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Business Department


Joyce Shotick, Department Chair

Tim Carlson, Nathan Chang, George Gill, Jack Groppel, Walter Lopez, Kilee Simpson, Rob Southgate, Scott Springer, Bill Young


The curriculum aims to teach students to:

  • Strive to learn concepts of business as principles for thinking rather than facts to be memorized for tests and then discarded
  • Think in an analytical, systematic manner as they approach business situations and the problems encountered by growing, changing organizations
  • Accept change as an ongoing way of life and learn how to identify, adapt to, and create change with the goal of becoming "difference makers"
  • Approach each business situation with a sound system of ethics and values
  • Strive for excellence in written and oral communication skills in order to compete with the best graduates of the premier schools of business
  • Learn hands-on, practical business techniques proven by practitioners in real-life business situations
  • Learn how to synthesize their Christian faith with their academic learning, to become mature, balanced, successful executives


The department offers a state-of-the-art business program designed to do the following:

  • Teach students the interrelationships of their business courses while helping them integrate basic concepts into a comprehensive system of thought
  • Provide broad foundations of business theories, principles, practices and ethics needed to excel in business
  • Train students to be competent problem solvers by encouraging inquisitiveness and analytical reasoning
  • Develop personalized faculty-student relationships through mentoring, advising, counseling and tutoring

Business Majors

Students pursuing a business major and/or career may choose one of the following:


  • Provides accounting requirements necessary to become a CPA and prepares students to perform the accounting function within different organizations


  • Provides a broad view of business with specific emphasis on the role of managers


  • Enables students to develop business and technical skills for a competitive marketplace that increasingly relies on technology

Students looking for a minor in business may pursue one of the following:

  • Business
    • This minor is not available for students already pursuing the Music Business and Entrepreneurship major, or one of the Business Department majors
  • Finance
  • Marketing

Students pursuing any major at Judson may also add one or more of the following certificates:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality and Event Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Not-for-Profit Marketing/Management
  • Social Media Marketing

Student Success and Registrar's Office Staff

Virginia L. Guth
Vice President for Student Success and

University Registrar


Maria Aguirre
Academic Advisor - Adult Professional (BA) and Graduate


Casimiro Vela
Academic Advisor - Adult Professional (AA)


Caitlin Kiel
Assistant to the Registrar:
Catalog and Reporting


Kirsten Olson

Transfer Student Director


Jill A. Hargis
Graduation Advisor


Rebecca Huguley
Registrar's Office Coordinator
Transcript Orders and Enrollment Verifications


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