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Department of Business Administration

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The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is awarded to students achieving proficiency in the University’s Liberal Arts Core Curriculum requirements, the College of Business foundational course requirements and the Business Administration Department’s advanced course requirements. Students successfully completing the program will be well prepared to assume careers in today’s competitive business environment, start their own business or attend graduate school.

Students majoring in Business Administration will develop their critical thinking, quantitative literacy, ethical reasoning, communication, and creativity skills through the study of core business functions and the fundamental concepts and processes relevant to business. Eastern students will develop both a conceptual and pragmatic understanding of how businesses operate and will experience the opportunity to practically apply their liberal arts education through a required internship. Check out “Programs of Study” in the menu on the right for concentrations and minors.

The department also offers the Master of Science in Management. This is a fully on-line management graduate program focused on developing the leadership skills, talent management, and interpersonal competencies required to succeed professionally.

Department Chair
Dr. Emiliano Villanueva
Communications, Rm. 203
(860) 465-0478
Ms. Denise Kegler
Communications, Rm. 202
(860) 465-4620
Assistant Department Chair
Dr. Mihyun Kang
Communications, Rm. 210
Internship Coordinator
Dr. Charles Chatterton Jr.
Communications, Rm. 206

AACSB Business Education Alliance Member

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Professor lecturing to graduate division class
Members of the Business program having a discussion

In the News

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Eastern inducts hundreds into honor societies in spring 2024

May 16, 2024

More than 20 academic programs and departments at Eastern Connecticut State University recognized student achievements this spring 2024 semester during honor society inductions and award ceremonies.

Nicolás Depetris-Chauvin

International conference tracks the business of wine production

April 22, 2024

Business and economics researchers who follow the global wine industry recently attended a two-day conference at Eastern Connecticut State University to discuss surveys of wineries in 24 wine-producing countries that are yielding new data on patterns of wine production.

Pam Days-Luketich and Dante Galvez

Business students prepped to share financial literacy tips with community

March 13, 2024

Business students taking the "Financial Literacy and Our Community" course at Eastern will share what they learn about credit, debt, financial fraud and how to buy a home in a series of workshops in the community.

Programs of Study

  • 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. Applied instruction delivered by a diverse faculty, pre-professional experiences, and a focus on critical thinking, ethical reasoning, quantitative literacy, communication and creativity, all contributing to the development of employability skills of our students. All Business Administration students at Eastern earn a concentration in one of the following fields: Management, Sport Management, Marketing, or International Business.

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  • The Healthcare Management minor prepares students to improve the outcomes of management functions in healthcare organizations, focusing on the fundamentals of healthcare management, quality improvement, and healthcare law.

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  • The International Business concentration in the Business Administration major focuses on international practices, standards, market institutions and regulatory structures, as well as market niches and cultural differences. The areas of financial management, international marketing strategies, global operations and logistics receive special attention.

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  • The Management concentration in the Business Administration major teaches students effective management skills required in a variety of careers and organizations in an increasingly dynamic and competitive world.

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  • The Marketing concentration in the Business Administration major addresses contemporary marketing needs by providing a solid overview of current advertising, sales and marketing best practices. Students also analyze factors influencing consumer behavior and marketing research techniques, and examine multicultural perspectives and insights into effective international marketing.

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  • Students in Sport Management prepare for careers in the field through courses in management, business finance, leadership, marketing, and sports psychology.

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