Dr. Michael Nastanski, Dean
The mission of the Saint Leo University Donald R. Tapia School of Business is to provide a values-centered education that develops tomorrow's business leaders with exceptional skills, including critical thinking and the ability to make ethical decisions and take effective action. The School supports the mission of the University through a broad liberal arts education and specialized business courses. To ensure a complete education, every business program is structured from a broad liberal arts education to career-specific business courses. Thus, the Saint Leo business graduate is prepared by focusing on critical thinking, on creative problem solving, and on improved interpersonal communication skills. The School accomplishes its mission by supporting
- excellence in teaching by a dedicated faculty
- scholarly faculty activity
- service involvement of students and faculty in the business and University communities
Specific mission objectives include providing students with
- the skills to manage effectively in a changing global environment
- an integrative perspective of organizational operations
- an awareness of their contribution to improving society
The School has the following degree programs accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE):
Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration. This program is designed specifically for students with Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degrees in a science or technical field and applies to them only. (See specific information in the description of degree programs section .) Graduates from this program will not only have applied skills but also a liberal education and leadership skills to gain promotion or become managers in the workplace or military.
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. This program prepares the graduate for an entry-level accounting position in profit, not-for-profit, and governmental organizations.
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. This program is designed for students entering the business world in almost any type of organization. The student selects a specialization from among the following: accounting, logistics, management, marketing, project management, or technology management.
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Management. This program is designed for students interested in careers in businesses such as advertising, media management, public relations, or generic mass communication positions.
Bachelor of Arts in Economics. This program, offered only at the University Campus, is designed for students interested in developing critical thinking skills while acquiring the knowledge of economic theories and practices that are applicable to real world situations.
Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management. This program is designed for the student who wishes to pursue a career in personnel management or human services.
Bachelor of Arts in International Tourism and Hospitality Management. This is professional program that studies the concepts and principles of the tourism industry and its various sectors from an international perspective, as well as preparing for managing the various segments within the hospitality industry.
Bachelor of Arts in Management. (This major is offered only at the University College.) This program is designed for students who desire to own or manage any size organization, public or private, profit or nonprofit.
Bachelor of Arts in Marketing. (This major is offered only at the University College.) This program is designed for students planning a career in sales, advertising, consumer relations, marketing management, retailing services, small business operations, or international business.
Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Management. (This major is only offered at the University College.) This program is designed for students planning a career in the multimedia industry included, but not limited to audio and video production, media management, writing for media, social media, or graphic design.
Bachelor of Arts in Sport Business. (This major is offered only at the University Campus and Tallahassee Education Center.) This program provides a foundation of study in business applied to the sport industry, its products, and its services.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. This program offers the student the technical knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the field of computer applications in the business world.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. (This major is offered only at the University College.) This highly technical program emphasizes providing a solid foundation in the discipline of Computer Science, which students can apply either in the Information Technology workforce sector or use as a basis for graduate study.
Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management. This major is designed for students who plan administrative careers in health services organizations.
Common Body of Knowledge
The Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) for all Donald R. Tapia School of Business majors provides the academic background to understand the economic structure of our global society. Those who enter the competitive market for scarce resources must be prepared to support public and private segments of our society. The School has developed an academic program in conjunction with the liberal arts that develops the whole person capable of creative critical thinking and problem solving. Courses taken by all majors within the School include the following:
Total Credits: 30
University Explorations (General Education) (42-46 credit hours)