Department of Business
Performance and Student Achievement


             The Department of Business at Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, seeks to provide students with a common body of knowledge of business along with specific business skills necessary in the workplace. It seeks to prepare students to deal with work and personal situations in a professional manner. The Department of Business has both undergraduate and MBA students. While the majority of students are from the mid-Missouri area, Lincoln University matriculates students from over 30 states and 50 countries. The Business unit, located in Stamper Hall, has two computer labs, two conference rooms, faculty/staff offices, and five "smart classrooms." This state-of-the-art building consists of over 21,800 square feet of space. The business faculty uses a variety of teaching methods including lectures, discussions, online, hybrid and case analysis. Because of the existence of “smart classrooms," the most prevalent teaching method involves the use of PowerPoint presentation and lecture videos. This has been greatly facilitated due to the existence of multimedia equipment in all of the business classrooms. The faculty of the Department of Business is comprised of thirteen full-time and two permanent part-time employees which includes the department head. Ten faculty members hold terminal degrees and five hold professional designations. There are two full-time staff members.  
            The Accounting program offered by the Department of Business prepares graduates for entry into all fields of accounting, including public accounting, government, industry, not-for-profit institutions, and private practice.  This program provides a solid foundation in accounting concepts, practices, and specialized training in technical aspects of accounting, combined with a broad background in business, which will enable graduates to succeed in their chosen careers. The degree offered is Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
            The Business Administration program offered by the Department of Business prepares graduates for entry into domestic or international business positions, including industry, government, and private entrepreneurship.  The program exposes the graduates to a broad range of principles, theories, models, experiences, and ethics of business organization, which will enable graduates to succeed in their chosen careers. The degree offered is Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
            The Marketing program offered by the Department of Business prepares graduates for entry into domestic or international marketing positions, including industry, government and private entrepreneurship. The program exposes the graduates to a broad range of principles, theories, models, experiences and ethics of a business organization, which will enable graduates to succeed in their chosen careers. The degree offered is Bachelor of Science in Marketing.
            The Public Administration program offered by the Department of Business prepares graduates for employment with federal, state, and local governments, voluntary agencies, and industry.  The program exposes the graduates to a broad range of principles, theories, models, experiences, and ethics of public service, which will enable graduates to succeed in their chosen careers. The degree offered is Bachelor of Science in Public Administration.
            The Graduate Studies Programs of Lincoln University, instituted in 1940, are designed to make available to qualified students the opportunity for advanced professional study beyond the bachelor’s degree level in areas conducive to the needs of the community.
            Graduate programs are under the direction of the Dean of Graduate Studies.  The Graduate Council and the Graduate Education Council conduct continuous review of the graduate curricula and recommend to the Dean of Graduate Studies such revisions and additions as are necessary to promote effective programs of study.
           The mission of the MBA program is to increase knowledge, skills, and understanding of current business practices and theories. The intent is to improve critical thinking processes, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and computer skills necessary for effective business decision-making.  This program is designed for traditional students and working professionals in private and public organizations in an ever-changing global marketplace.
           Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The following data regarding the Department of Business performance and student achievement are available online to stakeholders:

Enrollment Management

Retention Rate

Graduation Rate

Degrees Conferred

General Education Test (GET) for Critical Thinking

Major Field Test (MFT)

Graduating Student Survey (GSS)

Continuing Student Satisfaction Survey (CSSS)