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    Lackawanna College


    Business Administration

    Degree information

    The management track of the Business Administration curriculum has been designed for students desiring to acquire a broad background in business, commerce and industry. The program is particularly recommended for students preparing for a supervisory or marketing position. Students contemplating transfer to a four-year institution and planning to major in a business-related discipline also frequently follow this curriculum.


    Business Administration students will:

    • Prepare for a career in business management by applying fundamental management theories and techniques that illustrate their application.
    • Identify the financial reporting and tracking systems most commonly utilized by companies today.
    • Analyze business promotion through advertising, marketing, textbook study, field trips, and team projects.
    • Identify all aspects of the employment process, including interviewing, hiring, determination of benefit packages, evaluation, voluntary and involuntary termination, and severance plans.
    • Recognize the global perspective on business principles and practices by investigating multi-national and foreign companies and markets.
    • Use technology to sharpen skills through study of management information systems, macro-economics, and statistics.

    Essential Business Skills

    Students will:

    • Master management theories and techniques and apply them to today’s business environment
    • Become proficient in reading and interpreting financial data as these apply to a firm’s profitability
    • Learn the technique of writing a marketing plan and presenting it before team stakeholders
    • Become skilled in interviewing and putting together incentive packages to draw the best and the brightest to a company
    • Be attuned to the new “global economy,”demonstrate sensitivity to diverse cultures, and master techniques that will help a domestic company start to compete internationally
    • Learn best methods of assimilating information and transforming it into verbal and statistical reports essential for managers
    • Master E-Commerce concepts and skills and apply them liberally

    View the curriculum guide (for students beginning in Fall 2016) – PDF

    Accelerated Part-Time

    The Business Administration major is part of Lackawanna’s Accelerated Part-Time program, which allows students to obtain an associate degree in a little over two years on a part-time basis.

    View the curriculum guide for Accelerated Part-Time students (PDF)

    Business Administration degrees are available in Scranton, Hazleton, and the Lake Region.

    A business degree with a concentration on the petroleum and natural gas industry is also available through the School of Petroleum and Natural Gas.