Graduates with a degree in business administration from Alderson-Broaddus College find themselves well-prepared for a variety of positions in all types and sizes of organizations from for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, to Fortune 500 companies and small businesses. The program is ideal if you are interested in management, international business or operations. The business administration major is also a good foundation for later specialization in graduate schools of business or other fields such as law.
Be Equipped for Success in a Changing World of Business
The business administration major includes a concentration in international business courses. These courses, combined with the liberal arts curriculum at Alderson-Broaddus, provide an excellent foundation for the practice of business in a rapidly changing world. Your specialized studies will prepare you for business today, and your broad base of liberal arts courses will help you develop as the well-educated business person who can continue to learn, and to advance in the future. Students also have the opportunity to further develop their knowledge of other cultures through the international studies program at A-B, which offers a full semester in Europe and shorter sessions in other parts of the world.
Discover Your Interests & Abilities
The business administration major is an excellent program if you want to major in business but are not certain which type of job is the best for you. You will begin by taking basic business courses in the first few semesters. These introductory courses, along with counseling from your experienced and helpful faculty, will help you discover how your interests and abilities can best fit into the business world.
Personal & Individual Attention From Experienced and Caring Faculty
Faculty with excellent academic backgrounds and business experience are committed to creating a high quality learning experience for business students. Because of the small class size, faculty know and care about students as individuals, and create a supportive environment for learning. At A-B, you will come to know the faculty as teachers, mentors, advisors and friends. Helping you achieve your best is their goal.
Opportunities for Involvement and Personal Distinction
You will have many opportunities for involvement in organizations that will help you develop leadership skills and make you more attractive to future employers after graduation. Phi Beta Lambda, the local chapter of a national organization for business students, gives you the opportunity to enhance leadership and team member skills, provide services to the community, and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. S.I.F.E. (Students in Free Enterprise) is a national student organization which teaches others an understanding of how market economics and business operate. This organization is a partnership between higher education and business and enables the student to build connections with such companies as: Wal-Mart; DEL Labs; Hallmark; Kraft; Arthur Andersen; AT&T; Sears; Black & Decker; G.E., and Coca-Cola. Partners in Excellence is a business advisory program through which business students have the opportunity to interact with a variety of business leaders. Such networking often leads to important job connections after graduation.
Gain Valuable Internship Experience
Business internships provide opportunities for you to gain "hands-on" experience in a real business setting. Internship opportunities are available in a variety of business fields including accounting, economic development, human resources management, marketing, management information systems and small business management.
High Quality Academics
From lively classroom discussions to working with state-of-the-art computer equipment and software, our academic program emphasizes quality instruction and learning. A campus-wide computer network provides one station for every seven students, giving you communication access across the campus or across the globe via e-mail and the internet. You will also gain practical experience using multimedia presentation technology that businesses use today, and learn the most current business computer software.