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Mission

Undergraduate Program Vision and Mission Statements

Vision
Faculty supporting all undergraduate programs of the Department are committed to making Lebanon Valley College the school of choice among selected high-potential, college-bound seniors and sophomore transfer students in areas where Lebanon Valley College chooses to commit its admissions and recruiting resources. Of late, this area has expanded significantly as we are seeing more students from outside our local area and outside of Pennsylvania. Candidates of special interest are students who recognize, value, seek and/or respond enthusiastically to the unique combination of intellectual development opportunities afforded them by Lebanon Valley College and the Department. These opportunities include:

  1. Life-long learning skills anchored in the traditional liberal arts.
  2. Superior written and oral communications skills appropriate to their individual discipline.
  3. Individualized intellectual breadth to support their personal early career goals.
  4. Leading edge technical skills in their chosen discipline.
  5. A thorough understanding of the ethical issues in their discipline.
  6. Direct experience in the building, leading, and supporting effective groups.
  7. Effective fundamental project management skills.
  8. Effective career management skills.
  9. Frequent in-course assignments that require students to investigate, analyze, understand, and report on the industries and companies that will likely play a part in their future.
The over-arching goal is to educate graduates to launch their careers successfully, manage careers ethically and effectively, contribute to organizations and communities responsibly, and successfully navigate constant change in a global environment. 

Mission
Faculty are committed to pursuing the Vision by creating a climate and culture in which students are expected to:
  1. Obtain and demonstrate superior knowledge in the appropriate disciplines.
  2. Obtain and demonstrate superior skills in the classic liberal arts with a special emphasis on the art and science of oral and written communications.
  3. Obtain and demonstrate superior skills in the types of analysis, application, synthesis, evaluation and project management challenges characteristic of their discipline.
  4. Actively investigate and understand their career options including graduate school and public service.
  5. Actively engage and reflect on the world around them from a wide-range of perspectives.
  6. Actively engage in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that reflect the expectations of today's work environment.
  7. Understand themselves and relationships to others and develop strategies for managing those imapcts.




      Bachelor of Science in Accounting Mission Statement and Student Outcomes

      Faculty supporting the Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting major at Lebanon Valley College are committed to providing an exceptional learning experience and a supportive learning environment that:
      1. Conveys effectively the knowledge and comprehension of the discipline of Accounting within the context of a liberal arts education.
      2. Produces students with superior written and oral communications skills with an emphasis on the types of communications specific to the accounting profession.
      3. Develops students’ abilities to effectively analyze business and organizational context from an accounting perspective; apply accounting principles and concepts to real problems and opportunities; and synthesize solutions.
      4. Develops a thorough understanding of the ethical challenges facing accountants and accounting managers in the business environment and develops in students the habit of honest, objective, and moral evaluations of the consequences of their actions.
      5. Encourages and assists development of the multi-disciplinary skill set, the relationship building skills, and the life-long learning skills that suit each student’s expressed post-graduate career intentions.
      6. Establishes a solid foundation on which to complete preparation for the numerousprofessional certifications that are now in play.


      Students completing a B.S. in Accounting at Lebanon Valley College will demonstrate and possess:
      1. An understanding of concepts of the accounting discipline and the application of those concepts to the intra-disciplinary focus of their own choosing.
      2. An understanding of the fundamental knowledge in the disciplines of economics, finance, business law, management science, and corporate strategy.
      3. Effective reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills appropriate to the accounting profession.
      4. Effective fundamental project management skills.
      5. Effective information research skills including information gathering, databases searching, assessing the value of information, and communicating findings on a focused topic in the discipline.
      6. Effective skills in applying generally accepted quantitative methodologies to the analysis and solution of complex accounting problems.
      7. Critical thinking skills appropriate to the accounting discipline including the ability to describe context, analyze context, link the context with concepts and theories, evaluate the situation, solve problems, and make and defend decisions.
      8. The ability to understand, apply and integrate lead-edge information technology in the accounting environment.
      9. The ability to examine and evaluate individual and organizational behavior and its consequences within a moral framework
      10. An assertive and active approach to launching and managing their career.




      Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Mission Statement and Student Outcomes


      Faculty supporting the Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration major at Lebanon Valley College are committed to providing an exceptional learning experience and a supportive learning environment that:
      1. Conveys effectively the knowledge and comprehension of the multiple disciplines within business in the context of a liberal arts education.
      2. Produces students with superior written and oral business communications skills.
      3. Develops students’ abilities to effectively analyze context, apply principles and concepts to real problems and opportunities, and to synthesize solutions either alone or in small groups.
      4. Equips student to continue to acquire new knowledge and build relationships in an ever-changing global business environment.
      5. Develops a thorough understanding of the ethical challenges of business in a global environment and develops in students the habit of honest, objective, and moral evaluation of the consequences of their actions.
      6. Encourages and assists students to develop the multi-disciplinary skill set that suits their expressed post-graduate career intentions.


      Students completing a B.S. in Business Administration at Lebanon Valley College will demonstrate and possess:

      1. An understanding of the fundamental knowledge in the business disciplines of accounting, economics, management, management science, marketing, finance, international business, information management, business ethics, and corporate strategy.
      2. Effective reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills in the context of professional business communications.
      3. effective fundamental project management skills.
      4. Effective information research skills including information gathering, databases searching, assessing the value of information, and communicating their findings.
      5. Effective skills in applying generally accepted mathematical and statistical methodologies to the analysis and solution of complex business problems.
      6. Critical thinking skills including the ability to describe context, analyze context, link the context with concepts and theories, evaluate the situation, solve problems, and make and defend decisions.
      7. Experience in interacting professionally and productively in small groups in a variety of social and business settings.
      8. The ability to understand, apply and integrate leading-edge information technology in the business environment.
      9. The ability to examine and evaluate individual and organizational behavior and their consequences within a moral framework.
      10. An assertive and active approach to the launching and managing their careers.

      )OTE: Since the Bachelor’s in Health Care Administration represents the addition of a Business Administration major to the student’s prior Associates Degree and professional certification in health care, the Health Care Management Program shares the same Mission and Student Outcome goals as the Business Administration Program.



      Bachelor of Arts in Economics Mission Statement and Student Outcomes

      Faculty supporting the Bachelor of Arts in Economics major at Lebanon Valley College are committed to designing, developing and implementing an economics curriculum comparable in content and quality to the best social science-based economics programs in the country in order to:

      1. Assure the development of the critical thinking and analytical skills, knowledge of economic theories and their application, intellectual flexibility and versatility, and motivation to successfully complete their chosen graduate programs.
      2. Assure students have the ability to think through the kinds of problems they will encounter in their professional careers.
      3. Assure students are equipped to self-learn new knowledge and new problem solving techniques.
      4. Assure students have developed a solid ethical foundation from which to assess the consequences of their decisions and actions.
      5. Prepare students for the launch of their careers and/or for the entry into the graduate program appropriate to their individual career aspirations.


      Students completing a B.A. in Economics at Lebanon Valley College will demonstrate and possess:
      1. An understanding of the fundamental knowledge in the areas of macroeconomics, microeconomics, and general economic theory.
      2. A fundamental knowledge of key aspects of social policy that are derived from economic theory including how countries interact for economic purposes, how countries develop policy, and the assessment of issues related to the consequences of policy implementation.
      3. A fundamental understanding of the nature of economic research including an exposure to methods of discovery, methods of analysis, and methods of communication appropriate to the field. Special emphasis will be placed on the use of quantitative analysis techniques to describe, investigate, analyze, and evaluate issues.
      4. The ability to apply economic theory to historic, current, or future contexts.
      5. The ability to effectively pursue these investigations either alone or in small groups.
      6. The ability to effectively develop, present and defend arguments surrounding an issue in both written and oral formats appropriate to the economics discipline.
      7. The ability to effectively work either alone or in small groups.
      8. The ability to select and use the appropriate technology for research, analysis, and communications.
      9. Effective fundamental project management skills.
      10. An assertive and active approach to launching and managing their care