ChooseWhy Choose This Program?
Why Study Business Management at Goucher?
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.
An optional concentration in international business is available to all students but is especially applicable to business majors. Additionally, students can add a concentration in arts management.
LearnWhat Will You Learn?
What Will You Learn?
This program trains students to develop analytical and 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.
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.
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 participate in three-week intensive courses abroad, such as Latin American Studies and Business Management in Cuba.
Janine Bowen, Professor of Business Management: organizational behavior, quantitative analysis
Joseph Cutrone, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
David Grossman, Associate Professor of Business Management: international business, marketing, strategic management
Lesia Quamina, Assistant Professor of Accounting
David Bonnichsen, Financial Management and Global Investments
Sara Leonard, Nonprofit Management
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 Global Education 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 management, 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 Education 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 Education 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 advisors.
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