Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics
• Bachelor of Arts in Economics
-General Economics Emphasis
-International Economics Emphasis
-Managerial Economics Emphasis
• Bachelor of Science in Business
-Option in Entrepreneurship
-Option in Finance
-Option in Global Business
-Option in Management
-Option in Marketing
• Minor in Business Management
• Minor in Economics
• Minor in Social Business
• Certificate in Business Administration
• Master of Business Administration (MBA)
• Master of Science in Biotechnology and Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The Business and Economics Program has a liberal arts and interdisciplinary focus.
It is built on the five Cs: critical thinking, collaboration (working with others),
and communication (oral and written English), conduct and competencies (in business
related disciplines). Students learn the fundamental principles of accounting, economics,
finance, information systems, management, and marketing as applied in a variety of
organizational settings. A distinguishing aspect of the Business and Economics Program
is the requirement to take courses developed in conjunction with disciplines outside
the traditional business curriculum. Examples include courses with Biology, Chemistry,
Education, English, Fine Arts, History and Performing Arts.
In addition, a Capstone Course provides students with the opportunity to integrate their knowledge through a Global Strategy Simulation exercise. To foster an integrative and cross disciplinary experience in a relevant business area, students are required to select one of five emphases: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Business, Management, and Marketing. All emphases draw on upper-division courses from accounting, economics, management and marketing to offer an in-depth perspective into five critical areas of business.
Martin V. Smith Professor, Dr. Sohn, provides up-to-date economic forecast and commentary
on his website.
The Martin V. Smith School of Business and Economics programs prepare students to
work in a variety of organizations—both public and private. The Bachelor of Science
degree prepares students for several types of graduate and professional school studies:
MBA, MPA, law school.
Program Learning Outcomes for Business and Economics
- Prepare students for employment in a variety of public and private organizations.
- Prepare students for further study in graduate or professional schools.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills by identifying, evaluating, synthesizing, and presenting issues related to accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management and marketing.
- Demonstrate communication skills by writing excellent reports and papers and making effective oral presentations in English.
- Demonstrate collaboration skills by working effectively with others in group settings - both inside and outside the classroom.
- Demonstrate personal conduct that reflects an ethical understanding of complex business, economic and social issues.
- Demonstrate basic competencies in the academic disciplines related to regional, national and global business and economics.