Why Study Business Administration at Westminster College?
- Businesses are people.
Where else can you have more of an impact on people than in a field that IS people? Business is people working together, people working to support others, young people, old people, people of every background and circumstance. This makes business study DYNAMIC, EXCITING, AND REWARDING!
- Businesses empower you.
Businesses are focal points for financial and other resources. There are businesses in the world that have bigger annual budgets than most countries. Want to have an impact? Go where the resources are!
- The business/society link is growing in importance.
Businesses are increasingly called upon to help implement government programs such as job creation and environmental initiatives. And in the global arena, the business sector is often used as both reward and incentive in eliciting bilateral or multilateral cooperation.
The business administration major covers all of the traditional areas of study, including management, marketing, finance, accounting, economics, and management information systems. Other disciplines contribute required courses in statistics, calculus, and speech. You have many options, though, to tailor the major toward your interests. There are four areas of concentration; marketing, management, finance, and entrepreneurship. In addition, you can propose your own area of concentration or minor area of study to further individualize your educational experience.
- Principles of Marketing---run a business on campus.
- Entrepreneurship---design your own business or help a local entrepreneur.
- Investments---play the stock market!
- Business Policy---run a simulated global company in direct competition with other students.
You can join the Blue Blazers, a student investment club that works with a broker to invest real money! You can learn to analyze investment opportunities and watch the results of your work! The Blue Blazers began in 1996 by investing $200,000 in real money, which has grown enough to fund periodic trips to New York for the group's members and sponsors.
You can also join Phi Beta Lambda, the college version of the Future Business Leaders organization. Or you can host speakers and engage in academic competitions with regional and national colleges and universities!
Westminster is a Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) affiliate. From the SIFE home page:
SIFE brings together a diverse network of university students, academic professionals and industry leaders around the shared mission of creating a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business. By contributing their talents to projects that improve the lives of people worldwide, SIFE participants are demonstrating that individuals with a knowledge and passion for business can be a powerful force for change.Join SIFE---help the world!
Business majors are well prepared for entry level positions in a wide variety of organizations. In addition, graduate programs are available across the country for further study at the masters and doctoral levels. Students with graduate degrees find ready employment in business, education, research, the public sector, and/or consulting.
Name: Dr. Selcen Phelps
Position: Associate Professor of MIS/Management
Office: Room 211, Westminster Hall