The Business Administration program offers courses that will prepare students for a wide range of careers in for profit and not‐for‐profit organizations. The program emphasizes innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability and students learn to recognize opportunities, and create economic and social value. Students will learn analytical and creative approaches to management that focus on experiential education, leadership and teamwork. The blending of business and liberal arts courses provides a strong foundation that enables students to develop the critical thinking skills essential for success in a rapidly‐changing global economy.
The New England College Business Program seeks to guide and develop students into becoming honest, hard‐working and thoughtful contributors to the maximization of owners’ wealth in businesses and public good in not‐for‐profit foundations, mindful of the needs and objectives of all organizational stakeholders and in careful consideration of ecological sustainability. Accordingly, the Business faculty seek to develop students’ abilities to:
- apply language and principles of accounting, marketing, management and finance.
- analyze decisions, using quantitative methods and information systems.
- evaluate the legal, ethical and global environments.
- develop effective decisions and actions for sustainable enterprise.
Experiential Learning Component
- Community Engagement/Guest Speaker series
- Study Abroad opportunities (including “short‐study abroad and “study‐away” trips)
- Internships are highly encouraged (but not required)
- Close alignment with the Accounting and Sport and Recreation Management majors (sharing many core and elective courses) ‐ encouraging interdisciplinary engagement
- Writing in the major will be emphasized using case study analysis, hands‐on projects, and in‐class exercises that engage students
- Group projects will encourage the concept of teamwork in a business setting
- Appreciation and enjoyment of nature and the natural setting encouraged through activities outside the classroom.
- Leadership opportunities and community engagement within coursework and local businesses
About the Associate Degree in Business Administration
Business administration is designed to provide each student with an overview of the foundations of management. With purposeful combination of basic management tools and elements from the liberal arts, students will be better prepared for entry level positions.
Each student is strongly encouraged to meet with his/her advisor to work out a specific course schedule to meet individual interests and goals.
Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
- Examine the natural environment.
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in a business setting.
- Describe the introductory concepts, basic theories and fundamental practices in the principal functional areas of business.
- Apply basic business principles to support sustainable enterprise.
Please note: specific courses offered in any academic year are subject to changes depending on enrollment and academic needs.
All undergraduate courses are 4 credits unless otherwise noted.