Business Administration (B.A.)
Business Administration students are curious about themselves and the changing world around them, and they enjoy taking initiative and gaining new experiences. Our business program prepares students for leadership in 21st-century organizations with possible careers in businesses, nonprofits and government agencies.
Our program provides a new way to view the interconnected world and covers a range of topics such as the impact of social media, climate change and work/life balance. The program emphasizes leadership development skills which will help students determine career choices and learn to lead them selves and others. Emphasis is placed on interactive class room discussion, career shadowing and a range of guest speakers who bring their experience into the classroom to help our students plan their own future. A business degree is extremely flexible, and our students’ options after graduation are limited only by their interests and willingness to find organizations that suit them.
Featured CoursesBADM 110 Foundations of ManagementFoundations of Management would provide an overview of key concepts and practices in the field of management and organization. Topics would include structure and design, decision making, goals and effectiveness, culture and performance measures. Th is course would introduce students to a broad range of the basics of management preparing them for more specialized courses in the business program.
General Education Applications Area: Leadership BADM 223 Managerial AccountingProvides a comprehensive introduction to managerial accounting for business managers, focusing on the principles and practice utilizing realistic business cases. Course emphasizes not the preparer's mode but rather the managerial interpretation and implementation of the work of professional accountants in order to facilitate wise and logical business decision-making. Course stresses basic concepts and the intuitive organizing principles evident in the three primary business management activities: financing, investing, and operating. Topics include process costing, manufacturing costs, cost terms (fixed v. variable, direct v. indirect, and product v. period costs), cost-volume-profit analysis, capital budgeting, and standard costs and variance analysis. Formerly ACC 236 Managerial Accounting and ACC 246 Principles of Accounting II.
Prerequisite BADM 221 Financial Accounting
3 credits BADM 231 Theory and Practice of MarketingAddresses the principles and processes in the marketing of consumer goods and services and the organizational and environmental variables that have to be managed in order to be successful. Course materials focus on the essential components of the marketing mix, including product development, distribution, pricing policies, and promotional strategies. Formerly MKT 221 Theory and Practice of Marketing.
Prerequisite: BADM 226 or BADM 236 BADM 236 Theories of LeadershipThis course will survey significant leadership theories, discuss current leadership issues (ethics, motivation, conflict) and relate theory to practice through case discussion.
Prerequisites: BADM 101 or BADM 110, or EXSC 321 (exercise science students only) or by Permission of Instructor BADM 240 People ManagementThis course will provide the student with an introduction to managing the organization's primary competitive resource, namely, people. In addition, to the operational issues (recruitment, selection, development and retention) emphasis will be placed on key ethical and social issues of diversity, work-life balance, and development of CSR norms/codes within organizations.
Prerequisites: BADM 226 or BADM 236 BADM 328 Business, Government, and SocietyThis course provides an introductory examination primarily of macroeconomic theory and policy. Its purpose is to assist non-economists in dealing with real world economic issues. The course deals with such topics as economic growth, money and taxes, the balance of payments, exchange rates, international trade, business cycles, and financial markets.
Prerequisites: ECON 101 and ECON 102; BADM 226 or BADM 236; PHIL 253 BADM 350 HON:Understanding Global InstitutionsThe purpose of this course is to provide a foundation to both understand and analyze the key global institutional structures that shape our daily behavior(s). To do this, we will "unpack" ideas such as markets/ consumption/ organizational behavior as well system, structure and recent thinking about sustainability. Our discussions will be multi-disciplinary, drawing on economics, sociology, political science and organizational science. We will move from the events of everyday living to the "big picture" thinking of global institutions.
Prerequisites: Honors Program
- General Management
- Human Resource Management
- Accounting and Finance
- International Business
- Health Care Management
- Educational Administration
Recent Internships include:
- YMCA of Metropolitan DC
- CWP Consulting
- Congressional District Office of Congresswoman Donna Edwards
- Program Development Department, YMCA of Metropolitan DC
- Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security
Dr. Lynda Jackson, Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Dr. A. Cristina Parsons, Associate Professor of Economics
Dr. Steven Gable, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Recent awards won by students include:
- Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Summer Arabic Language and Media Studies Scholarship
- Academic Internship Appointment at the National Air and Space Museum awarded through the James E. Web for Minority Students in Business and Public Administration
Recent post-graduation achievements and positions include:
- M.S., Columbia University’s School of Journalism
- Archivist, Heurich House Museum (Washington, DC)