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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration


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Mark Hilton, Professor
Stephanie Giese, Visiting Assistant Professor
William Morison, Assistant Professor
 

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

Associate of Science in Business Administration

Minors: Business, Marketing

 

Mission Statement

The Lyndon State College Department of Business Administration prepares our students for personal and professional success through experiential learning and team collaboration. Our programs are designed to provide students with the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to pursue a successful career in any of the fields they choose. In order to achieve this central objective, we continually evaluate our programs, courses, and learning assessment methods in order to support student engagement, learning, and development.

Program Goals

The business departments approach includes on-line and in-class learning through engaged student class room discussion.

• achieve coherence and articulation in written, oral, and graphic communication
• establish an understanding and appreciation of the interrelationships of interpersonal behavior within organizations
• demonstrate technology proficiency
• achieve fluency with principles of finance, marketing, and management theory
• obtain an understanding of laws affecting business operations
• achieve currency with the principles of economics and the operating of global economies
• understand the operation of the information systems by which managers manage and the significance of the information generated from these systems
• research and explore the range of business literature to develop a more sophisticated level of analysis and research activities

Program Description

Our bachelor in business administration and accounting programs all include required “hands-on “experiential team learning, a business internship, and a senior business “client-based” practicum. We emphasize the building of a professional resume early in the program and offer additional local opportunities to work directly with clients to solve business problems with faculty oversight.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting will be able to demonstrate:

• Students learn the proper recording of financial transactions as required by GAAP and IFRS.
• Students utilize accounting information for analysis and management decision making.
• Students acquire the necessary knowledge to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam.

Students graduating with an Associate of Science in Business Administration will be able to demonstrate:

• Competency in creating professional-level written, oral, and graphic presentations.
• Competency in the basic areas of business administration

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration will be able to demonstrate:

• Competency in creating professional-level written, oral, and graphic presentations.
• The ability to comprehend and analyze business performance using financial statements and reports.
• Competency in the basic areas of business administration.
• The ability to define a business problem and develop options to solve the problem.

Program Assessment

In order to assess our success in achieving the broad goals of our program enunciated above, we ask our students to produce evidence of this mastery with papers, speeches, group presentations, appropriate output from computers, engaged discussion in classes, and by examination. Further evidence is provided by our local business clients who review and assess student performance during internships, and senior practicum.

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