Office: 709 Maytum Hall
Russell P. Boisjoly, Dean of the School of Business
The School of Business includes the Department of Business Administration and the Department of Economics. It offers undergraduate degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Music Industry, and Economics. The Mission of the School of Business contains three elements:
- The first and foremost element is to provide “accessible” educational opportunities to Western New York, and to do so by engaging faculty who are dedicated to developing, improving and delivering an effective curriculum in business and economics. The curriculum concerns the traditional business subjects of accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing, and also the cross-disciplinary subjects of music business and information systems. In addition, the education includes strong components in ethics, global-cultural awareness, technology and leadership.
- The second element is to engage faculty who maintain currency in their subject areas through discipline specific, professional and instructional research. In addition, the business and economics faculty collaborates with the more capable students in conducting research that leads to success in student competitions and publication.
- The third element is to engage faculty who provide service to the university, to academic and professional organizations, and toward the development of its region.
In pursuit of its educational mission, the School of Business declares the following assessable educational goals:
- Through its core courses, students develop the communication skills, the problem solving skills, the knowledge and recognition of business ethics, and the knowledge of international institutions and cultures necessary for professional business careers.
- Through major and core course work, students develop the knowledge necessary for career success, for professional certifications where applicable, and for success in graduate education.
- Through student clubs and internships, students learn career potentials, and develop leadership skills.
The School of Business is currently a candidate for accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The Accounting and Business Administration programs at Fredonia are candidates for accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education. The Department of Business Administration presently has a number of formal and informal agreements with several universities that allow students to matriculate into accelerated B.S./M.B.A. programs.