Business Administration and Accounting Department

Business Administration and Accounting (BAAC) Department Overview

Colleges of Distinction 2020-2021 Business BadgeThe Department of Business Administration and Accounting prepares students for employment in a range of for profit and not-for-profit settings from Wall Street to Main Street or for graduate study. Our innovative team based classroom experiences, off-campus study options, and internship opportunities provide sophisticated learning experiences in the business sub-fields of organizational behavior, marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, accounting, and strategy among others. Further, our curriculum explicitly incorporates entrepreneurship and innovation and draws upon the liberal arts tradition to build strong skills in writing, oral presentation, critical reasoning, and cultural awareness that collectively nurture an innovative entrepreneurial spirit and enhance success over a lifetime.

Why business majors need a liberal arts education…


Please note: Hartwick College focuses on offering fall, January, and spring term undergraduate courses in person, however circumstances may require us to offer a small number of courses in this department through distance education. In times of emergency, following regulatory guidelines, all classes may temporarily need to be delivered through distance education, including online. We also offer a slate of courses online in the summer to help our students make progress towards their degrees. With support from an academic advisor, students needing particular courses may have other online options as well. If you have questions about the way courses are delivered in your program, please contact your Department or Program Chair.

Exciting Student Outcomes

Hartwick BAAC majors and minors successfully link the classroom to the world both before and after graduation.  Internships in the U.S. and abroad pave the way for personally and professionally gratifying graduate study and employment.


Raleigh, North Carolina
Bobby Shepard ‘18

Binghampton, NY
Allie Ricci ‘18

California Bank & Trust
Irvine, CA
Shea Feehan ‘17


Graduate School
EDHEC Business School
Roubaiz, France
Dakota Morgan ‘19

Albany, NY
Julia Marquis ‘21

Le Tote
San Francisco, CA
Olivia Roth ‘21

San Francisco, CA
Lydia Marteney ‘21

Fundación Alas de Colibrí
Wuito, Ecuador
Diana Bechdol ‘20

Liberty Mutual Insurance
Boston, MA
Emma Reining ‘20

Chapco Inc,
Chester, CT
Isaac Waide ‘20

San Francisco, CA
Hannah Warren ‘20

San Francisco, CA
Allyson Quirk ‘20

San Francisco, CA
Katherine Laporta ‘20




The Department of Business Administration and Accounting offers three majors (Business Administration, CPA Accounting, General Accounting) and three minors (Business, Finance, Accounting). The two-track major in Business Administration allows students flexibility to study the areas of business most in line with their interests and career goals. Considering one of these? See what it takes.


Accounting, Business Administration and Finance Courses

Courses in the Business Administration and Accounting Department focus on experiential learning, teamwork, and real world application.

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Special Opportunities

Hartwick Business, Accounting and Finance students have opportunities to engage in real world experiences throughout their course of study, whether it be a short term marketing project with cutting edge global companies as part of the Social Media and Marketing course, an on campus project with the first of its kind Hartwick College Center for Craft Food and Beverage, an entrepreneurship opportunity for ambitious female students in any major through The Baker-Simpson Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program, or an internship with a prestigious Wall Street firm. These experiences pave the way for graduate study or employment in the U.S. or abroad.

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Hartwick Faculty

Business Administration and Accounting faculty bring technical expertise, real world experience, and a passion for teaching and learning to the classroom and beyond.

Meet Our Department Faculty

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