General Business Major

Which area of business is right for you?

Are you interested in business but not sure what area? Thinking about starting your own business or taking over a family business? Then consider Nichols College’s General Business program.

The General Business program gives you the flexibility to design a program that’s based on your career goals.

How does it work? Based on your areas of interest or career goals, you must select 2 upper-level courses from 3 concentrations within these 11 different business disciplines:

General Business majors must complete 121 credit hours (approximately 40 courses), including courses from the foundation and business core curricula, focused electives and this required course: HRM 213—Human Resource Management.

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.

The program gives you access to . . .

Instruction from professors with real-world experience

Whether it’s a human resources, management or marketing class, a number of our professors bring years of consulting, business ownership and other professional business experience into the classroom.

Impressive Internships

As a General Business major, I appreciate the fact that I was able to focus on more than one aspect of business. This allowed me to incorporate lessons from my management and marketing classes to use in real life situations during my internship at Target.

Julianne Proulx ’12, Intern, Target

Some recent internship locations include:

Opportunity to build your business through coursework

Whether it involves writing a business plan, using social media, creating a marketing campaign or managing your small business, Nichols provides an opportunity for you to “build your business” while in class.

Career Success

I knew I wanted to own a business and felt that Nichols could help me do that and succeed. I selected the General Business program in order to become a well-rounded owner. My entire business has been built through all I learned at Nichols. I have always tried to use my business for class projects so I could complete the assignment and work on my business at the same time. I have always tried to use my business for class projects so I could complete the assignment and work on my business at the same time.

Rob Russo ‘12, 4+1 MBA program, Owner, Chocolate Innovations (for more information about Rob’s business, visit “Success is Sweet for Nichols College Student".)

Career Options

Depending on your concentrations, you’ll encounter a variety of career options in the business field, including:

Recent graduates are employed at well-known companies such as:

Courses

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

HRM 213
 
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

 

Concentrations

Take 2 courses within 3 of the following areas:

College Catalog

Review or download the college catalog for additional details and information about courses and requirements.

Key Faculty
Marcia Behrens
  • Marcia Behrens
  • Program Chair

Questions about the General Business Program? Contact Professor Marcia Behrens at marcia.behrens@nichols.edu or 508-213-2166.