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As a dancer and artist, Shondelle Webster '18 realized that she would need to make business-savvy decisions throughout her life. So, after choosing a dance major, she made the pragmatic decision to double major in business administration... read more.
Dr. Edwin Portugal, who has been a professor at SUNY Potsdam since 1993, is known for fostering curiosity and creative thinking in his business administration classes and bringing a global perspective to his research and teaching... read more.
A background in business administration provides students with an understanding of how for-profit and not-for-profit organizations function effectively and efficiently.
Students gain a comprehensive understanding of the entire organization and a clear picture of how the following functional business areas work together to make a successful organization: accounting, finance, human resources, law, management, marketing, information technology and operations.
Students in the program acquire a portfolio of business skills that they master and sharpen through the curriculum. In addition to gaining a fundamental knowledge of business concepts and nomenclature, students develop skills that are valued by employers.
SUNY Potsdam has received specialized accreditation for its business program through the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. The business program in the following degree is accredited by the IACBE:
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
“Business Administration has given me a broad background that will make me marketable in a variety of fields of work following graduation. The professors are extremely approachable and helpful, whether it be academic-related or not, and their doors are almost always open.”
-Kyle Fennell, Business Administration