The Business Management major goes beyond business as usual. With an emphasis on sustainability and social responsibility, the Business Management major provides a solid foundation in business theory and practice, entrepreneurship, and innovation. This program prepares you to lead transformational change across a variety of business types. It enables you to learn responsible approaches to business management; develop business acumen that emphasizes innovation, values, sustainability, and social responsibility; and become empowered for success with your education, career, and life. A Business Management minor is also offered to complement a major in any discipline.
The Business Management program is grounded in Rollins’ commitment to educate students for global citizenship and responsible leadership, preparing graduates to pursue meaningful lives and productive careers. The Business Management program is anchored in the Rollins values of Excellence, Innovation, and Community and the AACSBInternational values of Innovation, Impact, and Engagement. The Business Management program provides opportunities for students to develop a strong set of basic business skills combined with an understanding of current economic, political, cultural, and environmental issues consistent with the Carnegie Foundation’s (2012) definition of the purpose of liberal learning “…to enable students to make sense of the world and their place in it, preparing them to use knowledge and skills as a means toward responsible engagement with the life of their times.”
Key themes of the Business Management program are:
- The Primacy of the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) in decision making
- Economic growth and development,
- Social responsibility and ethics, and
- Environmental sustainability.
- Contemporary theories, practices, content, and applications in business from the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)
- The global, ethical, responsible, economic, social, environmental, legal, and technological implications of course content
- Problem solving through analysis, critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship through classwork and community engagement
- Applied liberal arts skills (analytic, reflective, and strategic thinking; problem solving; legal and ethical reasoning, quantitative reasoning; and effective communication)
- Leadership, interpersonal communication, coordination, cooperation, conflict resolution, teamwork, and team building
- Application of information technology skills for research, composition, communication, calculation, and presentation
- Broad global and strategic perspectives on contemporary business, social, and environmental issues
- Reflective examination of self in relation to the global and local communities, and to the diversity of people with whom they will work
- Application of knowledge through experiential learning opportunities (internships, service learning, community engagement, business projects, and case studies)
The requirements for the Business Management major are:
- Sixteen (16) courses (64 credit hours): twelve (12) required business courses (48 credit hours), and four (4) elective courses (16 credit hours)
- Global experience
- MGT majors/minors must earn a grade of C or better in the following courses: MGT 101 , BUS 230 , BUS 233 , BUS 236 and BUS 245
- Earn a minimum academic average of a 2.00 (‘C’) for all courses taken at Rollins and achieve a minimum academic average of a 2.00 (‘C’) for all courses taken to fulfill major and minor requirements.
The major is compatible with the 3/2 program of the Crummer Graduate School of Business, in which students earn a B.A. and MBA in 5 years. If MGT major takes 3 or more courses in a specific subject, s/he can count this as a concentration. This is subject to Department Director approval.
Required Business Courses (12 Courses, 48 Hours)
Students must take a total of four (4) elective courses:
- At least one (1) elective from each group
- At least two (2) electives must be at the 300-400 level
Some electives may have prerequisites.
BUS 397, MGT 397, SEB 397, or INB 397 cannot be used as an elective toward the major.
MGT majors are required to have a global experience. This requirement may be satisfied by any of the following:
- participating in a Rollins semester abroad program,
- participating in an approved Rollins study abroad course,
- experience as an international student studying in the U.S., or
- extensive experience living or working abroad at age 16 or older. Students should document their global experience and provide supporting evidence and an essay describing their experience. The Department director will determine whether the student’s global experience satisfies the requirements for the Management major.
Residency and Distribution
Business majors must:
- take all required business courses at Rollins (except for courses taken by transfer students prior to admission to Rollins),
- take at least one-half of all courses for the major at Rollins (no exemption for transfer students),
- take at least one-half of all business core courses from the BUS curriculum (no exemptions for internal transfers), and
- take at least one-half of all courses for the major at the 300-400 level.
Business Majors have the option to earn a concentration in either Family Business and Entrepreneurship, Finance, or Marketing. The concentrations are grounded in the Rollins’ commitment to educate students for active citizenship and ethical leadership in a global society and to prepare graduates for productive careers. Each concentration requires a core course and three (3) additional courses. Students must be in good standing with the college and carry the requisite GPA for their major. All prerequisites must be satisfied for students to take courses, or students must get instructor approval.
A Business Management Major may earn more than one concentration. However, an elective course completed for one concentration may not be applied as an elective course in another concentration. Elective courses offered by other academic departments may be applied to a concentration with program director approval.
Family Business and Entrepreneurship Concentration