18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
30 Wilson Rd.
Amherst, NY 14221
1880 S. Winton Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
The Business Administration curriculum is designed to provide the student with the practical, as well as the theoretical knowledge and learning experiences required to be successful in a business environment. The goal of the program is to give students the ability to recognize and capitalize on business opportunities by harnessing the business and economic resources available to them.
Information systems support a wide range of business organizational functions. In addition to supporting decision making, coordination, and control, information systems help managers and workers analyze problems, visualize complex subjects, and develop an innovative vision that helps to shape the future of their organizations. The purpose of the Management Information Systems Concentration is to give students insight into how management, technology, and organizational elements work together to provide solutions to organizational problems and to translate them into competitive advantages.
In order to help students recognize the potential impact of information technology on competitive strategy and organizational operations, the curriculum maintains a practitioner-focus. Specific emphasis is placed on the organizational and management nature of information systems and their power to provide solutions to challenges and problems in the business environment. The primary goal of the program is to equip managers and future managers to think creatively about the use of information technology.
As part of the major requirements each student takes courses in accounting, management, marketing, finance, and law. The field experience requirement gives students the opportunity for "hands-on" experience applying what has been learned in the classroom to real business situations. Credits for work/life experience can also be earned by students who have had appropriate previous experience in related areas.
The Business department includes faculty members who specialize in areas such as accounting, economics, financial services, human resources, marketing and sports management. More about our faculty
MIS 300 Database Development: Introduction to database concepts and development with an emphasis on structuring, navigating, and querying databases using host languages. Discussion and application of data structures, indexed and direct file organizations, models of data including hierarchical, network and relational. Discussion of storage devices, data administration and data analysis, design and implementation.
Medaille College's business and business-related programs at the
Buffalo, Amherst and Rochester Campuses have received specialized
accreditation through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business
Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. The IACBE promotes and
recognizes excellence in business education in colleges at both the
undergraduate and graduate level. The business and business-related
programs on the Buffalo Campus in the following degrees are accredited
by the IACBE:
The Master of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in
Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-
Management Information Systems degrees have been recently added and
accreditation by IACBE for these programs is pending. The IACBE reviews
new programs only after two years of outcomes assessment data has been
The IACBE requires that every member disclose their learning outcomes
assessment. The assessment results can be found in our annual report
The instructors were knowledgeable and welcomed class discussions, with
respect for each student's contribution. I've learned how to be a more
effective leader. My capstone class gave insight on how to combine all
the education learned to operate a business. That's when I realized how
much I had sharpened my knowledge.