Business Administration Programs Overview

Stonehill’s Business Administration Department is among the five percent of business programs in the world to have earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a distinction that signifies a high quality program and one that is valued by both employers and business graduate schools.   

Our business degree programs give students the skills, knowledge and experience needed to launch a career in their chosen field along with a liberal arts foundation that signals to employers that they are a well-rounded and adaptable thinker. As our alumni have demonstrated repeatedly, it’s this combination of skills that helps pave the way to professional success.

Developing Ethical and Compassionate Leaders

Long before media scrutiny turned it into a focal point in the business world, Stonehill was incorporating ethical perspective and corporate social responsibility into its business curriculum.

The “Programming Ethical Design in Digital Age” Learning Community (LC), for example, teaches students how to create ‘good’ or ‘ethical’ digital designs to help resolve problems and challenges encountered in the professional world and everyday life. In a rapidly changing, interconnected society, tomorrow’s leaders will need creativity, problem-solving skills, technological fluency and ethical reasoning in order to be successful. This Learning Community provides students an overview of three domains: design thinking, ethical approach and computer programming. Students will develop both conceptual appreciation of ethical design and basic understanding of computer software programming. Topics include architecture, crime prevention, fashion, industrial products, urban planning and workplace.

AACSB Accredited Business Administration Program

Our Business Administration Department is accredited by AACSB International, placing us within an elite group of higher education institutions that make up less than five percent of the world’s business schools. 

Business Administration Department Majors

The Accounting program at Stonehill prepares students for any number of challenging careers in a wide range of responsible positions in business, government and nonprofit organizations.

Finance at Stonehill incorporates the study of the acquisition, allocation and management of funds into a program that emphasizes theory and practice.

Stonehill’s International Business program prepares students to capitalize on the demand for business professionals who can cater to a multicultural and multinational customer base.

The Stonehill Management major places emphasis on the development of analytical, conceptual and professional skills necessary for managerial success. Students choose to concentrate in either General Management or Management Information Systems (MIS). 

The Marketing major at Stonehill helps develop the ability to analyze and respond to the opportunities and challenges facing marketing managers to effectively, efficiently and ethically serve and satisfy an organization’s customers.

The Sports Management major provides students with a marketable skill set supported by our AACSB-accredited business program and a well-rounded liberal arts education, allowing them to grow their career in and out of the business of sports.

Business Administration Department Minors

The Business Administration minor allows liberal arts or science majors to explore each of the functional areas of business at a beginning level to better prepare them for eventual careers within a business environment.

The Data Analytics minor offers students the opportunity to acquire an integrated set of computer science, mathematics and analytical skills needed to enter the field of data analytics.

Stonehill’s Entrepreneurship minor prepares students who are excited about the prospects of starting a small business or participating in a family-owned business.

The Management Information Systems minor emphasizes the use of a computer as a managerial productivity tool and/or a resource of an organization in a systems setting.

Sample Business Administration Minor Courses

Financial Accounting

This course covers the fundamental principles and theories of financial accounting. Emphasis placed on the understanding and use of financial statements for the corporation. Interpretation and use of financial statement information in business decisions, and a study of the system that produces this information.

Organizational Behavior

The study of individuals and groups within the context of the organization. Topics include leadership, motivation, group processes, decision-making, workplace diversity, power, conflict and negotiation, communication, and organizational culture. Particular emphasis will be placed on relevant and important issues facing organizations today. Extensive use of teams, cases, skill-based exercises and readings.

Marketing Principles

This course explores the role marketing plays within firms and within society. Describes fundamental principles and methods underlying the national and international system of providing goods and services for consumers and business users in the profit and nonprofit sectors. Studies the tasks and decisions facing marketing managers in planning, implementing, and controlling marketing programs, and the ethical implications of these decisions.

Networking in Silicon Valley

Externship experience takes Stonehill seniors to Silicon Valley to learn more about tech careers and network with alumni already thriving in the field.

The Support Needed to Succeed

There are several other factors that account for our exceptional reputation and they are worth considering when comparing business degree programs. Among them:

  • As an undergraduate-only institution, our students are taught by full-time faculty whose focus is teaching and advising. Our faculty bring both solid academic credentials and business experience into the classroom and provide individual attention to students through academic advising and career mentoring.

  • The case-study approach used in many classes will sharpen your decision-making and problem-solving skills.

  • Students will have the opportunity to apply classroom theories to real-world experiences by engaging in comprehensive on-the-job internships either domestically or internationally and through our many co-curricular programs.

These experiences, both in and out of the classroom, combined with accessible faculty, dedicated alumni and our well-earned reputation for excellence, prepares students well to take the next step, whether it be entry into the job market, an MBA or other graduate business programs.

Move Quickly from Learning to Doing

Stonehill’s Business Administration program is renowned for getting students out into the field for the kind of real-world experience that not only adds important perspective to their coursework but also connects them to the people who can play a role in determining their success after graduation.

Students will have the opportunity to apply classroom theories in comprehensive on-the-job internships, either domestically or internationally, and through our many co-curricular programs.

Technology Resources 

Our new Meehan School of Business building, which opened fall 2019, features the latest technology for the classroom, research, collaboration and project-based learning. The state-of-the-art spaces include a 32-seat Bloomberg classroom, capital markets/trading room, and a one button recording studio, among others.

Students working on a project in Meehan School of Business Collaboration Room.

Outcomes Six Months After Graduation

Stonehill’s Business Administration Department’s history of connecting graduates with exceptional outcomes continues with the Class of 2019.

Class of 2019 Placement Rate

89% of Class of 2019 Business Administration Department graduates are employed, enrolled in top graduate programs or engaged in postgraduate service six months after graduation.

Where Our Graduates Work

Stonehill’s business administration graduates go on to work at a range of notable organizations. Continue exploring where our graduates work

Partnerships & Special Programs

Stonehill College has developed academic affiliations with colleges and universities that enable our students to augment the degree they earn at Stonehill with graduate and undergraduate degrees that further enhance their opportunities.

Pair Your Degree with a Master’s Degree

Pair your degree with a master’s in integrated marketing communications or data analytics. Our master’s programs provide you with the skills the market demands and partner well with several majors on campus. You can also pursue graduate-level courses as an elective during your senior year at Stonehill.

Business Administration Contact Information

John B. Duggan

John B. Duggan

Associate Professor of Business Law, Business Administration Minor Program Director
Meehan School of Business 206