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Business Management

Division of Business

The Business Management program is an academically rigorous modern business management program purposefully designed to prepare diverse learners for careers in selected in-demand professions.

Program Overview

Business Management is the flagship business program within the Division of Business at Mitchell College. Students learn to be professional managers and employees, ready for today’s workplace in their chosen career pathway. The program provides access to high-quality academic content delivered by outstanding faculty who have extensive professional experience in their disciplines.

Experiential learning is built into the program, with real-world opportunities to work in one of Mitchell’s Business Learning Labs or Workplace Readiness Labs, as well as internships within an extensive local partner network. There is also an option to pursue a final year Practicum Experience working on and off campus with a future employer.

What You Will Learn

The B.S. in Business Management program prepares students to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors required to create a pathway to a rewarding professional career in business management
  • Evaluate business situations in mature and startup organizations and apply appropriate professional methods to improve operations, solve problems and deliver results
  • Describe and evaluate the prevailing environmental, social, and economic systems and emerging megatrends that affect contemporary global business operations.

Specializations and Minors

The B.S. degree in Business Management is a full-featured management degree, and includes a choice of specializations, enabling students to focus on a chosen professional management discipline as part of their degree. Specializations are available in:
In addition to degree specializations within the Business Management major, the Business Division offers minors in Business and Entrepreneurship to non-business students.

The Mitchell Difference

Earning a B.S. degree at Mitchell College requires a combination of coursework and experiential learning built around our Abilities Model. This skills-based learning approach includes the following: First-Year Experience, General Ed Courses, Integrative Career Development, Major Curriculum, Workplace Readiness Curriculum and Discipline-specific Specializations, along with space for several Open Electives. Every program at Mitchell offers unique opportunities to our broad spectrum of students for their educational, occupational, and lifestyle pursuits.

The Business Management program features:

  • Hands-on learning across the curriculum, allowing students to explore, retain, and experiment within the field of study
  • Wraparound supports that offer resources and promote community-building within the learning process
  • Our new learning lab, hosted by Michael’s Dairy, providing opportunities to ‘learn by doing’ in a real-world business setting
  • On-campus micro-internships
  • Full-scale internships with local companies
  • Potential for a full-time semester internship toward the end of the program designed to prepare students to launch their professional careers
  • Program curriculum taught by expert instructors and aligned with National Standards for Undergraduate Business Education, as well as specialized standards and guidelines within each program specialization
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Career Pathways

The Business Management program prepares students for a wide variety of careers in:

  • Management — small and large firms
  • Entrepreneurship — startups and mature
    organizations
  • Business strategy and innovation
  • Project and program management — technology 
    and business applications
  • Operations management
  • Business analysis — tech and business
    contexts
  • Organizational change leadership and
    consulting
  • Digital marketing 
  • Market analytics and research
  • Marketing creative

Sample Coursework: 4-Year Overview

View the College Catalog for full descriptions of these courses.

Year 1
Fall Semester Cr. Spring Semester Cr.
CW101 Intro to College Writing 3 CW102 College Writing/Research 3
FC101 Seminar I: Compass 3 FC102 Seminar II: Journey 3
BU123 Intro to Business 3 Lab Science 3
MA104 Financial Literacy 3 FC105 New London: Then & Now 3
Explore Elective 3 EC101 Intro to Economics 3
MG182 Work Readiness Lab: PowerPoint 1
Fall Credits: 15 Spring Credits: 16
Total First Year Credits 31
Year 2
Fall Semester Cr. Spring Semester Cr.
AC103 Financial Accounting 3 BU415 Bus Lab II: Managing Operational Improvement 3
AC183 Work Readiness Lab: QuickBooks 1 MG204 Principles of Marketing 3
MG230 Mgt Career Seminar 3 BU250 Management of Organizations 3
MG215 Bus Lab I: Improving Business Operations 3 BU225 Personal Investing / The Stock Market 3
MG181 Work Readines Lab: Excel 1 Theme Area Humanities Elective 3
MG240 Principles of Leadership 3
Theme Area Humanities Elective 3
Fall Credits: 17 Spring Credits: 15
Total Second Year Credits 32
Year 3
Fall Semester Cr. Spring Semester Cr.
BU310 Marketing Research 3 IN450 Internship 3
MG325 Financial Management 3 MG340 Business Law & Ethics 3
CO126 Interpersonal Communication 3 Specialization Elective #2 3
Specialization Elective #1 3 HUM Elective 3
Theme Area SOC Elective 3 Exploratory Elective 3
Fall Credits: 15 Spring Credits: 15
Total Third Year Credits 30
Year 4
Fall Semester Cr. Spring Semester Cr.
MG321 HR Management 3 MG490 Strategic Management Seminar or MG495 Strategic Management Project 3
Specialization Elective #3 3 Specialization Elective #4 3
Exploratory Elective 3 Exploratory Elective 3
Exploratory Elective 3 Exploratory Elective 3
Exploratory Elective 3
Fall Credits: 15 Spring Credits: 12
Total Fourth Year Credits 27
Total Credits to Graduate 120

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