The Department of Business Administration provides its majors with a contemporary quality education in Business Administration, Accounting, and Music Industry. These majors gain an awareness of their individual strengths and vocational interests in order to make appropriate career decisions. The department offers a rigorous, up-to-date curriculum that prepares students for imaginative and responsible citizenship and domestic and international leadership roles in business management. While the programs offered are career-oriented, the department realizes that successful business professionals must bring a broad and varied perspective to their crafts. Accordingly, the department requires that its majors take at least 66 of the total credit hours needed for a degree outside the department, with particular emphasis given to the development of written and oral communication skills and the acquisition of the ability to think creatively and critically.
Six Bachelor of Science degree programs are offered:
The department's programs are designed to provide the knowledge and skills required for success in the job market and in graduate programs. Students who major in Business Administration are prepared for a cross-section of opportunities. Recent graduates have embarked on careers with small businesses, large corporations, and public entities. The banking and investment fields have interested many graduates. Others have entered fields such as sales promotion, artist management, and personnel administration.
The 120-credit hour Accounting program prepares students for the Certified Management Accountant examination (CMA). The 150-credit hour program qualifies graduates to take both the CMA and CPA (Certified Public Accounting) examinations. There are three major areas of employment for accounting graduates. Public accounting firms provide clients with a wide variety of services, including auditing and tax consulting. Management accountants are employed by companies to perform various activities such as cost accounting and budgeting. Governmental accountants have the responsibility to monitor the revenues and expenditures of the public sector.