About the School

Our Mission

The Girard School of Business empowers and inspires students to do well and do good by building their intellect, capabilities, and social awareness through experiential learning, creative pedagogy, and relevant faculty research. 

Our Vision

The Girard School of Business will be the business school of choice for prospective students, faculty, staff, and employers.

Our rigorous undergraduate business education gives graduates a true edge among their peers. We foster engagement and close personal interaction — yet we also provide unique experiential-education opportunities to give you valuable real-world experience.

You’ll gain the tools to become a flexible and creative thinker, an effective leader, a hands-on decision-maker, and an ethical citizen.

Our students undertake projects in teams and have the opportunity to collaborate with outside practitioners to solve actual business problems. As you gain knowledge and learn communication and critical-thinking skills, you also learn to manage change, motivate others, and assume responsibility.

And through internships, co-ops, and study abroad, you’ll experience firsthand how businesses operate on the street.

Our faculty are committed to providing students with a strong foundation of business knowledge and skills in an environment having a high degree of student-faculty interaction. 

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Learning Goals

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program has the following four learning goals:

1. Communicate business concepts in a variety of channels.

  • Deliver professional presentations.
  • Write professional documents.
  • Convey ideas and information persuasively.
  • Utilize/employ/use/apply a variety of digital platforms and social media.

2. Collaborate with others to achieve a common goal.

  • Function effectively in a team as both members and leaders.
  • Understand and apply collaboration processes.
  • Identify ways to motivate a team to improve its performance.

3. Analyze relevant data to make informed judgments.

  • Collect data.
  • Interpret data.
  • Summarize information.

4. Apply business knowledge to solve problems.

  • Identify and define a problem.
  • Develop creative alternatives to address a problem.
  • Develop a reasoned argument to support a recommendation.
  • Identify the key and relevant issues in implementing a recommendation.