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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.
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.
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. Extracurricular Activities Available to Business Administration majors
Students in this major may join the following clubs or organizations:
Associate Professor - Business Administration
Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Lake Campus - CBA 105
Teaching Areas: Business Strategy, Operation Management, and Accounting
Research Interests: Inventory Modeling, IT strategy and Logistics/Supply Chain Management
Chair: Associate Professor - Business Administration
Ph.D., North Dakota State University
Lake Campus - CBA 213
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.
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
Teaching Areas: Finance
Research Interests: Consumer Finance, Retirement, Banking and Institutions, and Investments
Professor - Business Administration
College of Business and Public Administration
Ph.D., Ohio State University
Lake Campus - CBA 106
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
Krishna P. Poudel
Assistant Professor - Business Administration Department
PhD., University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Teaching areas: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Finance
Research Interests: New ventures, entrepreneurship, innovation, identity
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
Research Interests: Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, International Business
Teaching Areas: Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, International Business
Professor of Economics - Department of Business Administration
Ph.D., American University
Lake Campus - CBA 115
Teaching Areas: Economics, Business and Economics Statistics, Public Finance
Research Interests: Economic Development, Macroeconomics, International Economics