The Business Administration – Banking and Finance program at St. Lawrence University prepares students with the skills necessary to meet the business demands of today and the future. The curriculum provides a solid business core that includes an extensive background in the functional areas of marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, operations, and management. The major focuses on integrating theory and practice so that graduates possess an understanding of the internal and external business environment, including economic, legal, behavioral, ethical, and strategic aspects. The ability to communicate, integrate and synthesize information from the various business disciplines using knowledge and skills in information systems, decision making, quantitative analysis and financial modeling complete the major.
The program allows, but does not require, students to select one of four specialization tracks described below. Each specialization requires a specific series of six business track electives which could include accounting, finance, management, marketing, information systems, small business management and entrepreneurship. Students will work closely with their advisers to select the appropriate courses to meet their career goals. Students may use foundational coursework in the first two years to determine what type of specialization appeals to their career interests. Some popular specialization options available for students are listed in course structure
Graduates have employment opportunities in a wide variety of supervisory/management positions, including administrative services, first-line supervisors, industrial production and manufacturing, and purchasing managers, buyers, and agents. Most graduates are employed with locally owned firms, including family businesses. Course specializations will also provide avenues to careers in event management and management, digital marketing and banking and finance areas.