Business & Economics
Through Blackburn College's Work program, Students have the opportunity to work of the cost of tuition, gaining job experience at the same time.
Ryan Myers, Freshman
The business and economics department provides students with three major tracks including accounting, business management and marketing as well as an economics minor. The department provides a well-rounded liberal arts perspective and proficiency in the fields of business and accounting. The department recently moved into its new home in the Woodson Center for Business and Economics. The new facility boasts spacious classrooms, state of the art technological capabilities and a place where the department can grow and flourish. All three major tracks offer a thorough training in the basic business areas of accounting, finance, economic principles, marketing, management and statistics as well as supplementary courses according to the individual’s career interests. The program allows for a variety of courses ranging from ethics and leadership to industrial psychology and managerial economics. A senior seminar course ties together all that has been learned and helps the student see business functions as a comprehensive approach to business strategy.
Marketing encompasses the functions of creating and satisfying the demands of consumers. It is the study of the organizations and systems involved in the rendering of personal services to the consumer and the physical distribution of goods from the producer to the consumer. The marketing major at Blackburn will discover career opportunities in the fields of sales management, advertising, marketing, retailing, product management and distribution.
Accounting systems are required in all organizations that accumulate and dispose of resources. A body of principles concerning classification and interpretation of financial data has developed requiring specialized skills and knowledge. An accounting student must comprehend this knowledge and implement skills in order to successfully function in the complex business world. A major in accounting will prepare the student for entry into the field of industrial, institutional or public accounting. As an alternative, earning a B.A. at Blackburn in accounting will allow you to work in the private industry sector.
Business management function pervades all facets of the business organization. Production management studies the manufacturing process where many quantitative techniques are applied. Personnel management involves the study of the human factor in business organizations. Students who select this major are preparing for positions in firms regardless of size or organizational structure. There is continued demand for graduates that have studied management.
Blackburn graduates majoring in business administration find themselves in a wide variety of jobs in retail, banking, finance, insurance and computer science. Those who choose the business management major have the flexibility to fit into a variety of business environments. Those who choose the accounting major work as accountants in private industry, in public accounting firms or in government agencies. Those working towards a marketing major will discover career opportunities in the field of sales management, advertising, marketing, retailing, product management and physical distribution. Many students enhance their career choices by minoring in economics, psychology, physical education or public administration.