Each year over 15,000 students participate in 130 undergraduate and graduate degrees at Lindenwood University. The Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship offers a variety of ACBSP accredited business programs, as well as a Human Resource Management program with esteemed recognition from the Society of Human Resource Management. The Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise is an educational research center offered through the Plaster School of Business. This center offers many student opportunities such as a student fellows program, collegiate DECA and consultancy, Economics student awards and student reading groups.
There are a variety of course formats for students to choose from at the Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship. Traditional students will find many choices on-campus during day time hours, while evening and online options are also available to accommodate the needs of those with other scheduling requirements. Bachelor’s of Arts degrees can be earned in several high demand areas such as Business Economics, Finance, International Business, and Marketing. A few of the courses within the core business curriculum include Principles of Marketing, Global Business and Society, Business Law, and Introduction to Information Systems. Plaster students can also earn an MBA with an impressive 11 areas of emphasis, including but not limited to Leadership, Sport Management, Nonprofit Management, and Entrepreneurial Studies. Master’s degrees are also offered in Finance, Leadership, Nonprofit Administration, Marketing, Sport Management, and Accountancy.
Linwood Freshmen have the opportunity to participate in Learning Communities. This unique experience allows students to build relationships by co-enrolling in two to four courses in the fall. Business students will appreciate the program’s emphasis on networking both in and out of the classroom. Student Life and Diversity helps students meet their needs in the “four dimensions of personal growth,” which include the social, physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of college life. A Leadership Series is also held each semester that has speakers who discuss relevant topics, such as dressing for success, using social media wisely, leadership, and negotiation skills. Student Government is a great way for students to get involved on campus and practice many business-relevant skills such as leadership, communication, negotiating, and more.
There are over 100 online courses offered each semester, along with 31 fully online degrees. The Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship includes several online programs in addition to their top-notch on-campus degrees. Undergraduate students can complete an online Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Healthcare Management, Marketing, Management, Accounting, Supply Chain Management, or Finance. Among many other offerings, those participating in a graduate program can earn an online MBA in Accounting, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Management, Nonprofit Administration, or Supply Chain Management.