Students who attend the Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) convention can participate in a case study competition which involves marketing, economics, and public speaking skills. >>> More about the fall 2013 MEDA convention
Business administration students take core business administration classes and select an additional area of concentration. Core classes provide students an understanding of the interrelationships of the functional areas in business, while the concentration allows the student to develop a deeper understanding of one specific area.
- Finance: This concentration is designed to provide students with a foundation in the fields
of corporate finance (budgeting and controlling a firm's assets), financial investments
(stocks and bonds) and financial institutions (banks, savings and loans, credit unions).
- Human resources: Human resource personnel manage people in the organization. They deal with the areas
of recruitment, training, employee relations, compensation, health, safety and separation.
Additionally, they deal with the impact of government regulations and the demands
- International business: Students are exposed to issues and practices related to trade across international
lines. Students interested in a career in international business may consider adding a minor
in international studies or adding a major or minor in Spanish.
- Management: Learn to problem solve in a constantly changing business environment. The application
of management theory to actual practice helps students grasp the fundamental body
of knowledge that is vital to success in contemporary business operations.
- Marketing: Students will gain knowledge of marketing research, marketing strategies, target
markets, pricing, distribution, new product development, promotion, advertising and
consumer behavior. Students interested in marketing may consider earning a minor
in graphic design.
- Nonprofit management: Learn about the unique accounting and management issues that are found in state and
local government agencies, as well as nonprofit organizations.
- Comprehensive business: This program is designed for students who prefer a broad business preparation for a variety of careers in business, government, public or social service organizations. For the program, a minimum of 9 hours is selected from department courses representing the various disciplines.
This major can be completed in three years if you are a dedicated and ambitious student.
Explore the courses required for a
Four-year plans are guidelines for course selection leading to a business administration major. The sample plan for students in placed in pre-calculus has one less course than the plan for students placed in college algebra. Dedicated and ambitious students may complete their bachelor's degree early by following this three year plan.
We expect that our graduates will serve as leaders and valued team members in their organizations.
In our classes and through travel and study opportunities out of class, we create
opportunities for our students to develop their leadership skills and to learn what
it means to engage in helpful ways as a member of the team.
Two years ago, Austin Siefker was among the first students to take Bluffton’s distinctive
Becoming a Scholar course. Today, the junior from Lima serves as a student mentor
for a section of the course.
Austin, an accounting and business administration major, is a student mentor for Dr. Julie DeGraw, vice president for student life and dean of students. “I’ve talked to Julie a lot when I’ve been on campus, so personally we know each other very well,” he says. >>>more