Utica College’s unique business management program provides a comprehensive introduction to business, how it functions, and the crucial role it plays in our society and economy. Part of UC’s Business and Economics department, the business management major offers integrated, hands-on learning in all aspects of business operations in the global marketplace, with emphasis on the role of technology. Our award-winning faculty work closely with students in real-world business scenarios.

All of Utica College’s business programs start with a comprehensive and contemporary business foundation curriculum after which students concentrate their studies in human resources, insurance and risk management, or marketing. This allows for a flexible but thorough educational experience.

You’ll learn from faculty who have been there. Our professors have more than 100 combined years of professional experience in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, risk management, human resources, information technology, advertising, marketing, automotive, retail, broadcasting, and commercial banking. Their real-world knowledge is part of the classroom experience every day.

When you’re not in the classroom, our new downtown business building puts you in the center of the business community with the ability to connect with local organizations for internships and networking opportunities.

What You’ll Learn
The business management major offers four concentrations:

  • General Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Insurance and Risk Management

Recognizing the crucial role of business activity for our economy and society, UC’s business management major is designed to introduce students to the way business organizations function in the larger social context. Issues of ethics and social responsibility, the global nature of business, and technological developments are emphasized throughout the curriculum. Students develop skills in interpersonal dynamics, research, and oral and written communication. An emphasis is also placed on the importance of experiential learning. Students will also have the opportunity to complete an experiential learning internship or project.

Academic Requirements

Core: 34-55 Credit Hours

Business Requirements (42 Credit Hours)
(Economics electives may be used to satisfy liberal arts requirements.)

ACC 201 – Financial Accounting (3)
ACC 202 – Managerial Accounting (3)
BUL 301 – The Legal Environment of Business (3)
ECN 131 – Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECN 141 – Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECN 241 – Statistics (3)
FIN 333 – Corporate Finance (3)
MAT 143 – Mathematical Analysis for Business & Economics I (3)
MAT 201 – Calculus I (3)
MGT 101 – Introduction to Contemporary Business (3)
MGT 201 – Principles of Organization and Management (3)
MGT 325 – Management of Technology (3)
MGT 428 – Strategic Management and Leadership (3)
MKT 211 – Principles of Marketing (3)
RMI 273 – Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance (3)

Day students should select one concentration from among General Management, Human Resources Management, Marketing Management, and Insurance and Risk Management. Continuing Education students must select the General Management concentration.

Concentration in General Management (18 Credit Hours)
MGT 371 – Human Resource Management (3)
MGT 372 – Operations Management (3)
Choose one course 300 level or above from each of three of the following areas:
Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Insurance and Risk Management. One must be ECN elective. (9)
MGT 470 – Management – Internship (3) or a 300 or above course from the following: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Insurance and Risk Management (3)

Concentration in Human Resources Management (24 Credit Hours)
Choose any four of the following courses:

ECN 344 – Labor Problems (3)
ECN 375 – Health Economics (3)
MGT 371 – Human Resource Management (3)
MGT 375 – Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining (3)
MGT 471 – Organizational Behavior (3)
MGT 470 – Management – Internship (3) or a 300 or above course from the following: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Insurance and Risk Management (3)
PSY 101 – Introduction to Psychology (3)
PSY 337 – Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3)
PSY 372 – The Counseling and Interviewing Process (3)
RMI 415 – Employee Benefits (3)

Concentration in Marketing Management (21 Credit Hours)
MKT 481 – Marketing Management (3)
MKT 311 – Elements of Integrated Marketing Communication (3)
MKT 313 – Marketing Research (3)
MKT 315 – Consumer Behavior (3)
MKT 401 – Retail Marketing (3)
MKT 412 – Sales Management and Personal Selling (3)
ECN elective 300 level or above (3)

Concentration in Insurance and Risk Management (15 Credit Hours)
RMI 325 – Principles of Insurance: Life, Health, and Annuities (3)
RMI 326 – Principles of Insurance: Property and Liability (3)
RMI 415 – Employee Benefits (3)
RMI 483 – Risk Management (3)
MGT 470 – Management – Internship (3) or ECN elective 300 level and above (3)

The student must complete sufficient elective courses to earn at least the minimum credit hours required for this degree, and at least 60 credit hours of the 120 required must be in the liberal arts and sciences. Students are encouraged to select electives that will complement their major course of study, for example, courses in Anthropology, Communications, Government and Politics, History, International Studies, Law, Professional Ethics, Psychology, and Sociology.

Program Credits
Core: 34-55 Credits
Business Requirements: 42 Credits
Concentration: 15-24 Credits
College Electives: 0-29 Credits

Total Credit Hours Required For Degree: 120 Credits