Business Administration

ANDREW THOMAS, PH.D., J.D.
ASHLEY STARK HOPE, D.B.A., CPA

PETER LARSEN, PH.D.

BELLE MARIE, D.B.A., CPA, CMA, CIA, CFE

JULIA MULL, M.B.A., M.S., M.A., CFP®, SERIES 6, 63 AND 65 LICENSES

ANNETTE RYERSON, D.B.A.
ANDREW THOMAS, PH.D., J.D.

Mission and Goals

The Department of Business offers Bachelor of Arts degrees with majors in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration. Students selecting a major in Business Administration must choose a concentration in Economics, International Business, Marketing, Management, or Sports Management. Minors are available in Accounting, Economics, Business or Marketing, and an Associate of Arts degree is offered in Business Administration. Students may combine majors, minors and concentrations.

The Business Department's mission is consistent with Carroll College's dual goals of vocation and enlightenment and prepares students for graduate school or entry into the workforce. Framed by a strong foundation in liberal arts education, the mission of the Business Department is to provide students with the strong ethical foundation and globally informed knowledge and skills necessary for today's dynamic professional environment.

The Business Administration major prepares students for careers in marketing, management, international business or economics. Through the liberal arts education, students develop valuable communication and reasoning skills. The Business Administration major is designed and evaluated to ensure students are prepared for entry directly into the workforce or for acceptance into graduate school.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the requirements:

  • Students will be able to distinguish the principal concepts, theories, and practices in and recognize the interrelationships between the functional areas of business.
  • Students will be able to recognize cultural perspectives, social responsibilities, and ethical perspectives and apply them to organizational decision-making.
  • Students will be able to construct coherent oral and written forms of communication and present them in a professional manner.
  • Students will be able to apply theory and practice in the business functional areas to strategic planning and analysis of organizational problems and challenges.