The business major is designed for the student who wants a broad business background. Students take courses in the functional business areas of management, marketing, accounting, finance, operations and human resource management. Electives allow students to specialize or deepen their knowledge of several areas. The business major prepares students for positions in business analysis, management, sales and other corporate and small business functions. Upon completion of the Business program, students should be able to: Effectively communicate, both in writing and orally, the results of an analysis targeted to a business audience; use financial information in the managerial functions of decision making, planning, controlling and problem solving; understand the legal and ethical environment in which business operates and consider the legal and ethical implications of business decisions; demonstrate ability to integrate and synthesize concepts from multiple business disciplines, including financial, managerial, operational, and marketing, and apply those concepts to the analysis of business strategy.