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Business and Economics

Academic Department

The Department of Business and Economics prepares students for careers in today's highly competitive global business environment. Our broad-based curriculum, accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, explores the emerging global market and the competitive forces shaping the future of the U.S. and international business environments.

Building on the University's liberal arts tradition and mercy mission, we offer a broad range of programs designed to develop critical and analytical thinking, ethical decision-making skills and understanding of personal accountability. Using a combination of academic and practical experience, our approachable faculty prepare students for a wide variety of opportunities in business.


Accounting (B.S., Minor)

Our bachelor's degree in accounting prepares students to join one of the world's most respected professions. Businesses, governments and nonprofits rely on accounting professionals to provide insight into business operations, lend credibility to financial reports, and comply with complex regulatory requirements. Coursework encourages students to become leaders and decision makers, using critical thinking skills to make rational, ethical decisions.

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Business Administration (B.S., Minor)

Our bachelor's degree in business administration brings together a broad range of 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.

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Business Administration (MBA)

Our master's degree in business administration prepares professionals to lead and manage in today's ever-changing global business environment. Our unique and customizable program is focused on developing leaders with an effective understanding of entrepreneurship, ethics, organizational behavior, finance, economics, accounting and strategic management.

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Economics (B.S., B.A., Minor)

Our bachelor's degree in economics provides the analytical and problem-solving skills necessary to investigate and critically evaluate economic conditions and trends. Through coursework and experiential learning, our graduates are well prepared for a wide variety of career opportunities in today's highly competitive global business environment, as well as graduate study.

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Financial Management (B.S.)

Sound fiscal management is the foundation of success for businesses and financial institutions across every sector and in every corner of the world. Our multi-faceted bachelor's degree in financial management provides students with the knowledge of fundamental management tools while focusing on developing critical thinking, analytical and interpersonal skills.

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Global Business and Economics (B.S., Minor)

The emerging global market and the future of international business are central issues to our bachelor's degree in global business and economics. Our broad-based curriculum and experiential learning opportunities have direct applications to the global environment, preparing students for a wide range of diverse opportunities in the international sector.

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Healthcare Administration (B.S., Minor)

Our bachelor's degree in healthcare administration ensures that graduates have the business acumen to respond to changes in the healthcare industry, and also the broader understanding of global health, access to care, spread of disease and disease prevention.

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Healthcare Administration (M.S.)

Healthcare is a rapidly changing industry with a constant demand for innovative and dynamic professionals. Our master's degree in health care administration prepares motivated individuals for management positions in hospitals, health systems, mental health facilities, physician practices, and government and non-government agencies.

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Innovation and Strategic Management (M.S.)

Our master's degree in innovation and strategic management helps students become leaders with an ability to identify, assess and manage business opportunities in their own companies or in existing organizations. Coursework focuses on leading innovation with business foresight and transforming organizations and processes while using creative and strategic decision-making skills.

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Marketing (B.S., Minor)

Our bachelor's degree in marketing blends creative and quantitative content, giving students the tools to develop marketing strategies that create, deliver and communicate value to consumers. Outside the classroom, internship opportunities and active student organizations allow students to enhance their marketing experience while providing beneficial services to the community.

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Mathematical Finance (Minor)

Our minor in mathematical finance provides the skills required to pursue professional certifications in finance and serves as a quantitative foundation for a career in finance. Students pursuing the minor enhance their understanding of the investment side of finance, corporate treasury operations and risk management.

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Sports Management (Minor)

Open to sports enthusiasts from any major, our minor in sports management provides a comprehensive overview of the many issues, challenges and practices found in the ever-growing sports industry.

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