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Department of Professional Studies

The Department of Professional Studies delivers courses and support for students in the areas of communications and business. The overarching goal of the department is to give our students the tools to become the next generation of entrepreneurs, business leaders and professionals. With this goal in mind, we introduce students to professionalism through coursework, clubs, and hands-on internships. By the modeling and practice of communication skills, we promote our students’ ability to express themselves clearly, to listen actively, to think critically, to discuss academic materially thoughtfully, to present ideas and information effectively, and to advocate for themselves competently.

One focus of our department is 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. One part of this center is the Landmark Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program, which provides funding for student innovation teams to develop an idea or product and seek additional outside funding for further development. In addition, the Morgan Le Fay Center hosts several guest speakers and special programs on campus each year for the entire student body.

Degree Programs

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 A.A. in Business follows the guidelines established by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), of which we are an educational member.

Associate of Arts in Business Studies

B.A. in Communication and Entrepreneurial Leadership (BA-COMEL)

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Entrepreneurial Leadership (BA-COMEL) degree focuses on project management, team building, and ethics to prepare our students for entry-level jobs in fields such as civic organizing, media production, public relations, management, and other positions that require organizational leadership and business development. The BA-COMEL provides progressive and relevant preparation to address today’s increasingly complex work environment of global expansiveness, cultural collisions, media ubiquity, and accelerating pace of technology.

Choose your Focus. BA-COMEL majors choose from one of two strands as a solid foundation on a career path: Leadership for Organizational and Social Change or Multimodal Communication and Storytelling

Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Entrepreneurial Leadership

Meet the Professional Studies faculty


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Lee Crocker
Chair, Professional Studies Department

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Jeanette Landin
Program Coordinator, B.A. in Communication & Entrepreneurial Leadership

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