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Lawrence Sasso, DBA, MSM

Director of Undergraduate Business Programs & Head Softball Coach
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(508) 849-3374

Business Administration | BS

Program Overview

The Anna Maria College Business Program is committed to preparing its students to excel professionally and build careers in today’s increasingly dynamic marketplace. The major in Business Administration is a four-year learning experience leading to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA). The Business curriculum fosters both intellectual and experiential growth of the students as individuals to ensure the skills, knowledge, attributes and competency to begin their careers quickly. Faculty ensure students appreciate the importance of seeing the “big picture” relative to organizational structures, while taking into consideration the team goals, data analysis, and strategy to move projects forward. Small classes provide the student with the opportunity for one-on-one learning experiences with faculty who are experienced practitioner’s eager to work with individual students as they prepare for their careers. A bachelor’s degree in Business can be applied to virtually any industry and can also be used to help start one’s own business.

All students take eleven core business courses designed to give them a solid foundation in business concepts and practices, as well as critical thinking skills and ethical reasoning for making business decisions. Teamwork, working well under sustained pressure, meeting deadlines, and the latest information and communication technology (ICT) tools are stressed throughout the program. Upper level elective courses in management, marketing, international business, accounting, entrepreneurship and finance are offered to meet the specific educational goals of the student.
The business program also includes majors in Sport ManagementHealth Administration, and Digital Marketing. For students continuing their studies, graduate Business Administration (MBA) [Links to Business Administration in Graduate Studies] programs are available.

Anna Maria College Alumni Magazine - Winter 2021 Issue

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Magin Gomez ‘22


Daniele Iaboni ‘22 G’24


Fitchburg, MA

Tara M. Rivera G'16

"I am really passionate about my two majors. Right now, I am focusing on finishing my thesis, looking forward to my MBA, and from there getting a job. I am excited about the real world."

“All the professors are fully flexible. It’s been a lot of hands-on learning which is great and really forces us to apply the knowledge that we gained in our business programs.”

"My MBA has opened a lot of doors for me as far as career choices and has put me ahead of the competition. One of my life goals was to be an adjunct professor and I'm ecstatic to say that I now teach at Anna Maria."

Curriculum Highlights

Course Of Study

Career Opportunity


  • Financial Planner
  • Insurance sales
  • Data Analyst
  • Cyber security
  • Entrepreneur/Small Business Owner
  • Banker
  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Financial Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Real Estate Agent/Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Procurement Manager
  • Retail Store Manager

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the major concepts, standards, and practices of business, i.e. finance, accounting, marketing, economics, and legal aspects.
  • Apply critical thinking skills, leadership, teamwork, and management skills.
  • Apply ethical reasoning and decision-making relating to the business environment.
  • Create and deliver effective and professional communications using a variety of delivery venues/modes.
  • Synthesize knowledge, apply strategic planning and research skills in an integrative experience.

Meet Our Faculty

Heather Antanavica


Kristine Blum

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Lauren Bonney

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Gerard Campbell


Bruce Cohen


Kathleen Derzius

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Daniel Farley

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Jacquelyn Faron