Every year, seniors graduating with a degree from the Division of Economics and Business, evaluate the program and the faculty. Results are compared to peer institutions as well as the population of respondent institutions. Year after year, graduating students tell us that the faculty in the Division:
- Are exceptional academic advisors who are available, helpful and show an interest in student progress,
- Are accessible and responsive outside the classroom,
- Provide opportunities for students to enhance their teamwork abilities and presentation skills.
It is common to see students seeking information in faculty offices and department hallways. The Division is proud for having created an open environment where students are comfortable with their professors.
The external evaluator that reviewed the Business Administration program in the fall of 2008 noted that the faculty use innovative teaching methods and are very concerned about student success. While there is a common dedication to rigor in the business curriculum, there is a willingness by faculty to help students in any way they can.
Division faculty strive to find ways to bring relevant applications into their courses. Guest speakers, computerized simulations, case studies and community service projects are just some of the ways that students learn to appreciate the usefulness of the program.
Approximately 160-180 students major in one of the four areas in the Division of Economics and Business.
- In introductory courses, class size is approximately 25-30 students
- In upper-level courses, class size averages approximately 15 students, depending on the area of study