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Lebanon Valley College Business Administration Students

Department of Business and Economics Vision and Mission

Vision

Undergraduate Programs 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: 

  • Life-long learning skills anchored in the traditional liberal arts.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills appropriate to their individual discipline.
  • Individualized intellectual breadth to support their personal early career goals.
  • Leading-edge technical skills in their chosen discipline. E. A thorough understanding of the ethical issues in their discipline.
  • Direct experience in the building, leading, and supporting effective groups.
  • Effective fundamental project management skills.
  • Effective career management skills.
  • 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. 

Mission

Undergraduate Programs Faculty are committed to pursuing the Vision by creating a climate and culture in which students are expected to: 

  • Obtain and demonstrate superior knowledge in the appropriate disciplines.
  • Obtain and demonstrate superior skills in the classic liberal arts with a special emphasis on the art and science of written and oral communication.
  • Obtain and demonstrate superior skills in the types of analysis, application, synthesis, evaluation and project management challenges characteristic of their discipline.
  • Actively investigate and understand their career options including graduate school and public service.
  • Actively engage and reflect on the world around them from a wide range of perspectives.
  • Actively engage in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that reflect the expectations of today’s work environment.
  • Understand themselves and relationships with others and develop strategies for managing those impacts. 

Goals and Objectives

What are faculty goals for the Business Administration major?

Faculty supporting the Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration major at Lebanon Valley College is 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 a business in the context of a liberal arts education. 
  2. Produces students with superior written and oral business communication skills.
  3. Develops students’ abilities to effectively analyze the context, apply principles and concepts to real problems and opportunities, and to synthesize solutions either alone or in small groups. 
  4. Equips students to continue to acquire new knowledge and build relationships in an everchanging 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. 

What are the goals for students in the Business Administration major?

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, analyze, and 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 launching and managing their careers. 

NOTE: Since the Bachelor’s in Health Care Administration represents the addition of a Business Administration major to the student’s prior Associates's 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.