Business

Business Administration (B.S.)

Business Administration will provide you with a broad overview of essential business management theory in the core areas of finance, marketing, and management. Our program prepares you for employment and advancement within a company, for entrance into graduate school, or for launching your own business. 

What You'll Study

Finance & Economics Concentration

In this concentration, you will investigate topics including the investment decision process, the role of financial markets, and economic mechanisms by which scarce resources are allocated. Courses include:

  • International Financial Management
  • Fundamentals of Investment Management
  • Intermediate Macro and Microeconomics

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International Business Concentration

The need for business managers who can work in the global economy is rapidly growing. You will explore business practices on an international scale. You are encouraged to study abroad for at least a semester and also to become proficient in a second language. Courses include:

  • International Business
  • International Financial Management
  • International Trade & Finance

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Management Concentration

In this concentration, you will learn how to effectively and efficiently utilize physical, human, financial, and technological resources to achieve the goals of organizations. You will gain insight into resource management to meet the constantly changing demands of our global society. Courses include:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Business, Society, and Government
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Interpersonal & Leadership Skills

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Management Information Systems Concentration

In this concentration, you will gain an understanding of the principles and operations of management information systems and their importance as a tool in the planning, control, and decision-making of an organization. Topics covered include:

  • Database Design
  • Fundamentals of Networking
  • Information Technology Project Management

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Marketing Concentration

In this concentration, you will learn how goods and services are channeled to the marketplace, how demand is stimulated, and how business identifies and meets the needs of the consumer. Topics covered include:

  • Consumer Behavior
  • Entrepreneurial & Small Business Marketing
  • Internet Marketing & e-Commerce
  • Market Research
  • Pricing Psychology

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Entrepreneurship Concentration

In this concentration, you will learn the skills necessary to launch your own full or part-time business. You can even launch all or part of it while in school and utilize the free services of LHU's Nano-Incubator. Topics covered include:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial & Small Business Marketing
  • Small Business Management
  • Small Business Finance
  • Social & Sustainable Entrepreneurship.

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Business Minor

Baccalaureate degree students may wish to enhance their major program of study with knowledge of the basic principles of business. A Minor in Business will provide these students with a general overview of fundamental business concepts and terminology and an introduction to professional business skills. This knowledge may be applied to careers in industry, government or professional occupations, as well as to entrepreneurial endeavors.

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Economics Minor

Baccalaureate degree students may wish to enhance their major program of study with knowledge of basic and advanced courses in economics.

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Entrepreneurial Studies Minor

For students in a major other than business (or for community members) who are considering launching their own business, LHU will offer an Entrepreneurial Studies Minor.

  • Full details will be announced in spring 2017.
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Program Highlights

  • Scholarships: From honorariums to full-tuition waivers, scholarships exist to reward your hard work and dedication to the major. Find more information here. 

  • Accreditation: The program is accredited by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a global business accreditation. ACBSP’s Mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world.  LHU’s Business Program must demonstrate through their leadership, faculty, curriculum, learning activities, and support processes that students learn, key stakeholders are satisfied, and program improvements continue. For more information visit our learning assessment and strategic plan pages.

  • Nano-Incubator for Micro-Businesses: The LHU Nano-Incubator was established to help overcome the roadblocks to establishing a business. While many students say they would like to launch their own businesses, many of them never will. LHU’s Nano-Incubator allows you to test the waters by launching online a small part of the business that interests you. 

  • Partner-ED: Partner-ED is one of many experiential learning programs that connect students with area business owners and managers.  Through planned activities and projects students apply business concepts, and enhance interpersonal and team skills.  Student participants remark that they enjoy the experience, and learn a lot too, from interacting directly with the business community.  Company Partners also report how much they enjoy talking with students and discussing their work.
  • The Poorman Student Investment Fund: As part of the Finance and Economics concentration, you can gain hands-on experience managing the Poorman Student Investment Fund. You will learn and apply investment analysis and selection techniques, and portfolio management skills given the fund policy guidelines.

  • Internships: Students are encouraged to complete internships in their junior or senior year. You will find opportunities for internships in large organizations as well as in small, family-owned businesses. In recent years, students have interned with organizations as diverse as:
      • Disney
      • S. Naval Academy
      • PA Office of the Budget
      • State Farm
      • Geisinger Health Systems
      • Little League International
      • Hershey’s
      • The Franklin Institute
      • First Quality

  • Careers: After graduating you may choose to work in a wide variety of settings in sales, business consulting, accounting, marketing, financial advising, and general management. Many students also choose to pursue graduate studies at schools including:
      • Drexel University
      • University of Oklahoma
      • Devry/Keller Graduate School of Management
      • Bloomsburg University
      • The Pennsylvania State University

Meet Our Faculty

THIS PROGRAM’S FACULTY

 

Cori Myers
Dr. Cori Myers
Marlene Jensen
Dr. Marlene Jensen
Marcie Kurzynski
Dr. Marcia Kurzynski
Ruben Berrios
Dr. Ruben Berrios

Want to Know More?

Department of Business and Computer Science

Dr. Cori Myers
234 Akeley Hall, Lock Haven University
(570) 484-2274

Contact our Admissions Office

8:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday
admissions@lockhaven.edu
(570) 484-2027

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