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BUSINESSMANAGER SPRING2011


News from the Springfield College Department of Business Administration


THE BUSINESS CLUB IS LOOKING FOR YOU


The Business Club is a new organization, seeking members from Business Administration majors and minors. The club will sponsor field trips, case competitions, guest speakers, and fun activities. It is a great resume builder, a chance to learn, and interact with classmates.


Undergrad Business students, MBA students, and faculty utilize the Business Department Student Lounge. WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR


Hello, and welcome to the first edition of the Springfield College Department of Business Administration newsletter with its new format. Let me give you a brief his- tory of our program.


The department of business administra- tion began as a small, three-person-faculty business minor, that was specifically created to sat- isfy the growing demand for business and econom- ic courses. The strength of that demand was so overwhelming that the administration dictated the formation of a busi- ness management major in 1979. The competitive, quantitatively oriented program aimed to provide a broad-based education to enable our students to qualify for entry-level positions in a va- riety of business-oriented occupations. It stressed then, and continues to stress to- day, the management or people-oriented aspect of the traditional business major.


Since its modest beginning, the business management program has undergone ma- jor changes. The result of these growing pains has led to nine full-time and numer-


INSIDE THIS ISSUE: WELCOME P. 1 Joel J. Parrish, Chair Department of Business Administration


ous part-time faculty members, as well as a business center incorporating a student study and resource module. These changes have, in large part, come from contacts and graduates who assisted us in determining those things that would help us to bet- ter serve our students. We now feel that these changes address the needs of the market- place much better than the original program. The program continues to grow through its recent development of our mas- ter of business adminis- tration (MBA) program, which is off to a resound- ingly successful begin- ning in its first year. Ku- dos to the students who have enrolled in this new discipline, as well as to


the faculty teaching the courses and to the program’s director, Kathryn Heler. The MBA is characterized by the same excellence in teaching utilized in our other academic pro- grams.


I hope you thoroughly enjoy our newsletter, and we look forward to continue to keep you up-to-date and informed at all times about the new and exciting events in our department. Have a great spring semester!


If you are interested, contact Erik Chiarella at (732) 647-5482 or echiarella@spfldcol.edu, or Kristen Connulty at kconnulty@spfldcol.edu.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR


MARCH March 3


5:30 p.m. ...............................Senior Class picture (more information to come)


6 p.m. ..................Comprehensive Business Exam March 14-18 .....................................Spring break


MAY May 3 ............................................... Classes end


May 4 .............................................. Reading Day May 5-6, 9-10 .............................................Exams May 14 .......................... Baccalaureate ceremony May 14 ........................Graduate Commencement May 15 ...............Undergraduate Commencement


FALL 2011 REGISTRATION DATES


Monday, April 11 Graduate Students and Seniors (90+ credits)


Tuesday, April 12 Juniors (60.0-89.5 credits)


Wednesday, April 13 Sophomores (30.0-59.5 credits)


Thursday, April 14 First-Year Students (0-29.5 credits) No exceptions are made for registering early.


E-COMMERCE ETHICS P. 2 MBA 4+1 PROGRAM P. 3 ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT P. 4 ISSUE 1


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