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Department of Business Administration

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The Department of Business Administration offers unique programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, and Finance in addition to an interdisciplinary major in Labor Relations and Human Resource Management. Students in these programs gain a theoretical and practical understanding of how businesses operate and become successful organizations. Each area of study is grounded in the liberal arts and exposes students to applicable business concepts and applications.

Department of Business Administration programs place emphasis on the development of teamwork and leadership skills through practical business applications. Students in each program apply classroom knowledge through hands-on experiences in local communities, regional business hubs, and by pursuing international work and study options.

In Connecticut, the Department of Labor projects graduates in accounting, business administration, business information systems, economics and finance will see an increase of more than nine percent in job openings through 2024.

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Department Chair
Dr. Chiaku Chukwuogor
Webb Hall, Rm. 428
(860) 465-5393
chukwuogorc@easternct.edu
Assistant Chair
Dr. Jeffery Schaller
Webb Hall, Rm. 449
(860) 465-5226
schallerj@easternct.edu
Dept. Secretary
Gwyneth Carrell
Webb Hall, Rm. 423
(860) 465-4620
carrellg@easternct.edu
Internship Coordinator
Karen Crowley
Webb Hall, Rm. 423
(860) 465-4627
crowleyk@easternct.edu
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President Nunez welcoming people to the 25th Annual Accounting Banquet
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Programs of Study

  • Eastern’s Bachelor of Science degree in accounting provides introductory and advanced courses in financial and managerial accounting, auditing, taxation and accounting information technology and business solutions. As one of the top accounting programs in Connecticut, Eastern has one of the top CPA Exam pass rates in the state. In addition the Accounting Major and Accounting Minor, graduates can also earn their master’s degree in accounting with only one additional year of study at Eastern.

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  • Recognized by Colleges of Distinction, the Business Administration major helps students develop business skills, learn to manage ethical issues, analyze strategic options, and apply their learning to real organizational settings in today’s dynamic global business environment. Concentrations are available in Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, International Business and Operations Management. Eastern also offers a minor in Business Administration to other majors.

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  • Students in Eastern's Business Information Systems (BIS) Major develop technology skills, business knowledge and competency in leadership, analytical thinking, business intelligence, data mining, project management and teamwork as they gain a competitive edge in the job market. In addition to classroom theory, BIS students complete practical team projects, take service learning courses, work with advanced computer applications, design information systems and applications, and participate in related internships and co-ops. Other majors may also choose to take the BIS minor.

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  • The Finance major prepares students to enter the financial services sector, work in a corporate setting or enroll in graduate school. With a broad foundation in the liberal arts, the major is designed to develop students’ intellectual skills for problem solving, communication, critical thinking, and technical and quantitative analysis. In addition, students gain understanding of ethical issues and knowledge of the principles, theories and regulations in Finance. Eastern graduates have a distinct advantage in the marketplace, as a liberal arts education with a major in Finance places them in an enviable position with companies seeking graduates who are morally and ethically suited for today’s business challenges. In addition to the Finance Major, a Finance concentration is available in the Business Administration Major.

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  • The only undergraduate program of its kind in New England, Eastern’s multidisciplinary Labor Relations and Human Resource Management major teaches students how to evaluate issues related to work and employment relationships. With a focus on creative, analytical and critical thinking, the program offers a unique approach to complex employment issues. Students develop a critical perspective and understanding of the roles of workers, employers, unions, institutions and labor laws. Faculty members come from the Business, Economics and Psychology departments.

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  • The Healthcare Informatics minor introduces the changing information technology needs of the healthcare industry and provides an overview of the resources required in electronic medical records (EMR) and clinical information systems. The minor prepares students for jobs described by the American Society of Health Informatics Managers.

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  • Students in the Social Informatics minor study the design, uses and consequences of information technologies that take into account their interaction with institutional and cultural environments. Students deepen their understanding of information technology in one of three areas: sociology, social work and social sciences; environmental management; or sustainable energy. Students learn to collect and analyze data needed to enhance business productivity.

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