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Our Mission

Students enrolled in the Department of Business & Economics will develop competencies in their specific fields of study. Additional competencies:

  • Analytical, problem solving, computer, communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills to function as active team players
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Conducting research
  • Commitment to ethical and professional behavior
  • Understanding of the international marketplace
  • Appreciation of the importance of lifelong learning


Objectives of Each Program

Accounting and Public Accounting

  • Apply the basics of financial reporting and internal control
  • Understand how managers use accounting information
  • Appreciate how technology impacts the accounting profession
  • Possess basic skills to pass a professional examination


  • Acquire the theoretical and analytical knowledge necessary for understanding and evaluating economic issues and policies to be informed decision makers and citizens in society


  • Understand the significance of accounting data, economic theory, and professional standards
  • Appropriately apply financial tools in making decisions and recommendations associated with corporate finance, asset valuation, and portfolio management

International Business

  • Have the analytical tools, language skills, and international experience to live and work either for short or extended periods in overseas business environments
  • Be comfortable in other cultures and effective as managers in the global marketplace

Land & Energy Management

  • Acquire the skills, experience, and industry knowledge necessary to encourage sound stewardship of land and energy resources


  • Be equipped with the basic tools, critical understandings, and awareness of current developments to practice contemporary management
  • Develop their skills in leadership to create and adapt to change by leading and following others in their management practices


  • Understand that marketers provide an organization with an advantage by enabling it to meet the wants and needs of target markets in a competitive marketplace
  • Assess those needs and design programs for meeting them while helping the organization to achieve its financial goals

Sport Management

  • Have an understanding of basic principles in management, accounting, economics, and finance
  • Be able to apply these principles to the various areas of the sports industry, including professional, collegiate, interscholastic, private, voluntary, and private fitness
  • Prepare for careers in sports management by completing two required internships