Accounting B.S. |
Business Administration A.S. |
Business Administration B.S. |
Business at Lyndon
The Business Department at Lyndon offers a broad variety of classes and academic concentrations for students interested in careers in business. Case studies, class discussions, computer simulations, real projects for real clients, and research, are some of the tools used to give you a real-world education. The business program prepares students to identify key issues facing an organization, formulate possible solutions, research and evaluate alternatives, and lead effectively.
Your teachers are professionals in their fields who have substantial experience and success in private industry.Students can look forward to small classes with loads of relevant real-world, activity-based learning. With only ten to twenty-five students per class, students get an education closely tailored to their interests and strengths, and they are able to work closely with their professors.
Need to balance work and college? Our students are on the go. Classes are offered days, evenings, online, between terms, and in the summer in order to meet the demands of our students’ schedules. Under our Fast Track program students can get their bachelor’s degree in three years.
Graduates of Lyndon’s Business degree programs have successful careers in management, marketing, finance, manufacturing, accounting, sales, hospitality, small business, and more. They also enjoy a 90 percent job placement rate in their field.
Learning by doing is a cornerstone of Lyndon’s educational philosophy. Business faculty members work with the College’s Career Services Office, Lyndon alumni, and their extensive contacts in the business world, to place students in meaningful work situations. These experiences make students far better prepared to join the workforce. In fact, it’s not unusual for an internship to lead to a job offer after graduation.
A business internship or senior practicum is required of all four-year business degree recipients and candidates for the business concentration for the associates degree in Business Administration. Coursework in many classes includes numerous experiential learning scenarios: hands-on, client-based projects, local business initiatives, and work with our regional school and business-start up partnership, Incubator Without Walls (I Wow).
Graduates enjoy a 90 percent job-placement rate.
Alumni from Lyndon’s Business program are working at Burton Snowboards, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Fidelity Investments, General Dynamics, Hannaford Brothers, Passumpsic Savings Bank, Poulos Insurance, Rockport, the State of Vermont, Vermont Aerospace, and The Wildflower Inn.
Business Program Alumni
CABOT CREAMERY: Kateryna Tychkovska ’11, General Accounting Manager, and Susan Zucker ‘85, Director, Supply Chain. A famous Vermont’s company with a global reach. Within Vermont it is a well-respected, very desirable employer.
HEWLETT PACKARD SALES: Sean Hatch ’10
DRISCOLL & COMPANY: Bethany Bartlett ’08, CPA. Driscoll handles accounting dutines for major businesses in northern New Hampshire.
MOBILE MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION: Rick Cochran ’06, Founder, CEO and U.S. Small Business Person of The Year, 2011
POULOS INSURANCE: Rachel Friedman Harbaugh ’03, Partner. A well resepcted Vermont company with offices throughout the state.
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL: Lisa Morella ’98, Manager, Business Intelligence Team. Lisa directs the efforts of the Business Intelligence Team to provide decision support to all departments within the MGPO and its Leadership. This job requires use of advanced technology and innovation to design and manage the development, implementation, maintenance and training for new systems, BI tools, and metrics that will ultimately be moved into production.
PASSUMPSIC SAVINGS BANK: Brenda M. Wilkins ’98, Vice President, Controller. Passupsic Savings employs three other graduates; Brenda serves on a number of non-profit organization boards.
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC: Wayne Dykstra ’96, Global Supply Chain Management
DEALER.COM: Debra Richwien ’89, Director of Finance and Controller. This is Vermont’s fastest growing company and one of the largest—approaching 500 employees. It is also the “hottest company” to work for in Burlington—attracting employees from the Boston area and Silicon Valley. Debra joined them when they were a start-up; they are likely to go public in two years. Deb has already gotten outside “approval” that her financial statements are ready to “go public.”
Some graduates of Lyndon’s Business program choose to pursue advanced degrees at other institutions. Lyndon has relationships with several northeast universities to make the transition to your Masters degree as seamless as possible.
- One-Year MBA program option at Clarkson University
- MSA Accounting at University of Maine (Orono)
- The College is currently working on an agreement for an MBA at The Whitman School at Syracuse University
In and out of the classroom, you’ll work closely with your teachers—not teaching assistants—on coursework, research, projects, and internships. This is where some of the most dynamic learning takes place and explains why students and their faculty mentors develop bonds that last long after graduation.