ChooseWhy Choose This Program?
Why Study Business Management at Goucher?
This program trains students to develop analytical and effective communication skills within the framework of a strong liberal arts curriculum. Students are introduced to and expected to practice individual and collective decision making, macro- and micro-level organizational skills, leadership and motivation techniques, and quality control through checks and balances. Business management skills are used in for-profit ventures, not-for-profit organizations, foundations, institutions, educational institutions, and at all levels of government. Students who major in art, dance, music or theatre can add a concentration in arts administration.
LearnWhat Will You Learn?
What Will You Learn?
An optional concentration in international business is available to students who major in business management. International business is also available as a minor to non-business management students. Business management skills are used in for-profit ventures, not-for-profit organizations, foundations, institutions, educational institutions, and at all levels of government. After graduation, many of our students attend top graduate programs, while others embark on careers at for-profit ventures, not-for-profit organizations, foundations, institutions, educational institutions, and at all levels of government.
DoWhat Will You Do?
What Will You Do?
All business management students must complete at least one internship experience that integrates their academic knowledge and skills with practical experience in the workplace. Goucher’s Baltimore-Washington location affords ample opportunities in both business and government. Goucher business management students also participate in study abroad programs such as at Australia’s University of the Sunshine Coast and the University of East Anglia in England. Many students also opt to participate in three-week intensive courses abroad, such as Latin American Studies and Business Management in Cuba.
Major & Minor Program Contacts
Business Management major and minor: Nancy Hubbard
International Business concentration and minor: David Grossman
Full-Time & Half-Time Faculty
Janine Bowen, Professor of Business Management: organizational behavior, quantitative analysis
Jason Cherubini, Assistant Professor of Business Management: accounting, statistics, small business management
David Grossman, Associate Professor of Business Management: international business, marketing, strategic management
Nancy Hubbard, Miriam Katowitz (’73) Endowed Chair in Management and Accounting, Business Management: human resource management, environmental management, ethics, international business
Victor Ricciardi, Assistant Professor of Business Management: financial management, behavioral finance, statistics
By choosing three-week intensive courses led by Goucher faculty (such as our business management course in Cuba) or semester programs suited to their academic plans, business management students gain a global perspective that enhances their course of study. Students also frequently participate in semester and yearlong programs at these universities:
- University of Sunshine Coast, Australia
- University of East Anglia, England
- University of Sussex, England
Please note: Programs at these universities may not be eligible for credit without prior approval. Please contact the Office of International Studies to learn more about approved study-abroad programs.
Opportunities & Internships
Internships are a very important facet of the curriculum at Goucher College. As such, the business management faculty members consider well-structured internships to be essential to a student's education. All business management students are required to complete at least one internship.
The variety of internships that have been completed under the supervision of this department is evidence of the flexible and creative applicability of degrees in business management.
Students who are completing the concentration in arts administration, for example, have extensive opportunities for rewarding internships due to Goucher's close proximity to numerous arts organizations in the Baltimore-Washington area, as well as in New York and other cities. Many students complete arts-related internships for college credit, usually for three credits; most are done on a volunteer basis, but some opportunities may pay wages or offer a stipend.
Students can find internship opportunities through the Career Development Office, through faculty and staff members, or on their own. Additionally, frequent guest lecturers from the field can also help students arrange internships.
A detailed description of the off-campus experience is published by the Career Development Office each year and fully describes the guidelines and timetable for internships. Students
interested in arranging an internship in mathematics or computer science should contact
their individual academic advisers.
Internships help students explore possibilities, apply classroom learning, and gain
experience. Explore internships and credit options.
Student employment connects students to both on and off-campus opportunities. The Career Development
Office provides resources and support to students with or without Federal Work Study
to find jobs, submit applications, and learn more about the job search process. Students
have access to Goucher Recruit — an online site for job postings and job fair events.
Major & Career Exploration
Exploring career options, choosing a major, and making career decisions is a multi-step
process in which all students are encouraged to engage early and often. Goucher students
have a variety of resources available through the Majors and Career page to assist them in this process.
A Goucher education prepares students for today’s job market and beyond. Students
can explore job opportunities and access job search resources through the CDO Job Search page.
Graduate & Professional School
Students access resources for searching and applying to graduate and professional school through the CDO Graduate and Professional School page, through faculty and staff members, or utilizing their own resources, network and tools.