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Business Administration


Professor Corrine Nicholson and her Fall Senior Seminar class.

 

The Department of Business and Economics provides students with hands on experience in several different business courses to prepare them for real life scenarios.

The Business Administration major encourages blending of skills, knowledge, professional behavior and values in our students. The major prepares students for careers in the business, nonprofit and government sectors and it also provides students with the knowledge, skills and disposition to pursue graduate studies in a wide variety of disciplines.

The Department of Business and Economics also offers students an opportunity to combine a strong preparation in business administration with a specialized knowledge in more specific fields of interdisciplinary study. These programs include coursework from other departments while reducing slightly the number of credits in business courses.

Specializations Available:
Equine Business Management
Therapeutic Horsemanship Business Management

The Business Administration major at St. Andrews combines the strength of a liberal arts education with a broad base of knowledge about the world of business and economics.

Students with a particular interest in one of the following fields may choose their elective courses accordingly.

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing

The contract must include 12 credits of 300-400 level courses in Business & Administration plus the Capstone Courses in Business & Administration

 

Accounting Emphasis
Economics Emphasis
Finance Emphasis
Management Emphasis
Marketing Emphasis

 

"The business program at St. Andrews is excellent as each facet relates to "real life" situations that most students will encounter during their career. The overall business program has prepared me to enter the business world with the essential skills to be a successful manager."

-Lyndsey Moss 2013




Spotlight:


Hospice internship provides insight to SA business major Jessica Cutler

 

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"I graduated yesterday with First Class Honours in Law from Queen's University Belfast and will be starting at one of the top commercial law firms in Belfast in September to the end of being a fully qualified lawyer by August 2015.

 

I am sure that my success this year was helped, in no small way, by the time I spent at SAU and the lessons I learnt there. On a personal note, the internship I carried out with Mr McRae was extremely useful to my development towards being a lawyer and I am extremely grateful to you for your assistance in securing that internship."

 

Paul Eastwood, Ireland Exchange Student, 2011-2012




Distinguishing Qualities of the St. Andrews Program:  Skills, Knowledge, and Confidence

The Department of Business and Economics has designed its curriculum and coordinated its various course offerings to ensure that our students will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Knowledge: Demonstrate a competent understanding of theories, concepts and subjects in the major.
  • Communication: Become an effective and efficient communicator.
  • Critical Thinking: Demonstrate the ability to locate, evaluate, analyze and synthesize information relevant to the disciplines of the major.
  • Servant Leadership: Exhibit professional competencies and habits, demonstrate leadership skills, and empower and respect those with whom they work.

Although our courses have specific discipline content objectives, we purposely incorporate certain general skills such as writing, public speaking and preparing business plans into all business courses beginning with the introductory courses to best prepare our students for the business capstone Senior Seminar and Senior Business Policy and Strategy Seminar. By blending of the discipline specific knowledge, the analytical understanding and communications skills students are able to analyze the complex case studies and present their findings and recommendations both in writing and in a formal oral presentations.

 


Professor Loren Cornish and Joe Bunting took the Operations Management students to tour the PNC Arena  in Raleigh to gain a better understanding of operations on a large scale.

" Due to the vast resources and personal connections of the staff of St. Andrews University, Our Operations Management class was recently presented with the opportunity to visit and tour the PNC Arena. Located in Raleigh, NC, the PNC Arena is home to the 2006 Stanley Cup Champions Carolina Hurricanes and NC State University Men's Basketball. On an annual basis, the PNC Arena welcomes over 1.5 million guests and plays host to more than 150 events including major concert tours, and family shows. A 2004 study by the accounting firm Ernst and Young estimated the arena's economic impact to be about $170 million a year.

The students and staff of SAU's Operations Management class were provided a comprehensive presentation about the operational side of the PNC arena from the general manager, vice president, and the director of marketing. Equipped with three concourses, 66 luxury suites, 2,000 Club Seats, and a spacious 9,100 square foot restaurant on the Club Level, the class also had the opportunity to tour the arena, witnessing first-hand how the management and staff prepare the arena for an event. Students acquired invaluable hands-on knowledge from observing the processes of a successful management style, which demonstrated real-world application of course material, as well as making lifelong memories."

-Joe Bunting Instructor in Economics

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For more information please contact Corinne Nicholson.

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