Business Administration

Programs

The Business Administration Department provides an education that equips students with the 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.

 

Business Administration


Goals

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.

 


Graduation

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.


Frequently Asked Questions

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)


Staff

 

Dr. Faisal Al-khateeb
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

 

Dr. Charles Briggs
Charles Briggs

Chair: Associate Professor - Business Administration
Ph.D., North Dakota State University
Lake Campus - CBA 213
Phone: 504.286.5173
Fax: 504.286.5304
Email: cbriggs@suno.edu

Teaching Areas: Principles of Micro and Macroeconomics, Supply Chain Management and International Business

Research Interests: Supply Chain and Information Technology, E-Supply Chain, Transportation Economics, Piracy and Oil Transportation Security, Digital Supply Chain Economy, Oil Transportation Security.’ RFID application in Oil Production; Global Oil Trade; Transportation Security and Logistics Systems; Statistical Analysis in oil Industry Risk Management.


 

Adrine Harrell-Carter
Adrine Harrell-Carter

Associate 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

Dr. Yun Doo Lee
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


 

Dr. Simeon Okpechi
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 microeconomic decisions, Public sector budgeting, and International Standard setting issues

Dr. Krishna P. Poudel
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


 

Dr. Igwe Udeh
Dr. 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

Dr. Victor Ukpolo
Victor Ukpolo

Professor of Economics - Department of Business Administration
Ph.D., American University
Lake Campus - CBA 115
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

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