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Business Management

If you’re a doer — the kind of person who relishes turning new ideas into action, leading a team, crafting an innovative strategy and helping an organization grow — then Business Management might be for you. This versatile major will give you a sound understanding of business fundamentals and the skills to make your mark in the fast-paced and ever-changing business world.

The Alverno edge
Alverno is internationally known for its unique abilities-based curriculum, which will help you become a strong communicator, leader, critical thinker and problem-solver — all skills prized by employers. In fact, employers often tell us that Alverno grads stand out because they’re job-ready on Day 1. You’ll also feel empowered by a supportive community dedicated to helping you become your best self. (Perhaps that’s why alumnae of women’s colleges make up a disproportionate number of the women in Congress and the female board members of Fortune 1000 companies.)

It’s personal
Business is one of the most popular college majors nationwide, and that means courses are often held in gigantic lecture halls. Not so at Alverno. Your Business classes will typically be 10-20 students. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to work one on one with your instructors.

Hands-on experience
The real world doesn’t operate out of a textbook and neither do we. You’ll make hands-on, real-world connections. That might mean touring the work site of a successful Alverno alumna, consulting with a local business or developing a marketing plan for a nonprofit. Plus, your two required internships will give you additional opportunities to put your skills to work.

Enrich your education
You can practice your leadership skills and network with other talented women in a variety of student organizations, including Alverno Women in Business and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Internships for the Business and Management major
Thanks to Alverno’s location in Wisconsin’s biggest city, you’ll have access to fantastic internship possibilities, from small-but-mighty startups to Fortune 500 companies. Past students have interned with Johnson Controls, Northwestern Mutual, the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp., Rockwell Automation and WE Energies, among other places, and many have landed permanent jobs at their internship sites.

How you can use your degree
Do you want to stay close to home or use your business skills for a global corporation across the world? What are you passionate about? Business Management majors are in demand everywhere: health care, social service, theater, sports, travel, finance, media and technology companies, to name a few. Their roles range from digital marketing to financial analysis to nonprofit management.


Have questions about studying Business Management at Alverno? We invite you to connect with faculty to learn more.

Linda Olszewski
Program Director

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