Why You Should Join the Lincoln Memorial University School of Business
by Jack McCann, PhD, Dean | 423.869.6298 | jack.mccann@LMUnet.edu
The School of Business is a growing and vibrant program at LMU with an education curriculum that focuses on the "nuts and bolts" of the real world. Our cross-functional approach to classes incorporates real word situations that represent a departure from the traditional departmentalized course of instruction.
The School of Business has chosen to spotlight teaching excellence and focus on earning and maintaining ACBSP accreditation. The hard work has paid off and The Board of Commissioners of the Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Commission of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs met on November 17-18, 2011, and voted to grant initial accreditation to the Lincoln Memorial University and its business programs.
In 2011-2012 student surveys conducted in the School of Business revealed a high level of satisfaction with faculty in regard to availability, teaching quality, advising and supporting the high level of content knowledge the business school faculty possesses.
Information literacy has also been placed at the forefront in a majority of the classes by including literature reviews, writing, and communication technique improvements with course rubrics developed and defined for the evaluation of and assessment of projects and presentations.
The School of Business revised its mission and strategy in 2011-2012:
To prepare leaders who are able to meet and exceed the challenges of today’s integrated world economy, who can balance ethics and social responsibility with the creation of profits and wealth for the betterment of society.
The School of Business will be recognized for excellence as an educational and intellectual resource in the region. The School will increase the visibility of LMU through rigorous, innovative, and student-centered undergraduate and graduate programs reaching students both on-campus and through distance learning modes.
We seek to attract students with high leadership potential to engage in an academically rigorous and continually improving business education that builds upon the knowledge of foundational business concepts. This business education will enable our students to balance ethics and social responsibility and the creation of profits and wealth in a global economy. The School also promotes the balance between teaching excellence and research that impacts our students so that they may engage the world in a meaningful way. We are also committed to providing service to the tri-state region of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia, through our teaching, research, and service mission.
The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree requires the completion of the BBA Core (36 semester credit hours) and one BBA Major (24 semester credit hours) from those detailed in the undergraduate catalog.
The major in Business leads to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, providing a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in general business practices. While open to all students, the Business major is designed primarily as a second major for students pursuing another primary field of interest. It also provides an alternative to the BBA for the student who discovers an interest in business late in the undergraduate career.
Minor programs are available in General Business, Entrepreneurship, and Information Systems (ISYS).
The Management and Leadership Studies Program* (MLP) leads to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, and is designed for adults, who have 60 semester credit hours of college credit and prior learning experiences. The program is now composed of 54 semester credit hours of study that can be completed over a 4 semester period. Other coursework may be required to meet degree requirements. Additional information about this program for older adult learners is available in the MLP Catalog.
The mission of the Master of Business Administration program is to provide educational and research opportunities to working adults wanting to develop professionally by enhancing their business skills and credentials. The MBA degree is a thirty-six semester credit hour program intended for upwardly mobile professionals and recent graduates with exceptional academic backgrounds. The MBA offers concentrations areas in accounting, international business, finance, human resource management, management, marketing, and general business.
The School of Business invites you to consider LMU as the place to continue your education. We are excited about the future of our school and expect great things in the coming years. Please call or e-mail your questions.
School of Business Leadership
Dr. Jack McCann is the Dean of the School of Business since serving as Interim Dean in 2008-2009. He accepted the role as Dean in summer 2009. Dr. Michael Dillon is the MBA Program Director and Dr. Dan Graves, is the MLP Program Director. Dr. Dillon also serves as the Chair of Undergraduate Accounting and General Business. Dr. McCann also serves as the Interim Chair of Management, Marketing, and Professional Golf Management.
Student Club Opportunities
One of the shining examples of the LMU education and the School of Business is the Students in Free Enterprise Organization (SIFE). SIFE is an interdisciplinary student organization at LMU and a Non-profit organization educating people on concepts like market economics, entrepreneurship, and business ethics through educational outreach projects.
Under the leadership of Mr. Tim McCoy (Assistant Professor of Business and Sam Walton Fellow), Dr. Jack McCann, Co-Advisor, and Dr. Roger Holt, consultant, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) developed and presented seven community education programs on topics such as ethics, stock market, financial freedom, entrepreneurship, etc., with 70 students participating. These community educational programs and SIFE Events influenced 8,487 people, and SIFE students contributed 1,312 service hours to the community. The SIFE team won the 2012 regional competition in Atlanta, GA. and competed in the national competition in Kansas City, MO. SIFE has been active at LMU for eight years. This is the sixth trip to Nationals for the LMU team.
During this academic year, the LMU SIFE team organized several projects, including the Campbell’s Let’s Can Hunger Food Drive, in partnership with Pump Springs Baptist church, as well as a workshop on financial literacy as part of the UACT-100 classes. Members also completed outreach to the local community at Ellen Myers School.
Enroll in the School of Business today and begin your preparation to excel in your career path and become a leader ready to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. Contact us today for information:
Jack McCann, PhD
Dean, LMU School of Business