Blackburn’s programs in Business & Economics provide students with a comprehensive study of management, marketing, economics, and entrepreneurial techniques. Annual business simulations give majors real world experience in their desired fields of work.
Points of Distinction
Graduates of these programs have the skills, flexibility, and experience to fit into a wide variety of business environments or pursue further education through graduate programs.
Why this Major?
The criminal justice major will appeal to students interested in the study of crime, crime control and the responses to crime.
A variety of learning techniques are utilized from in class exercises, simulations to traditional research papers.
Activities & Events
Experiential learning through various field trips, internships, labor negotiation day, the free tax program and mentoring.
All business majors participate in:
- CEO Panel Day – all 200 level classes in business participate in this
- Alumni come to present their story of how they became a CEO or business owner.
- Allows for networking opportunities with the alumni
- X-Culture Virtual Team Certification
- All business majors are required to take International Business. Within that class, students participate in X-Culture. This is a form of experiential learning where you are put on teams with other undergraduate students in other countries to complete a project for a real business. Work is completed via virtual teams.
- Winners of this event are invited to the corporate headquarters to meet executives of the company.
- Potentially leads to internship and job opportunities.
- Deal or No Deal: Management vs. Labor Negotiation Day – all 300 and 400 level business classes participate in this event
- Students are put in groups on either the management or labor side
- A real contract is used for students to negotiate key points such as labor and health benefits.
- Members for local Teamsters union and a Federal Mediator attends the event to help the negotiation and to give students insight into different points of view on the concepts.
- Field trip to St. Louis businesses – all 300/400 level classes
- A day is dedicated to take upper class students to various business located in the St. Louis area to learn about different jobs, businesses and to do some networking
- This year’s trip includes going to the Federal Reserve and Anheuser-Busch Brewery
- Operations Management Field Trip
- A trip to a manufacturing facility and a service facility so students gain a better understanding of how the concepts being taught are implemented into every type of business
- Organizational Behavior
- Numerous in-class experiential learning including learning about planning and implementing with the use of legos, how to run meetings effectively and efficiently and how to solve problems.
Opportunities for internships can be identified and pursued as they pertain to the individual student’s interest and course of study.
All students are required to complete an internship during their junior or senior year. Consult with faculty members for help in finding an internship position.
Work Program Opportunities
Every department on campus has assistant manager, crew heads, assistant crew heads, and manager positions. You can utilize your knowledge in any department.
Hot Job Outlooks
- Sales Representative
- Assistant Manager/Manager
- Purchasing Agent
Exceptionally high percentage of graduates are hired into their field of study.
Graduates of the Criminal Justice program at Blackburn College have been accepted into Air Marshall programs.
Business is always an area of growth, especially in times of economic terms. When the economy is doing well, many business seek business managers to capitalize on profits, when it is going through a recession, business seek managers to improve sales. It is a win-win job.
David M. Woodson Center for Business and Economics is dedicated to the teaching of business administration, economics, and accounting. The facility has several computer projection-equipped classrooms, faculty offices, a conference room, and a multi-use area that can convert from classrooms to a larger area for group activities.
Faculty members have personal experience in business management, marketing, economics, and accounting, and share their perspectives as they work with students in the classroom and as advisors on special projects.
Christina Langwell McCurley is also a licensed Real Estate Broker with the Goodman Agency as well as certified as a Senior Certified Professional through the Society of Human Resource Management