The Division of Business and Economics continues the development of liberal arts skills (the ability to read and learn, to analyze problems and to communicate effectively) by teaching business and economics courses that are essential to today’s rapidly changing world. The division introduces students to a variety of courses in accounting, computer technologies, economics, ethics, finance, leadership, management, problem solving and preparation for the world of work. Practical and real life experiences are emphasized giving students the necessary skills to work effectively in local, state, national and also global environments. Our curricula exposes students to what is current today in business and also what is likely to be important in the future.
The primary goals of the division are to provide students with a firm foundation in the liberal arts and business curricula, to make available to students real-life business experiences, to engage students in scholarly activities, and to serve the University of Pikeville and its programs. Special importance is placed on improving the student’s interpersonal skills, developing their analytical, problem solving and teamwork abilities and increasing their understandings in many areas of the global business environment—competencies which are all highly regarded by today’s employers in the work force.
Recently added to the division offerings is a new program in Military Science and Leadership. This program offers students the opportunity to participate in the Reserve Officers Training Program (ROTC) of the United States Army. Army ROTC provides college-trained officers for the U.S. Army, the National Guard and the Army Reserves. The ROTC courses acquaint students to the Army, introduces them to fundamental leadership skills and facilitates students’ commitment to the ROTC program.