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Business Degree

Invest in your future today by earning a Business degree at Keystone College.  

Why Study Business?

Connect one-on-one with faculty, fellow students, and other professionals through classroom instruction, hands-on learning, and internships:

  • Gain the essential skills for success in a for-profit, non-profit, small business, or entrepreneurial setting.
  • Learn to create a professional portfolio, an effective marketing tool when applying for employment and attending interviews.
  • Specialize in accounting, finance, information technology, management, or marketing.
  • Earn your degree online or in person.
  • Gain practical experience during various internship opportunities.

Learn Your Way

On Campus Teacher

On-Campus

Online Learning

Online

2 Or 4 Year Program

2 or 4-Year Program

Career Options

  • Advertising Professional
  • Business Owner
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Manager
  • Marketing Professional
  • Public Administration Professional

Employers

  • Aramark
  • CIGNA Healthcare
  • Citizens Bank
  • Enterprise Rent A Car
  • Fidelity Bank
  • IBM

Contact

Dr. Patricia Davis
Program Director
570-945-8424
patricia.davis@keystone.edu

Program Goals

Business (AS)

  • Explain concepts and theories in the core areas of business and management.
  • Describe the tools and technology available to support business decision-making.
  • Identify the challenges associated with a variety of ethical, legal, economic, financial, and social situations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work and communicate successfully in individual and team settings.

 

Business (BS)

  • Apply the concepts of the core areas of business and management to real-world situations.
  • Use tools and technology to support business decision-making.
  • Recognize the challenges associated with a variety of ethical, legal, economic, financial, and social situations.
  • Communicate successfully in individual and team settings.

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The Department of Business, Management, and Technology at Keystone College has received specialized accreditation for its business program(s) through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please view our IACBE member status page.

Exceptional experiences.
Giant outcomes.

14:1

Keystone student-to-faculty ratio

14%

increase in jobs over the next 10 years

$87,660

Median annual salary for business careers

Social Mobility Ranking

Amazing opportunities—on campus and beyond

From internships and experiential learning opportunities to travel and conferences, you’ll have many opportunities to conduct real-world experiences, work with your peers and mentors in your chosen field, and learn first-hand the latest skills to succeed in the real world.

Internships

Students will acquire leadership and management skills, professional growth and personal fulfillment that can’t be gained in the classroom. 

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Connections

Over 30 student-run clubs and organizations, including the FBLA organization, FBLA Collegiate,  and the Hospitality Business Management Club, are available and are a wonderful way to meet people, travel, learn about different subjects, and gain valuable leadership opportunities.

Be Involved

When you become a Giant, you will enjoy campus life in a passionate, close-knit community…a family. Keystone College comes together in many different ways with 18 Division III sports, a variety of student events, 276 acres to explore, and various ways to learn both inside and outside of the classroom.

Athletics are part of life on campus.

Antonio “Tone” Cockrell is Assistant Commissioner of Strategic Initiatives for the Colonial States Athletic Conference. He received the Business Award for Academic Excellence while graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2021 with a 3.9 GPA majoring in Business with an Economics minor.
Read more about Tone.

Featured Faculty

Zachary Brunner

Zachary Brunner

Instructor for Sport & Recreation Management
Kasey Chermak

Kasey Chermak

Instructor and Program Director for Computer Science and Information Technology
Patricia Davis, PhD

Patricia Davis, PhD

Professor of Accounting
Kassandra Ford

Kassandra Ford

Instructor of Business and Accounting
Brenda Lidy

Brenda Lidy

Chair of Business, Management, and Technology
Laura Little, DBA

Laura Little, DBA

Assistant Professor of Business and Faculty Fellow for Assessment
Ryan Novitsky

Ryan Novitsky

Instructor of Sport & Recreation Management
Ronda Schiavone

Ronda Schiavone

Instructor of Business
Elizabeth Schneider, JD

Elizabeth Schneider, JD

Associate Professor of Business  
Donald “Doc” Stacknick

Donald “Doc” Stacknick

Instructor and Internship Coordinator for Sport and Recreation and Faculty Athletics Representative
Kevin Vinson

Kevin Vinson

Associate Professor of Accounting

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