The Business Administration department is the largest one on campus, home to approximately 25 percent of all students who have declared majors.
We believe that our students get the best of both worlds: the benefit of a challenging liberal arts education and the opportunity to earn a degree in a field that makes them attractive to employers and graduate programs or prepares them to start their own businesses.
Explore the links and learn about the opportunities available–from international study trips to internship opportunities. You’ll see that we mean business! The Department of Business Administration is committed to providing a quality education for men and women and to preparing them for the roles they will assume in the business world.
Better still, come by to visit with us if you can. There’s no better way to get a sense of what a truly special place PC is!
Please contact Dr. Suzanne J. Smith, Department of Economics & Business Administration Chair, for more information.
PC’s business administration majors are well-versed in the applications of technology to the business world. Many classes incorporate the use of computers and technology in creative ways, encouraging students not only to understand the mechanics of using technology but also the impact of technology on people. Jacobs Hall, home of the Department of Economics and Business Administration, houses a PC computer lab and a teaching theater. These facilities are available to students most of the day to allow opportunities to apply computer skills by using Excel applications, Capsim simulation, and more course-specific software.
The business administration major fits comfortably within the context of Presbyterian College’s liberal arts education philosophy. Our students benefit from the solid foundation gained from a broad-based liberal arts education, which many centuries have proved to be an effective way to educate young people. They also take a concentration of courses that will prepare them for success in a variety of business careers and will make them attractive to employers–all within a distinctively Christian context.
Business Administration majors start their PC studies with a strong liberal arts foundation before tackling their first business courses. We recommend that students select a major advisor by their sophomore year. There is some flexibility in the ordering of courses, and advisors can alert students to available options.
Recent elective options have included:
- Small Business Management
- Real Estate
- Managerial Communication
- Health Care Administration
- Money & Banking
- Investment Analysis
- Sports Marketing
- Industrial Psychology (cross-listed with Psychology)
- Database Management (cross-listed with Computer Science)
- Enterprise Information Systems (cross-listed with Computer Science)
- Environmental Economics
- International Political Economy (cross-listed with Political Science)
- International Trade
- Capitalism: Foundations and Functions
- Christianity & Capitalism (cross-listed with Religion)
- Doing Business in China
- The Economics of Globalization