MAY 14

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Ed Sullivan, professor of business, shows a diagram to his students

Department of Business and Economics Vision and Mission


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. 


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 Economics major?

Faculty supporting the Bachelor of Arts in Economics major at Lebanon Valley College is 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 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. 

What are the goals for students in the Economics major?

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. 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 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.