Business Administration

Our business administration programs bring together a broad range of business studies courses that prepare students to launch their careers in the business world, run a business, or seamlessly pursue a higher academic degree in the field, such as the MBA. 

Our Program

Coursework leading to the business administration degree introduces students to a wide range of business disciplines and develops their proficiency in such areas as accounting, applied technology, economics, communications, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, research and ethics. Our students gain knowledge and skills they can readily apply in the workforce as entrepreneurs, managers or supervisors.

Through our popular accelerated program, qualified undergraduates can earn their bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in business administration, health care administration and management, or innovation and strategic management within five years.

Program Spotlight: Your Career Starts Here

Key to the success of business administration majors is an ongoing engagement in collaborative educational pursuits. Both in the classroom and in the real world, students are challenged through partnerships with faculty and community business leaders to analyze problems and apply practical solutions.

Our Faculty

 It’s very important to us to give students sound academic advice, of course, but we also want to help them with sound career advice. Our job is to help the students find their way in the world. 

 

Dr. Myra Edelstein, associate professor

 

Meet our faculty

Life After Salve

Our graduates are qualified to enter the workforce as managers and leaders in many areas, including:

  • Banking: Banks, credit unions, savings and loan associations, wholesale lenders, investments, Federal Reserve banks.
  • Consulting: Research assistant, research associate, business analyst.
  • Education: Recruitment, advising, registrar, alumni, finance.
  • Finance: Accounting, auditing, financial analyst, budget analyst, personal financial advisor, buyer.
  • Government: Local, state and federal offices, military contractors and installations.
  • Human resource management: Retail stores, restaurants, hotels and other facilities, health care organizations, labor unions, educational institutions.
  • Insurance: Insurance firms, insurance brokers, analysts.
  • Management: Hotel, restaurant, spas, athletic facilities, retail stores, operations, production, self-employed, banks.
  • Nonprofit: Management, assistants in education, medical facilities and associations (such as the American Heart Association), visiting nurse home care, social enterprises (Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs), museums, theaters, environmental organizations and many others.
  • Real estate: Appraisal firms, apartment and condominium complexes, leasing offices, developers.
  • Sales: Manufacturers, financial companies, insurance companies, software and technology.
  • Sports: Sales, media, marketing, management.

Our graduates have acquired positions in organizations such as:

  • Arbella Insurance
  • Bearcat Properties
  • Calloway Labs
  • CVS Caremark
  • eClinicalWorks
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Fox Relocation Management
  • Halloran, Lukoff & Smith
  • IT Convergence
  • Liberty Regional Agency Market
  • MassMutual Financial Group
  • MEDITECH
  • Moriarty's Invisible Fence
  • Naval Undersea Warfare Center
  • Partners HealthCare
  • Schneider Electric
  • State Street Corporation
  • UBS Financial Services
  • Webloyalty

Major in Business Administration (B.S.)

19 courses | 60 credits

Business core requirements:

  • ACC101: Financial Accounting
  • ACC104: Managerial Accounting
  • APT103: Internet and Computing Core Certification or APT304: Microsoft Certified Application Specialist
  • ECN101: Introductory Macroeconomics
  • MGT120: Management and Organizational Behavior
  • MGT212: Business Communication
  • MGT270: Financial Management
  • MGT280: Principles of Marketing
  • MGT300: Ethics for Business
  • MGT403: Business Law
  • MGT490: Strategic Business Planning
  • MTH172: Quantitative Methods for Business
  • STA201: Statistical Methods

Additional required courses:

  • ECN102: Introductory Microeconomics
  • MGT214: Project Management
  • MGT290: Management of Human Resources
  • MGT320: Investment Planning
  • MGT350: Business Research Methods
  • MGT491: Professional Internship in Business

Minor in Business Administration

6 courses | 19-20 credits

Required courses:

  • ACC101: Financial Accounting
  • APT103: Internet and Computing Core Certification or APT304: Microsoft Certified Application Specialist
  • ECN101: Introductory Macroeconomics
  • MGT120: Management and Organizational Behavior
  • MGT212: Business Communication or ENG254: Writing for Professionals

Students also choose two of the following electives:

  • ACC104: Managerial Accounting
  • ECN102: Introductory Macroeconomics
  • ECN105: Basic Economics
  • MGT280: Principles of Marketing
  • MGT290: Management of Human Resources
  • MGT300: Ethics for Business
  • MGT310: Personal Financial Planning