Management is a critical function for every organization, and people trained in management play this important role in organizations of every size and type. The skills, techniques, and theories acquired by the management major leads to jobs in business, government, and the non-profit sector. People who plan to establish their own firms or to become part of a family owned firm also pursue a management major. Course work in this major helps individuals learn to:
Interpersonal communication, negotiation, listening, managing, positive attitude, motivation, organization, leadership, ambition, team leadership, and critical thinking.
Information systems (IS) and the Internet are transforming virtually all types of human activities and creating a new global business environment. Understanding of the IS and the Internet and their impact on business is immensely critical for doing business in the coming new decades. The IS major helps students understand information technologies, marketing strategies for e-commerce, business strategies, transformation/creation of business processes, and the ethical/legal issues in this new, exciting business environment.
Three huge forces are converging to produce economic change of enormous magnitude.
From Blur, by Christopher Meyer and Stan Davis
The IS major prepares you and your business for these changes.
Companies are looking for people who understand both business and technology, and can bridge the gap between the two. Employers will be looking for these skills:
|People Skills||Technical Skills|
|Communication||Technical curiosity - desire/ability to teach yourself|
|Decision making||Web Development|
|Management of technology facilities and applications|
The International Business major helps students understand the growing impact of international competition and how to operate in the global marketplace. Virtually every major business faces the challenges of the international market. Even small businesses, who in the past only focused on the domestic market, now are looking to international opportunities.
Albers is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. As of July 2017, less than five percent of the world's business schools and less than one third of U.S. business school have achieved business accreditation from AACSB.