Which area of business is right for you?
Are you interested in business but not sure what area? Then consider Nichols College’s General Business program. The program gives you the flexibility to design a course curriculum that’s based on your career goals.
How does it work? Select 3 concentrations from 11 different business disciplines. Along with our business foundation courses, real-world classroom discussions and casework, you’ll be well prepared for a successful career in the business world.
If you want to teach, you may also enroll in the Educator Preparation Program and apply for a license to teach general business at the middle and secondary school levels.
Depending on your concentrations, you’ll encounter a variety of career options in the business field, including:
small business ownership
positions requiring a broad understanding of business or management
Recent graduates are employed at well-known companies such as:
W.B. Mason Company
Class of 2011: Wachira Sittikong
Hometown: Wayland, MA
Major: General Business
Position: Yoong Tong Thai Restaurants: manager
How he did it:
Wachira Sittikong, or “New” as he’s called on campus, has worked since he was 11 years old in his family’s restaurant business. It was there that he learned the value of a dollar. “Early on, I was taught to take on responsibility and to work hard,” he says.
Today, his family has full ownership of two Thai restaurants in Northborough and Chelmsford, MA, and partial ownership of another five on the East Coast.
Sittikong states that his family never expected him to go into the family business, but his Nichols business courses served to reinforce the fact that he has a very entrepreneurial spirit and really enjoys the food service industry. “I plan to use my creativity full time to help my family’s business thrive,” notes Sittikong.
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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:
Human Resource Management
3 Hours, 1 Semester
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.
Prerequisite: MGMT 100
Take 2 courses within 3 of the following areas:
Review or download the college catalog for additional details and information about courses and requirements.
Questions about the General Business Program? Contact Professor Marcia Behrens at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-213-2166.