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Business Division

The Business Division faculty offer programs and courses designed to meet the educational needs of students planning careers in Accounting, Business Administration, and Sport Management, as well as the general informational needs of those individuals seeking a better understanding of the nature and operation of the economy, business, and sports. Successful completion of one of the major programs will provide the foundation necessary for a professional career or graduate study. Students may pursue either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science. A major in Accounting or Business Administration requires the completion of prescribed courses in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, management, and marketing. A major in Sport Management requires the completion of prescribed courses in accounting, biology, economics, management, physical education, sport management, and psychology.

For more detailed information and course descriptions, see the following areas of the catalog.

Experiential Learning/Career Experience

From official catalog — Graduation Requirements: "Supervised experience off campus is not only a way of putting into practice what has been studied in the classroom but also exposes students to practical questions and issues which cannot be simulated in the classroom."

Students will work with their advisors and the Career Services Office to arrange an internship or career-experience opportunity in a field related to their major. Faculty advisors (faculty members in Business & Sport Management), working with the Director of Career Services, will oversee the supervision of the students during the experience. During the school year supervision will take place in conjunction with a Career Experience class (BUSA 393/493), a Sport Management Practicum (SPRT 275/375) or other opportunity such as the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for qualified Accounting Majors (ACCT 375). Positions vary from a few hours per week to full time.

Past students have held positions in professional sport organizations, government agencies, charitable organizations, financial institutions, businesses, and accounting firms. Some are in the Jacksonville area and some are near the students' homes or in other metropolitan areas. Per official graduation requirements students may also gain credit for Experiential Learning by participating in a service learning project or study abroad opportunity. Please see the catalog regarding official graduation requirements for more up-to-date information.