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The Department of Administrative Services is housed in the Robert Dempster Hall of Business. Four degree programs and two minors are offered which prepare students for careers as administrative systems managers, administrative assistants, or teachers of business in high schools. If you are interested in a career working with technology, chances are we have a program designed just for you. On the graduate level, web-based courses are now being offered.

Career Opportunities

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The annual demand for computer-competent office personnel is expected to increase in the next decade much faster than the average demand for all other occupations. Employment opportunities abound for computer-skilled personnel, not only in the United States, but also in other countries. Both entry-level positions and opportunities for advancement exist worldwide. Graduates from the Department of Administrative Services span continents in many kinds of positions, from administrative assistant to computer systems managers. Our graduates are positioned in small regional firms as well as large public and private organizations. 

 

Location

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The Department of Administrative Services is located in the Robert Dempster Hall of Business on the northwest side of campus. This new location offers the latest instructional technology in all classrooms to prepare students for the information age. Computer technology is integrated throughout the curriculum as we offer business studies today for tomorrow's business successes.

Administrative Services has two large instructional computer labs housing Pentium III computers with zip drives and 17" monitors. Another large lab also containing Pentium IIIs is available on a reservation basis for classes and units across campus. A smaller fourth lab opened in Spring 1998 supports the new computer networking minor and provides instruction in Windows NT. All the computer labs (with the exception of the networking lab) are fully networked with the Internet and World Wide Web. Windows 98 and Office 2000 are now available in all computer labs on campus. E-mail is a favorite means of communication among students, as well as faculty and staff.

Shown at the right is a picture of the commons area on the upper level. The photo at the top of the home page is the main office area for Administrative Services located in Room 225. Yes, we now have windows with a panoramic view of the Show Me Center, the Mississippi River, and wooded hillside. We invite you to come and tour our new facilities and see why we are so proud to be part of the Donald L. Harrison College of Business in Dempster Hall. Call us at (573) 651-2120 if you would like further information.


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