Through the Business Administration Department, business and computer information systems majors enjoy many opportunities and resources that enhance their college experience.
Professors in the Business Administration Department are actively involved in their advisees’ academic and extracurricular activities. Advisors meet regularly with their students to review course choices and progress towards their degree. Despite the fact that business is one of the largest majors, professors and advisors know their students by name, not by number. Their interest and concern for the students is not limited to the classroom. Professors regularly attend sporting events, theater productions, concerts and other campus activities.
The Castleton Business Club is a student-run organization open to all members of the student body. It serves both the college and local community by providing members with the opportunity to strengthen their business skills, practically apply techniques learned in the classroom, increase the capacity to network, and improve the overall quality of their education.
The CIS Club is an emerging student-run organization open to all members of the student body. It serves both the College and local community by providing members with the opportunity to discuss and explore new trends in CIS.
Sigma Beta Delta, the international honor society in business, management and administration, was established to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to mankind.
Induction into Sigma Beta Delta is by invitation only and is limited to undergraduate juniors and seniors and graduate students who rank in the upper 20% of their class at the time of invitation.
Castleton offers many opportunities to study abroad. For business students interested in doing so, the Business Administration Department can work with you before you leave to ensure the courses you take abroad will transfer back to Castleton and be counted towards your degree requirements.
The Business Administration Department is involved in putting on several events for business students each year. Examples include workshops on resumes, cover letters and interviewing skills, career fairs in the fall and spring, an etiquette dinner, various guest speakers and a graduation reception.
The Paul Albro Business Administration Scholarship was established by family, friends, colleagues and alumni in honor of Paul's 33 years of service to Castleton and was initiated at the time of his retirement in the fall of 2010. This award will recognize a senior business major who has a minimum grade point average of 3.25, has performed community service and is a first generation college student.
Recipient must be at a grade level of sophomore or higher prior to the semester of the award. Recipient will have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and have a strong character and desire to achieve. Recipient must be a business major and a Vermont high school graduate. It is the donor's intention that the scholarship be renewed annually for the duration of a recipients academic program if the recipient continues as a business major and maintains the minimum grade point average of 3.0. It is the donor's intention that recipient demonstrate need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.
Nominated by the Business Department and selected by the scholarship committee, the recipient must be a Castleton student in their junior or senior year of study, enrolled in one of the Business Administration concentrations and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Preference will be given to a candidate who demonstrates the greatest financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.
Recipients must be matriculated students enrolled on a full-time basis. Must have a declared major. Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. A student may only receive one Presidential Scholarship in an award year. Castleton Fellows/Honors recipients are not eligible for this scholarship. Each academic department chair selects a recipient for their department.