+ General Business Management
general business management major at BGSU Firelands
is a challenging two-year degree program designed
for students who have an interest in managing
a small business, beginning or advancing in
a business career, updating skills, or learning
new management techniques.
class discussions, case studies, and special
projects, students will learn how to successfully
manage a small business. Management theory,
learning how to motivate employees, keeping
accurate financial records, hiring employees,
and promoting a business are just a few of the
major topics emphasized in the degree. In addition
students may earn college credit for working
in a business environment for one semester.
flexibility of the degree allows full- or part-time
students to complete the degree during the day
or evening. Full-time students can usually complete
the degree in two years.
will have the skills and knowledge to manage
and operate their own businesses. Those students
not interested in business ownership may be
employed in mid-management positions as supervisors,
managers, or department managers in businesses
such as department stores, restaurants, grocery
stores, banks, and factories.
from this degree program are expected to achieve
ability to identify business issues and to
formulate and frame these in ways functional
for problem solving and the resolution of
ability to translate business theory into
real work settings and situations;
understanding of the nature of decision making
ability to use disciplinary modes of inquiry
to integrate knowledge from business, humanities,
and social science disciplines.
for 2008-2009 course requirements