Division of Business | Louisiana College

Division of Business

The Division of Business has a mission of combining a full-time, teaching faculty with an academic program that challenges students in a community of learning. All courses are built on a Christian worldview. We believe this approach produces well informed, ethically sensitive, and academically prepared graduates. The division has graduated hundreds who have succeeded in various managerial and leadership positions in the United States and overseas.

Internships are offered in each of the specialization areas within the Division, and students are able to join the Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM), and the Business Students Association (BSA), which is open to all majors within the Division. Delta Mu Delta, the national honor society in business, is open to the top 20 percent of the junior and senior classes.

Our business graduates consistently provide feedback confirming that their experience in the division enhanced their confidence and preparedness for the workplace. They often mention the close relationship with the professors as a major positive factor. Students graduating from the Division of Business are capable of pursuing advanced degrees, passing the CPA exam and joining the workforce.

An internship program and a business honor society offer opportunities for hands-on experience in the local community or in the student's home community.

Each year, the division awards one full tuition academic award to a deserving incoming freshman.

Mission

Consistent with the purpose of the college, the Division of Business has a mission of combining a full-time, teaching faculty with an academic program that challenges the student in a community of learning. The Division concentrates its resources on an undergraduate program that emphasizes teaching and a close, caring relationship with students. Learning and free inquiry from a Christian perspective provides an environment where students are encouraged to become sensitive and productive members of society, able to respond to the demands of a rapidly changing world.

The central curriculum, required of all students in the College, provides a broad knowledge and understanding in the areas of the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. This central curriculum requirement combines with the business core curriculum, required of all business students, to give students a solid foundation in the liberal arts as well as the business disciplines.

The professional concentrations in accounting, economics/finance, management/marketing and general business provide specific skills for understanding and functioning in organizations and offer a basis for a lifetime of professional growth and development in a global environment. Therefore, students completing the business program at Louisiana College are characterized by their:

  • Sense of personal values and social responsibility developed through courses in values and business ethics.
  • Creativity in decision-making enriched by participation in casework and business simulations.
  • Oral and written communication ability strengthened by formal courses in communication and the opportunity to make formal and informal presentations.
  • Analytical decision-making skills developed in courses using quantitative methods and problem solving.
  • Immediate productivity resulting from internships, real-world examples, and guest speakers who relate academic material to existing organizational problems.
  • Interpersonal skills developed through working with groups in classes as well as social and professional organizations.
  • Ability to succeed in graduate school because the focusing of all faculty, physical and financial resources on the teaching of undergraduates has resulted in solid, academic course work.

Jacob Jolibois, 2014

"I believe that the hands-on projects, networking, and professor-student relationships through the LC Business Department truly had an impact on how I approached my professional career post-graduation. I count my professors as friends as well as mentors. I'm now working as a digital storyteller, assisting brands in telling their brand story across digital media such as photography, video, web, email and social. I was recently on the board for a local creative conference called 99u that some friends and I organized and hosted."