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Business and Liberal Arts
Program Director: Jane Cleland, Department of English
Steering Committee: Timothy Alborn, History; Stefan Becker, Interim Dean, School of Natural and Social Sciences; Michael Buckley, Philosophy; Michael Ferraro, Art; Elhum Haghighat, Political Science and Sociology; William Hoffman, Journalism, Communication, and Theatre; Dene Hurley, Economics and Business; Liesl Jones, Biological Sciences; Emine Kayaalp, Economics and Business; Marie Marianetti, History; Deirdre Pettipiece, Dean, School of Arts and Humanities; Janet Skolnik, Adult Degree Program.
The Business and Liberal Arts Program enables students to combine a traditional liberal arts education (including the natural and social sciences) with effective training in the business and/or not-for-profit sectors. Many liberal arts colleges around the nation have taken the initiative to prepare their students for business and non-profit careers without compromising the traditional characteristic of their educational mission. The administrators and educators of these institutions have noted that employers look for potential managers, who in addition to having excelled in critical thinking, effective communication, and analytical ability honed in liberal arts curriculums, also possess a general knowledge of business environments. This program both reaffirms the fundamental importance of liberal arts in college graduates' overall development and provides the necessary theoretical and practical exposure to the global business world through appropriate courses, workshops, mentorship, and/or internships.
Last modified: 1/23/2014