Business

About the Major

Successful businesses deliver a higher standard of living and an abundance of economic opportunities for all. As a business leader you can contribute to the betterment of society by offering ever improving goods and services to your community. Business leaders are needed in all facets of the enterprise. The business major prepares you for leadership , in areas such as production, purchasing, sales, financial, and human resource management, as well as for opportunities in financial, government, and not for profit organizations. We also have graduates with an entrepreneurial spirit that started and succeeded in their own business.

The following are goals for the Business Major:

  • To build broad business skills and capabilities in the rigorous liberal arts tradition
  • To primarily focus on leadership, analytical decision making, market success, and global sustainability
  • Have an understanding of economic and organizational dynamics in order to  adapt business processes to the contingent global market
  • Prepare students to effectively compete and excel in a business related career

The majors afford flexibility. When you major in Business  you have the option of pursuing a concentration in Management, Management Information Systems, or International Business,.

A minor or certificate in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management provides knowledge and skills for the student who wishes to work in a small business or as an independent entrepreneur.

An internship is required of all business majors. The internship experiences are as diverse as the interests of the business students. Internships have included banking, manufacturing, sports marketing, retail management, not for profit marketing research, human resources,  and financial management.

Students frequently express the desire to pursue a graduate degree in business, government, economics, or law. Faculty advisors will assist you in tailoring academic programs to requirements of graduate programs you wish to pursue.

Business Related Links:
US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook for managers in all categories:
http://www.bls.gov/oco/oco1001.htm#management