Business Administration Learning Outcomes

The faculty of the Robert P. Stiller School of Business at Champlain College spend a lot of time working with employers and internship sites to determine the exact skills, knowledge, and characteristics they are seeking in job candidates. The Business Administration program gives you the skills employers value most highly.

By the time you complete your BSBA degree, you will have a well rounded professional background that allows you to embody the following personas. 

  • The Agile Career Navigator will adapt and thrive while moving confidently across jobs and industries.
  • The Constantly Curious Learner will be able to recognize and respond to a dynamic business environment, equipped to create new knowledge, identify and question assumptions and biases, and bring new insights to address these complex challenges.
  • The Resourceful Changemaker will influence positive change within their business environments using business/management principles such as interpersonal and leadership skills, organizational theory, risk assessment, design thinking, and courage.
  • The Effective Communicator will employ a range of strategies to facilitate communication and collaboration to address the needs of all affected stakeholders to achieve desired organizational objectives.
  • The Social Impact Innovator will be courageous, purpose-driven, have the capacity to deal with ambiguity and paradox, see broad perspectives of issues, show energy and resilience, hold both entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial mindsets, and be a driver of change.

Each concentration within the Business Administration major cultivates a specific set of learning outcomes. 

Computer Science
The Programming Analyst will identify problems and formulate solutions for systems and organizations while reconciling conflicting objectives and finding compromises.

The Cybersecurity Analyst will explain the concepts of confidentiality, availability, and integrity (CIA) in context of Information Assurance; articulate the threats to CIA and be able to analyze a given architecture; discern vulnerabilities and recommend physical, logical, or administrative controls to mitigate the threat.

Information Systems & Technology
The Information System Analyst will analyze business requirements and research, develop, and integrate solutions for enterprise IT requirements while balancing business and technical requirements and constraints.

International Business
The Global Business Leader will be equipped to uncover business opportunities in new markets around the world; navigate diverse cultural, political, and socio-economic realities in new markets; and develop market penetration strategies that address ethical, sustainability, and profitability objectives.

The successful Manager will employ the best practices of business through collaborative leadership in the design and implementation of policies, processes, and human resource systems in support of a common organizational mission.

Sustainable Business
The Purpose-Driven Leader will courageously seek to use business to create a just and inclusive society by acting upon opportunities to solve complex social, environmental, and economic injustices with an entrepreneurial mindset.