Professor Leah E. Ritchie, Chairperson
Professors: Kathleen Barnes, David Goodof, Jian Gu, Anne-Marie Hakstian, Gavriel Meirovich, Guorong Zhu
Associate Professors: Robert Daniell, Myunghee Jeon
Assistant Professors: Parvathi Jayamohan, Ken Mullane, Chaerin Yun
Professors: Jeffrey A. Berman, Edward Desmarais, Massoud Farahbakhsh, Jacqueline C. Landau, John E. Mack
Associate Professors: Theodore Hansen, J. Richard Kenney
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Human Resource Management
The Management department educates and trains students to become managers and leaders. The curriculum builds students’ strategic planning, team, supervisory, coordination, communication, employee development, and interpersonal skills. The concentration content also focuses on ethical decision making, stakeholder management, and the demands of competing in a global environment. Business Administration Majors can choose to specialize in one of the five concentrations offered: Management, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality Management, Human Resource Management and International Business. The department offers minors in Entrepreneurship, General Management and Business Administration.
The management concentration is a general course of study for students who aspire to supervisory positions, employment in corporations, or a knowledge of business administration. Students may choose more advanced studies in the upper division courses such as organizational behavior, international business, small business management, human resource management, labor/management relations, leadership, business law, seminars on current topics, and interpersonal relations for managers. Students are encouraged to pursue internships that complement their course of study.
The entrepreneurship concentration provides students with the required skills and knowledge to create a successful business venture as either an owner or a key player within the firm. Coursework includes small business management, business plan development, strategic planning, finance and marketing. Students will gain broad exposure to local small businesses and will have the opportunity for hands-on learning through field experiences, internships and participation in the university’s center for entrepreneurship, and small business development center.
Human Resources Management Concentration
The human resources management concentration prepares students to take a leadership role in creating healthy and productive work environments. Coursework provides intensive training in areas such as recruiting, hiring, training, conflict management and strategic planning.
Hospitality Management Concentration
The hospitality management concentration prepares students for leadership and administrative roles in the hospitality and travel industry. Through practical and academic coursework, students will gain the knowledge and skills required for a wide range of career options including hotel operations, food and beverage management, meetings and events management, casino operations, and human resources management. Students will also take advantage of our highly-touristed location by participating in field experiences and internships provided by our many local affiliates.
International Business Concentration
The international business concentration prepares students for leadership positions in multi-national corporations with specific coursework to help them capitalize on the opportunities provided by a global business landscape. The curriculum includes a rich and varied program of study with liberal arts and multi-cultural components along with intensive training in the functional areas of business. Students can apply foreign language and study abroad credits toward completion of their program.
Double major World Language and Cultures and Business/International Business Concentration
Students double-majoring in International Business (BSBA-International Business concentration) and World Languages and Cultures (BA-French, Italian or Spanish concentrations) may double-dip up to 18 credits of coursework. Six credits of advanced language courses may count towards both the WLC advanced language major requirement courses and the IB concentration electives. Twelve credits of IB major concentration courses may count towards the WLC interdisciplinary Courses requirement.