Today, the world's best business leaders are marked as much by their intellectual curiosity as by their specific financial knowledge. At Emory & Henry, you can complete a solid program of study in business administration while benefitting from our college-wide emphasis on curiosity, involvement, and the liberal arts.
You will begin your studies with a core of liberal arts courses and introductory courses in economics. With a solid foundation in economic theory, you will move on to upper-level courses, some specified by the department to meet requirements and others selected by you as electives which reflect your particular field of interest.
Your studies will include at least three mathematics and computer science courses to ensure that you have the quantitative skills so important in many professions. As a business student you will take a course in spreadsheet analysis as an introduction to the use of computers in business settings.
During your junior or senior year, you may want to complete an internship to gain off-campus work experience. Advanced courses include topics such as international trade, money and banking, labor economics, principles of management, and corporation finance.
Our degree program includes a B.S. in management, a B.S. in management with a concentration in accounting, and a B.S. in Teacher Preparation.
The B.S. in management offers a broadly-based background in business administration leading to employment or graduate study. The curriculum includes accounting, finance, marketing, management, operations, information systems, and commercial law. Advanced course offerings include international business, leadership, personal financial management, and management strategy. A concentration in accounting may be added to the B.S. in management. This option is chosen if you wish to prepare for graduate study or a career in accounting. This program satisfies the eligibility requirements for the Uniform CPA examination in Virginia.
In addition to the above degree programs, you also may choose studies to complete a minor or an interdisciplinary program such as International Studies. You also will take courses in quantitative methods and a general studies core of courses, which includes such areas as Global Studies, Writing, Value Inquiry, and Great Books.
Emory & Henry’s modern library provides easy access to virtually any material you may need for courses or research. Electronic networking to other regional libraries and Internet connections enable communications around the world. Several computer laboratories are available to students.
In the department’s courses, students will find a variety of learning experiences ranging from computerized problem-solving to competitive simulation games and case studies. Many students also gain experience through internships in management or accounting with industry and government employers. Students also may participate in the Phi Beta Lambda chapter.
Your professors will be happy to discuss your plans for graduate study and career opportunities with you. Our campus office for Academic Support and Career Services will assist you as well. The many services of this office include workshops on writing resumes, interviewing skills, and job search techniques. They also maintain placement files for students and alumni.