Business Administration

Cara Hurd, MACC, Chair
Phone: (419) 995-8323
Office: SCI 260N

The objective of the Business Program is to provide quality, up-to-date education for individuals who desire to enter into or advance careers in fields related to accounting, business administration, human resource, supply chain, digital marketing, digital media, and real estate. All business majors are built on a blend of courses that stimulate critical thinking. Degrees and certificates within the Business Program are designed to prepare students for challenging and rewarding positions in business, industry, education, government, health care, and public service.   Certificates provide an opportunity to secure expertise in special areas of concentration, and students may use most coursework to pursue associate-level degrees.

The Accounting, Business Administration, and Human Resource degrees are all accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The Business Administration Major provides a broad base of business and general education course requirements combined with the study of management.  The Business Administration Majodevelops the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in a modern organization. Students have an opportunity in the second year of their program to select from seven different track specializations including: Accounting, Digital Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Small Business Management, Agriculture Business, ESports Management or Project Management.  This allows students to become more specialized in an area of Business that is of interest to them.  The track specializations also provide an easy pathway for students to be able to double major in other business degrees like Accounting, Human Resources, and Digital Marketing & Media.  The Business Administration Major prepares graduates to manage a small organization, assume supervisory positions in a large organization, or start a business as an entrepreneur.  Completion of the Business Administration degree is an academic accomplishment that increases employment potential and can be an important steppingstone toward the attainment of a baccalaureate degree. This associate degree can be earned in the classroom or fully online.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the student will be able to:

  1. Develop knowledge of best practices in the four key managerial functions: 1) planning, 2) organizing, 3) leading, and 4) controlling.
  2. Apply team leadership skills needed in an entry-level supervisory position.
  3. Develop the ability to be a problem solver utilizing critical thinking skills as they apply to their chosen profession.
  4. Prepare written and oral communication in professional formats.
  5. Utilize software platforms commonly used in the business administration profession.
  6. Apply ethical and professional behavior while working as an individual and as part of a team.

Technical Standards
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