Business & Entrepreneurial Studies

Overview

The Department of Business and Entrepreneurial Studies provides students with a solid theoretical and practical foundation in four business disciplines: Accounting, Finance, Information Technology and Management. Students who complete a course of study in any of the major disciplines will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and competencies to transition successfully into , and effectively compete in the private, public and international sectors. Students with goals to pursue graduate studies, enter professional certification programs beyound the Bachelor's degree, and who plan to develop and build entrepreneurial enterprises are provided with the tools to fulfill their career aspirations.

  • Accounting

    Program Goals

    • The goal of the Accounting program is to provide students with the technical, professional knowledge of accounting concepts, theory and practice.
    • The curriculum is tailored to expose students to specific areas of accounting, including financial and managerial accounting, taxation, audit, accounting information systems and international accounting etc., for students who plan to become Certified Public Accountants (CPA)
    • The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level careers in public and private sector employment.

    Outcomes

    Graduates of the Lincoln University Accounting Program will be able to:

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  • Entrepreneurship (Minor)

    Program Goals

    The Entrepreneurship minor infuses entrepreneurship across the Business and Entrepreneurial Studies curriculum, building on key elements in business, including development and formation of business enterprise, forming strategic alliances with entrepreneurs, and identifying market opportunities that prepare students for successful business start- up.  The curriculum consists of the following courses and credits:

     

    Course

    ETP 320 - Entrepreneurship:  Launching New Ventures  - 3 credits

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  • Finance

    Program Goals

    The mission of the finance program, in the Department of Business and Entrepreneurship Studies, is to provide high quality finance preparation for professional careers in the dynamic global economy and post baccalaurean education through the provision of basic finance knowledge, skills and general education.

    Outcomes

    1. Identify and explain the primary concepts and practices associated with financial management
    2. Construct optimal portfolios and illustrate the theory’s implications and empirical applications for the financial environment, valuation techniques and investment strategy.
    3. Evaluate the elements and characteristics of money and capital markets.
    4. Calculate and interpret the diverse aspects of international financial management theories and tools
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  • Information Technology

    Program Goals

    Information Technology (IT) has emerged as a significant driver of disruptive online and offline infrastructures in the knowledge industry. Twenty first century enterprisers requires managers and leaders who understand the functionalities of IT systems as the backbone of contemporary organizations and can strategically integrate these systems with business functions such as enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, logistics, and customer relations management. This major synthesizes and infuses information technology into traditional cutting edge business disciplines.

    Outcomes

     

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  • Management

    Program Goals

    The mission of the Management major is to provide students with a top quality management education and the proper skill sets and real-life learning experiences for success in the twenty-first century workplace. Management strives to provide ethical values in a learning environment based on professionalism, responsibility, accountability, excellence, trust and respect.

    Outcomes

    1. Identify organizational challenges and develop administrative, legal, ethical, operational and technological strategies that inform managerial decisions.
    2. Recognize and use specialized language, forms, and styles appropriate to the study of management.
    3. Define and explain management theories and concepts and apply them to policy, planning, enterprise creation and general business practices.
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Contact
Office Address: Lincoln Hall 303
Dr. Tondalaya Carroll Chair and Assistant Professor, Business & Entrepreneurial Studies tcarroll@lincoln.edu 484-365-7374
  • Lincoln Hall 304
Rhonda Bellak Department Assistant, Business & Entrepreneurial Studies rbellak@lincoln.edu 484-365-7394
  • Lincoln Hall 303