Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
The Economics Track within the Bachelor of Business Administration prepares students for a variety of careers in the government or business sector and for job opportunities that abound in economic consulting and research. Corporate jobs concerned with practical applications of economic policy and microeconomic forecasting are also routinely available.
The Finance Track offers proficiencies and research capabilities needed for careers in the banking and insurance sectors and in securities markets, as well as careers as financial managers, financial analysts, and personal financial advisors.Both tracks offer equip students with means of success in pursuing graduate degrees. The Economics and Finance tracks are available for traditional (face-to*face) and fully online modes of delivery.
The International Business track focuses on management issues facing business leaders in the rapidly evolving global marketplace. It prepares students to manage issues in the increasing globalization of business and the United States economy. Courses expose students to a variety of business areas including economics, finance, marketing, and management. The curriculum enables a student to develop an understanding of how markets, governments, and social systems interact to affect businesses. An approved international study experience is required for all students in the IB track. Students can prepare themselves for careers as global business leaders and develop strategies for improved organizational performance. Employment opportunities include multinational companies in the U.S. and abroad, numerous governmental agencies such as the Department of Commerce, the State Department, and U.S. Customs, as well as the international trade offices of individual states.
The Management track is designed to develop a student’s understanding of the general principles, processes, and practices that are integral to leading and managing an organization and its employees. Courses provide students with an opportunity to develop and strengthen their skills in leadership, interpersonal relations, human resource management, small business management, international business, and strategic management. Graduates have a wide variety of career options that include human resource management, small business ownership, retailing, manufacturing, health care, state and federal government, banking, hospitality, and other service industries, as well as university and college administration.
The Marketing track develops the general skills necessary to work successfully in consumer and business-to-business markets. Students develop marketing strategies and effectively manage operations focusing on customers, competitive challenges, and the opportunities for new products, services, and markets. Courses provide an opportunity to prepare for marketing functions that include research, product planning, and consumer behavior, as well as advertising and promotion. Graduates work in a broad range of organizations and have careers in fields that include distribution management, advertising, public relations, corporate marketing, sales and sales management, retailing, and non-profit organizations, as well as in government.