Business Administration

Overview & Mission

The Business Administration and Management Program offers a major and minor in business administration, a Master's of Science degree in Management with specializations in human resource management and organizational change management, and a combined B.S./M.S. degree. In addition, the Program offers two graduate certificate programs: a certificate in social media management and a certificate in executive coaching.

The mission of the Business Administration and Management Program is to promote a community of learning in which our students grow to become individuals who can effectively work in diverse business environments and who are prepared to handle challenging ethical situations with understanding and respect. The program seeks to provide a learning environment that expands the students' ability to effectively address business issues using critical thinking, creative problem solving, and innovative decision-making. With a strong liberal arts foundation, our graduates are prepared for leadership roles in the complex and ever-changing business world.



Student Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Students who complete the program will:

  • Master the tools and content necessary to compete successfully in today’s global environment.
  • Utilize emerging technology to facilitate individual and team decision-making.
  • Recognize the role of external and ethical factors in making good management decisions.
  • Achieve professional competence and leadership skills to guide organizational change.


Master of Science in Management

Students who complete the program will:

  • Master the tools and content necessary to compete successfully in today’s global environment.
  • Utilize emerging technology to facilitate individual and team decision-making.
  • Recognize the role of external and ethical factors in making good management decisions.
  • Achieve professional competence and leadership skills to guide organizational change.

Graduates

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Graduates of the Business Administration major from College of Saint Elizabeth are equipped with the skills to succeed in business and corporate settings. They work in a variety of environments such as:

  • Consulting industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial institutions
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Government
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Information technology
  • Telecommunication

CSE Business Administration majors go on to work in areas such as:

  • Advertising and promotion
  • Marketing
  • Corporate administration
  • Operation and project management
  • Human resources
  • Sales
  • Information systems
  • Web design

Graduates in Business Administration are qualified to enter MBA programs and graduate programs in Management, Criminal Justice, and other related disciplines.

Master of Science in Management

Graduates of the Graduate Program in Management are equipped with the skills to lead in business, government, and non-profit settings.  They acquire executive and managerial positions in a variety of environments such as pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, non-profit organizations, financial institutions, manufacturing, government, law enforcement, security, and consulting industries.

Graduates achieve success in sales, marketing, human resources, advertising and promotion, project management, corporate management and public administration.  Many of our graduates also enter doctoral programs or law school.  

Business Administration Program


Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Executive and Career Coaching

The Graduate Certificate in Executive and Career Coaching introduces students to business coaching theories, methodologies, and practices. Students also learn coaching skills and career development techniques to assist employees and/or clients to realize their full professional potential.

This five-course, 15-credit program helps executives and directors along with human resources consultants to acquire and refine their coaching and employee development skills.

The program enables practitioners to assist professionals and companies undergoing significant personnel and organizational changes. In addition, all courses satisfy requirements in the M.S. in Management degree, which will be applied upon student acceptance into the program.

Required Courses

  • BUS 645 – Fundamentals of Coaching Theory, Skills and Practices
  • BUS 601 – Human Resources Management
  • MC 626 – Ethical Issues
  • BUS 685 – Independent Study: Application Project in Executive/Career Coaching

Elective Course

  • BUS 679 – Managerial Leadership, or
  • BUS 634 – Organizational Behavior,
  • One additional BUS course in Human Resources Management, or
  • An approved course in Counseling Psychology, Health Care Management, or Justice Studies

This curriculum is aligned with standards of the Graduate School Alliance for Executive Coaching and the International Coaching Federation.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Social Media Management

The Graduate Certificate in Social Media Management prepares students to assist companies and organizations in identifying trends and applications and also managing social media communications. This five-course, 15 credit certificate provides opportunities for students to survey social media emerging through the Web 2.0 and develop strategies and approaches that create and maintain positive internal and external communications environments.

The certificate also allows students to formulate web communications policies and practices, along with employee training procedures, in support of companies and organizations encountering increased demands for enhanced social media responses, public relations management, and brand marketing and protection. In addition, all courses satisfy requirements in the College's M.S. in Management degree, which will be applied upon student acceptance into the program.

Required Courses

  • BUS 640 – Social Media and Web 2.0 Management for Businesses and Organizations
  • BUS 617 – Managing Information for Effective Decision Making
  • BUS 685 – Independent Study: Developing a Social Media Strategy
  • MC 626 – Ethical Issues

Elective Course

  • BUS 679 – Managerial Leadership, or
  • BUS 634 – Organizational Behavior, or
  • BUS 611 – Strategic Management, or
  • One additional BUS course in Management