Business Administration

The baccalaureate degree in Business Administration includes study in the areas of accounting, finance, management, marketing, economics, business law, international business, and management information systems. Students will demonstrate oral and written communication skills, along with computational and analytical decision-making abilities. Tools for effective decision making will be integrated into class projects, student presentations, and internships. Each course will include an appropriate blend of theory and application.

Realizing that entrepreneurship is a catalyst of economic growth, business courses emphasize creativity and innovation within the prevailing legal and social framework. The curriculum is specifically designed to equip students to be competitive in the global economy by leveraging entrepreneurial strengths in local and regional markets.
Reality-based learning opportunities are available through service learning projects, internships and student-led projects. The Business Administration Department is an active member of Future Business Leaders of America/Phi Beta Lambda.
Supporting the larger mission of Newberry College, the Business Administration prepares students for lifelong learning and purposeful vocation as business and entrepreneurial leaders.  

Departmental Objectives
  1. To promote the academic and professional development of each student.
  2. To prepare future business leaders to be productive and socially responsible in the global economy.
  3. To foster a challenging and rigorous program of study in Business Administration emphasizing oral and written communication skills along with analytical, computational, and technical proficiencies.
  4. To support interactive partnerships with regional employers through cooperative work experiences, job placement and advisory committee oversight.
  5. To contribute to the economic development on the Newberry College service area. 

Business Administration at Newberry College is firmly grounded in a faith-based, liberal arts tradition. Students are challenged to think critically, act responsibly and contribute to the general welfare of the community. All students are expected to uphold the highest principles of professional and personal conduct. They are challenged to: 

  • Adapt to accelerating change.
  • Understand the evolving parameters of government regulation in a diverse and pluralistic society.
  • Use innovative and creative methodologies to solve business problems while drawing upon an inventory of management skills that include planning, organizing, communicating, analysis, and evaluation.
  • Aspire to leadership positions in both the public and private sectors while demonstrating the highest personal and ethical conduct.