The Business department of College of the Ozarks offers programs in accounting and business administration. The goal of the Business school is to provide specific vocational training in each of these fields as well as preparation in the five-fold mission areas of the college: academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural. Graduates from our Christian business school are well prepared to enter the world of work, equipped with a bachelor's degree in business and real-world, hands-on experience.
Opportunities for students to apply the business knowledge they are attaining are available in our two business related clubs: Phi Beta Lambda and the Business Undergraduate Society.
Business majors at C of O choose to emphasize in one or more of the following areas to earn a bachelor's degree in business:
General Business Emphasis
The objectives of the accounting major are to (1) prepare students for placement in the competitive job market by teaching the basic accounting skills necessary to succeed, (2) prepare those students who are interested in and who qualify to pass the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam or other professional exams, and (3) prepare students who wish to further their education in graduate school with a strong foundation. The two faculty members currently teaching accounting courses have combined teaching experience of over 60 years.
Business Administration - General Business Emphasis
The general emphasis in Business Administration will allow students to enroll in a diverse group of courses to fulfill the emphasis requirement of nine upper division hours. There are more than 15 options in the fields of Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, Business Education, and Free Enterprise. This allows students to explore various areas of business and to have the opportunity to select courses they feel will be beneficial to their future careers.
Business Administration - Marketing Emphasis
For students interested in the field of Marketing, an additional twelve hours in upper-level Marketing courses will complete an emphasis in Marketing to complement the Business Administration major. Students will be exposed to an analysis of environmental factors, target markets, and a comprehensive coverage of product, pricing, promotion, and distribution issues. Specific courses to choose from include Personal Selling, Advertising, Retail Management, and International Marketing. A capstone course, Marketing Strategy, will complete the Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Marketing.
Business Administration - Management Emphasis
The Management Emphasis prepares students for the opportunities and challenges that managers encounter at all levels of an organization. The students are required to take Business Communications and three additional upper-level management courses. The options are Retail Management, Human Resources Management, International Management, and Strategic Management. These options allow the student to explore a variety of perspectives and experiences in management.
Mrs. Emily Emery
Assistant Professor of Business
Mrs. Lana Fowler
Associate Professor of Business
Mr. Steve Fowler
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Mr. Lindon Newberry
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Mr. Kevin Riley
Associate Professor of Business & Ralph T. Reeve Chair of Free Enterprise
Students of our Christian business school have the opportunity to participate in two organizations. Participation in these organizations gives the student the opportunity to apply knowledge learned in class, to interact with fellow students both professionally and socially, to participate in club activities, and to compete at the regional, national, and international levels.
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
Phi Beta Labda is the largest and oldest student business organization designed for students to sharpen their core business skills, expand their networks and participate in more than 55 business and business-related competitive events.
Business Undergraduate Society
Membership in the Business Undergraduate Society is open to any student with a major or minor in a business program. The organization typically takes one or two trips a year to tour businesses and give students a real life look at what goes on in the business world. Students also have the opportunity to participate in fund raising and service activities.
Department Activities & News
PBL Members, Jessica Turner and Elana Carson placed seventh in the nation for the Small Business Management Plan category at the 2015 national Phi Beta Lambda competition held in Chicago, IL.
Mr. Lindon Newberry
Business Administration Department at College of the Ozarks
P.O. Box 17, Point Lookout, MO 65726
417-690-2555 or 417-690-3261