enter the College of Business Administration as Pre-Business
students with undecided majors. After completion of the
Non-Business Foundation Requirements and fulfilling other academic requirements, students may
declare one of the following majors:
Accountants are needed in every industry—accounting firms, health,
entertainment, education—to keep financial records of all business
transactions. Public accounting firms and large corporations are the top
recruiters of accounting majors. Government agencies also hire
accountants, including the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of
Investigation. Career opportunities include fields such as public or private
accounting, budget planning, tax accounting or auditing. Our BBA in Accounting
program provides courses in financial, managerial, cost, tax, systems,
international, not-for-profit accounting and business law.
Computer Information Systems
The Computer Information Systems option provides the student with the
technical and managerial knowledge and skills required to enter the challenging
and dynamic field of computers and information systems. The program is designed
to meet the business community's demand for properly trained information systems
specialists as well as providing the student with a solid background in the
management and decision making to achieve career advancement in this rapidly
expanding field. The student acquires knowledge in the variety of topics
including a number of widely used programming languages and applications, the
design, implementation and management of information systems,
telecommunications, database development and manipulation, and advanced system
concepts and technologies.
In Their Own Words
“ When students engage in discourse about professional development or our regional issues, they are taking the first step necessary to become some kind of agent of progress.
Meet Richard Sapien, BBA '10
The study of economics provides a good background for careers in business and
government. It develops quantitative and analytical skills which are applicable
to many jobs. Knowledge of economics is also essential for well-informed
citizens to participate responsibly in public debate and decision-making on many
issues. Because the range of interests among economics majors is quite broad,
students are encouraged to work with a departmental advisor to discuss a plan of
studies that fits their individual needs. A major in economics can also provide
a background for postgraduate study in law, business, professional-level
training in economics, public administration, professional health management,
hospital administration, urban affairs, and transportation studies. Students
find that Economics provides a good preparation for jobs such as: investment
banker, statistician, budget analyst, financial analyst, trade specialist,
program analyst, insurance broker, professor, revenue agent, consultant,
economic analyst, loan officer.
Finance is the study of resource allocation, that is, the process, markets,
institutions, and instruments that facilitate the transfer of money and wealth.
The Finance major provides students with the theoretical framework and
analytical tools and techniques to handle a variety of finance and business
functions. The program is designed to prepare a student for financial
positions with non-financial corporations, the financial services industry,
energy companies, small businesses, and real estate firms. Concentrations in
General Finance and Commercial Banking are available.
If you're a natural leader
who can motivate staff, coordinate projects and has knowledge of employment
laws, you can be an integral part in the management of any organization or
This option is available with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, General Management and Human
Resource Management. The general management program prepares students for
positions in profit or non-profit organizations, small or large. Managers may
have responsibility for a single work unit, a department, a division, or an
entire organization. Graduates may initially enter into a management training /
development program, but more typically begin their management careers as
assistant managers. With experience they develop capabilities to assume
responsibility at higher management levels. Careers in management may be found
in any and all industries. Graduates in general management usually develop
specific functional or subject matter expertise as their careers progress.
Human resource managers are involved in activities designed to ensure that an
organization is effectively utilizing all employees so that it may achieve its
strategic objectives. Human resource managers develop systems for recruiting,
hiring and promoting employees; ensuring a competitive compensation and benefits
program; training and developing employees; providing accurate and useful
employee performance appraisals; and ensuring that an organization abides by
legal regulations concerning employment practices. Director of human resources,
recruiter, compensation analyst, affirmative action officer, and labor-relations
specialist are just a few of the possible careers in human resource management.
If you're an idea person full of creativity and business savvy, marketing may
be for you. A marketing degree can put you at the door of advertising agencies,
marketing firms, corporations and nonprofit groups.
All organizations need people to perform marketing activities, from the U.S.
Postal Service and religious organizations to the corner grocery store and
Fortune 500 companies. Marketers must possess certain skills such as the ability
to execute marketing plans and the technical competence to recognize customer's
needs and satisfy them with their firms' products. Marketing provides one of the
brightest career paths for rapid advancement in business. Whether in
manufacturing industries, financial services, health care, or professional
services, companies frequently pay high salaries to people who can develop new
products, use marketing research to stay abreast of emerging trends, and
overall, create sales. Broad areas of opportunity in marketing include marketing
research, sales, purchasing, advertising, distribution, retailing, and direct
Operations and Supply Chain Management(OSCM/POM)
The program’s coursework focuses on integrating and managing the key business
processes associated with the flow and transformation of goods and services, as
well as the attendant information flows, both within and between the various
organizations along the supply chain. Graduates from this program are able to
offer strategies, processes, and ideas intended to achieve a sustainable
competitive advantage, minimize system-wide costs, satisfy service level
requirements, and maximize the overall value generated by the supply chain. The
coursework emphasizes key SC business processes such as supply and demand
management, sourcing of raw materials and parts, manufacturing and assembly,
warehousing and inventory management, distribution across all channels, and
delivery to the customer.
Visit the Supply Chain Management Website for more
information about our programs.
The general business major is designed for students interested in obtaining a
broad background in business administration without obtaining a high degree of
specialization in any one area. Concentrations in International Business and
Secondary Education are available.