The Department of Business Administration offers majors in Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management, and Marketing, and minors in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, and Management Information Systems. Students may not take more than one major within business as part of their undergraduate program.
The Business Administration Department is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).
The Business Administration Department offers a high quality undergraduate business education that prepares students to make ethical, thoughtful, and significant contributions to their organizations and communities as professionals. In the tradition of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, with a foundation in the liberal arts, and using a high degree of faculty-student interaction, we provide an integrated curriculum delivered with an emphasis on the student. We value the enrichment of the learning environment through intellectual contributions of faculty in the areas of teaching and learning, discipline-based research, as well as contributions to practice.
The Stonehill College Department of Business Administration seeks to be amongst the leaders in undergraduate business education serving the northeast region emphasizing an experiential learning environment and ability to graduate professionals that can contribute and lead in a rapidly changing business environment. The department strives to achieve its objectives by maintaining a closely held learning environment, cross functional and community-based learning opportunities, and integration of international experiences in the curriculum.
The delivery of our business education program is guided by the following learning outcomes that are assessed in accordance with the Department’s Assurance of Learning Plan.
- Business Literacy - students will attain a working knowledge of the major concepts and terminology essential to current business practice.
- Ethical Perspective - students will be able to identify and analyze ethical issues in business.
- Effective Oral Communication - students will communicate clearly, persuasively, and knowledgeably to a business superior, peer, or client.
- Global Awareness - students will recognize and understand interrelationships among international organizations, nation-states, public and private economic entities, socio-cultural groups, and individuals across the globe.
The Business Core Curriculum complements the Cornerstone Program, offering students a strong liberal arts background along with the fundamentals of business administration. Beginning with a First Year Business Experience Course and culminating with the senior Policy and Strategy course, B.S.B.A. graduates develop the learning outcomes of our program.
The Business Core Curriculum begins with BUS 101 - First-Year Business Experience , a course that introduces all business majors to the business world and begins building cross-functional expertise through student team competition in a business simulation that emulates the real business environment and provides experience managing each function of a business. This course builds competencies in effective teamwork, oral and written presentations, negotiations, creativity, interpersonal behavior and a myriad of other valuable skills.
In the second year, students may choose a Sophomore Learning Community that connects an introductory course in a business concentration with an Arts and Science course in the sophomore-level Learning Community. This unique approach expands the student’s level of interdisciplinary understanding and creates a platform to accelerate learning in the student’s major discipline. Such Learning Communities may pair international business with international politics, finance with economics, organizational behavior with psychology, and marketing with communication. The Learning Community seminar may include a complex team building assignment, as well as a course project, to create a new product, process, or service for a consumer marketplace accompanied by a business plan. The intent is to develop creativity, extensive team-building capabilities, strong interdisciplinary knowledge, and to provide multiple opportunities for basic skill enhancement in communications, analytics, logic, and interpersonal interaction. The interdisciplinary learning theme carries throughout the student’s major course plan and will be enhanced by pursuing a minor in an allied liberal arts discipline. Student learning can be further enhanced by gaining internship experience in an organization in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., or at a variety of international locations such as London, Madrid, or Paris.
There are five majors within the business program: Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management, and Marketing. Requirements are listed under each of those headings.
All Business Administration students are required to take the a set of core courses as a foundation for courses required in the elected major. is the senior Capstone course and is recommended for all students as part of their curriculum.
Laptop Computer Requirement
All students participating in the Stonehill College Business program should have available to them a laptop computer capable of running the Microsoft Office Professional application suite. In addition, all computer devices must match Stonehill’s on-campus registration requirements that include up-to-date operating systems and anti-virus application programs.
This will allow students to fully engage with the academic and professional curriculum through the application of appropriate business technologies inside and outside of the classroom. Beginning with the first formal Business course, computer technologies and laptop usage are integrated into class, individual and team activities.