You have the mindset, now learn the skills to become your own boss.
Management & Entrepreneurship graduates will have the leadership, team-building, project management and human resource competencies that will enable them to have a successful career in a variety of organizations and industries. The emphasis on entrepreneurship will enable you to bring an entrepreneurial spirit to both large and small enterprises. In addition, it will prepare you to work with and advise entrepreneurs, or to even establish their your venture.
As a Management & Entrepreneurship major, you will develop competency in communication, leadership, research, business analysis, problem solving, planning, and overall management.
Experiential learning is what our International School of Business is all about. All students are required to complete an internship before graduation. In addition, there are a number of opportunities for students to put their knowledge to the test in real-world applications. These include:
XES Helsinki Entrepreneurial Community: Join in this “Shark Tank-style” international event that brings together entrepreneurs from Finland and the United States to pitch their idea to a panel of judges, including FinnU ISB faculty. See how international businesses function, or pitch your own endeavor to the group.
1 Million Cups: Similar to XES Helsinki, but local. 1M Cups serves as a catalyst for entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas in front of a group of people who can provide valuable feedback on business models.
Assisting local businesses: Part of your coursework will include working with local businesses who are looking to expand their market. Students have the opportunity to do market research and develop an expansion plan for the companies.
Located in Buffalo, NY, Schwartzen Précil (’17) is currently a site director at the Boys and Girls Club of America. On campus, Précil was a member of the men’s basketball team, helped students as a resident assistant, assisted with orientation as an orientation leader and led the Black Student Union as president.
Taking into account his life experiences and using his on-campus leadership experiences, Précil recently wrote and published a book titled Be Your Own Hero: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities. Listen as Précil talks about his book, what led him to write about his journey, and the leadership opportunities that his FinnU education provided.
“One thing I really like that Finlandia required was an internship with a business firm. I did my internship locally, and I can confidently say I learned a lot while working there. It put everything I had learned in my classes into reality and really expanded my learning.”
When thinking back to all of my Business classes I have to say that I had two favorites. First one being BUS 245 Principles of Marketing. The second one was BUS 388 Global Entrepreneurship. This class was more challenging, but I was intrigued by the possibility of working with a real company and getting hands-on experience as well as the lectures and assignments.
Management & Entrepreneurship majors are exposed to hands-on skills that would enable them to work in a multitude of enterprises. Two of the classes highlighted in the curriculum include:
BUS 381 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Explores effective human resource management in the dynamic legal, social, and economic environments of public and private organizations. Topics include federal statutes that influence the recruitment, selection, training, and development of organizational members. Students study various performance appraisal systems and examine changing benefits and compensation packages.
BUS 395 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Examines the fundamentals of project management including organizing, planning, and controlling projects. Covers concepts such as developing project proposals, project scheduling, managing costs and risk, team management, and communication and documentation issues. Utilizing Microsoft Project, students will plan, schedule and manage a project over the length of the course.
Management and Entrepreneurship places a strong emphasis on ensuring that you have study abroad opportunities. Especially in the business world, it’s essential to be able to adapt and understand the differences of how business works globally. Many of our students travel to places like Finland over the summer to study business and start building international connections.
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February 18, 2022
Finlandia’s all-new investment lab is putting the call out for additional members. In this week’s episode, FinnU International School of Business senior Accounting students Anders Saarela and Michael Stuber join the show to talk about their experience in the new student organization.
“I believe it was October of last semester when it first got initiated. It’s for any Finlandia students and staff that are interested in attending,” Saarela said. “Whether you’re a nursing major, art major, business major, […] Read More
December 22, 2021
Nathan Perreault, an Assistant Professor of Management with Finlandia’s International School of Business (ISB), was recently elected to the Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw (CLK) Foundation Board of Directors. The foundation is a local non-profit organization created to support students of the CLK school system by funding programs aimed at providing an extra edge in today’s competitive world.
“I am honored to be able to serve the CLK community,” Perreault said. “Being elected to the CLK Foundation Board allows me to volunteer in an […] Read More
December 03, 2021
On Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 8:30 a.m., representatives from Finlandia’s International School of Business (ISB) are teaming up with businesses and organizations from around the community to share and discuss entrepreneurial ideas and opportunities in our local community. ISB Dean Kevin Manninen and Assistant Professor of Management Nathan Perreault will be representing Finlandia on the1 Million Cups committee while other committee members include those from MTEC SmartZone, Michigan Small Business Development Center, Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance and […] Read More
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Business Administration in Management & Entrepreneurship degree program, International School of Business graduates will be able to do the following: