Business Administration | Albright College

Business Administration

Upcoming Cohorts:
Blue Bell January 2020, Harrisburg January 2020, Pottstown January 2020

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

A strong business education teaches more than business.  Surveys of America’s corporate sector show that executives and hiring managers are looking for college graduates who adapt well to change, communicate effectively, think analytically, and interact constructively with others.  In other words, they’re looking for graduates of programs like Albright’s School of Professional Studies.

Skills Employers Seek Most

In today’s competitive job market, employers are looking for more in business management hires: more know-how, more abilities and more potential.  Labor market analytics company Burning Glass analyzed 1.9 million job posts for management-related roles to find out the top business management skills employers seek the most in their new hires.  All of these skills-technical and baseline-are emphasized at Albright College.

Employment Projections: Business Administration

8% projected employment growth of business and financial operation occupations from 2014 to 2024.
-United States Bureau of Labor Statistics

623,400 new business and financial operation jobs projected from 2014 to 2024.
-United States Bureau of Labor Statistics

What are the benefits of accelerated learning?

Learning in an accelerated course format allows adult learners to focus on one subject at a time.  While the class is condensed into five weeks, the learning outcomes and objectives are the same as those in a standard 15-week course.  This means that students have increased out-of-classroom work or instructional equivalencies, which can be completed at home, during the lunch hour, or whenever your scheduled allows.

Required Courses

  • 78 credits in general studies & elective credits
  • 48 credits in Business at Albright College (16 Courses — 3 credits per course)

Management Concepts I
Management Concepts II
Business Statics
Production Management
Managerial Economics
Applied Macroeconomics
Accounting I
Accounting II
Marketing Management I
Marketing Management II
Financial Management I
Financial Management II
Management of Information Systems
International Aspects of Business
Business, Government & Society
Integrative Capstone

Albright College: Who Are We?

Founded in 1856, Albright College educates creative, curious students to become adaptable, global citizens who discover and reach their full potential.  Close faculty mentorship, numerous experiential learning options, and a diverse, supportive and nurturing community of scholars and learners help students exceed their own expectations and graduate with a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning.


Albright College Faculty

Melissa Wells, M.B.A.
Academic Program Chair and Instructor of Business
B.S., Albright College; M.B.A., LaSalle University

Soma Ghosh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
Ph.D., M.A., Clark University; M.S., B.S., Calcutta University, Calcutta, India

Lisa Wilder, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics; Traditional Undergraduate Department Chair
Ph.D.: Virginia Tech; B.S.;M.A.: Virginia Tech; B.A.: Shippensburg University

Suzanne Palmer
Assistant Professor of Economics and Business; Pre-Law Advisor-Traditional Undergraduate College
LL.M.: George Mason University School of Law (Law & Economics); J.D.: Boston University School of Law;A.B.: Lafayette College

Jayanthi Rajan
Instructor of Business; William and Mary Dearden Endowed Chair of Business
M.B.A., Bangalore University; B.S., University of Madras

Bonnie Rohde, M.B.A., CPM
Instructor of Business
D.B.A.: Wilmington University (in progress); M.B.A.: Saint Joseph’s University (international business); B.S.: Albright College; (computer science and marketing) A.S.: Lincoln Technical Institute (electronics technology)

Farhad Saboori, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
Ph.D.: Indiana University (economics); B.A.: National University of Iran (economics)

Adam Owenz ’03, M.B.A.
Instructor of Business

Learning Goals

  1. Understanding of relevant terminology, concepts and theory [Knowledge]
  2. Ability to communicate relevant terminology, concepts and theory [Application]
  3. Ability to identify information required to solve problems and make responsible business decisions [Knowledge]
  4. Ability to critically evaluate, analyze and interpret information to solve problems and make responsible business decisions [Application]
  5. An awareness of the domestic and global economic, legal, cultural, and technological environment in which businesses make and implement decisions [Knowledge]
  6. Acquire analytical tools and skills for evaluating information, solving problems, and making sound decisions [Knowledge]
  7. Use analytical tools and skills for evaluating information, solving problems, and making sound decisions [Application]
  8. Be an effective communicator capable of preparing and delivering information orally and in writing using appropriate technologies [Application]
  9. Possess sensitivity to the ethical requirements of business activities [Knowledge]