2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management and Business Administration

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Business Administration

The Department of Management and Business Administration offers an interdisciplinary major program in business administration (HEGIS 0506) leading to a BBA degree. The program in business administration is supported by the faculty of the LaPenta School of Business.


The program in business administration is designed as an integrative rather than a concentrated course of study. It is an interdisciplinary program with advanced courses in several functional areas that allows students to deal with managerial and decision-making concerns from a broad perspective. The major prepares students for non-specialist positions in business, introduces them to the international aspects of business and assists those interested in preparing for graduate business education. The diversified approach provides graduates with flexibility to seek advancement in a variety of areas.

Minor Concentration

The LaPenta School of Business does not offer a minor in business administration.


The Department of Management and Business Administration offers a major program in management (HEGIS 0506) leading to a BBA degree. A minor concentration is also available.


Chair: J. Meyer; Professors: J. Alstete, N. Beutell, V. Maher, J. Meyer; Associate Professor: J. Kang; Assistant Professors: A. Camara, G. DeFeis, B. Sanner; Senior Clinical Lecturers: K. Molloy, P. Savage; Coordinator of Internships: J. Meyer.


The Department of Management offers a major in management that is concerned with the achievement of the goals of an organization, either a business or a not-for-profit entity, and the goals of the people within the organization. Management includes the functions of planning, organization, motivation and control which are directed toward solving problems involving finance, human relations and production.

The program in management is designed to prepare students for careers in the management of public and private sector organizations. To that end it presents students with a systematic body of knowledge to enable them to acquire an understanding of how formal organizations are structured and to appreciate the significance of informal structures within organizations. The program maintains a balance of theory and experiential learning to develop the thinking, traits, knowledge and skills essential to career success and leadership in any business. Special emphasis is given to interpersonal and decision making skills.


The department conducts a credit-bearing internship program, where students are expected to take part in management projects and organizational decision-making situations. Ordinarily, senior standing and departmental permission are needed to apply.


    Bachelor of Business AdministrationNon-Degree

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