What Does it Look Like to Study Business at Concordia?
This degree is the next step toward advancing in your career. In addition to the expertise you now have, you will gain a broader understanding of how to better lead and manage your business and your team. From implementing the latest business technology, to increasing sales margins, to improving project management, you will gain the skills and understanding needed for today's work environment.
Classes are taken with other professionals who bring their own experience to the discussion and dialogue. As the instructor guides the learning process, you will draw on each other's expertise, challenging you to think deeply and strategically as you develop management skills and then use them the next day in your work environment.
Concordia faculty in the College of Business are professionals themselves; they work and serve in the community and bring their expertise to the classroom. Being both academically and professionally qualified is important for us because we want the student to learn deeply and practice completely the knowledge and skills needed for growth and success. IncubatorCTX, an entrepreneurial hub for Northwest Austin entrepreneurs, is one of the excellent resources of which Business students can take advantage.
Business Curriculum Overview
Classes encourage teamwork because we believe this helps you learn and practice leadership skills. Our graduates are set apart because they possess the ability to:
- Understand others
- Work together
- Produce a quality finished product
- Think and develop new ideas
Here are some highlighted courses:
Project Management: This course emphasizes project management skills involved in work planning, control and evaluation to achieve objectives for both simple and complex projects. The course will give students hands-on experience where they will establish their own project, plan out all aspects of it, run the entire project, and then objectively critique the performance of themselves and their peers.
Negotiations and Conflict Management: This course introduces students to the theory and practice of negotiation specific to business. The course focuses on understanding the behavior of individuals, groups, cultures and organizations in the context of competitive situations. Students will develop analytical and interpersonal skills necessary for successful negotiations. Business relevant cases and situations will be used.
- Professors with real-world experience
- Small class sizes
- Emphasis on teamwork
“I am an older adult who finally completed a bachelor’s degree at Concordia University
Texas. This was a degree that was started much earlier in life, but life and finances
got in the way of completing the degree. Concordia worked with me to accept my AAS
degree and build on that degree to complete a BAAS. I had many demands on my time
outside of studying, so I completed this degree at a very slow rate. Concordia made
it easy for me to take 1 or 2 classes per semester and still work toward finishing
the degree. I finally completed the degree that was started 35 years earlier. Thanks
- Andrea McDonald, Class of 2017
- Marketing Manager
- Operations Manager
- Promotions Coordinator
- Sales Manager
- Small Business Owner
Why study Business at Concordia?
- Small class sizes allow for individualized attention
- Accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
- Guided by best practices of the National Communication Association (NCA)