Well grounded in theory and practice, the business administration curriculum is taught by faculty members who are dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research.
Each concentration provides a solid foundation of four core courses. Elective courses are offered in a wide range of areas, such as employment law, sales and promotion management, financial forecasting and valuation, and export and import operations.
A cornerstone of the business administration program is the flexibility to pursue more than one concentration, to minor in another program at Ithaca College, or to study abroad. For example, one student might pursue dual concentrations in finance and international business. Another might choose a marketing concentration with a minor in psychology or health services administration. Still another might prefer to combine dual concentrations in management and international business with a semester of study in Spain.
Outside the classroom, students have opportunities to further develop their business knowledge, leadership, and communication skills. They collaborate with business faculty members on research projects, make presentations at international conferences, and publish their research in academic journals. Students also utilize their knowledge by running sixteen student organizations. During summer and winter breaks, students have the opportunity to attend networking nights in major cities where they can meet with alumni and other students. Articles that students have recently coauthored with their professors have appeared in journals as diverse as the Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management and the North East Journal of Legal Studies.
All business students are also required to complete a 30-hour field experience off campus so that they may get practical work experience in their chosen field of study. Many choose to expand these experiences into lengthier internships or experiential learning opportunities.