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2006-2007 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog 
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Business Management

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Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a major in Business Management

(120 credit hours) Requirements are subject to change.

The business management major addresses the increasing need for managerial skills and techniques of business demanded by institutions of commerce and finance and human-helping agencies. By offering a combination of the traditional business core and exposure to the applied and behavioral sciences, the major educates students for entry-level positions in a wide variety of people-oriented management careers.

An understanding of human behavior and service to individuals is vital to the success of a manager. Included in the curriculum are courses designed to help students understand the world in which they will participate as leaders. It is becoming increasingly clear in today’s society that the problem of scarce resources can only be alleviated by the proper management of these resources. The understanding of both economic and business principles, as well as the social and human dimension of contemporary problems, is addressed in the major and is intended to provide graduates with the knowledge needed to solve these problems.

The Department of Management and Economics offers several curriculum options to students. Beyond the core requirements, there are eight tracks from which students may choose: accounting, computer technology, economics, finance, general business, management, marketing, and not-for-profit studies. The student selects one of these tracks, consisting of four additional courses, to develop as a concentration.

For more information about the business management major, contact Professor Joel Parrish, the chairperson of the Management and Economics Department at (413) 748-3470 or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.

Download a Business Management Program Checksheet


I. General Education Program (40 - 46 credits)

The General Education program at Springfield College is informed by its century-old Humanics tradition of educating the whole person in spirit, mind, and body, for leadership in service to humanity. These requirements have the goal of developing literate, thoughtful, socially responsible students, and instilling in them a spirit of inquiry into the nature of humankind and the universe. Towards those ends, the requirements emphasize and encourage: the acquisition of knowledge, understanding, and competency essential for the improvement of the human condition in a diverse society; a search for personal and spiritual values; and the development of an understanding and appreciation of physical well-being.  For specific requirements, see the General Education Program section or the Program Checksheet for this major.

II. Major Requirements

Related requirements

B. Concentration Requirements

Select one of the following concentrations:

2. Computer Technology

Select 12 credits from the following courses:

3. Economics

Select 12 credits from the following courses:

4. Finance

Select 12 credits from the following courses:

5. General Business Management

Select 12 credits of Management (MGTE) or Economics (ECON) electives or any of the courses listed as components of other tracks.  A maximum or 3 credits of MGTE 341 (Business Management Field Experience) may be used for this track.

III. Electives (to complete a minimum of 120 credits)

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