General Business

Nichols develops leaders and innovators to work in the global market. Our business faculty are experts in their fields, and each invest in their students, helping ensure our business majors go on to success.

To keep our business program dynamic and career-focused, we make sure our students can tailor their program of study to suit their career goals.

We call this our general business major because it is flexible and prepares students for a variety of careers. According to their interests and goals, our business majors choose 3 concentrations from the following options:

  • Accounting
  • Business Communication
  • Criminal Justice Management
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sport Management

Whether you’re thinking of joining your family’s business or starting your own, you can pursue a certificate in entrepreneurship or work through Nichols’ educator preparation program.

Nichols helps place business students in prestigious internships with companies like Target, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, and Hudson RPM Distributors. You’ll have the chance to network with successful alumni, you’ll get your resumé workshopped, and you’ll emerge from Nichols a confident and well-rounded leader.

Courses & Requirements

General Business majors must complete 121 credit hours (approximately 40 courses), including courses from the foundation and business core curricula, focused electives, and these required specialization courses:

Required Courses

HRM 213 Human Resource Management

This course introduces students to the fundamental practices involved in effective human resource management, such as recruiting, performance evaluation, compensation, employment law, and employee rights. HR theory and practice is emphasized within the context of improving organizational productivity and developing employee potential.


General Business offers no elective courses.