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Business Management

Manage teams, finances and business operations to compete in the marketplace.

Immaculata’s business management program enhances your analytical and strategic planning skills along with your knowledge of:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Supply chain management

Use technology to analyze data and make informed business decisions. Lead your organization to offer profitable solutions to customers.

Students will identify their specialty area before the start of the third year. Specialty areas include: Finance and Wealth Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Esport Management, Sport Management and Supply Chain Management.

At A Glance

Program: Bachelor of Science
Audience: Undergraduate students
Format: Face-to-face classes
Next Start Date: August 26, 2024
Time to Completion Four years

"The faculty at IU really go above and beyond to encourage their students to have a love of learning that we can carry through the rest of our lives. In addition to giving us a deep understanding of business practices and principles, the faculty instill in us an eagerness to learn and the courage to be beginners, which are essential traits in the ever-evolving business world. The faculty support their students not just as future business leaders, but as individuals who have the ability to leave their unique impact on their communities. I believe that the genuine interest that the faculty take in us students has given us the confidence to go into our careers as more intelligent, caring and motivated professionals."

Caitlin MacGregor
Media Strategist at Harmelin Media

About the Department

Immaculata University’s Business, Fashion and Leadership Department, where the business management major resides, develops ethical, service-oriented business leaders for the global community. This ethical foundation is particularly important in preparation for a career in business.

Opportunities and Outcomes

Career Outlook

A business management degree gives you numerous career opportunities in various industries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, median salaries for business careers include:

The program is also excellent preparation for Immaculata’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science in Strategic Leadership.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the business degree program, students will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and capabilities essential to business management
  • Understand the balance between theory and practice as it applies to the various sectors of the world of business, accounting, finance, marketing and economics
  • Exercise effective interpersonal, communication and analytical skills
  • Use technology strategically to enhance their productivity and effectiveness on both individual and organizational levels
  • Evidence professionalism, integrity and ethics
Where can I work?

Within Chester County lies the Great Valley Corporate Center and world-renowned businesses and organizations such as QVC, Vanguard, Longwood Gardens and AmerisourceBergen, a Fortune 500 company. Students can gain practical experience collaborating in real-world problem-solving situations during their internships right in Immaculata’s backyard or Center City Philadelphia. With smaller class sizes, students also regularly give class presentations and work on group projects: all valuable skills for the business world.

In addition, students can participate in the Business Club, which tours local companies to learn about business operations. Students also gain valuable knowledge from successful business professionals who serve as guest presenters.

Every industry needs business leaders! Some possible fields that graduates can pursue include: operations analyst, planning/project manager, customer service manager, meeting and convention planner, fundraiser, sales representative, administrative services manager, or entrepreneur, to name a few.

In addition, a business management degree prepares you for graduate work in a number of fields or for further training as a certified financial planner (CFP), a chartered financial consultant (ChFC), or a chartered financial analyst (CFA). Many of our students pursue dual majors or minors in finance, accounting, marketing or economics to add depth to their career opportunities.

Our recent alumni have been hired at Vanguard, GE Aviation, SEI Investments, KPMG, Discover Financial Services, Mass Mutual and more.

Course Overview

Curriculum

  • Business Computer Applications 3 credits
  • Business Ethics 3 credits
  • Strategic Planning 3 credits
  • Principles of Macroeconomics 3 credits
  • Principles of Microeconomics 3 credits
  • Statistics 3 credits
  • Introduction to Finance 3 credits
  • Marketing Principles and Practices 3 credits
  • Accounting Principles I and II or Financial and Managerial Accounting 6 credits
  • Business Law 3 credits
  • Global Business 3 credits
  • Business Management and Leadership 3 credits
  • Business Management Practicum 3 credits
  • Business & Technical Writing or Business & Professional Writing 3 credits
  • Human Resource Management 3 credits
  • Supply Chain Management 3 credits

Liberal Arts Core 36 Credits (9 Fulfilled By Major)

  • Composition (Writing) 6 credits
  • Natural & Physical World (Lab Science) 3 credits
  • Quantitative Reasoning (Mathematics) 3 credits, satisfied by major
  • Human Creativity (Art, Literature, Music) 3 credits
  • Social Consciousness (Sociology, Psychology, Economics) 3 credits, satisfied by major
  • Historical Consciousness (History) 3 credits
  • Global Society (Foreign Language/Culture) 3 credits, satisfied by major
  • Pursuit of Faith (Religion, Theology) 6 credits
  • Pursuit of Wisdom (Philosophy) 6 credits
Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Business Management offered by Immaculata University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).  The ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business programs meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.  Immaculata University is committed to providing the highest quality business education for our students, as evidenced by this accreditation.

Business lab classroom with stock ticker

Business Lab

In our new business lab, you have access to real-world business news, financial data and software used by professionals in the industry, giving you a head start in your career.

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