Business Administration

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  • The Business Administration Department provides an education that equips students with cutting-edge knowledge, professional and research skills, and ethical decision-making abilities essential for successful careers in business, industry, education, government, and for further studies at graduate and professional levels. The Department supports and promotes research and intellectual contributions aimed at improving teaching, business opportunities in the region, and awareness of global issues.
  • 1. What can you do with a Business Administration degree?

    Business is the study of all aspects of social life. Completion of a business undergraduate degree provides preparation for a diverse range of careers including: social work, politics, law, public administration, urban and environmental planning, public relations, personnel, criminal justice, counseling and other service professions. In addition, a degree in Business also can prepare you for advanced studies in: business, gerontology, social welfare, environmental studies, education, public health and urban planning.

    2. Where do Business Administration graduates work?

    Some graduates, indeed, have become entrepreneurs (franchise owners, contractors, restaurant owners, etc.). Many graduates are working as managers in corporations, and others have positions in government (federal, state, and local).

    3. Expected Earnings

    Someone who graduates in business can expect a starting salary of $41,400 and a mid-career salary of $70,000.

    4. Extra Curricular Activities Available to Business Administration majors

    Students in this major may join the following clubs or organizations:

    Student in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
    National Black NBA Association
    Black Executive Exchange Program
    Future Business Leaders of America
    Sigma Beta Delta (Honorary society available to those with high GPA’s)
  • Faisal Al-khateeb
    Assistant Professor - Business Administration
    Ph.D., Louisiana State University
    Lake Campus - CBA 105
    Phone: 504.286.5172
    Fax: 504.286.5304
    Email: falkhateeb@suno.edu
    Teaching Areas: Business Strategy, Operation Management and Accounting
    Research Interests: Inventory Modeling, IT strategy and Logistics/Supply Chain Management

    Charles Briggs
    Assistant Professor - Business Administration
    Ph.D., North Dakota State University
    Lake Campus - CBA 209
    Phone: 504.286.5173
    Fax: 504.286.5304
    Email: cbriggs@suno.edu
    Teaching Areas: Economics, Supply Chain Management
    Research Interests: Transportation & Logistics/Supply Chain Management

    Amaresh Das
    Professor - Business Administration
    Ph.D., University of Utah
    Lake Campus - CBA 104
    Phone: 504.286.5164
    Fax: 504.286.5304
    Email: adas@suno.edu
    Teaching Areas: Principles of Micro and Macroeconomics, Principles of Finance, Statistics, Principles of Money and Banking, Public Finance and Intermediate Macro Theory
    Research Interests: Modeling, Macroeconometrics, Economic and Financial Time Series, and Stock Price Volatility

    Adrine Harrell-Carter
    Assistant Professor - Business Administration
    College of Business and Public Administration
    DBA, Grenoble Ecole de Management
    Lake Campus - CBA 107
    Phone: 504.286.5339
    Fax: 504.286.5304
    Email: aharrell@suno.edu
    Teaching Areas: Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Management, International Business
    Research Interests: Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management, International Business

    Yun Doo Lee
    Assistant Professor - Business Administration
    Ph.D., University of New Orleans
    Lake Campus - CBA 111
    Phone: 504 286 5143
    Fax: 504 286 5304
    Email: ylee@suno.edu
    Teaching Areas: Finance
    Research Interests: Consumer Finance, Retirement, Banking and Institutions, and Investments

    Frank Martin
    Chair, Professor - Business Administration
    Ph.D., Tulane University
    CBA 213
    Phone: 504.286.5028
    Fax: 504.286.5304
    E-mail: fmartin@suno.edu
    Teaching Areas: Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomic Theory and Public Finance
    Research Interests: Economic Growth, Economic Education and Forensic Economics

    Simeon Okpechi
    Professor - Business Administration
    College of Business and Public Administration
    Ph.D., Ohio State University
    Lake Campus - CBA 106
    Phone: 504.286.5305
    Fax: 504.286.5304
    Email: sokpechi@suno.edu
    Teaching Areas: Principles of Finance, Cost Accounting, Governmental Accounting, Federal and State Taxes, Principles of Managerial Accounting
    Research Interests: Use of Accounting information for macro and micoeconomic decisions, Public sector budgeting and International Standard setting issues

    Krishna P Poudel
    Assistant Professor - Business Administration Department
    PhD., University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
    CBA, 209
    Phone: 504-286-5161
    Email: kpoudel@suno.edu
    Teaching areas: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Finance
    Research Interests: New ventures, entrepreneurship, innovation, identity

    Igwe Udeh
    Dean and Alvin James Lawson Endowed Professor
    College of Business and Public Administration
    Ph.D., St. Louis University
    Lake Campus - CBA 212
    Phone: 504.286.5330
    Fax: 504.286.5304
    Email: IUdeh@suno.edu
    Research Interests: Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, International Business
    Teaching Areas: Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomic Theory and Public Finance

    Victor Ukpolo
    Professor of Economics - Department of Business Administration
    Ph.D., American University
    Lake Campus - CBA 114
    Phone: 504.286.5017
    Fax: 504.286.5304
    Email: vukpolo@suno.edu
    Teaching Areas: Economics, Business and Economics Statistics, Public Finance
    Research Interests: Economic Development, Macroeconomics, International Economics
  • Ethics Goal: Student will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of ethics and its application in the decision-making process.
    Communication Goal: Student is able to apply effective communication skills in a professional environment.
    Analysis Goal: Student is able to analyze and solve problems in an organizational setting.
    Technology Goal: Student is able to understand the importance of technology in organizations.
    Program Specific Goal: Student will create a realistic business plan that serves as the basis for starting up a business and acquiring resources.
  • Each student must satisfy the following requirements to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College:

    Complete an approved program of study in the College with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
    Except as noted below, complete each course taken in the College with a grade of C or higher. A grade of D will be accepted for a maximum of one non-major business course taken in the College.
    Complete 60 hours of volunteer/community service.
    Pass an Exit Examination in the student’s major field of study.
    Satisfy all University requirements.

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