2017-2018 Catalog > Undergraduate Studies > Undergraduate Majors > Business Administration Major, B.A.
The business administration program is designed to prepare students for leadership careers in complex organizations in the public, private and nonprofit sectors of an increasingly global economy and diversified workplace. Our differentiating niche is a strong emphasis on business functions, social accountability, global awareness, quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, and synergy between theory and practice. Because tomorrow’s managers will face intense competitive pressures and strong demands for competency, flexibility and accountability, the business administration program provides a curriculum that builds core competencies and embeds that core curriculum in a liberal arts program. The business administration faculty members, who are active in teaching, scholarship and mentoring, aim to create a collaborative teaching and learning environment. Majors are required to participate in our lecture series and to spend either a semester, year or summer studying abroad or in an internship in a major international city such as Washington, D.C. (International students are exempt from the study abroad and internship requirement.) Majors are also encouraged to work with a faculty member in business administration on at least one research project.
All business administration degrees, B.A. and M.B.A., and minors are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Business administration students are expected to have the following competencies: knowledge about the different functional areas of business, quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, and the ability to relate organizations to the greater society in which they exist. The business administration core, which consists of 15 courses, enables students to achieve these competencies. Every business administration major has to fulfill the business administration core requirement.
NOTE: MGMT 301, ECMG 303, MGMT 312, MGMT 314, MGMT 411 must be taken at Hood.
(International students are exempt from the study abroad and internship requirement.)
To provide depth of knowledge over and above the common body of knowledge, students must complete a concentration. All depth of knowledge courses must be taken at Hood.
Students may choose any three courses from the following to complete a general business administration concentration or concentrate in a discipline by selecting three classes from one of the areas below.
Business administration majors may develop, in consultation with their business administration faculty adviser, an individual interest concentration that focuses on a particular career interest. Examples of such concentrations include information systems, computer science, public relations and environmental management.
Through an integration of the liberal arts and the professions, Hood College provides an education that empowers students to use their hearts, minds and hands to meet personal, professional and global challenges and to lead purposeful lives of responsibility, leadership, service and civic engagement.
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