Business Administration (BS)

The general mission of the Business Administration program is to give students an understanding of how private and public sector organizations function effectively and efficiently.  Students will gain a clear picture of how the functional business areas work together to achieve organizational success in a global environment.

Learning Goals

The broad-based student learning goals for the Business Administration program are as follows:

  • Employability:  to produce business professionals who will have an understanding of the difference between theory and practice and how to extract from theory and extend its application to real-world situations.
  • Communications:  to produce business professionals who will be able to effectively communicate their ideas in both written and oral form (technical and non-technical), understanding that communication is a cooperative process in both the one-on-one and team environment.
  • Preparation of the Mindto produce business professionals who will have a broad intellectual grounding in business and/or technology.  Graduates will be  able to analyze situations and successfully determine cause and effect and know how to use contemporary research tools as well as more traditional methods to locate and analyze information and develop knowledge.
  • Professionalism: to produce business professionals who will have an understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities. Graduates will have an understanding of the possible social, economic, cultural and environmental impact of their business and/or technical solutions in a global and social context and will recognize that lifelong learning is essential to the ongoing process of professional and personal development.


Upon graduation, graduates will:

  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical principles applicable to the business and demonstrate the ability to apply these principles in the leadership decision-making process.
  • be able to demonstrate a mastery of traditional and technological techniques of communicating ideas effectively and persuasively.
  • be able to demonstrate and apply in depth knowledge as it relates to the business core courses.
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding and be able to evaluate possible economic, social, legal, ethical, and environmental impacts of their business solutions.
  • be prepared to enter global organizations with a strong understanding of business development concepts, project management processes, and team management skills.
  • be able to develop and implement strategic management and action plans for an organization.