School of Business

Management and Entrepreneurship

Bachelors of Business Administration Degree in Management and Entrepreneurship

You have the mindset, now learn the skills to become your own boss.

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CREATING TOMORROW’S BUSINESS LEADERS

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 the graduate to bring an entrepreneurial
spirit to both large and small enterprises. In addition, it will prepare
them to work with and advise entrepreneurs, or to even establish
their own venture.

APPLYING YOUR MANAGEMENT SKILLS

Management & Entrepreneurship majors will develop competency in communication, leadership, research, business analysis, problem solving, planning, and overall management.

In line with the International School of Business’s focus on experiential learning, students will then be able to apply these competencies through internships, projects for community organizations, and other applied activities both inside and outside of the classroom. Regular interaction with business professionals and entrepreneurs is a key component of a Finlandia business education.

COURSE PROFILES

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.

EXPAND YOUR SKILLS ABROAD

Management and Entrepreneurship places a strong emphasis on ensuring that students 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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What can I do with a bachelor’s degree in business management and entrepreneurship?

  • Finlandia Management & Entrepreneurship graduates work as managers and professionals for firms in the following
    fields: retail, high tech, health and fitness, education, tourism and hospitality, food production and sales, and others.
  • It can be a good stepping stone to graduate school.
  • Graduates can also start their own business venture.

MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP NEWS

Microsoft manager speaks about remote working and change management

December 3, 2018

Jim Lavallee works for Microsoft as Director of Delivery Management from his home here in the Keweenaw.  Lavallee recently spoke to Finlandia business students about remote working. He also spoke about the importance of understanding change management, as a large portion of what managers do is essentially implementing change in their organization. Read more here.

 

Nathan Junttila highlighted in Ponsse newsletter

May 30, 2017

For the third year in a row, Finlandia University and Ponsse, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of forest machines for the cut-to-length method, have partnered for to offer the Ponsse Einari Vidgrén Foundation Internship. The internship includes a couple weeks working in Finland. This year’s student is Nathan Junttila. Read his story here.

 

Finlandia Fridays studies abroad with Schwartzen Jarmond

February 3, 2017

This week on Finlandia Fridays host Michael H. Babcock is taken on a reminiscent adventure as management and entrepreneurship student Schwartzen Jarmond looks back on international study opportunities presented through Finlandia University. Listen to the podcast here.

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Faculty and Staff

Mary Jane Hatton

Associate Professor of Management

maryjane.hatton@finlandia.edu

Kevin Manninen

Dean, International School of Business Associate Professor of Management & Marketing

kevin.manninen@finlandia.edu