The Division of Business Administration offers comprehensive graduate school and career preparation. The curriculum is focused on transforming business students into business professionals and meeting the recruitment needs of employers locally and across the nation. Business Administration majors are encouraged to gain practical work experience through class projects, internships, participation in student-run business organizations and through community service.
The Division of Business Administration prepares students for careers in numerous business disciplines and is accredited by ACBSP (The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs). Once students complete their general education courses, students focus on their business coursework. Initially, students take introductory courses in economics, management, communication, marketing and mathematics. Subsequently, students layer specialized insight that pertains to their academic focus in one of the following areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Administration, Management, or Marketing. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher to remain in the program.
The mission of the Division of Business Administration at Philander Smith College is to prepare students for careers in business and graduate school. The Division of Business Administration’s graduates are well grounded technically, socially, ethically, and are well prepared to become leaders in their profession.
The Business Administration program at Philander Smith College prepares students to make a difference in their community by creating and growing business opportunities.
Business Administration Curriculum
All students pursuing a degree in Business Administration will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in one of five areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Administration, Management, or Marketing. Students declare one concentration as their preferred focus when declaring their major.
Business administration Goals
• Assist students in learning the technical aspects of business.
• Help students develop the self-confidence necessary to succeed in the workplace.
• Develop students’ critical thinking skills.
• Motivate students to achieve the highest degree of success possible.
• Provide an environment that is conducive to learning.
• Continuously assess the program’s effectiveness and efficiency to ascertain ways to improve its offerings and delivery.
• Recruit students that are well prepared.
Division Chair: Dr. Kathryn Davis
Location: Ottenheimer Business Center , Room 206
The Business Administration program at Philander Smith College has been accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs) since 2005 and by the Higher Learning Commission since 1949. The organization can be reached at www.acbsp.org/
Philander Smith College Management Institute
The Philander Smith College Management Institute (PSMI) provides adults the opportunity to complete a Bachelor’s degree by attending class one night per week in a program that is academically challenging yet flexible to meet the needs of non-traditional students.