Programs of Study

Why study business at Lander?

As globalization rapidly impacts business and economic institutions, graduates face a challenging environment; however, there are excellent opportunities available to the individual prepared to work cooperatively.

The mission of Lander’s School of Management is to prepare students to take their places in the business world and in organizations that require business skills. With a comprehensive curriculum, supplemented by numerous opportunities outside the classroom, our graduates have the experience and expertise to be leaders and entrepreneurs in today’s complex – and continually evolving – business environment.

Did you know …

  • Faculty are actively involved in the advisement process.
  • Lander Professional Business Society offers leadership opportunities, social events and an exciting array of educational programs for our business students.
  • The department sponsors annual honors and scholarship luncheons to recognize outstanding business students.
  • Lander’s School of Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The AACSB’s mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation and thought leadership. AACSB accreditation is the mark of quality distinction most widely sought after by business schools – less than 5 percent worldwide have earned the achievement.

The business curriculum

Business majors meet lower-level business requirements in their freshman and sophomore years. Your studies will be balanced with a broad range of courses in the liberal arts. The junior and senior years will focus on business studies in one of four emphasis areas offered by the department:


An accounting emphasis can lead to careers in public, managerial or governmental accounting. Students who graduate from this emphasis should meet South Carolina requirements to sit for the CPA exam. Licensure as a CPA in South Carolina has additional requirements.


This emphasis blends two closely related disciplines: economics, which analyzes the production and distribution of public and private goods; and finance, which concentrates on the effective management of resources for businesses and individuals. Finance/economics students have excellent possibilities for employment in the financial services industry (banking and insurance, for example) and in finance departments of both profit and nonprofit organizations.

Health Care Management

Students in this emphasis will learn the fundamentals of business administration while taking an in-depth look at the health care delivery system, preparing them for managerial responsibilities in a variety of health care settings.


In this emphasis, students focus on sharpening decision-making skills for use in internal business operations, and they strengthen their critical thinking skills while exploring ways to meet customer needs through product development, distribution, promotion and pricing.

Each emphasis is designed to provide a strong foundation in preparation for your first job. Woven into the fabric of all our business courses are topics relating to business ethics, innovation and international aspects of business.

Health Care Management Certificate

This certificate program is designed primarily for health care professionals who are interested in management positions in health care organizations and have not had formal education in health care management. Click here for more information.

Learn More

For more information, checkout the University Catalog, or follow one of the links below:


  • BS in Business Administration, Accounting Emphasis
  • BS in Business Administration, Finance/Economics Emphasis
  • BS in Business Administration, Health Care Management Emphasis
  • BS in Business Administration, Management/Marketing Emphasis
  • Minors available in business administration, health care management, economics, international business and leadership
  • Certificate available in Health Care Management

For full degree requirements, program goals and more, visit the department's section of the university catalog.