Overview

Curriculum

Business Administration Major – Accounting Concentration
Business Administration Major – Economics Concentration
Business Administration Major – Management Concentration
Economics Major
Minor Requirements
Course Offerings

The business administration program at Presbyterian College offers each student the advantage of a background in business within the framework of a liberal arts and sciences education. All majors in the department are required to take a full year of basic economics and accounting and a course in statistics. All required courses seek to develop students’ decision-making ability and critical-thinking skills.

Additionally, the combination of liberal arts and sciences found in the business education at PC leaves students well prepared for graduate work in business, finance, accounting, public administration, or law. The Business Administration major concentrations provide excellent preparation for these graduate programs right after PC graduation. Most MBA programs require two years of work experience, and departmental faculty often stay in touch with graduates and provide letters of recommendation several years after graduation. Recent graduates have excelled in graduate programs at University of Virginia, Duke University, Georgia State University, University of Tennessee, Clemson University, University of South Carolina, University of Georgia, NC State University, and Emory University.

The Accounting Concentration

The accounting concentration is a unique program offering students the opportunity for a specialized area of study within the liberal arts environment. Traditionally, specialization in the liberal arts has been uncommon. A student interested in the accounting concentration must successfully complete the general education requirements in addition to the concentration work. The general education requirements give each PC student the opportunity to study in several different disciplines including mathematics, the physical sciences, the social sciences, and the fine arts.

The best measure of a program’s success is the employment opportunities students find available upon graduation. Our students enter accounting positions in both public accounting and private industry. Many have successfully completed the CPA examination. Students wanting to enter the public accounting profession should be aware that individual states license CPAs under laws that are currently changing. Most states have adopted a 150-hour education requirement that requires additional coursework beyond that required for an undergraduate degree. For example, the South Carolina Board of Accountancy began requiring 150 hours in 1997. Check with your state board of accountancy or contact one of the PC accounting faculty for additional information on current requirements. More

The Management Concentration

The management concentration prepares students for a variety of employment opportunities. The core courses in the program introduce students to economics, accounting, management, finance, marketing, and the legal environment. Beyond this core program, individual students, in consultation with their faculty advisors, select elective courses consistent with the student’s career interest.

Dedicated to the free enterprise system, PC’s business program prepares students to reach their full potential as they enter the highly competitive market place. In addition to providing students with the skills that make them highly attractive to employers, our program also gives special attention to the role of integrity, which, in conjunction with knowledge, is vital to sound decision-making. Our students have many opportunities to gain international experience, which is essential in today’s global economy. More

The Economics Concentration and Economics Major

PC has two options for students wanting to major in economics. The business administration major with a concentration in economics (51 hours) requires students to take courses in all the major functional areas of business while focusing their electives and upper level requirements on economics. The economics major requires fewer total hours (38) and adds the rigor of calculus. Both majors are good preparation for graduate school in economics. More