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-101||Introduction to Social Science||4|
|or PSY-110||Life Span Development|
|MGT-100||Introduction to Business & Mgt||3|
|MGT-201||Financial Accounting & Analysis||3|
|MGT-202||Managerial Accounting & Decision Making||3|
|Management Major Intermediate|
|PPS-229||Career & Internship Planning||1|
|MGT-221||Managing in Organizations||3|
|MGT-250||Business Models & Quantitative Methods||3|
|MGT-300||Marketing Principles & Management||3|
|MGT-314||Operations and Logistics||3|
|MGT-370||Human Resource Management||3|
|MGT-399||Formal Introduction to Advanced Work||0|
|Management Major Advanced|
|MGT-400||Small Business Mgt/Decision Making||3|
|MGT-410||Business Policy & Strategy||3|
|MGT-483||Advanced Internship Seminar||2|
|MGT Electives: Take 9 credits of MGT electives||9|
This major does not require a minor and follows the general education requirements for standard majors-not science related.