Academic programs in the William H. Thompson School of Business are designed to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities for responsible citizenship and leadership roles in ever-changing business and society. Performance expectations are high for both students in the programs and for graduates in their careers.
The professional courses are concentrated in the last two years of the four-year degree program. A major component of the program design is to provide a broad educational base through substantial general education and through a common body of business knowledge. The student’s major area of study provides competency in a specific field. The faculty continually monitor courses and curricula to assure a timely fit of competencies and skills to professional performance demands.
The school of Business encourages students to acquire practical experience. Internships are readily available with many local companies, allowing qualified students the opportunity to receive up to nine hours of academic credit in a semester as they gain valuable experience in their major, often receiving compensation, as well. Additionally, students may receive academic credit for their research/service work in the community.
Other activities include opportunities to join student clubs and organizations. The school of Business has a student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and several students typically attend each meeting of the Owensboro chapter of SHRM. Field trips and guest lectures are also arranged by faculty members and student organizations.
View complete course descriptions from the University Catalog.