2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 12, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business & Economics - Johnson

Faculty / Staff

James Black, Professor, Department Chair
Henrique Cezar, Associate Professor
Andrew Lafrenz, Coordinator of Sport Management Concentration
Administrative Assistant:  Renate Callahan

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson Department of Business & Economics offers three concentrations within the B.S. degree in Business Administration:

  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Management
  • Sport Management

Through coursework and internships with businesses and organizations, students gain skills and knowledge needed to succeed as owners and leaders in business and finance. Coursework and practicums focus on planning, organizational structure, leadership, human resources, marketing and financial management.

Also available is a two-year (A.S.) degree in Business Administration; minors in Business and Marketing; and three certificate programs (see more information below).

Masters of Business Administration Articulation Agreement between NVU-Johnson & Clarkson University

NVU-Johnson students who plan their undergraduate program carefully are able to earn their Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, in only one year. If NVU-Johnson students include the courses that serve as a foundation for the M.B.A. program, they are able to eliminate the need for up to one year of Clarkson’s two-year program. In this way, a student could earn both an undergraduate degree from Northern Vermont University and an M.B.A. from Clarkson in just five years.  Interested students should see the Business & Economics Department Chairperson.

Business & Economics Department Certificates

Certificates are designed for non-majors who are interested in an overview of the field. Certificates introduce students to the fundamentals of the discipline and are less comprehensive than a minor.  NVU-Johnson offers three certificate programs: 

  • Certificate in Proficiency of Accounting (CPA)
  • Certificate in Small Business Management
  • Certificate in Sustainability


Majors & Concentrations



The NVU-J Department of Business & Economics offers courses with the following designators: ACC (accounting), BUS (business), CIS (computer information systems), ECO (economics), and HTM (hospitality and tourism management). See full Course Descriptions.