Location: Ryan Center for Business Studies, Room 364
Ann Galligan Kelley, C.P.A., M.B.A., C.A.G.S., Director
When selecting a major, it is important that students discover their passion and interests. It is not necessary or even preferable for a student to major in business in order to obtain their desired career goal in business upon graduation. The objective of the Business Studies Program is to give students the opportunity to elect a non-business major while also obtaining a broad business background for a career or future studies in business. As an example, if a student has a strong interest in Psychology, that student would select Psychology as a major. The student would then utilize elective courses to complete the seven course requirements of the Business Studies Program. Upon graduation, the students who pursue the program will receive a degree in their major area (Psychology in the example we have given) along with the Certificate in Business Studies. An internship is NOT required but is strongly encouraged. Many alumni of the Program have gone on to have successful careers in Marketing, Human Resources, Hospital Administration, Finance, Education, Management, Information Technology, Publishing, Banking, Insurance and graduate schools including Medicine, Dental, MBA and Ph.D. Programs.