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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Why Choose Business Administration?

Elmira College's Business Administration program has a unique real-world focus that prepares students for business and leadership roles. It has a strong emphasis on experiential learning including team projects, field trips to major manufacturing operations, guest speakers by corporate leaders and executives from all walks of industry, and consulting projects with real world organizations. You will work with experienced academic and industry professionals, combined with cutting-edge educational methods and small class sizes.

Experiential learning is a cornerstone of the Business Administration program at Elmira College, which has earned a national reputation in this area.

What Business Administration Will Teach You!

Elmira College's Business Administration program will teach you to think strategically, analyze data, communicate effectively and think globally and multi-culturally. There is an emphasis on business ethics and the importance of ethics to long-term success. And your education won't just take place in the classroom: with our emphasis on experiential learning, you will gain real world experience through field trips, site visits and on-site consulting projects.

Where Business Administration Can Take You!

A degree in a Business Administration concentration is your ticket to a wide range of careers in leadership, management, business operations and the rapidly growing non-profit sector. It allows you to leverage skills ranging from accounting and business analysis to marketing and new product development, for global employers in industry, finance, human resources, management, marketing, supply chain management, fashion merchandising, media and entertainment, government and more.

Why Choose Business Administration?

Elmira College's Business Administration program has a unique real-world focus that prepares students for business and leadership roles. It has a strong emphasis on experiential learning including team projects, field trips to major manufacturing operations, guest speakers by corporate leaders and executives from all walks of industry, and consulting projects with real world organizations. You will work with experienced academic and industry professionals, combined with cutting-edge educational methods and small class sizes.

Experiential learning is a cornerstone of the Business Administration program at Elmira College, which has earned a national reputation in this area.

What Business Administration Will Teach You!

Elmira College's Business Administration program will teach you to think strategically, analyze data, communicate effectively and think globally and multi-culturally. There is an emphasis on business ethics and the importance of ethics to long-term success. And your education won't just take place in the classroom: with our emphasis on experiential learning, you will gain real world experience through field trips, site visits and on-site consulting projects.

Where Business Administration Can Take You!

A degree in a Business Administration concentration is your ticket to a wide range of careers in leadership, management, business operations and the rapidly growing non-profit sector. It allows you to leverage skills ranging from accounting and business analysis to marketing and new product development, for global employers in industry, finance, human resources, management, marketing, supply chain management, fashion merchandising, media and entertainment, government and more.

The below links provide a helpful guide to the most current major/minor core courses and electives. Full program requirements and course descriptions are located in the Elmira College Bulletin.

Contacts:

  • Prof. Matthew Burr, A.S., B.S., M.B.A., MHRIR, Assistant Professor of Business Administration | mburr@elmira.edu
  • Prof. Gennaro Rendino, B.S., M.B.A., Assistant Professor of Business Administration | grendino@elmira.edu
  • Dr. Alison M. Wolfe, B.S., M.B.A, M.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing; Division Chair | awolfe@elmria.edu

Full-time Faculty:


Part-time Faculty:


Adjunct Faculty:

  • Karen D. Krusen, B.S, M.S, Adjunct Professor in Business Administration
  • Marichiel Lewis, B.A., J.D., Adjunct Professor in Business Administration

Business Administration students have regular opportunities for study abroad, ranging from Elmira College travel courses to partnerships with overseas institutions. Recent courses include Globalization and Change in Southeast Asia, Natural and Social History of Eastern Australia, and a business and cultural tour of the UK and Ireland.

Honor Societies:

  • Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business, Management and Administration - Sigma Beta Delta membership provides recognition for a lifetime. Because the Society is recognized for honoring scholastic excellence in business, it is appropriate to include Sigma Beta Delta membership on one's resume. Employers throughout the country will recognize your academic achievements.
    • Requirements: GPA, 3.6, leadership activities, and 60+ credits completed at Elmira College
    • Opportunities include: Lifetime recognition for outstanding academic achievements, fellowship award opportunities, internships, networking opportunities, lifetime contact with Sigma Beta Delta Aspirations Newsletter

Clubs:

  • EC2 - Elmira College is excited to spearhead its own entrepreneurial community development team, entitled EC2 Development (Elmira College Entrepreneurial Community Development). As members of EC2 Development, students have the opportunity to complete their community service requirements, while networking with fellow students and faculty and developing leadership, team-building, and entrepreneurial skills and experience. Upcoming project partners include the Economic Opportunity Program and the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, with more to be announced in the future.

Prizes/Scholarships:

  • The Julian Allen Prize - The Julian Allen Prize was established for excellence in International Business. Julian Allen taught at the College from 1981 to 1985. This prize has been endowed by the Allen family and the Corning Incorporated Foundation. It is awarded annually on the basis of merit.
  • The Provost Prize In Business Administration - Recipients of the Provost’s Prizes in the Academic Disciplines are outstanding students in the classroom in terms of their writing, presentation, and critical thinking skills. Such students take on new experiences in research, in learning new skills and techniques, and have frequently presented or published academic manuscripts. These students are members of national academic honor societies, and the faculty at Elmira College anticipates great accomplishments from them in their chosen fields. The Provost Prize is presented to a senior in the Spring Term.

Internships:

The Business Administration students complete internships/field experience with organizations in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors, with organizations including start-ups, small businesses, and large corporations. For a complete list, please refer to the Elmira College Office of Career Services.


Career Opportunities:

A Business Administration concentration at Elmira College prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities in business, leadership and management. Surveys have shown that Elmira College's focus on experiential learning and real-world experience has been a clear advantage to students in their careers, and its graduates are found in areas including human resources, management, marketing, manufacturing, media, fashion, entertainment, global business, the non-profit sector and more.

4+1 and 4+2 Graduate Business Opportunities

Graduates in Business Administration are well prepared for a variety of careers in business or for specialized graduate study in the business field. Students interested in pursuing an MBA may do so through one of Elmira College's 4+1 MBA programs with Alfred University, Clarkson University, RIT, Union College and State University of New York at Buffalo, providing the opportunity to earn an MBA in one additional year beyond the baccalaureate degree. Furthermore, we offer student information and opportunities with 4+2 MBA programs with University of Rochester, Syracuse University, and Binghamton University.

Allison (Smith) Burns, Esq. '14

Allison (Smith) Burns, Esq. '14

Chief Operations Officer/Fiduciary Litigation Associate, Casey & Lundregan, P.C.
Business Administration

The business department at Elmira College equipped me with the knowledge and skills I need, not only to manage the daily operations and staff of my law firm, but also to represent trustee clients in complex fiduciary litigation regarding accounts and tax obligations.