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Business Management Concentration Overview

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    Economics Concentration

    Overview:


    Economics is the study of how human beings create value for one another. Much of the world was poor until around 1820, and then certain places began to escape poverty. The economics concentration provides a fundamental understanding how and why this happened. Our program provides a foundation in the principles of economics and then focuses on development and international economics.

    Benefits:


    • Develop the ability to think economically
    • Understand the value creation process
    • Understand the essential role of prices in providing information for action
    • Learn to interpret and design economic models
    • Explore theoretical, moral, political, and empirical cases for human cooperation
    • Learn to gather, organize, analyze, interpret, and communicate data
    • Be able to pursue a greater breadth of career options beyond business

    Possible Careers:


    • Economic Analyst
    • Litigation Analysis
    • Financial Analyst
    • Actuary
    • Policy Analyst
    • Attorney
    • Business Reporter
    • Investment Banker
    • Forensic Economics
    • Statistician
    • Professor
    • Business Management
    • Financial Writer
    • Development Director
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    Finance Concentration

    Mission & Goals


    The mission of the finance concentration is to educate students in the concepts and tools necessary to understand the role of finance within organizations and society.

    Investing in Your Future:


    Investment banker, stockbroker, financial analyst, and trader are some of the most rewarding and challenging careers in business; and they all demand a background in finance. Our concentration in finance will help you be prepared. The concentration includes real-world curriculum, a wide range of elective courses, and impressive networking opportunities.
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    Human Resources & Organizational Behavior Concentration

    Overview:


    After graduation, students are prepared to manage the people in an organization. Students learn how to (1) acquire, develop, and retain employees; (2) motivate individuals to better performance; (3) function as strategic human resources partners in an organization. Emphasis is placed on gaining marketable skills and certifications.

    Benefits:


    • Learn the skills of effectively managing employees
    • Understand the strategic role human resources plays in an organization
    • Determine how to acquire, develop, and retain employees
    • Carry out the responsibilities and duties associated with HR management
    • Gain appreciation for the values of human capital in an organization

    Possible Careers:


    • Manager/Supervisor
    • Human Resources Director
    • Human Resources Generalist
    • Training and Development Specialist
    • Compensation and Benefits Specialist
    • Recruiter
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    Marketing Concentration

    Overview:


    Customers are the lifeblood of any business. To succeed, businesses must win and keep customers. Marketing is the art, science, and practice of winning and keeping customers. Effective marketing requires excellent analytical, strategic, creative, and relationship-building skills - all of which marketing students learn and develop.

    Benefits:


    • Gain marketable skills and certificates
    • Work on real-world projects with real clients
    • Learn how to generate and analyze data to support marketing decisions
    • Learn how to think both strategically and creatively
    • Learn both time-honored principles and state-of-the-art marketing skills
    • Learn how to develop and execute winning marketing plans
    • Learn how to build powerful brands

    Possible Careers:


    • Advertising
    • Digital & Social media marketing
    • Public relations
    • Sales & sales management
    • Marketing research & analytics
    • Business consulting
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Retail
    • Merchandising
    • Brand management
    • General management
    • Meeting & event management
    • International marketing
    • And lots more!
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    Supply Chain, Operations, and Analytics (SCOA) Concentration

    Overview:


    After graduation, students are prepared to help organizations get the right amount of product to customers at the right time. They learn how to (1) source, import, and export products; (2) make processes more efficient and effective; and (3) manage projects on budget and within schedule. Emphasis is placed on gaining marketable skills and certifications.

    Benefits:


    • Gain marketable skills and certifications
    • Learn all aspects of international logistics
    • Learn to analyze big data to improve business decision making
    • Learn to make processes more effective and efficient
    • Learn to manage projects on budget within schedule and scope

    Possible Careers:


    • Inventory Specialist
    • Logistics Analyst
    • Process Engineer
    • Purchasing Specialist
    • Supply Chain Manager
    • Transportation Manager
    • Data Scientist
    • Data Analyst
    • Business Analyst
    • Project Manager
    • Project Coordinator
    • And many more!