The mission of the business program is to enable its graduates to be successful in the world of business. The business major requires a mastery of business theory and the development of skills in a broad range of functional areas. Graduates will demonstrate strong communication skills, the ability to analyze and synthesize, and an understanding of the broad cultural and social context in which business occurs.
Recognizing that work experience is critical in the learning process and in developing innovative thinking, experiential learning is an integral part of the program. Our graduates are expected to acquire knowledge of business theories as well as developing practical skills in applying these theories. These applications are demonstrated by using various teaching methods and evaluated on a graduated scale as the student moves through the program.
For success in the world of work after graduation or graduate study, our graduates are expected to develop skills in finding jobs, in job performance, and in career management. Consequently, the curriculum is designed to give individual students a hands-on grasp of business methods, business cultures, and personnel interactions typically found in business organizations. Business majors are expected to beome involved in a variety of simulated and actual work experiences prior to graduation. These experiences may come in the way of class projects, independent studies, cases, labs, simulations, business plan development and/or an advanced business incubator.
A student considering the business major is strongly advised to take BUSN 127 , BUSN 227 , BUSN 150 , BUSN 205 , and BUSN 210 by the end of the second year. Since course sequence is important, potential majors and minors (first- and second year students) are advised to consult with business professors when selecting classes.