Business Management

Division of Business, Communication & Education

The Business Management program is a high-quality, academically rigorous, modern business management program purposefully designed to prepare diverse learners for careers in selected in-demand professions, and to ensure student success in college and beyond.

Program Overview

The Business Management program provides:

  • Challenging curriculum taught by top-quality instructors
  • Ambidextrous focus on contemporary management theory and practices
  • Preparation for selected in-demand professions
  • Support for the needs of diverse learners
  • Small and family business examples and case studies
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What You Will Learn

The Business Management program prepares students to:

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

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, Integrative Career Development, Core curriculum, Major curriculum and exploratory 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
  • Extensive use of digital simulations and case studies throughout the program, giving students opportunities to develop the skills need for career success
  • 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
  • Minors, concentrations and micro-credentials allowing students deeper learning experiences in their chosen areas of focus, along with the core degree in General Management, including specializations in:
    • Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation
    • Project Management & Organizational Transformation
    • Digital Marketing
  • 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:

  • Business Analysis
  • Business Strategy & Innovation
  • Digital Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Change
  • Management
  • Market Analytics & Research
  • Marketing & Creative Services
  • Project & Program Management
  • Small Business Administration

Sample Coursework: 4-Year Overview

View the College Catalog for full descriptions of these courses.

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  • Gets to know and understand each student as a uniquely talented individual

  • Identifies potential and encourages students in very intentional ways

  • Fosters growth in each student, giving them a foundation for life and career success

  • Is small enough to deliver on the promise of a personalized experience

  • Goes beyond “career services” and offers a progressive 4-year career development model, partnering with local businesses and nonprofits for professional experience

  • Promotes an inclusive culture that encourages students to experiment in new clubs and activities

  • Is nationally recognized for its academic support systems, from professional content tutors (not students) to proven comprehensive support for students with learning differences

  • Connects students to service opportunities that impact their world

  • Is in a location that offers access to New England’s natural places and some of America’s greatest cities




…Mitchell College delivers in a powerful way.

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