MacMurray College offers a well-rounded program in Business Administration with minors offered in accounting, marketing, management, and finance. Our goal is to prepare you for exciting careers in business.

As a Business major at MacMurray, you will gain exposure to key disciplines that matter to your success, such as business communication, human resources, marketing and advertising, international business, leadership and management, economics, accounting, finance, legal issues, and more.

While at MacMurray, you will be expected to engage in a significant amount of "experiential learning," or hands-on work, either in the classroom or in businesses around Jacksonville and beyond.

Internships are a crucial part of your career preparation, and MacMurray students get job experience at local firms in the area, as well as at the state and even national level. MacMurray 2015 graduate Martin Lara, for example, held a summer internship in the budget office at the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C.

The Business Administration Program will provide you with the foundation necessary for entry into a professional career or graduate study. Recent MacMurray graduates are working in a variety of exciting business fields, including insurance and financial planning, management, sales and marketing, banking, finance, and accounting to name a few.

Your workplace options cover the gamut: you can choose to work in an office individually or as part of a team, or you can embark on your own business venture.

Learn more about Management courses and how to pursue a minor in Management through our academic catalog.

MGMT 317. Principles of Management. (3) Policies, decision making, objectives, functions, form of organization, facilities, and techniques as they are applied in successful business management.

MGMT 320. Human Resource Management. (3) The personnel and status relationships existing in a typical firm. Topics covered include selection and staffing, placement, training and development, performance evaluation, compensation and benefits, and labor relations. Prerequisite: MGMT 317.

MGMT 325. Leadership Styles in Business. (3) The styles of leadership in the world of business. Topics covered include leadership theories, development of leadership and decision making skills, and gender differences in leadership. Prerequisite: MGMT 317.

MGMT 340. Management and Business Ethics. (3) Explores moral problems that are often raised for people working in the professions. The class will begin by examining moral theory and the logical reasoning of moral decision making. Issues to be studied may include due process, race, gender, professional codes of ethics, confidentiality, loyalty, truth-telling, corruption, just use of force, and the role of leaders. Cross-listed with PHIL 226.

MGMT 399. Topics in Management. (3) An examination of selected topics in management. Topics include business organizations, international management, and history of management. Prerequisite: MGMT 317.

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Kathi White

Associate Professor of Business

  • Areas of interest: White is interested in examining organizational change strategies.
  • M.B.A. — Emporia State University
  • M.S. in Industrial Psychology — Emporia State University
  • B.S. in Psychology — Marymount College
  • Courses taught: Principles of Management, Business Strategy, Human Resource Management, Leadership and Cultural Environment of International Business
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Chad Duncheon

Assistant Professor of Accounting

“We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.” - Ben Sweetland

  • Areas of interest: Duncheon is an avid golfer and sports fan, with an emphasis on the Cubs. He likes to play with his six-year-old pup, Carl, as much as he can.
  • M.S. in Professional Accountancy – Illinois State University
  • B.S. in Accountancy – Illinois State University 
  • Courses taught: Intro. to Financial Accounting, Intro. to Cost Accounting, Intermediate Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Federal Income Taxation and Auditing.
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Joshua Seifert

Assistant Professor of Marketing and Business

“Teaching allows me to share my wealth of business knowledge and experience with students to help ensure their success upon graduation.”

  • Areas of interest: Seifert likes to combine innovative marketing strategies with top tier communication skills and techniques.
  • M.B.A – Culver-Stockton College
  • B.S. in Business Administration – Culver-Stockton College
  • Courses taught: Business Communications, Principles of Marketing, Marketing Research, Consumer Behavior, Advertising, Marketing Communications, Social Media Marketing, Topics in Marketing, and Career Experience.
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Chuck Smith

Visiting Professor of Economics and Finance

Kara Lynch

Professional Fellow