When critical management decisions are made via mobile communications devices instead of in a conference room, you know it’s not your parents’ business world anymore. Technology has radically altered and globalized what used to be local, regional, and national businesses. Customers are now both down the street and 12 time zones away, and supply chains wrap around the entire planet. The world truly is flat.
To keep up with fierce global competition, business leaders must have a new set of skills. Our program provides you with the skills you’ll need to compete in a global business world that never sleeps.
Learn what it takes to run a business.
Our program is designed to maximize your leadership and directing skills so that you are capable of leading a variety of businesses. The word “leadership” is important. A manager plans, organizes, and controls the activities in an organization. A leader does all that and more, providing vision and inspiring others to participate in that vision.
Our leadership-building course curriculum includes:
- Quantitative Analysis
- Business law
- Data management
In these courses, you’ll learn tough and ethical decision making within the constraints that business leaders grapple with on a daily basis — finances, personnel, technology, competition, and government regulations.
Best of all, you’ll learn from instructors who have practical business experience themselves, as corporate managers and entrepreneurs.
Get the practical experience that prepares you for the real world.
You’ll also discover what separates our business school from other schools. It’s the experiential component in our curriculum. You’ll leverage the knowledge you acquire in your classes in a capstone where you take on the role of business leader, evaluating various options and making critical decisions.
The experiential component can take the form of an internship, practicum, or industry-specific independent study. Click here to view a list of where our recent graduates have landed a full-time job!
Concentrate in one of two exciting fields: management of sports industries or human resource management.
Want to combine a passion for business with a passion for sports? Our program offers a concentration in management of sports industries — a $250 billion-a-year business that offers wonderful career opportunities.
Demonstrating that what happens off the field can be every bit as exciting as what happens on it, your courses will take you into the dynamic realms of sports management, marketing, public relations, and sports law.
Like dealing with people? Consider human resource management, a dynamic field that has completely transformed itself from the old “hiring and firing department.” Today, a company’s Human Resources Department is a strategic partner, helping the firm to develop and realize its business objectives.
Our concentration gives you the tools to be this partner through study in workforce planning and talent management, training and developing, performance management, employee motivation and rewards, and labor relations.
Network with regional and national business leaders.
You’ll rub elbows with an A-list of regional and national business leaders who regularly visit to share their stories and give you first-hand advice on strategies for success. We have several programs that draw executives to our campus such as the Bartels Fellowship series, the Professional Enrichment Program, the Executive-in-Residence program, and Breakfast with CEOs series.
Some recent visitors include:
- Brian Cashman, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the New York Yankees
- Thomas Giordano, former Vice President of Marketing for Philips Healthcare
- Dr. Dennis Perkins, Chief Executive Officer of The Syncretics Group and advisor to senior leaders in organizations ranging from Fortune 100 corporations to nonprofit associations
- Bud Selig, Major League Baseball Commissioner
These visits are also great opportunities to develop and refine your networking skills. Today, networking is how most people land jobs.