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All employers need highly skilled business personnel to keep their operations running smoothly and successfully. Dynamic careers in business are available in virtually every sector of the economy. Job openings are plentiful, working conditions are comfortable, and opportunities for advancement are within reach for those with a two-year degree.

The Business Administration program at Thaddeus Stevens College provides students with the marketable skills, academic background, and experience required to meet the needs of the workforce or transfer to a four-year university. The broad-based curriculum is designed to prepare recent high school graduates or those re-entering the workforce to reach their full potential in many varied business fields. Faculty are focused on training students to manage rapidly changing technology, lead and motivate others, prepare and analyze financial information, and succeed in the global marketplace. Entry-level job titles for recent graduates include sales and service account manager, accounts payable and receivable clerk, administrative assistant, public relations coordinator, operations coordinator, small business owner, human resources assistant/specialist, and facility supervisor.


Program Objectives

A graduate of this program will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, including the ability to speak and write clearly and effectively, especially in the business setting.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of emerging online
    technologies and trends and their influence on the
    electronic commerce marketplace.
  • Use critical thinking and mathematical skills to analyze and solve accounting and business math problems.
  • Demonstrate advanced keyboarding skills as well as
    spreadsheet, database management, word processing, and presentation applications.
  • Assess and influence behavior among peers,
    subordinates, and managers; work well as an individual, in groups, and on teams.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the marketer’s tasks and knowledge in the principles of how those tasks can be accomplished.
  • Investigate the basic practices and principals involved in the administration of a modern business, and evaluate various career paths that may be pursued.
  • Predict managerial success by studying the primary
    theories, principals, and processes of management.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the judicial process and business law in areas such as leases, contracts and employment law, and how they impact various forms of business organizations.
  • Display a general knowledge of the social sciences and understand their effect on the workforce and society.

BUAD PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Required Skills/Job & Salary Outlook

Industrial Advisory Committee

Business Administration Employers