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Academic Advising Management

Management

Chair: Dr. Sharon Wagner, swagner, x2252, TJ Day 206
Transfer Advisor: Dr. Sharon Wagner, swagner, x2252, TJ Day 206
First-Year Student Contact: Dr. Virlena Crosley, vcrosley, x2371, TJ Day 207

The following material is designed to help in advising students who wish to complete a B.A. or B.S. in Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management or Marketing. In addition, checklists of requirements for the department’s majors and minors (in Management and Sport Management) are available from the Business Department. 

COURSE PLANS FOR BUSINESS MAJORS

  • Business majors begin with required courses in economics and math, then follow with a set of core business courses.

  • Next, each student completes upper-division courses specific to his or her major. In the interdisciplinary International Business major, there are additional course requirements in other Linfield departments.

  • The final requirement for business majors is a capstone course in strategic management.

  • The Business Department encourages students to plan for internship and study abroad opportunities.

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR FRESHMEN

Freshmen are encouraged to make progress on their LC requirements and these required courses:

  • ECON 210: Principles of Economics

  • MATH 160: Finite Mathematics with Calculus

--or a higher-level course such as MATH 170: Calculus I, especially if interested in graduate study

  • MATH 140: Introduction to Statistics

--or a higher-level statistics course such as MATH 340: Probability and Statistics I                                                                                                                       

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR SOPHOMORES

Students planning to major in business should begin taking courses from the business core during their sophomore year. The core courses typically available to sophomores are:

  • BNAC 260: Financial Accounting

  • BNAC 261: Managerial Accounting (prereq: BNAC 260)

  • BNMG 310: Organizational Behavior and Mgt. (prereq: BNSS 250 or BNAC 260 + 30 credits at registration)

STUDENTS’ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: When should I declare my major?

A: Generally, business majors declare during their sophomore year. Linfield College policy states that you must declare by the spring semester of your sophomore year (or upon completion of 45 semester hours).

Q: I’m interested in becoming a business major. Whom should I contact?

A: During your sophomore year you may approach a business professor you know and ask him or her to serve as your advisor, or contact Department Chair Sharon Wagner at: swagner@linfield.edu for assignment to an advisor.

Q: Where do I obtain advising materials for business majors?

A: Stop by the Business Department office in T.J. Day 200 to request a major- or minor-specific advising checklist or department internship guidelines.

Q: How do I learn more about studying business at Linfield?

A: Check out www.linfield.edu/business to learn more about courses, students, faculty, and news in the Business Department, and/or approach a current faculty member or student to learn more!

 BUSINESS ADVISORS

FRESHMEN:     Virlena Crosley 
TRANSFER STUDENTS:  Sharon Wagner 
ACCOUNTING MAJORS:  David Korb
FINANCE MAJORS:  Madeleine Romero, Sharon Wagner
INT'L BUSINESS MAJORS:  Michelle Nelson
MANAGEMENT MAJORS:   Virlena Crosley, Russ Paine
MANAGEMENT MINORS:  Sharon Wagner (non-business majors, others work with major advisor in business) 
MARKETING MAJORS:   Michelle Nelson
SPORT MGT MINORS:  Denise Farag 
BUSINESS LAW:    Denise Farag 
INTERNSHIPS:  Michelle Nelson                      
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