School of Business

The Department of Business Administration supports the mission of the College by providing an educational experience that is characterized by personal attention and guidance to students; a commitment to continuous curriculum development; utilization of technology to enhance instructional delivery; and emphasis on extracurricular activities that promote student leadership and an understanding of contemporary business practices. It is the primary goal of this unit to provide a high quality education for the development of future business leaders who are uniquely qualified to manage in a technologically advanced global marketplace.

The School of Business houses the following departments:

  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Computational and Information Sciences (Mathematics)

 

Business Administration prepares students for entry-level employment opportunities in business, industry, government agencies, and for graduate and professional study. Upon successful completion of the academic program in the department a student will earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in:

  • Accounting
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

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Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Business is to prepare students of diverse levels of academic preparation for places of leadership and service in society by providing a high quality, in-depth, and stimulating education in business administration. The school supports the mission of Stillman College by providing an educational experience that is characterized by personal attention and guidance to students, a commitment to continuous curriculum development, utilization of technology to enhance instructional delivery with emphasis on extracurricular activities that promote student leadership and understanding of contemporary business practices in a global society. The school’s primary goal is to provide a high-quality education for the development of future business influencers and leaders who are uniquely qualified to manage in a technologically advanced global marketplace. The School of Business is composed of the following concentrations: accounting, management, marketing, and supply chain and logistics.

Department of Business Administration

The Department of Business Administration provides quality education that prepares students for career opportunities in business, industry, government agencies, and for graduate and professional study. The department supports the School of Business Placement Center and its mission to assist students in acquiring relevant internships, pursuing research endeavors, and successfully obtaining degree related career opportunities.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Business Administration major, students will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively using verbal and written skills and demonstrate these skills using visual and electronic means.
  2. Demonstrate a proficiency in the use of technology in conducting academic research and in preparing papers and presentations.
  3. Think critically and successfully apply knowledge gained in accounting, economics, finance, management, statistics, and marketing to sound business decisions.

Program Outcomes

As a result of successful completion of the Business Administration major, graduates will:

  1. Pursue graduate degrees in the areas of accounting, management, marketing, and or related areas.
  2. Obtain employment in a variety of business and corporate settings and be able to operate successfully as entrepreneurs.
  3. Apply to graduate school and be admitted within two years after graduation.
  4. Participate in internships during the junior and senior years of study. 

Required courses for the major in Business Administration

Students majoring in Business Administration will be required to:

  • take a basic core of 62 semester hours
  • earn 54 semester hours in a designated area of concentration
  • take a set of advisor-approved electives
  • complete at least 120 hours

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: RAMP DEFINITION

R [RETAIN]

The measure of the proportion of students who remain enrolled in Stillman College and most specifically the School of Business Administration through graduation with an emphasis on first year students continuing to the next year.

A [ADVANCE]

To provide students with the tutorial support and advisement needed to aid them in successful completion of certification testing, advance degree placement testing, admission testing, professional/graduate school admission, and job placement.

M [MEASURE]

The ongoing systematic process of evaluating elements in the strategic plan for purposes of revising and adjusting where necessary to ensure its success.

P [PLACE]

The development of a School of Business Administration placement center with a mission to assist students in acquiring relevant internships, pursuing research endeavors, and successfully obtaining degree related career opportunities.

The School of Business endeavors to provide every student majoring in business with a common body of knowledge. To this end, all students majoring in business will be required to complete a carefully articulated sequence of courses as follows.


ACC 231-232 Principles of Accounting I, II 6
BUS 211 Professional Development 1
BUS 234 Principles of Microeconomics 3
BUS 320 Business Seminar 2
BUS 333 Business Law & Ethics 3
BUS 335 International Business 3
BUS 338-339 Business Statistics I, II 6
BUS 433 Business Finance 3
ENG 233 Business Writing 3
MAT 133 Applied Calculus 3
MGT 334 Principles of Management 3
MGT 336 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Mgt. 3
MGT 439 Strategic Management 3
MKT 331 Principles of Marketing 3


DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTATIONAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

The Department of Computational and Information Sciences offers a Baccalaureate degree in mathematics and seeks to provide the background requisite for employment and/or advanced study.  The department provides to all students the mathematics and computer science courses required to satisfy the general education standards appropriate for a four-year, liberal arts college.  The department offers courses at a variety of introductory levels to accommodate students of varying backgrounds and abilities.  A major in mathematics combines pure and applied studies, allowing for some concentration in each and may lead to careers in teaching, industry, and government.

