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
A proposed substantive change to the Business Administration program is pending approval by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
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.