• Hartwick business students
  • Hartwick business students
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  • Hartwick business students

Business Administration


The Hartwick Advantage

In Hartwick's Business Administration major, you will learn largely by doing. In your very first course, Introducion to Business, you'll manage a virtual bicycle manufacturing company. Over the course of the semester you and your small team will compete with other student-run teams to manage your firm's production, finance, marketing, and human resource challenges.

In Marketing, you'll design a new product and create a marketing plan to sell it to the world. Our elective in Entrepreneurship will take you to the next level, crafting a complete business plan for an idea of your choice - and we will encourage you to take a real idea that you might actually pursue after, or even during your college career. You'll also take courses in Accounting, Finance, Economics, and Strategy. You'll learn the language of business, becoming a better writer and public speaker along the way: the perfect opportunity to combine fun with learning to build your confidence and earn the respect of your peers.

Other electives include Global Business, where you may take the reins of another virtual corporation with manufacturing plants and customers throughout the world or enroll in a Topics Course to focus your attention on doing business in Asia, and perhaps even traveling in January for a firsthand experience.

Contact, Priscilla Wightman, department chair, wightmanp@hartwick.edu, for more information.

Golisano Hall

voice: 607-431-4251
fax: 607-431-4953

"What I like about the business administration program is that there is a sense of unity created in and outside of the classroom. By the end of your Hartwick career, you feel like you've gotten to know everyone in the department."
--Breton Kosciak '04


Barry Pearson '08

Barry Pearson '08

As senior accountant with Ernst & Young, LLP, I am the supervising senior auditor for two very well-known financial-service clients from the Northeast.

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