Successful businesses, no matter what they sell, have at least one thing in common: they need to be well managed. Successful business administration, however, is not a narrow set of skills. Managers must be able to analyze economic opportunities, predict outcomes, and implement business decisions. They need to be literate in the worlds of accounting, economics, law, ethics, and infrmation technology — all to navigate an ever-changing business world.
The business management major, the central program of Lakeland's Business Division, produces graduates with this wide range of skills and expertise. Its core set of classes introduces students to the major fields within business and economics, while offering an opportunity to "focus" on a particular area of business without heavily committing to it.
This broad-based business major opens doors into marketing and finance, as well as leadership positions in private industry, government, and nonprofit organizations. In its comprehensiveness and commitment to developing problem-solving and decision-making skills, the business management program is designed to help its graduates succeed anywhere.
Students who major in business management will be able to: