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The Business Program at Landmark College provides students with opportunities to learn and grow while participating in courses taught by business faculty who use a variety of instructional methods to enhance the learning experience of individuals who learn differently.

The courses offered in the Business Program lead toward the award of an A.A. in Business Studies. The Business Programs' Professional Business Core provides students with a basic understanding of the business environment, management theory, marketing, and accounting practices. The specific requirements allow students to select a course of study that prepares them to seek entry-level managerial positions or to transfer to a four-year institution as business majors. Additionally, Landmark’s Business Program follows the guidelines established by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), of which Landmark is an educational member.

The Business Department also offers two academic concentrations within the College's Associate Degree in Liberal Studies. The Business Concentration allows students to focus on business while building a foundation of academic skills. The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Concentration is for students who have an innovative idea and need a background in selling and marketing their idea

Students pursuing a B.A. in Liberal Studies also have the option to add a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

A $1 million gift from noted economist Paul McCulley established the Morgan Le Fay Center for Advances in Business and Entrepreneurship Instruction at Landmark College in 2014. The Business department was also pleased to host author and word of mouth marketing expert Brad Fay as part of our Fall 2014 Academic Speaker Series. A video of Fay's talk, "The Next Social Marketing Revolution," is available online.

Please feel free to contact me if I can be of help with a question at 802-387-6791, or you may contact one of the advisors in the Admissions Office at 802-387-6718.


Headshot of Roxanne HamiltonRoxanne B. Hamilton
Chair, Business Studies Program
Associate Professor of Business Studies



Learn more about our Business faculty

Department Awards

The Business Program gives two awards. The first goes annually to a student who demonstrates progress.  This student must be a declared business degree student, but not necessarily a graduating business student. The award is not based on GPA. Demonstrating progress can include correcting attendance issues, automatizing Landmark skills into business course material, or just successfully completing a business course, perhaps after struggles.

The Business Program at Landmark College is affiliated with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is the only accrediting body for business schools that offers a student leadership award. The criteria for this award are not determined by ACBSP, but by individual campuses. The Landmark College Business Program criteria for this award are as follows:

  • The student must be a graduating business student who has demonstrated leadership in the community (College or local).
  • The graduating business student has demonstrated academic excellence by achieving a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The award is presented during the Fall and Spring Commencement exercises. The student will receive a plaque, and their name will be inscribed on a perpetual plaque maintained in the Business Studies Bulletin Board.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. ACBSP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a specialized accreditation agency for business education. ACBSP is located at 7007 College Blvd., Suite 420, Overland Park, Kansas, 66211.

Featured Speaker Bruce Rosenstein

In 2014, author Bruce Rosenstein visited Landmark College to speak about Peter Drucker, the father of modern management. In Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way, Rosenstein praised Landmark College for its innovative and Drucker-like approach to educating students with learning challenges. Check out Rosenstein's full talk here.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Business Department

  • The Business Support Center provides support for all business and economics classes. No appointment is required. Key areas covered include:

    • Accounting
    • Business
    • Economics
    • Management principles
    • Marketing
    • Business test preparation tips
    • Business study skills guidance
    • Effective tactics for starting and completing homework
  • It is recommended that a student declare himself or herself as a Business Studies major as soon as possible so that the student’s advisor can appropriately advise the student regarding their studies. When a student accumulates 9 credits and has a 2.0 GPA, they will need to formally declare a major.

  • Yes, any 1000-level course (3 credits) of student's choosing.  For example, this is an opportunity to explore a course in art, communication, or a foreign language. At the 2000 level, ED2091 Learning Disabilities Seminar and HU2021 Ethics are highly recommended. 

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