“There are more and more
companies that are hiring
business majors instead of
people with a major that
may seem more appropriate”
The goal of Hallmark College’s School of Business is to prepare students through a range of courses to be knowledgeable and successful in the workplace. The business programs are designed to provide the academic platform, personal confidence and real world exposure for our students to succeed in the ever changing business world. The courses are delivered in a way that allows the student to develop skills that will help them make good choices and effective decisions.
- Masters of Business Administration in Global Management
The Masters of Business Administration in Global Management program objective is to produce a graduate who understands the diverse areas of global business and correlates each element to the overall goals and productivity of the global organization. Upon graduation students will be prepared to enter a variety of careers in domestic or global business at the senior professional level.
Initially the student will spend a pre-term week developing critical thinking ability, communication skills, meeting with the Master’s Thesis Board and training on APA formatting for professional papers. The foundation needed for future development in quantitative reasoning will also be addressed. This initial (and the final week) of on campus orientation and Masters’ Thesis presentation will be done either on campus at Hallmark College or through an online webinar for distance learning students. The curriculum will follow with a set of advanced business courses, these are the courses needed to prepare the student to launch into their concentration coursework.
The Masters of Business Administration in Global Management is structured to provide a high degree of excellence in education to its students. This is accomplished through challenging course material, a required Masters’ Thesis in publishable format or a Research Project, and a Capstone Class. These requirements add to the already robust curriculum and allow the student to produce professional credentials for careers in Business Management or International Business Management.
The Masters curriculum is designed to produce well-rounded global business leaders; leaders that know the elements of power and understand how to use and respect those elements to drive a global organization forward. The curriculum prepares the students for the ongoing innovation in technology and changes in our global economy and how to effectively contribute to the innovation while managing the risks involved. The curriculum most importantly contributes to the personal development of the student by creating graduates who can effectively analyze their present situation (personal/professional), strategize and manage a plan, then embark upon a successful future.
- Bachelor of Science in Business Management
The Bachelor of Science in Business Management program objective is to produce a graduate who understands the diverse areas of business and correlates each element to the overall goals and productivity of the organization. Upon graduation students will be prepared to enter a variety of careers in domestic or global business at the professional level.
A first year student will begin the program by developing their critical thinking ability, communication skills, and the foundation needed for future development in quantitative reasoning through general education coursework. The curriculum will follow with a set of core business courses, these are the courses needed to prepare the student to launch into their upper level business curriculum.
The upper level business curriculum is designed to produce well-rounded business leaders; leaders that know the elements of power and understand how to use and respect those elements to drive an organization forward. The curriculum prepares the students for the ongoing innovation in technology and changes in our global economy and how to contribute to the innovation while managing the risks involved. The curriculum most importantly contributes to the personal development of the student creating graduates who can effectively analyze their present situation (personal/professional), strategize and manage a plan then embark upon a successful future.
Students in the Bachelor of Science program also have the opportunity to choose a concentration path for their business degree. Students interested in a concentration will work through the Bachelor of Science in Business Management general education, business core curriculum and management major course requirements. For their remaining credits students may choose a concentration area or diversify their education choosing across the concentration/elective courses.
Hallmark College areas of concentrations are:
The Information Technology option provides the student with the technical and managerial knowledge and skills required to enter the challenging and dynamic field of Computers Networking and Information Systems. The program is designed to meet the business community’s demand for properly trained information systems professionals as well as providing the student with a solid background in the management and decision making to achieve career advancement in this rapidly expanding field. The student acquires knowledge in the variety of topics including a number of widely used business analytics and applications; Cyber Security; the design, implementation and management of information systems; Telecommunications and IP Telephony, Voice and Data Convergence; database development and advanced system concepts and emerging technologies.
The Accounting curriculum helps the student build managerial accounting skills to design internal control systems and analyze financial data. The program is designed to teach students how to analyze and communicate financial information and build a solid background in management and decision making so students can interact effectively with individual clients, organizations and the local, state and federal governments. Students graduating with an Accounting concentration can go on to become budget analysts, cost estimators, financial analysts, loan officers, personal financial advisors, management analysts or pursue one of the many careers available with tax examination and collections.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a concentration in Healthcare Management degree prepares students for management positions in a variety of health care environments, including but not limited to, hospitals, ambulatory care, long term care, health promotion/wellness, or community care organizations. The program is based upon curriculum content recommended by the Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration. The intent of the program is to expand upon existing skills and to give the student a strong liberal arts and professional health and business background. Students majoring in the Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a concentration in Healthcare Management will complete the general education requirements, core requirements, and the healthcare management concentration courses.
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Hallmark College’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Program provides students with business and administration skills to be able to understand and meet business challenges using information technology tools, accounting, marketing and management.
The major in Business Administration prepares students for entry-level employment opportunities in business, industry, government agencies, and for graduate and professional study. Upon successful completion of the academic program in the department a student will earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
- Associate of Science in Business Administration
The Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration is an academic degree designed to train fundamental skills in General Education and basic business and business administration. Students will learn fundamental business theory as well as a general education course skills.
Students will be able to define and apply basic concepts of administrative and business concepts to include accounting, business information systems and the Microsoft Suite. The students will research, organize, and present various business documents in concert with the course objectives. This associate’s degree has been designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge and general education skills to allow the student to better understand the required soft skills to be effective and productive in the workplace. This degree goal is to prepare the graduate to be effective immediately upon hire. This degree will allow graduates to pursue careers in accounts payable, accounting, customer service, sales, office supervisor and payroll specialist at the entry level position.
- Accounting Certificate
The Accounting Certificate is a competency-based program designed to provide for development of the knowledge and skills required for an entry-level position in healthcare, business, industry, or government environments. It is designed for those seeking entry-level employment and for those currently employed who are seeking advancement.
Students will learn business, accounting, and customer service procedures. They will learn various basic computer software application programs, build teamwork skills and acquire oral, written, and electronic communication skills. Students will be able to define and apply basic concepts of accounting, business, taxes, and payroll. They will research, organize, and present various business documents; explain internal and external customer relationships; discuss how to diffuse conflict in an office environment; manage internal controls concerning cost and budgeting; and recognize and correct financial problems.
Career opportunity possibilities include:
- accounting specialist
- assistant bookkeeper
- auditing technician
- accounts payable specialist
- accounts receivable specialist
- inventory technician
- payroll specialist
Students completing this program may find employment in:
- social service organizations
- government agencies
- service industries
- public accounting firms
- law offices
- sales/marketing offices
- merchandising offices
- financial institutions
- insurance companies
- medical offices/clinics
- rehabilitation centers
- other business environments
This program prepares the student to sit for several certifications (QuickBooks Certified User and the National Bookkeepers Association Certification) that are highly desired and used in the industry today.