Gain a solid foundation in business principles and strategies through student-centered learning, leadership opportunities and hands-on experiences. Apply these skills through internships, travel study, corporate workshops and more.


Accountancy and Finance: Select 12 hours of courses in cost management, risk management, real estate, investments, international corporate finance, or financial institutions and monetary policy.
Corporate Leadership:
Select 12 hours of courses in legal issues, ethical decision making, fraud prevention, cost management, investments, organizational communication and other special topics.
Dive into consumer behavior, business innovation, advertising, sports marketing, graphic design, public relations or multimedia in business.
Management Information Systems:
Learn about business programming, web programming, web development, intelligent systems, operations management or systems and networks.
Organizational Management:
Focus on legal issues, risk management, real estate, monetary policy, industrial psychology, operations management, advertising, management techniques and current economic trends.
Work with an advisor to tailor a specialization to achieve specific career goals. Students often combine a minor or a second major with business, such as psychology, sports management, criminal justice or mathematics.

Fast Facts:

- Business majors may double-major or minor in many subjects, such as psychology, sports management, criminal justice, math, communication and web design.
- Interact with corporate leaders in Business Leadership Exchange lecture series and participate in Corporate Experience Seminars with executives in board rooms of major corporations in Chicago and Kansas City.
- Travel to conferences in Nashville, Chicago, Dallas, New Orleans and more.
- All students complete an internship, arranged with guidance from their counselors and the Career Services Center.

Student Organizations:

Sigma Beta Delta, the business honor society
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)


Dr. Kim Gaither, Business Division Chair
Ph: (573) 288-6340

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