Averett University Undergraduate Catalog



Nancy Ryan
Eugene Steadman, Chair
Chin-Chyuan Tai
Brian Turner
Peggy Wright

The mission of the traditional Business Administration Department of Averett University is to offer students a broad-based and student-focused, business education grounded in the University’s liberal arts tradition that provides students with a solid foundation in pursuing their careers, in furthering their education and in contributing to a rapidly changing global economy.  Through courses of instruction, the department is dedicated to providing quality business programs by enhancing students’ knowledge and helping them develop their full potential in communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.

The department provides programs for business students to succeed in profit, nonprofit, and government organizations or to enter graduate programs.  Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. Students with a major in Business Administration must have 120 semester hours for graduation and must also achieve a 2.0 GPA for all courses in the major.  The 2.0 may not include more than two grades of D.  Business students are required to take business core courses in order to obtain common body knowledge.  Then, business students may take concentration courses in selected specialty areas such as accounting, management science, or marketing management. 

All students majoring in Business Administration must satisfactorily complete Mathematics 171, its equivalent, or a higher numbered math course, and Introduction to Statistics (MTH160). Students must also complete CSS113, Microcomputers and Application Software, or demonstrate proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs.

To be eligible for graduation, all business seniors in the spring semester are required to participate in the Major Field Achievement Test (MFAT) in Business.  The test is used as a tool to assess the quality of the program and the students’ learning outcomes for improvement purposes.

Business Administration: Management Science may also be pursued through the IDEAL program.