Accounting is the language of business, used to measure and communicate the financial health of an organization. The program includes generally accepted accounting principles to provide the knowledge and skills for a career in accounting and prepares students for licensure and certification exams.
Business Administration graduates receive a strong foundation in business enterprise functions and are prepared to become managers in private and public sector organizations. Business is a good choice for students interested in starting their own companies, as a focus of many courses is on small business and entrepreneurship.
Economics is the study of how people satisfy their desires through the activities of production, exchange, and consumption. These economic activities require the use of time, energy, and scarce material and financial resources. Different outcomes may be observed depending on the choice of production technique, consumption preference, and the method of resource allocation.
Finance deals with making decisions about resource allocation under uncertain conditions. Finance uses economic theories to price assets based on risk level and expected rate of return. The study of finance is relevant to occupations including corporate finance, risk management, financial planning, investments, insurance, real estate, and banking.
International Studies, Tourism Concentration (Cert.)
This program of study is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in an increasingly interconnected world. The certificate includes courses that emphasize world geography and culture and requires two years of a foreign language study. The program includes a capstone seminar or study abroad element, providing hands-on experience for the graduate.