Business Administration

Graduates of this degree program will have the analytical skills to identify and solve complex business problems, a highly-valued skill in today’s volatile job market. They will also have the ability to analyze the numbers and make effective business decisions. The department works to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed for successful careers and the pursuit of additional education.

Mission

The Mission of the Department of Business Administration is to provide a professional educational environment that fosters excellence in teaching, leadership, and community engagement by adapting to the needs of a dynamic, globally-competitive business community.

Goals

Students who graduate from the Reeves School of Business and Economics with a major in Business Administration will:

  1. Business Administration students will develop an understanding of information required to meet future demands of business and economics, including the impact of the global economy.
  2. Business Administration students will be able to understand and evaluate ethical issues as they relate to organizations and their social responsibility.
  3. Business Administration students will acquire professional skills and knowledge by participating in experiential and applied learning opportunities, including internships, co-operative work experiences, projects, practical experiences, volunteer experiences, and international experience.
  4. Business Administration students will be prepared to be successful in their subsequent professional and/or academic careers by demonstrating proficiency in oral and written communication.

ACBSP LogoAccreditation

The Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following degrees: the Professional Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a focus in Organizational Management and Leadership, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Financial Economics, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management.  Additionally, a minor in Accounting; Business Administration; Entrepreneurship; Financial Economics; Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management is accredited.  Finally, a B.S. degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics or Marketing with a PGA Golf Management Concentration; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management Concentration is accredited.

Requirements for the major in Business Administration

Foundation Core

18 s.h. of Reeves School of Business foundation courses (ACC 2510, ACC 2530, BUS 2160, ECO 2610, and ECO 2620)

Professional Core

15 s.h. of Reeves School of Business upper level requirements (BUS 3320, BUS 3430, BUS 3520, BUS 4700, and MKT 2510)

Additional Requirements

BUS 3000 or ECO 3110, BUS 3150 and 4500, plus any 9 s.h. of 3000 or 4000 level electives in business, financial economics, accounting, marketing or any concentration that may be attached to the major in Business Administration including Business Health Care Administration, Business PGA Golf Management (PGM 3040 and PGM 4020 only), Business Professional Tennis Management (PTM 3300 only), Business Resort and Club Management, and Business Sport Management. Note that ENG 3200 Business Writing and LSS 3000 Principles of Leadership can be counted as a Business Administration elective. A required course in any Reeves School of Business major may not be used as an elective for another Reeves School of Business major.

Requirements for the minor in Business Administration

18 s.h.—12 s.h. of foundation core courses (ACC 2510, ACC 2530, ECO 2610, and ECO 2620); and 6 s.h. of upper-level accounting, marketing, financial economics, or business courses.

Requirements for the A.A. Concentration in Business Administration

18 s.h.—12 s.h. of foundation core courses (ACC 2510, ACC 2530, ECO 2610, and ECO 2620); and 6 s.h. of upper-level accounting, marketing, financial economics, or business courses.

Requirements for the Master in Business Administration

For details on this program, please visit the Professional MBA Program site.

Program Faculty & Staff

Pam Biermann, Instructor of Business Administration

Pam Biermann

Instructor of Business Administration
(910) 630-7496
Dena Breece, Assistant Professor of Accounting

Dena Breece

Chair, Accounting, Business, Management & Marketing
(910) 630-7275
Jen-Hsiang Lin, Professor of Business Administration & Economics

Jen-Hsiang Lin, Ph.D.

Professor of Business Administration & Economics
(910) 630-7080
Karen Palasek, Assistant Professor of Management

Karen Palasek, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management
(910) 630-7462
Donna Pelham, Associate Professor of Accounting and Business Administration

Donna Pelham, J.D.

Associate Professor of Accounting & Business
(910) 630-7423
Kimberly Scruton, Dean of the Reeves School of Business

Kimberly Scruton, Ed.D.

Dean, Reeves School of Business
(910) 630-7461
Michael Wayland, Assistant Professor of Management

Michael Wayland

Assistant Professor of Management
(910) 630-7331
Lauren Zimmer, Reeves School of Business Internship & Experiential Learning Director

Lauren Zimmer

RSB Internship & Experiential Learning Director
(910) 630-7243
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