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Gary Benjamin '70

President and COO, Champion, Inc.
Iron Mountain, MI

LSSU Business, Economics, and Legal Studies Distinguished Alumni '07

Former LSSU Board Trustee

School of Business

Degree Programs

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Bachelor's Degrees

Associate's Degrees
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Minors
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Degree Audits

Go to Anchor Access to review your online degree audit form.Your degree requirements are determined by the semester in which you begin.The most current degree audit's link is listed under each degree's description below.

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Accounting

The discipline of accounting provides financial and other information essential to the efficient conduct and evaluation of the activities of any organization. Accounting includes the development and analysis of data, the testing of its validity and relevance, and the interpretation and communication of the resulting information to intended users.

ALL STUDENTS WHO WISH TO SIT FOR THE CPA EXAM must complete the 128-hour accounting degree AND take 22 additional hours of course work. Students will work with an advisor to select 22 additional hours which could be in the form of minors, selected courses in legal studies, CIS, law enforcement, internships, etc. An articulated advanced business degree may also be an option.
(MICPA Requirement)

Accounting Degree Audit Sheet (pdf)

Accounting catalog page - includes links to course descriptions (opens in a new window)

 

Business Administration - Generalist

The Business Administration degree provides students with a broad overview of business concepts, along with particular emphasis in one functional area as identified by the minor selected. The intent of this degree is to create a well-rounded graduate with a basic understanding of all aspects of a business organization, both in the office and on the workplace floor. This degree is designed specifically for individuals who acquired training at community colleges, technical institutes, industry-related schools, etc., or have several years of workplace experience, and want to continue their education in the area of business.

Business Administration-Generalist Degree Audit Sheet (pdf)

Business Administration catalog page - includes links to course descriptions (opens in a new window)

 

Business Administration - Entrepreneurship

The entrepreneurship major is designed to develop students’ skills so that they are both confident and competent in analyzing new business ideas; refining a vision of a new business into the kind of business plan lenders and investors are likely to approve; and, translating the business plan into the start-up, launch, daily management, and growth and exit strategies most relevant and feasible for a small business venture. The entrepreneurship major also prepares students for working within a small, entrepreneurial firm, as an employee with specific business skills tailored to the needs of the smaller firm. The study of entrepreneurship includes classes in marketing, accounting, management, and entrepreneurship, and requires an internship placement in a small firm or as an advisor to a small firm. These courses, along with the common professional business core courses, will provide students with the knowledge, training, and practical experience required to become successful small business owners, counselors, and employees.

Enterpreneurship Degree Audit Sheet (pdf)

Entrepreneurship catalog page - includes links to course descriptions (opens in a new window)

Business Administration - International Business

A major in international business is intended to develop a student’s ability to meet the challenges of the global business environment. In addition to providing the fundamental foundations of all business functional areas, the major teaches the student to identify and develop appropriate solutions to situations that are unique to conducting business in the global environment. The international business major provides the student with an understanding of international business by providing upper-level courses in international economics, international marketing, cultural differences, politics and foreign languages. Students will also participate in an approved international experience which will involve either study abroad, work experiences, or internships.

International Business Degree Audit Sheet (pdf)

International Business catalog page - includes links to course descriptions (opens in a new window)

Business Administration - Management

The management major is designed to provide students with a broad background in business by presenting courses covering the functional areas of business. This management degree program prepares students for human resource and leadership positions in business and non-profit organizations.

Management Degree Audit Sheet (pdf)

Management catalog page - includes links to course descriptions (opens in a new window)

Business Administration - Marketing

The marketing major is designed to prepare students for the many opportunities in the field of marketing. The study of marketing includes marketing principles, principles of selling, retail management, consumer behavior, advertising theory and practice, marketing management, sales force management, marketing research and international marketing. These courses, along with the common professional business core courses, are designed to provide our students with the appropriate knowledge and skills to understand the function of marketing in the firm and in society and to be effective decision makers.

Marketing Degree Audit Sheet (pdf)

Marketing catalog page - includes links to course descriptions (opens in a new window)

Finance and Economics

This degree requires successful completion of a minimum of 124 semester credits as prescribed on the following page. The study of finance and economics develops the capacity for analytical reasoning and critical thinking, the most important decision making tools in business, government, education, and in your personal life.

Organizations need planners and problem-solvers, people who are logical thinkers. Economists and financiers learn to develop accurate information upon which to make decisions from the vast quantities of complex and often conflicting data generated in today’s global economy. Employers hire these professionals because of their abilities for careful analysis, planning and decision making.

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Finance and Economics Degree Audit Sheet (pdf)

Finance and Economics catalog page - includes links to course descriptions (opens in a new window)

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