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    Business Studies

    The start of something spectacular

    Lackawanna’s Business Studies degree gives students the same strong foundation provided by our Business Administration degree with the added benefit of more general electives to guide the exact direction of your future.

    The Business Studies degree is designed to provide you with a general knowledge of business theories, with enough flexibility to tailor your degree toward specific areas of interest. Courses provide the basic skills to prepare you for employment in a corporation or the government, or to transfer to a four-year school. With its elective options, the program can comfortably accommodate all of your needs and interests within an overall business framework.

    Fast Facts

    Graduates of our Business Studies associate degree program can build a strong foundation to earn their Business bachelor’s degree at Lackawanna. Some additional courses may be required.

    Build a foundation in general education emphasizing skills in oral and written communication, organizational behavior, mathematics, literature, and science. In addition, there is great opportunity to view business applications through a multicultural lens with this degree.

    Students who have graduated with our Business Studies degree have continued on to four-year institutions in pursuit bachelor’s degrees including accounting, management, marketing, corporate communications, and pre-law.

    For more than a decade, the Association of American Colleges and Universities has reported a need for well-rounded college graduates who have a degree based in liberal arts. As our world becomes more technical and technological, organizations are relying more on people with a well-rounded education to add internal balance and a focus on consumers.


    • Recognize contemporary business operations through studies in management, accounting, economics, and sales.
    • Apply various concepts and norms of ethical behavior in particular cases and personal experiences.
    • Use computer skills related to business and accounting applications.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of today’s multicultural world through studies in American and global history.

    View the curriculum guide (for students beginning in Fall 2018) – PDF

    Business Studies degrees are available in Scranton, Hazleton, Lake Region, and Towanda.