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Business Management

This program combines the study of fundamentals of economics, statistics, and management with approaches to problem solving in the workplace. It also requires students to take our Business Ethics course. Business Ethics, and most of the other required courses (accounting, law, operations, marketing, etc.), explore the many ethical issues in business. Students will leave this program knowing how ethical behavior should be incorporated into the many decisions made by business people.

Several of the courses in the Business Management Major are utilized by other areas of study at William Penn, including Industrial Technology, Information Technology, and Sport Management. This program aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and leadership qualities for a careers in the field of their choosing.

Careers

Students in the Business Management program will be prepared for a variety of careers in the field. The mission of this program is to provide students with the necessary tools to be successful in the career of their choice.

  • Account Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Sales Representative
  • Financial Analyst
  • Operations Manager

Internships

The Business Administration Division recognizes the importance of internships and how they can enhance the professional development of students. While internships are not required to complete our major programs, students are encouraged to pursue work experience opportunities which will augment their learning and elevate their resume. Here are some employers that have provided internships for our students:

  • After Hours Archery
  • Northwestern Mutual Insurance
  • Valley Bank
  • UPS
  • Brownells
  • Musco Sports Lighting, LLC.
  • Cargill
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Mahaska Health Partnership
  • Hawkeye Real Estate
  • BugBusters
  • TD&T Financial Group

Our program is similar to that offered by other colleges; it is the instructors who make the difference, and Penn has some good ones. They are well-informed in their areas of expertise and they care about their students’ academic progress.

Dr. Lonny Wilson, Professor of Economics

Faculty

David Meinert, M.B.A.

Assistant Teaching Professor of Business and Accounting, Chair of the Business Administration Division 641-673-1702 Email

Lance J. Edwards, D.M.

Professor of Business 641-673-1114 Email

Jihna Jenkins-Mullens, M.B.A.

Instructor of Business & Mathematics 641-673-1372 Email

Organizations

The Business Club is the oldest, student-run organization on campus. It typically holds regular meetings twice a month during the academic year, plans and conducts various fundraising activities, arranges for guest speakers, takes short field trips to different businesses in Oskaloosa and the surrounding area, and makes a 2–3 day excursion to a metropolitan area (Chicago, Minneapolis, Kansas City, St. Louis, Las Vegas, etc.) in the spring to visit companies and sightsee. As a condition of receiving grants from the Student Government Association, in recent years, the club also has offered service to various non-profit organizations in the community.

Facilities

Penn Hall

As one of the oldest buildings on the university campus, Penn Hall has undergone several transformations over the years; both structurally and functionality. Classrooms are located on all four stories, along with administrative offices located on the second level. All classrooms are easily accessible and are equipped with the tools and technology needed for students to be successful.

  • Administrative Offices
  • Chemistry Lab
  • Classrooms
  • Computer Lab
  • IS Help Desk
  • Service Center & Mail Room

Courses

The following are courses you will be taking as a student of the Business Management program

Business Core courses

  • APCS 114 Computer Applications for Business
  • BUSI 201 Principles of Accounting I
  • BUSI 202 Principles of Accounting II
  • BUSI 230 Principles of Management
  • BUSI 347 Business Ethics
  • BUSI 460 Corporate Strategy
  • ECON 211 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 212 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MATH 303 Statistical Methods

Business Management courses

  • BUSI 310 Commercial Law or
  • BUSI 311 Contemporary Business Law
  • BUSI 332 Operations Management
  • BUSI 334 Marketing Management
  • BUSI 336 Human Resource Management
  • BUSI 338 Financial Management
  • BUSI 345 Organizational Behavior
  • BUSI 349 International Business
  • ECON 309 Managerial Economics