Business Administration Major
The major in business administration provides a general background for people entering a career in business.
Internships and careers in business
Business administration graduates are working in management, sales, banking, production supervision, program management and other positions requiring skills in leadership, planning, organizing and implementation.
Business administration major Kathryn Taylor (left) interned at Dynamic Aviations where she honed her communication skills while managing clients. Fellow business major Isaac Wyse was interested in analytics and interned at a nearby manufacturing company. Tasked with improving the efficiency of the welders, Isaac used quantitative methods and waiting line simulations to achieve his goal. Learn more about business internships
Minors and concentrations
Students can develop a specialty by adding a minor or the human resources concentration.
Those interested in managing computer information systems should add a computer science minor, which consists of 18 SH determined between students and their advisors. Recommended courses include CS 230 Networking and Data Communications, CS 270 Databases and Information Management, and CS 470 Project Management.
Jim Leaman, Associate Professor, MBA Director
James M. Leaman, Ph.D., directs the MBA program and teaches graduate courses in organizational and leadership studies and undergraduate courses in business and economics. His industry experience has been in both private business and nonprofit administration, most recently including 12 years of service with an international non-governmental organization (NGO) in Kenya. Academic preparation includes a Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, Master . . . Learn more
Anthony Smith, Associate Professor
Anthony E. Smith, PhD, teaches in the EMU Business and Economics Department and in the MBA program. He co-directed the MBA program from January 2008 to June 2012, and helped develop the concentration in Nonprofit Entrepreneurial Management. Dr. Smith serves as founder-CEO of . . .Learn more
Walt Surratt, Assistant Professor
Walt came to EMU with nearly 30 years of experience as a professional economist mostly with NERA Economic Consulting where he performed quantitative economic analyses in support of clients engaged in litigation or seeking professional advice and consulting. His work included the analysis of firms and markets and the calculation of business damages in a number of different industries. Walt retired from NERA . . .Learn more