Nov 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration Major and Learning Outcomes

Business Administration Major Mission Statement

The mission of the Business Administration Major is to provide a high-value business educational experience within the Salesian tradition. The major is characterized by a strong faculty-student community; a compassionate and collegial working environment; the advancement of knowledge through high-quality teaching and academic programs, effective communication, and relevant experiential learning; and student engagement with the business world.

Business Administration Major Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate from DeSales University with a major in business administration will be able to:

  1. acquire skills necessary to build effective organizations, both at the micro (team) and macro (corporate) levels, to include defining a shared vision, communication, planning, benchmarking, and conflict management;
  2. understand decision-making steps and processes (problem identification; research and analysis; mitigation of the effects of bias; solution definition, implementation, and evaluation);
  3. define ethical behavior in the workplace, identify methods for addressing unethical behavior; and recognize the influence of factors including cultural diversity, laws, and acceptable past practice on ethical behavior;
  4. appreciate the challenges of entrepreneurship and develop skills critical to launching and growing a small business;
  5. become familiar with management data analysis tools including MS Excel and decision trees.

The business program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).