Plaster College of Business & Entrepreneurship

Molly Hudgins, JD, Dean

Mission

Set forth below, the mission of the Plaster College of Business & Entrepreneurship complements and expands upon the Lindenwood University mission statement. In furtherance of the university’s mission, the Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship is committed to:

  • Providing a comprehensive core curriculum of business subjects.
  • Instilling a strong and enduring sense of ethical business practices.
  • Providing theoretical tools and analytical skills for lifelong use.
  • Developing the student’s communication and presentation skills.
  • Offering major fields of study to equip students for specialized careers.
  • Providing opportunities to supplement classroom education with real world experience.
  • Expanding the student’s geographical and cultural horizons for success in an increasingly global economy.
  • Instilling the entrepreneurial model as an essential component of American free enterprise.
  • Fostering the scholarship of teaching, application, integration, and discovery among its students and faculty, as appropriate.

Graduate Outcomes

The Plaster College of Business & Entrepreneurship provides instruction, knowledge, and experience in an environment that encourages students to develop self-motivation and the ethical standards essential to becoming citizens in the global business community. The Lindenwood University Plaster College of Business & Entrepreneurship expects that its graduates should:

  • Have the contemporary business competencies of their chosen discipline and the aptitude required for life-long learning and personal development.
  • Have the technical, human, and conceptual skills that would contribute to critical analysis, problem solving, operational recommendations, and continuous improvement of dynamic and changing organizations and the ability to professionally communicate those recommendations and improvements.
  • Demonstrate the entrepreneurial spirit of being enterprising, resourceful, and productive in their professional lives.
  • Be able to act and build upon the foundation of their course work for the furtherance of their professional careers.

Description of Graduate Programs

The Plaster College of Business & Entrepreneurship has received specialized accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org). The school's graduate degree programs prepare students to pursue careers in the management of business firms or other formally organized enterprises. The programs emphasize knowledge, skills, and techniques useful in designing and maintaining effective organizations. The case method of instruction is used extensively throughout the student’s coursework to enhance decision-making skills.

Graduate programs in the Plaster College of Business & Entrepreneurship operate during fall, spring, and summer terms. Most courses meet once weekly in four-hour sessions for eight consecutive weeks on weekday evenings. Online courses meet asynchronously, and students are expected to participate in their online courses multiple times throughout each of the eight weeks.