Business Administration Major
The mission of the Defiance College Bachelor of Arts Degree with majors in the Business
Administration Division is to expand each student's knowledge from the business disciplines
(accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, quantitative, communication,
strategy, etc) and the liberal arts through education, scholarship, and service.
The Mission will be accomplished by tracking graduation rates in the division and
through coursework and service opportunities. Service and Leadership are part of curricular
and co-curricular activities that are either optional or required i.e., athletics,
McMaster School, Habitat for Humanity, Christian organizations, BASA, etc.
- Understand the role of the business professional within the organizational setting.
- Develop an understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures within organizations.
- Develop leadership skills and abilities within an ethical framework that will advance
the business profession.
- Utilize critical thinking skills to assess, analyze, and implement positive change
within the business profession and organizations.
- Develop purposeful communication skills and integrate verbal, nonverbal, and electronic
methodologies when interacting with others.
- Contribute to the organization by becoming a pathfinder through discovery, analysis,
and evaluation of business information.
- Analyze and problem-solve within the system of business and broader realm synthesizing
knowledge from the liberal arts and business curriculum.
- Understand business writing and research (APA) from scholarly journals and use the
information in practice as it pertains to the major.
- Apply principles of learning to become a self-directed learner as a business professional.
- Understand and practice as an ethical business professional with respect to differences
in culture, ethnicity, age, gender, marital status, etc. in personal and professional
- Integrate technology into learning environment.
- Demonstrate and understand the principles of effective communications and be sensitive
to the needs of others in organizational settings.
- Practice professionalism and apply leadership principles, acting autonomously and
in serving others.
- Be prepared to assess and implement changes in organizations while acting as a professional
- Engage in service learning in at least a community setting with opportunities for
national and international service.
- Become a pathfinder and grow beyond boundaries to discover, analyze, and evaluate
All majors in business take the Major Field Achievement Test. The test is taken in
the Business Policy course, which serves as the capstone requirement for all business
majors. Student scores are above the 50th percentile.