The Business Management major emphasizes skill development in communication, innovative problem-solving, and technology to prepare you for a career in dynamic and multicultural workplaces.
You have an entrepreneurial spirit, an analytical mind, and a drive to succeed. As a Business Major, you will be able to:
Our location in Cambridge, Massachusetts provides you access to professional opportunities in the
Boston area – one of the world’s business epicenters and a major market for
healthcare, finance, life sciences, sport marketing, technology, and
The core curriculum provides you with a strong foundation, and you can pursue specializations as your studies progress. Review key program information for this major, such as courses, electives, and experiential learning requirements.
The program's flexibility allows you to pursue more in-depth study in areas of special interest. Gain
authentic perspective and acquire skills essential for post graduate
success. Our faculty enhance these experiences with weekly seminars, ensuring
that you connect theory and practice, and encourage discussion and debate in small, focused classes.
Accounting specialists are essential to
the success of any business, as they provide the planning, control, and
evaluation to improve financial operations. Develop the skills for
recording financial transactions, maintaining accounting records, and
preparing reports. Review our Accounting Specialization requirements.
The Brand Management Specialization integrates core concepts of the Design Major from the College of Art and Design with marketing components of the Business Management Major. The specialization emphasizes the relationship between concepts central to Design (communication through visual problem solving and process-oriented conceptual thinking) and the perspectives of business, public relations and personal branding.
Designed to provide you with a greater understanding of the processes that impact competitive advantage, buyer behavior, and the creation of new markets in the global economy. Learn about marketing strategies, technology, consumer perceptions and the value of research in identifying consumer segments, marketing new products, and increasing market share. Review our Marketing Specialization requirements.
The unique challenges of managing not-for-profit organizations, spanning economic development to social services are explored through cross-programmatic themes including managing a diverse workforce, organizational and professional ethics, and data analysis for effective decision-making. You will learn how to evaluate organizational effectiveness from the perspectives of multiple stakeholders. Review our Not-for-Profit Specialization requirements.
Cultivate knowledge of, and skills in, managing sports organizations across the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. You will explore the complex demands placed on sports organizations including the challenges of balancing multiple organizational objectives as well as the connections among human behavior, motivation, and sport. Review our Sports Management Specialization requirements.
Managing arts organizations across private, public, and nonprofit sectors is the focus of this specialization with an emphasis on the challenges of balancing diverse, and sometimes competing, goals. Core management competencies mixed with field experiences prepare you for leadership roles in the regional, national, and global arts community. Review our Arts Management Specialization requirements.
This course provides an introductory view of contemporary organizations and the impact of change in the workplace of the twenty-first century. Of particular note is the use of emerging technologies in business and community settings. Students learn about organizational environments, the processes for managing these environments, and the roles of individuals to achieve organizational goals. Students also acquire an understanding of the various functions of management and the importance of effective communication in the workplace. Current theories and methods to effectively plan and manage change in public, private, and non-profit sectors are examined. The changing nature of organizational leadership is explored with particular emphasis on the realities of a global society.
Students learn the basic concepts needed to analyze the financial status of an organization, and learn to use financial analysis for managerial decisions. Through step-by-step procedures, students learn how to develop and use basic accounting tools starting with the creation of balance sheets and income statements to the completion of other accounting records to form a complete accounting system. Other topics covered are revenues and monetary assets, inventories and cost of sales, depreciation, working capital, consolidated statements, and useful ratios for financial analysis.
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