MATHEMATICS MAJOR

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Mathematics major, students will be able to:

1.  Understand fundamental concepts and theorems in analysis, algebra, geometry, and logic (Content).

2.  Identify and use suitable methods applicable to solve a given mathematical problem (Critical Thinking).

3.  Use rigor and logic to construct and evaluate mathematical arguments (Communication, Critical Thinking).

4.  Recognize and use different representations of mathematical concepts and processes (Content, Critical Thinking).

5.  Effectively communicate mathematical content using proper terms and notation (Communication).

Program Outcomes

As a result of successful completion of the Mathematics Program, graduates will:

1.  Be able to be employed in an area related to the major or admitted to graduate school.

2.  Be exposed to research through summer internship experiences in mathematics or related fields.

3.  Be involved in community service to promote the study and use of mathematics.

Semester Plan

Included below is a sample semester-by-semester program for a Mathematics major. 

Major in Mathematics

A program of study consists of a minimum of 39 semester hours in mathematics beyond MAT 134, of which 15 hours must be taken at Stillman College. Required courses are:

MAT 145 Calculus I 4
MAT 146 Calculus II 4
MAT 241 Calculus III 4
MAT 234 Discrete Math I 3
MAT 331 Linear Algebra 3
MAT 332 Abstract Algebra 3
MAT 333 Differential Equations 3
MAT 336 Modern Geometry 3
MAT 431 Introduction to Real Analysis 3
CSC 131 Introduction to Computing 3
Sub-Total Credits 33


Major in Mathematics - Electives

An additional 6 hours in mathematics must be selected from the following:

Elective courses must be approved by a departmental advisor and will include at least two mathematics courses unless the student earns a double major or completes the requirements for certification in education.

MAT 233 Introduction to Statistics 3
MAT 335 Discrete Math II 3
MAT 334 Numerical Analysis and Simulation 3
MAT 430 Seminar in the History and Philosophy of Mathematics 3
Sub-Total Credits 12

Minor in Mathematics

A minor in mathematics consists of a minimum of 21 credit hours. The following courses are required for a minor in mathematics:

MAT 145 Calculus I 4
MAT 146 Calculus II 4
MAT 241 Calculus III 4
MAT 234 Discrete Math I 3
MAT 331 Linear Algebra 3
MAT 333 Differential Equations 3
Sub-Total Credits 21

Course Sequencing


Major in Mathematics FRESHMAN YEAR Fall Semester

MAT 145 Calculus I 4
ENG 131 English Composition I 3
REL 131 Introduction to the Old Testament 3
BIO 131 Life Science 3
CSC 121 Computer Literacy 2
STI 111 Orientation 1
Sub-Total Credits 16


FRESHMAN YEAR Spring Semester

MAT 146 Calculus II 4
HIS 131 Foundations of World Civilization 3
ENG 132 English Composition II 3
REL 132 Introduction to the New Testament 3
HUM 130 African American Heritage 3
STI 114 Orientation II 1
Sub-Total Credits 17


SOPHOMORE YEAR Fall Semester

MAT 2416 Calculus III 4
General Elective (3 credits)+ 3
HPR 121 Lifetime Wellness 2
BUS 210 Financial Literacy 1
PSY 230 Introduction to Psychology 3
CSC 131 Introduction to Computing 3
Sub-Total Credits 16


SOPHOMORE YEAR Spring Semester

MAT 233 Introduction to Statistics 3
MAT 234 Discrete Math I 3
General Elective (3 credits)+ 3
PHY 131 Physical Science 3
200-level Religion + 3
Sub-Total Credits 15


JUNIOR YEAR Fall Semester

MAT 331 Linear Algebra 3
300-lebel Religion + 3
ENG 235 Technical Writing 3
MAT 333 Differential Equations 3
General Elective (3 credits) + 3
Sub-Total Credits 15


JUNIOR YEAR Spring Semester

MAT 332 Abstract Algebra 3
MAT 336 Modern Geometry 3
SPE 232 Public Speaking 3
EDU 310 Test Taking Strategies 1
LOG 330 Logic 3
General Elective (2 credits) + 2
Sub-Total Credits 15


SENIOR YEAR Fall Semester

MAT 431 Introduction to Real Analysis 3
MAT 335 Discrete Math II 3
General Elective (3 credits) + 3
General Elective (3 credits) + 3
General Elective (3 credits) + 3
General Elective (2 credits) + 2
Sub-Total Credits 15


SENIOR YEAR Spring Semester

MAT 430 Seminar in the History and Philosophy of Mathematics 3
MAT 334 Numerical Analysis and Simulation 3
General Elective (3 credits) + 3
General Elective (3 credits) + 3
Sub-Total Credits 12
Isaac McCoy | Dean – School of Business
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