Business & Management (major)

The business and management program is designed to help you develop fundamental skills in areas such as accounting, marketing, and finance. Each of these functional areas, along with courses in small-group interaction and organizational behavior, provides the context for you to learn to analyze relationships, make decisions, solve problems, and interact effectively in group situations.

We emphasize active learning in our program — case studies, simulations, videotaping, and “in-basket” exercises. In addition, internships and fieldwork in business, industry, and not-for-profit institutions offer a valuable opportunity to apply your knowledge in an organizational setting and develop and practice your communication and interpersonal skills. 

As you progress through the program, you are able to identify more comprehensively the problems and opportunities that can develop at work. You also become more skillful in gathering and interpreting financial and research information available to businesses and other organizations. This information helps you measure progress and plan further activities.

As an advanced student, you integrate and apply your analytic and problem-solving skills to off-campus and applied research situations. You learn how to take effective action when confronted with multiple problems and challenges. And you learn how to function effectively as a member of a team to achieve both organizational and personal goals.

Finally, because you seldom face situations in which you have all the necessary information or are in complete control of all the resources, you are helped to practice decision making in the face of these risks.

For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.

Management Major Beginning
SSC-101Introduction to Social Science4
or PSY-110 Life Span Development
MGT-100Introduction to Business & Mgt3
MGT-201Financial Accounting & Analysis I3
MGT-202Managerial Accounting & Decision Making3
MGT-210Economic Environment3
MGT-212Business Math3
MGT-279Business Communication3
Management Major Intermediate
PPS-229Career & Internship Planning1
MGT-216Information Technology3
MGT-221Managing in Organizations3
MGT-250Business Models & Quantitative Methods3
MGT-300Marketing Principles & Management3
MGT-314Operations and Logistics3
MGT-370Human Resource Management3
MGT-380Business Law3
INTERN-383Internship Seminar2
MGT-399Formal Introduction to Advanced Work0
Management Major Advanced
MGT-400Small Business Mgt/Decision Making3
MGT-410Business Policy & Strategy3
MGT-412Business Practicum3
MGT-483Advanced Internship Seminar2
MGT Electives: Take 9 credits of MGT electives9

This major does not require a minor and follows the general education requirements for standard majors-not science related.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
MGT-100 Introduction to Business & Mgt 3
CM-120 Communication Seminar 1 4
QL-122 Quantitative Literacy in Modern World 4
First Semester Seminar
or Liberal Learning for Transfer Student
MGT-210 Economic Environment 3
QL-156 Mathematical Connections 3
CM-125 Communication Seminar 2 3
Intro to the Arts
or Express/Interpretn Human Experience
BSC-215 Working in Diverse Groups 2
MGT-212 Business Math 3
Second Year
CM-225 Communication Seminar 3 3
Express/Interpretn Human Experience
or Intro to the Arts
PPS-229 Career & Internship Planning 1
MGT-201 Financial Accounting & Analysis I 3
MGT-211 Microeconomics 3
HFA-210 Humanities & Fine Arts Elective 2
MGT-221 Managing in Organizations 3
General Education Science Course 4
Life Span Development
or Introduction to Social Science
MGT-250 Business Models & Quantitative Methods 3
Third Year
MGT-300 Marketing Principles & Management 3
MGT-216 Information Technology 3
MGT-314 Operations and Logistics 3
MGT-202 Managerial Accounting & Decision Making 3
MGT-279 Business Communication 3
INTERN-383 Internship Seminar 2
MGT-310 Finance 3
MGT-380 Business Law 3
GEC-300 The Globally Effective Citizen 3
MGT elective in selected concentration 3
Fourth Year
MGT-400 Small Business Mgt/Decision Making 3
MGT-370 Human Resource Management 3
MGT electives in selected concentration 6
HFA-310 Humanities & Fine Arts Elective 2
MGT-410 Business Policy & Strategy 3
MGT-412 Business Practicum 3
MGT-483 Advanced Internship Seminar 2
MGT electives in selected concentration 6
 Total Credits118