Business Administration

Business Administration

The Business Administration program takes seriously the commitment to produce graduates who are well prepared to enter a professional career in business or to pursue graduate studies. The business administration curriculum is integrated with critical thinking skills, students’ calling, research, teamwork, and experiential learning. Students who graduate with the business administration major are expected to perform competently and ethically in entry-level positions in such fields as manufacturing management, professional sales, consulting, customer service, financial services, retail management and bank management. The business administration major is designed for students to take eighteen hours in another area of study. For example, a student interested in human resource management might select eighteen hours of psychology to compliment the business administration major.

Program Tracks: BUSAD.BA; BUSAD.BS

Lee's programs give the student a chance to experience various aspects of life at Lee beyond academics, offering program-specific global trips, clubs, service, and research opportunities.

Travel/Global Trips
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Uruguay Argentina
Social Clubs

Phi Beta Lambda

Academic/Honors
  • Delta Mu Delta Honor Society
  • Phi Eta Sigma
Service
  • Operation Christmas Child with Dr. David Smartt (fall)
  • Indian Ministries of North America project (spring).
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) – prepare forms for community members.
  • Summer Computer Camp Staff
Capstone
  • The Capstone course is designed to help graduating students integrate their faith with the academic knowledge they have gained throughout their studies. It is regarded as the final reflection of the essential Core Values of Lee University.
  • Business Ethics is the capstone course for the religion component where the QEP essay is administered. The QEP essay is designed for students to demonstrate their understanding of Lee’s core values.
  • The business capstone course is Strategic Management where students are expected to make application of the business curriculum by solving comprehensive cases presented to the class in a team context.
Home/Location

Business Administration classes are housed in the School of Business.

Internships/Practicum
  • Business Advisory Council: assists business students with internships and job placements.
  • Internships available with CPA offices, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Olin, Unum, Tennova, and various banks.
  • Meet the Firms: students are invited to Meet the Firms where we invite local CPA firms and other organizations to come and meet our students.
Research

Current or recent research projects have involved women in poverty, success on the major field test in the management discipline, developing business plans for global nonprofits, and holistic teaching practices.  

There are a variety of scholarships available to business majors:
Honors/Awards
  • Two Hicks Scholars each year
  • School of Business Award
  • Don Rowe Excellence in Management
  • Accounting Award
  • Healthcare Administration Award
  • Computer Information Systems Award
  • Cletus Benton Award (Most outstanding rising senior)
SOB Honors

Reaccredited by ACBSP with no conditions or suggestions for improvements. This is exceptionally rare for a school to be reaccredited with no findings.

This program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for achieving success in the business environment. Here are the career paths often pursued by graduates in this program.

  • Business adviser
  • Business analyst
  • Business development manager
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Professional sales
  • Small business management
  • Real estate sales
  • Corporate attorney
  • Nonprofit manager