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A Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Siena Heights University will open many types of employment opportunities for you. With Siena Heights University’s emphasis on communication and ethics, you may confidently choose to start a new career or take your work in the business field to the next level.

Through its curriculum and advising, BBA faculty offer business majors the opportunity to become proficient, engaged citizens. This is imperative in today’s business climate. Approximately 60 percent of the program’s core courses are based in case methodology. Case study sharpens analytical ability and heightens student ability to think and reason rigorously.

Other focuses in the BBA program include communication, creativity, and integrative thinking. We want our students to be able to express their creativity through writing, verbal, and visual means, have the skills to detect interrelationships among component parts and assess their importance in creating solutions.

BBA majors at Siena Heights can also earn a concentration in one or more of the following areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, and Marketing.

The Capstone Experience
Business students complete the major with a senior presentation. Adopting the position of CEO, students present a final case analysis to a panel of industry professionals. This capstone experience demonstrates student understanding of business’ best practices.

Online Courses
Siena Heights offers online Business courses for working adults or those who cannot take courses on campus. The online courses provide students the chance to participate in classes on their own schedule. They may connect from home or office, reducing the amount of time spent in traveling.

Why Siena?

Ashley LuppoAshley Luppo ’99
Owner, Encore Dance Studio
“Siena Heights University has given me the skills necessary to turn my passion for dance into a successful business. Siena’s smaller classes and caring Professors enabled me to gain the knowledge that was needed to become an entrepreneur. Both my artistic side and business side were nurtured and developed.”

Joe WilliamsJoseph Williams ’88
President and CEO, United Bank & Trust
“I had a wonderful experience at Siena Heights University. Flexible scheduling allowed me to work while I was a student, so I was able to apply what I was learning immediately. My professors were challenging and demanding, but always approachable, and they all had prior experience in the business world.”

Danielle SquiresDanielle Squires
Current SHU Student 
“Siena Heights University offers a very well-rounded business program. The program is intended for students to learn about every aspect of business. Siena holds business events where students are able to apply a more “hands-on” approach to what they’ve learned. I am now fully prepared for both employment or graduate school.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What is “Articulation”?
How do I transfer coursework from another institution to SHU?
I want to transfer to SHU.  What is the admissions process?
How do I know which courses will transfer?

What is “Articulation”?
Articulation is an agreement between two or more institutions to transfer courses.  Through this agreement, the institutions officially agree to transfer all of a specified program (certificate, diploma, or degree).  This usually occurs between a two-year college/technical school and four-year college or university.  Some agreements may indicate a cooperative program between institutions that result in a degree program.

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How do I transfer coursework from another institution to SHU?
Simple – request that an OFFICIAL transcript be sent to Siena Heights University.

Newly Admitted Students and Applicants:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Siena Heights University
1247 E. Siena Hts. Dr., Adrian, MI  49221

Current Students:
Office of the Registrar
Siena Heights University
1247 E. Siena Hts. Dr.
Adrian, MI  49221

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I want to transfer to SHU.  What is the admissions process?
University transfer admissions vary from school to school. For SHU, transfer students are those who have completed one semester of coursework from another accredited institution. SHU has a "rolling admissions" policy, meaning that qualified students are accepted as they complete the formal application process. Students apply by submitting the application form, an official high school transcript, all official transcripts from institutions previously attended, and all other supporting data.  All the information you need to know about admissions, orientation, enrollment, degree options and more is available in the admissions area, including our on-line application. 

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How do I know which courses will transfer?
Transfer credit is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Credits are granted for classes in which a grade of C (2.0) or better was earned and can transfer a few different ways. Some courses have a direct equivalent and will transfer as a specific course. Other courses transfer but do not have an exact equivalent. Courses that do not have a exact equivalent sometimes transfer as elective credit. You will receive a transfer credit evaluation outlining the credits awarded from the applicable institutions and which transferred courses will apply towards General Education requirements. We'll accept a D grade ONLY if it is part of coursework within an associate's degree from another institution that granted the associate's. Once you have registered for classes, your coursework from other institutions will be posted to your SHU transcript. The Transfer Equivalency Guide shows a listing of courses that will transfer to SHU. If you have specific questions about the transferability of a course, contact Transfer Student Services at (517) 264-7185. 

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Meet Siena


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Carlos Granados

Engineering major, International student from Venezuela, Bowler, Adrian Campus

Faculty & Staff

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Gail A. Ryder

Associate Professor of Humanities


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Kevin Rose '09

Business Administration Graduate; 3+1 Program; Jackson Center