Lee University Catalog 2013-2014 
    Apr 08, 2020  
Lee University Catalog 2013-2014 [Archived Catalog]


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Dewayne Thompson, Chairperson


Assistant Professor Gregory Della Franco gdellafranco@leeuniversity.edu
Assistant Professor Ingrid Hart ihart@leeuniversity.edu
Assistant Professor Randy Miedaner rmiedaner@leeuniversity.edu


Assistant Professor Alan Burns aburns@leeuniversity.edu
Assistant Professor Guy DeLoach gdeloach@leeuniversity.edu
Professor Evaline Echols eechols@leeuniversity.edu
Associate Professor Shane Griffith sgriffith@leeuniversity.edu
Associate Professor Hermilo Jasso hjasso@leeuniversity.edu
Assistant Professor David Smartt dsmartt@leeuniversity.edu
Professor Dewayne Thompson dthompson@leeuniversity.edu

Information Systems

Professor Bill Jaber bjaber@leeunveristy.edu
Associate Professor Mava Wilson mwilson@leeuniversity.edu


Healthcare Administration
Information Systems

In keeping with one of the goals of Lee University, the Department of Business seeks to provide major programs of sufficient quality to prepare students for success in graduate and professional schools and in the early stages of their careers as they consider their calling. The Department of Business offers programs of study designed to prepare men and women for positions of leadership in business, government, the teaching profession and the community at large. This is done by imparting to them the ethical and philosophical principles upon which our society and our economy rest and by equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed for success. A pedagogical emphasis is placed on experiential learning bolstered by a focus on critical thinking skills. Since a significant dimension of the business curriculum includes the integration of one’s faith with the discipline, graduates should demonstrate a Christian worldview as they discharge the duties of their vocation or profession.

The department offers majors in Accounting, Business Administration (with emphases in Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management, and Management Information Systems), Business Education/Corporate Training with teacher certification, Healthcare Administration, and Information Systems (with emphases in Systems Development and Systems Operation). Minors are offered to non-departmental majors in Accounting, Business Administration, Information Systems, Finance and International Business. Additionally, a student may select Accounting and/or Information Systems as concentration areas for the major in Interdisciplinary Studies.

An Accounting major who wishes to add Business Administration as a second major must select an emphasis other than Accounting. An Information Systems major who wishes to add Business Administration as a second major must select an emphasis other than Management Information Systems.  


The Accounting program prepares students for careers in accounting and for graduate or professional school.  Students will be taught the necessary skills for the various fields of financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, both private and public accounting, and taxation. In addition, many students may be prepared and eligible to take the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam prior to graduation.  Students should confirm requirements for specific state licensure. Graduates will be trained in a Christian worldview to make a significant impact in their vocation.

Business Administration

The Business Administration program takes seriously the commitment to produce graduates who are well prepared to enter a professional career in business or to pursue graduate studies. The business administration curriculum is integrated with critical thinking skills, students’ calling, research, teamwork, and experiential learning. Students who graduate with the business administration major are expected to perform competently and ethically in entry-level positions in such fields as manufacturing management, professional sales, consulting, customer service, financial services, retail management and bank management. The emphases in business administration are designed to allow students to focus the program of study in a particular area.  Since a significant dimension of the business administration curriculum includes the integration of one’s faith with the discipline, graduates should demonstrate a Christian worldview as they discharge the duties of their vocation.

Business Education/Corporate Training

The Business Education program prepares graduates for initial employment as business teachers in secondary schools, careers in business, corporate training and for graduate school. Given the diverse and dynamic nature of today’s world, the program emphasizes decision making, problem-solving, technological skills and pedagogical skills.

Healthcare Administration

The Healthcare Administration major is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students for careers in healthcare administration. With a solid foundation in business, health science and behavioral sciences graduates from this program will be prepared for leadership roles in a variety of healthcare organizations. The curriculum is enriched with courses from disciplines offered by the three cooperating departments in addition to the practical expertise of multiple professionals.

Information Systems

The Information Systems curriculum is designed to teach and train students  to function in an entry-level IS position and for graduate studies in a computer field. The university liberal arts education along with the IS curriculum and business courses will provide students with a broad understanding of how information systems assists in the decision-making process and the operation of the business organization. Students will be taught necessary skills for entry-level positions in a variety of computer fields such as application development, database design, help desk/end-user support, Internet/Intranet development, networking, programming, and systems analysis. Students will be provided numerous opportunites to practice and demonstrate these skills that are necessary to work in a changing technical environment and to communicate effectively in an individual and/or group setting. With a curriculum infused with the integration of faith in the discipline, graduates should demonstrate a Christian worldview through the moral and ethical use of technology in the business environment.

Programs of Study

The Department of Business offers the following programs of study:

Major   Code
BS Accounting   ACCTG.BS
BA Business Administration (Accounting Emphasis)   BUSAC.BA
BS Business Administration (Accounting Emphasis)   BUSAC.BS
BS Business Administration (Business Education / Corporate Training, Teacher Licensure in Business or Teacher Licensure in Business and Business Technology - Grades 7-12)   BUSED.BST
BA Business Administration (Finance Emphasis)   BUSFN.BA
BS Business Administration (Finance Emphasis)   BUSFN.BS
Business Administration (International Business Emphasis)
Business Administration (International Business Emphasis)
Business Administration (Management Emphasis)
BS Business Administration (Management Emphasis)   BUSAD.BS
Business Administration (Management Information Systems Emphasis)
Business Administration (Management Information Systems Emphasis)
BA Healthcare Administration   HLTHC.BA
BS Healthcare Administration   HLTHC.BS
BS Information Systems (Systems Development Emphasis)   ISDEV.BS
BS Information Systems (Systems Operation Emphasis)   ISOPS.BS


The Department of Business offers five minors to non-departmental majors (18 hours each): accounting, business, information systems, finance, and international business. All prerequisites for minor courses must be met in addition to the required courses. 

Business Cross-Cultural Opportunities

Students with an international business emphasis must participate in a Department of Business cross-cultural experience.  Trips may include travel to the former Soviet Union, various Asian countries, Europe, various South American countries, Miiddle East / North Africa, and Western Europe. Domestic travel opportunities exist as well.

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