At A Glance
Enter one of the most versatile and popular majors at Lackawanna College.
Begin your business journey earning $50,000 per year and grow to earn $90,000 per year.
Start working in an ever-growing field that adds 750,000 jobs every year.
Earn your degree in four years, receiving a well-rounded education in the world of business.
Work through your four years locally at the Scranton main campus.
Welcome to Business-Bachelor’s Degree
You’ve never been one to take on life’s challenges without options and opportunities to tackle them. Learning from past experiences, you try to keep as many doors open as possible along the way. Take your versatile lifestyle to the professional level and earn one of the most career diverse degrees at Lackawanna College.
Learn the ins and outs of business and graduate ready to take on a variety of jobs in the professional business world with this four-year degree.
Your Career Starts Here
Employment for people with business degrees has continued to grow every year, with an 8% increase between now and 2030. As business careers expand with the online world, more opportunities will open up along the way.
The median annual wage for graduates with business degree was $76,570 in May 2021.
A degree in business will open numerous doors in the field. You’ll find employment in:
- Accounting Firms
- Real Estate Agencies
- Business Agencies
- Government Offices
- Public Relations Agencies
- Marketing Agencies
- Home Owners Associations
- And other business settings
Jobs you can find in the business world are:
- Account Executives
- Media Buyers
- Business Analysts
- Political Consultants
- Sales Agents
- Sales Directors
- Marketing Analysts
- Business Managers
- Claims Analysts
- And so many more!
More About the Program
Through a diverse curriculum, students will learn career-related skills like management, business law, accounting and more. Our well-rounded approach to developing this degree will produce dynamic graduates and career-ready employees.
The knowledge gained in our business degree helps take students far in their future careers, but learning isn’t limited to just the classroom. Business students are required to complete internships, giving them relevant experience for their careers before they graduate.
Students working toward their bachelor’s degree in business will:
- Prepare for a career in business leadership by applying fundamental management techniques through coursework and internship opportunities.
- Interpret financial data to determine profitability, productivity and strategic planning.
- Analyze business promotion through advertising, marketing, customer service and core goals of consumer industries.
- Recognize the global perspective on business principles and practices.
- Use technology to sharpen skills through the study of data, management information systems, macroeconomics and statistics.
Although this is a four-year degree program, it’s incredibly flexible and allows some students to earn their degree faster. Students have the option to take summer session and intersession courses helping them complete the program in as little as three years!
Students can also take a Marketing Concentration, exploring contemporary issues in marketing and integrated communications for public, private, profit and non-profit organizations in various industries.
This concentration provides students with an understanding of the relationships among organizational cultures, consumer behavior, consumer psychology and the marketing mix. The curriculum emphasizes research, theory and practice regarding promotional methods, target markets, branding and customer value.
The Course Work
The business degree consists of a combination of courses in marketing, economics, communications, entrepreneurship, statistics and many more. Some of the courses in the business degree include:
- Principles of Management
- Principles of Accounting
- Business Law
- Labor Relations
- Business Statistics
- Business Ethics
- Organizational Leadership