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All employers need highly skilled business personnel to keep
their operations running smoothly and successfully. Dynamic
careers in business are available in virtually every sector of
the economy. Job openings are plentiful, working conditions
are comfortable, and opportunities for advancement are
within reach for those with a two-year degree.
The Business Administration program at Thaddeus Stevens
College provides students with the marketable skills,
academic background, and experience required to meet the
needs of the workforce or transfer to a four-year university.
The broad-based curriculum is designed to prepare recent
high school graduates or those re-entering the workforce
to reach their full potential in many varied business fields.
Faculty are focused on training students to manage rapidly
changing technology, lead and motivate others, prepare and
analyze financial information, and succeed in the global
marketplace. Entry-level job titles for recent graduates
include sales and service account manager, accounts
payable and receivable clerk, administrative assistant,
public relations coordinator, operations coordinator, small
business owner, human resources assistant/specialist, and
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A graduate of this program will be able to do the following:
* Demonstrate excellent communication skills, including
the ability to speak and write clearly and effectively,
especially for the business setting.
* Demonstrate an understanding of emerging online
technologies and trends and their influence on the
electronic commerce marketplace.
* Use critical thinking and mathematical skills to analyze
and solve accounting and business math problems.
* Demonstrate advanced keyboarding skills as well as
spreadsheet, database management, word processing,
and presentation applications.
* Assess and influence behavior among peers,
subordinates, and managers; work well as an individual,
in groups, and on teams.
* Demonstrate an understanding of the marketer's tasks
and knowledge in the principles of how those tasks can
* Investigate the basic practices and principals involved in
the administration of a modern business, and evaluate
various career paths that may be pursued.
* Predict managerial success by studying the primary
theories, principals, and processes of management.
* Demonstrate an understanding of the judicial process
and business law in areas such as leases, contracts and
employment law, and how they impact various forms of
* Display a general knowledge of the social sciences and
understand their effect on the workforce and society.