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The business administration degree provides a general knowledge of business and allows students to build areas of expertise in accounting, finance, human resource management, international business, management, or marketing. Visit the curriculum section
below for more information on these program specialties.
Sound foundation in the core disciplines of business administration including accounting, marketing, management, and economics; skills needed in order to operate successfully in graduate school and the professional world.
Ability to choose one of several areas of concentration within the business administration discipline.
Emphasizes the understanding of international business and the global economy.
Provides sufficient preparation to enable students to pursue professional certifications such as Certified Public Accountant and other professional designations.
Ability to take courses toward a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and CPA all at the same time.
Over 80% of our students participate in business internships, which often lead to jobs.
Students participate in real-world, community-based class projects in corporate settings.
Faculty members, most still working in the business world or own businesses, actively help students find internships and jobs.
finish degree in three years or
fast track into Saint Joseph’s Master of Accountancy program.
Courses in the business administration major provide students with a core base of knowledge in business theory, skills, and applications. Choose from one of six specializations.
major in accounting prepares graduates to pursue professional certifications. Students majoring in accounting study financial statements, cost accounting, taxes, auditing, and financial analysis.
Business and sports management provides students with preparation for future careers in either a business or sports environment. It places a strong emphasis on business administration/management and a sports focus in athletic and recreation management/sport event planning. For
students with a deep interest in sports, this integrated specialization provides a solid background in business yet helps prepare them for managing professional sports teams and sports-related venues, both small and large.
major in finance, students gain a deeper understanding of finance through the same business simulation software Fortune 500 companies use to train their managers. The curriculum focuses on entrepreneurial and ethical sustainability in the study of finance,
with an equal focus on all stakeholders including employees, customers, community, government, and stockholders.
major in human resource management prepares students for careers in recruiting and employment, compensation, benefits, training, and labor relations, while focusing on how organizations can better manage their human resources to perform more effectively. Students
will study recruitment and staffing, training, management and employee development, employment and union-management relations, wage and salary management, evaluation of employee performance, national and international human resource policies and programs, as well as
organizational behavior, development, and leadership.
The human resource management track reflects on the business partner model that the best HR professionals have a broad base of business skills, allowing them to function as business partners within an organization. This major combines accounting, management, marketing,
economics, business law, and ethics courses with a strong internship program and the required human resource courses. The track fully aligns with Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.
Courses in the
international business major are taught by faculty with experience in cross-cultural management and global businesses. Students learn how to incorporate technology into business, and are put in direct contact with foreign mentors in both international
management and marketing.
major in management prepares graduates to pursue careers in business, industry, government, or for graduate study.
major in marketing builds on the core curriculum in business administration, combining business theory, skills, and applications. This program teaches collaboration through team projects, as well as an immersive, hands-on educational experience with real-world
partnerships with local companies and small classes.
minor in business administration is available and requires students to take 20 credit hours.
Vice President, Special Projects
Professor of Business Administration, Chair of Business
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Vice President, Special Projects
a result of Chris Petzy's quality work on projects and presentations, his internship led to his full-time job as a financial
analyst in the IT finance department at Liberty Mutual in Portsmouth,
the senior product developer for men's apparel at L.L. Bean, James
Gott '90 launches new items in a product line that changes 20 to 30
percent each year.
internships are a great way for students to gain real life experience
and make important connections that could lead to employment.
a degree in business administration and a specialization in one of
Saint Joseph’s College’s six tracks, students will be prepared
for real-world corporate settings. Career options in:
and Sports Management
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