• Business Students at a Networking event
  • Andrea VanMeter '13 | Text in image: A Graduate in Accounting , Andrea is currently a staff accountant at Katz, Sapper & Miller in Indianapolis. Saint Joseph's College gave Andrea the competitive edge in starting her career.






Business Administration Department

The SJC Department of Business Administration is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), an achievement of which only 25% IACBE Logo mediumof business departments in the US can boast. Our Department prepares students to be flexible, adaptable, and successful by stressing three key components: business sense, critical skills, and personal character. By combining these three elements with practical experience, our Department of Business Administration creates students who are prepared for a wide range of careers in successful and rewarding businesses and non-profit organizations.

The SJC Department of Business Administration includes the following programs and majors:  

Clubs and Activities

Resources and Downloads



  • Dr. John Kennedy presented “A Database of Planet Money Podcast as a Teaching Tool for Undergraduate Economics” at the Economics Teaching Conference

Opportunities for Hands-on Experience

Inside the Classroom

As upperclassmen, Department of Business Administration students are required to pass through BUS 351: The Crucible. During the course of the semester, students’ Accounting, Business Administration, and Economics skills are put to the test as students compete in a sophisticated competition against their classmates. After completing the Crucible, our students have the experience needed to work for successful business and non-profit organizations.

Outside the Classroom

SJC’s location is advantageous for Department of Business Administration. Located only 45 minutes away from Merrillville and Lafayette and 90 minutes from both Chicago and Indianapolis, internship opportunities are readily available. Students have recently held internships with:

  • DelPrincipe & Allie, CPA
  • Blackburn and Green Law
  • The Farmer's Exchange
  • Daytona Tartugas Baseball
  • Disney


New Business Lab Slated for Fall 2014

“Ipads a Hit in The Crucible”

“Moving Up the Corporate Ladder, One Puma Popper at a Time”

“2013 Business Administration Major Named Senior of the Year”

Mary Pat Wesche '79 Elected to the Saint Joseph's College Board of Trustees”: former Accounting major elected to SJC Board of Trustees

Charles Bowling '98 Elected to SJC Alumni Association Board of Directors”: former Accounting major elected to SJC Board of Trustees

Department of Business Administration Majors

Program Faculty

Explore the Core
  • SJC Education Students in the field

    Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Like Elementary Education major Brittany Cooper ’12, you start your major as soon as you walk in the door, so you will have four years of knowledge and experience in your field.You can even change your mind about your major and still graduate on time with lots of experience.

    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

  • Professor Fred and Sally Berger at Graduation


    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

  • High Quality Academics

    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Visiting Chinese Students


    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

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    Real-life Skills

    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Images of Students

    Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Images of Students


    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • Images of Students

    High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.


  • Images of Students


    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

  • Images of Students

    Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.