Successful businesses, no matter what they sell, have at least one thing in common: they need to be well managed. Successful management, however, is not a narrow set of skills. Business professionals must be able to analyze economic opportunities, predict outcomes, and implement business decisions. They need to be literate in the worlds of accounting, economics, finance, law, ethics, and information technology—all to navigate an ever-changing business world.
The business administration major, the central program of Lakeland’s Business Administration Division, produces graduates with this wide range of skills and expertise. Its core set of classes introduces students to the major fields within business and economics, while requiring students to “focus” on a particular area of business through their choice of emphasis. Students thus graduate with essential competencies in business administration, as well as focused understanding of at least one key area. Available emphasis areas include Business Economics, Finance, Forensic/Fraud, Healthcare Management, Hospitality Management, Human Resource Management, Insurance, International Business, Management, Nonprofit Management and Sport Management.
This combination of broad-based and specific knowledge in business opens doors into marketing and finance, as well as leadership positions in private industry, government, and nonprofit organizations. In its comprehensiveness and commitment to developing problem-solving and decisionmaking skills, the business administration program is designed to help its graduates succeed anywhere.
Students who major in Business Administration will be able to:
- utilize the central principles of business and business administration, ranging from key theories and issues to specialized rules and operations;
- understand the structures and institutions of the American and world economic systems, specifically as they relate to the business world;
- comprehend the various ways in which people use their resources to achieve personal, business, and social objectives;
- communicate business and economic information to stakeholders in a clear and professional manner; and
- appreciate and abide by the ethical and legal rules by which business entities relate to one another and to society.
Professors: Abdul Qastin, J. Garland Schilcutt, and Charles Stockman
Associate Professors: James Kudek, M. Scott Niederjohn, and Adina Schwartz
Assistant Professors: Brett Killion and Rene Ryman
Instructor: James Dagley
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