This fall, Olivet’s School of Business added four new study concentrations to the bachelor’s degree in business administration program.
The University continues to add resources to prepare students for careers and graduate school. The new concentrations are:• Public Administration,
offering the Federal Seminar in Washington, D.C., a week of seminars presented by congressmen, senators, Supreme Court justices, ambassadors and the public liaison from the President’s office. • Human Resource Management,
including an opportunity to join Olivet’s Student Society of Human Resource Management (SSHRM). The Olivet chapter offers scholarships and professional intercollegiate competitions as well as the Assurance of Learning® professional certificate to help graduating students to compete in the job market.• Operations Management,
which offers opportunities for Microsoft® certifications through the Certiport® Authorized Testing Center at Olivet and training in lean management techniques. Additionally, students can become “SAP Recognized”, the leading Executive Resource Planning software used by Fortune 500 companies. • Healthcare Management,
offering the Lean Continuous Process Improvement course taught by leaders in healthcare administration. Students will be given the opportunity to work alongside hospital staff to improve efficiency and quality. Those students selected then have the opportunity to apply for a medical center internships.
“Our business students are finding meaningful internships as students and landing jobs with prestigious companies once they graduate,” said Glen Rewerts, Dean of Olivet’s School of Business. “Companies from across the spectrum are recruiting our students because of the quality of the coursework, as evidenced by the professional certifications students can earn while completing their degree. Students consistently tell us they feel prepared to compete successfully in the evolving business world.”
The school is always adding new professional certification opportunities and new professional competitions that contribute to marketability for jobs. Olivet accounting students who sat for the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) exam had the second highest pass rate among Illinois colleges and universities, according to Accounting.com, a career and education resource for the accounting profession.
In addition, Olivet students had the highest average exam score among the top 11 Illinois institutions, including University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Chicago, Northern Illinois University, Illinois State University and Loyola University of Chicago. Olivet even surpassed the average score of top-ranked Northwestern University. For more information about Olivet’s School of Business, majors and concentrations, contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-648-1463.