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, Assistant Professor, Interim MBA Director
Jim Leaman, Ph.D., is an EMU alum, having graduated with majors in business administration and computer science. He then gained several years experience in business management in the local region before enrolling at James Madison University, where he earned a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) degree focusing on nonprofit management and administration.
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.
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.