| ACADEMICS | Schools & Departments | Business Administration and Economics
In the Business Administration and Economics Department at Worcester State University, you will develop a strong foundation in the economic and business theories and practices that you need to succeed in today’s competitive work environment. Our faculty of experts in business administration and economics will equip you with the skills to manage the human, financial, marketing, and technological resources of organizations. They also will impart a sophisticated understanding of current economic thought and the role played by economic institutions in society.
Beyond the classroom, you can take advantage of numerous experiential learning opportunities that will enable you to hone skills while learning to become a socially responsible leader. In our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, you can help local citizens complete their taxes. Through the Enactus student organization, you’ll have the opportunity to teach financial literacy skills to local adult English-language learners. Our department hosts a chapter of Sigma Beta Delta, the international honor society in business, management, and administration, for outstanding business majors, as well as a chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society in economics for qualifying students. If you are looking to specialize in an area of interest, we offer concentrations in accounting, entrepreneurial studies and small business management, finance, international business, management, and marketing. If you achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher by your senior year, you will have the opportunity to earn within five years both a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in management through WSU’s accelerated "4+1" program.If you need a flexible course schedule, you can take advantage of our evening and online courses. In fact, you can complete our business program entirely at night, if that best suits your lifestyle. Whichever program of study you choose, we’ll tailor your education to fit your career interests and goals. If you are interested in pursuing a master’s degree in management or health-care administration while working full- or part-time, we also offer convenient, high quality graduate programs.