General Business Management
The 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.
Through 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.
The 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.
Graduates 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.
Graduates from this degree program are expected to achieve the following:
- The ability to identify business issues and to formulate and frame these in ways functional for problem solving and the resolution of critical issues;
- The ability to translate business theory into real work settings and situations;
- An understanding of the nature of decision making in business;
- The ability to use disciplinary modes of inquiry to integrate knowledge from business, humanities, and social science disciplines.