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Accounting students at SHU will learn the following principles:

  • Apply accounting knowledge in various managerial situations including preparing financial reports in contribution format. 
  • Communicate report analysis conclusions both verbally and in writing. 
  • Analyze financial data prepared in contribution format and use to make decisions about new and existing products. 
  • Continue introduction of business ethics. 

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    Learn more about the Business Administration program and its concentrations.

    The business program prepares students for management positions in a wide variety of organizational settings. Business students will achieve the following competencies: 

    The ability to express ideas in writing, verbally and  visually 

    The ability to develop original ideas or use common solutions in unique ways

    Analytical ability
    The skill to effectively separate a complex problem into its component parts in order to identify solutions

    Integrative thinking
    The ability to detect interrelationships among component parts and assess their importance in creating solutions

    The ability to examine decisions in light of ethical and corporate social responsibility principles as well as their effects on stakeholders worldwide. 

    The business learning outcomes are skills employers seek, and therefore cornerstones of the program. 


    BBA majors at Siena Heights can also earn a concentration in one or more of the following areas:

    • Accounting
    • Computer Information Systems
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Finance
    • International Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
    NOTE: Not all concentrations are available at all locations. Please check with your advisor.

    Meet the Business Administration faculty members.

    Bearden, Laura A.

    Bearden, Laura A.

    Associate Professor of Accounting517-264-7689
    Blackerby, William R.

    Blackerby, William R.

    Adjunct Faculty: Finance517-796-8672
    Campbell, Linda M.

    Campbell, Linda M.

    Professor of Accounting517-264-7859
    Ripper, Matthew

    Ripper, Matthew

    Assistant Professor of Business Management517-264-7622
    Terrany, Sabrina S.

    Terrany, Sabrina S.

    Associate Professor of Marketing517-264-7625
    Kolacz, Michael

    Kolacz, Michael

    Professor of Business Management517-264-7659

    Learn about the career opportunities you can have with a degree in Business Administration.

    When you graduate with a BBA degree from Siena Heights University you are prepared for the following business careers:

    • Account Executive
    • Arts Administrator
    • Benefits Coordinator
    • Customer Relations Specialist
    • Financial Planner
    • Marketing Manager
    • Product Manager
    • Media Buyer
    • Advertising Manager
    • Public Relations Coordinator
    • Operations Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Small Business Owner
    • Sales Manager
    • Social Entrepreneur
    • Training Specialist

    Learn about internship opportunities in the Business Administration program.

    NOTE: Internships apply to Adrian campus undergraduate students only.

    About Internships

    The heart of the internship is the success the intern achieves in encountering and solving real-life problems in a professional workplace setting.

    The SHU business internship program provides the following benefits:

    • Help to provide students with relevant work experience, which is key to securing a job upon graduation.
    • While not required, internship credit can be applied to the major requirements.
    • Paid internships help defray educational costs for the student.
    • Students develop a digital portfolio of their internship project to share with prospective employers.

    Our students have interned at numerous companies, including:

    • Anderson Corp.
    • Croswell Opera House
    • Enterprise
    • First Federal Bank
    • Greenstone Farm Credit
    • Kapnick Insurance
    • Kraft Foods
    • NBC Toledo Channel 24
    • The Palace of Auburn Hills
    • Promedica Health Systems
    • WLEN Radio
    • Wacker Silicones

    Learn more about the Business Management Association (BMA) campus club.

    The Business Management Association (BMA) is a campus club that welcomes students interested in business (from accounting to entrepreneurship, from international studies to marketing). The club serves three major purposes: education, service, and social enrichment.

    Volunteering as a club officer provides students the additional opportunity to develop, strengthen and apply leadership skills.

    Additional Info


    • Associate of Arts
    • Bachelor of Business Adm


    • Division of Business and Management


    Meet Siena

    Faculty & Staff

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    Laura Bearden

    Accounting CPA, CMA; Assistant Professor of Accounting


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    Denise Washington

    Bachelor & Master's degree graduate); adjunct instructor; Community Development Specialist, City of Battle Creek
    Contact Us at (800) 521-0009.
    Siena Heights University Main Campus. 1247 E. Siena Heights Dr. Adrian, MI 49221.