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The Honors Minor in Business and Liberal Arts (BALA) is open to all majors, combining the study of the arts and sciences with carefully selected exposure to basic business principles, providing an effective link between your liberal arts interests and your career aspirations. Exclusive to Queens College, BALA represents a unique approach to the study of the professional world, combining a curriculum of seven courses (21 credits) with any of the college’s more than 60 liberal arts and sciences majors.
Designed with the input of top professionals with an eye toward preparing students for career success, BALA teaches students not only business terms and concepts, but also the diverse skills necessary to excel in today’s competitive environments, whatever their chosen field. Oral and written communication skills are emphasized throughout the program as well as analytical decision-making and problem-solving. All courses are taught by faculty hired on the strength of their academic excellence and professional experience.
BALA facilitates entry into the professional world in many ways. Classroom experience is strongly supplemented with opportunities to obtain international and local internships in a wide variety of fields. BALA students can also connect with a business leader in a chosen field who will become a mentor—providing support, advice, feedback on career decisions, and networking opportunities. Note that BALA is not a business administration minor, but rather a liberal arts program dedicated to building a bridge between education and career.
BALA is more than just a program on how to succeed in business. It seeks to help students succeed in life in an increasingly business-centric world. Whatever your future goals, BALA can help you achieve them.
"We need to revolutionize education to encourage creativity and need to teach our kids to play, take a chance and create. By not teaching our children liberal arts we will hinder their capacity to innovate." - Steve Jobs