Meeting Our Mission

Mission of the Division of Business Administration

The mission of the Division of Business Administration is to prepare students of Saint Joseph's College (a) to become effective, competent, productive managers in a competitive and rapidly changing business environment and (b) to embody the values and ethics of Christian Humanism in their personal lives and professional careers.

Broad-based objectives

1. Design and deliver high quality educational programs in accounting and business administration that emphasize the cross-functional nature of contemporary business enterprises.

2. Balance theory and conceptual frameworks with applied analysis and hands-on applications.

3. Commit personal attention to the oversight of students' academic plans and to the growth and development of the whole student.

4. Support students' understanding of their social responsibility as members of educational, professional, local, and global communities.

5. Embrace the College's Core Curriculum and continue to look for ways to link students' accounting and business administration studies to it.

6. Foster an excellence in teaching that focuses on actual learning outcomes and is driven by a passion for helping students reach their academic potential.

How do we meet this mission?

Faculty in the Division of Business Administration work hard to practice what we teach. And that includes managing ourselves in many of the same ways excellent firms manage themselves.

How are we doing in meeting our goals and objectives? Check out our 2013-2014 results.

Specialized accreditation

Saint Joseph’s College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 

This mark of excellence signals to students and employers alike that a business degree from SJC has been forged by a faculty commitment to:

  • Measurable Evidence of Quality
  • Continuous Improvement in Curriculum, Teaching and Operations
  • Focus on Student Learning
  • Accountability for Excellence and Quality
  • Integrating International Perspectives
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.

  • Hoop House student workers

    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.