Business Administration

The largest academic program at Thomas More University, the Business Administration Department prepares students for successful careers across a wide variety of organizations. Graduates with a degree in Business Administration will learn the necessary principles and skills across disciplines, such as finance, marketing, management, sales, leadership, and entrepreneurship, which will allow them to add value to for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Employers realize that gaining business knowledge is only one part of the equation; having employees who can communicate, work in teams, think critically, and lead ethically are of even greater value. Students interested in starting their own businesses find they will be supported by the breadth and depth of the business administration program. Business administration graduates will be challenged by a group of professional, experienced, and caring faculty who will challenge students to make a difference in the world.

As an Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Program accredited program, business administration adheres closely to the mission of the University and provides marketable skills demanded by today’s employers.

Why study Business Administration at TMU?

The Department of Business Administration’s mission is aligned with the mission of Thomas More University: students examine the ultimate meaning of life, their place in the world, and their responsibility to others. Business administration majors graduate with the skills necessary to become successful business leaders who understand that they have important roles to play as members of the broader community. A broad-based curriculum is offered, and students will be able to apply their learning to thinking critically, communicating effectively, and making ethical decisions.

Nearly half of the students at Thomas More are athletes, and many participate in a variety of co-curricular activities, so the department offers evening and one-day-a-week classes for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Consequently, students have the flexibility to schedule courses around sports, co-curricular, and work commitments.

The return on investment of a degree from Thomas More University is the highest in the region.

What will I be doing?

Business administration classes involve readings, discussions, projects, and experiential learning, as well as simulations and reflection papers that tie students’ personal experiences to the course material. Students have opportunities to write papers, make presentations, and solve problems, as well as work in groups. Quantitative classes will involve in-class practice and often online self-paced instructional tools to enable students to advance at their own pace. Each of these activities have a specific purpose in building the foundation skills necessary for success.

Concentrations are available: Management/Human Resources, Marketing, and Finance, among others.

Who will I be learning from?

Faculty come from a range of backgrounds. All of them hold various advanced degrees in their fields and have extensive experience in business administration. Faculty members serve on the boards of local firms and organizations and donate their time to non-profits. Some also have started businesses of their own. Ensuring that students learn to believe in themselves and learn from their failures is the common goal of business faculty.

Where do alumni work or pursue advanced degrees?

Thomas More University alumni work in all areas, with employers large and small, as well as owning their own businesses. Employers realize that as important as the business knowledge imparted is, having employees who can communicate, work in teams, think critically, and lead ethically is of greater importance.

What careers will be open to me?

Careers range from the corporate to non-profit and entrepreneurial. The region is fortunate to have a diversified economy with leaders in

  • The consumer packaged goods, grocery, aircraft engine, and automotive-parts industries
  • The health-care, finance, construction, and insurance industries
  • The logistics industry, since the Greater Cincinnati/Norther Kentucky area is a day’s drive to over 50% of the U.S. population
  • Entrepreneurial culture, which is alive with micro-breweries, restaurants, software, and tech startups

What experiential learning opportunities will I have?

All TMU students graduate with experiential learning. Experiences can range from co-op, internships, and study abroad to service learning experiences with Border Studies, Habitat for Humanity, and the Jamaica Service trip, among others. Many students have been hired by the organizations in which they have spent time working.

What scholarships or aid are available?

There are departmental scholarships, in addition to the school-wide scholarships, grants, and work-study opportunities.