Business Administration Major
“Keeping in close touch with each of my students — knowing their concerns and praying with and for them — is vitally important in my teaching. Christian faith integration in our curriculum is an obligation we have as faculty to prepare our students to thrive in today’s business world.”
- Dr. Susan Lynch, Department Chair
Practical preparation and a personal touch combined with business theory and Psalm 15 principles characterize the Department of Business Administration at SBU. Students come to SBU with an idea that they want to integrate faith with their classroom experience, and SBU’s caring business faculty leads the way.
- The faculty all have work experience in the discipline(s) in which they teach; none teach in more than two subject areas. Of the seven faculty: three are doctorally qualified and one is ABD (All But Dissertation).
- Even in the midst of a difficult economy, in 2008-2009 the business administration graduates’ employment rate was 90% (approximately). The average in years past was 98%. Approximately 15% of 2008-2009 graduates went on to graduate school (10% into the MBA program at SBU).
- Opportunities for competition hone skills learned in the classroom. At the most recent Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California, SBU brought home ten trophies (1st to 10th place in the nation) with 1,700 competitors. Enactus (Enactus) won their 26th out of 27 regional competitions in April 2010 and will be competing in the national competition.
- MFT (Major Field Test) Scores: COBACS’ students on average in the past five years have scored in the tip 10 percentile (85% in Fall & 95% in Spring 2009) on the Major Field Test that tests our seniors in nine areas: accounting, quantitative analysis, business law, information systems, international business, economics, finance, marketing, and management.
- One hundred and ten thousand students across the nation from 457 colleges/universities take this test. SBU’s competitive business teams and high MFT scores are proof our business administration students are well-prepared for the business world.
For more information, visit the Business Administration website.