Business Programs

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Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Students seeking to further their knowledge of business may seek a Business Administration (General) Associate of Arts degree. Students complete Finance and Economics courses, amongst other courses to complete their associate's degree in business.

Business Administration students
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Bachelor's in Business Administration, with concentrations in accounting, finance, economics, management, and marketing, offers graduates a background that is broadly applicable in today's job market. Further, Business Law and Ethics courses get students thinking about important topical and historical issues in the world of business.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Bachelors in Business Administration with an Accounting concentration will prepare students with an understanding of accounting theory and its application in a variety of options, including career opportunities in financial and banking institutions, government regulatory agencies, insurance companies, non-profit organizations and more.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The famous economist Alfred Marshall describes economics as “the study of man in the ordinary business of life.” Thus, economics provides a broad foundation of knowledge concerning how economies and societies transform scarce resources into goods and services and how markets function at the local, national and international levels.

Marketing Meeting in Office
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Bachelor's in Business Administration with a Marketing concentration curriculum provides the student with an understanding of the scope and nature of marketing; the marketing function within a business organization; environmental factors influencing marketing opportunities; the managerial tools necessary to plan and control the marketing process; and more.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Warren Buffett, one of the most successful investors in the world, commented after the financial crisis of 2009, “It’s been an ideal period for investors: A climate of fear is their best friend.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

By providing a fundamental understanding of the management competencies needed to thrive in today’s business world, the Bachelor's in Business Administration Management curriculum prepares students to enter the business world, and to ready them for career advancement through executive development programs and/or graduate studies in professional fields such as Business Administration, Law, and P

Marketing Meeting in Office
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Bachelor's in Business Administration with a Marketing concentration curriculum provides the student with an understanding of the scope and nature of marketing; the marketing function within a business organization; environmental factors influencing marketing opportunities; the managerial tools necessary to plan and control the marketing process; and more.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Limestone Health Care Administration program prepares those pursuing a career in administrative positions in the health care industry. This program is ideal for students interested in management and administration, as well as contributing to the well-being of others.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management program is aligned with the Society of Human Resource Management curriculum. Throughout the world, over 400 programs in approx. 375 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Human Resources with a concentration in Training and Development prepares students to help improve the effectiveness of organizations by developing employees’ knowledge, skills, abilities, and performance.

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Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

The Management and Leadership concentration of the Master of Business Administration program offers the opportunity to expand skills in Accounting, Financial Management, Management, Leadership, Organizational Development, and Quality Management. Students will continue the development of their decision-making, leadership, motivation, problem-solving, and teamwork skills.

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Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

The Health Care Administration concentration of the Master of Business Administration program offers the opportunity to expand skills in Accounting, Financial Management, Management, Leadership, Organizational Development, and Quality Management. Students will continue the development of their decision-making, leadership, motivation, problem-solving, and teamwork skills.

Business Accreditation

Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Limestone University's Department of Business & Economics was accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in 2017.  ACBSP is a specialized global business accreditation body following the Baldrige model focused on teaching excellence and continuous improvement.  ACBSP evaluates business programs in areas of leadership, strategic planning, stakeholder relationships, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and quality improvement.

In conjunction with ACBSP, the Business & Economics Programs at Limestone University are continually looking to improve. Each year we test our seniors in all areas of business and compare our results against other ACBSP accredited schools. Our goal is to consistently perform at or above the 50th percentile in all subject areas. Below are our results for the past three academic years:

Overall 2019-2021
Overall 2019-2021

Click the button below to find out how students in each concentration Limestone offers performed on this standardized test compared to other colleges and universities.

ACBSP Report - Business Degree Concentrations

TEST SCORES BY EACH CONCENTRATION

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Accounting Report

Accounting Report
Accounting Report

Financing Report

Financing Report
Financing Report

Economics Report

Economics Report
Economics Report

Management Report

Management Report
Management Report

Legal Studies

(first year of graduates in 2021)
Legal Studies
Legal Studies

General Business Report

General Business Report
General Business Report

Marketing Report

Marketing Report
Marketing Report

While test scores and grades are important,  we believe that one of the best assessments to measure how we are doing is to ask employers and site supervisors of our internship programs how our students and graduates are performing.  We regularly ask these stakeholders to rate our students and graduates on a scale of 1 (very dissatisfied) to 5 (very satisfied).  Our goal is to have all 4s (satisfied) and 5s (very satisfied).  We report on these statistics every other year.  Below are a few of our matrices: 

Percent of Employers Satisfied with the Quality of Work of Limestone Students/Graduates
Percent of Employers Satisfied with the Quality of Work of Limestone Students/Graduates
Percent of Employers satisfied with Limestone Student/Graduate’s Depth of Knowledge
Percent of Employers satisfied with Limestone Student/Graduate’s Depth of Knowledge
Percent of Employers satisfied with Limestone Student/Graduate’s Ability to Follow Instructions
Percent of Employers satisfied with Limestone Student/Graduate’s Ability to Follow Instructions
Percent of Employers satisfied with Limestone Student/Graduate’s People Skills
Percent of Employers satisfied with Limestone Student/Graduate’s People Skills

In addition, the Department of Business & Economics tracks our retention and graduation rates.  Below are the Business Department’s retention rates as well as our 4 and 6 year graduation rates for students starting in 2009 through 2016 (note: the 2016 entering class would normally graduate in 2020).

Graduation Rates
Graduation Rates
Business Student Retention Rates
Business Student Retention Rates