School of Business

Management and Entrepreneurship

Bachelors of Business Administration Degree in Management and Entrepreneurship

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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 in the News

International School of Business Launches New E-Newsletter

September 29, 2020

The Finlandia International School of Business (ISB) has launched a new e-newsletter. The e-newsletter allows people to stay up-to-date on the ISB alumni, faculty and program news. Currently, the newsletter is scheduled to go out once a semester, but Kevin Manninen, Dean of the ISB, is eager to make the newsletter more frequent. The first newsletter released on Monday, Sept. 28 and can be viewed here.

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Nathan Perreault Joins ISB as Assistant Professor of Management

September 23, 2020

 

Alumnus Nathan Perreault joined Finlandia’s International School of Business this past year as an Assistant Professor of Management. 

Perreault has a background in teaching and business. He has an Associate degree in Medical Billing and Coding Specialist and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Finlandia University, as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Western Governors University. 

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Students Encouraged To Grow Entrepreneurial Skills with the SmartZone SmartStart Program

March 27, 2020

 

Students at Finlandia University with a business idea are highly encouraged to apply for the free MTEC SmartStart SmartZone program to develop essential entrepreneurial skills. The SmartZone’s approach is designed to educate and guide entrepreneurs through the process of validating and growing their idea. Upon completion of the program, students will have a more in-depth understanding of what it takes to create a manage a sustainable business.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

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:

  1. Students will be able to identify and analyze the impact of the legal and regulatory environment on human resources practices within an organization.
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to design a deep-web search on product, sales, locations, market segment, financial health and demographics of competitors, and be able to chart the data on an Excel sheet.
  3. Students will be able to effectively analyze an organization’s culture, its ability to implement and manage change, diversity policies and strategies, and the overall impact that these have on the organization’s success.
  4. Students will demonstrate a comprehension of the unique challenges of planning and implementing projects, as well as the various managerial tools and technologies available to assist them in doing so
  5. Students will have a basic competency in identifying and effectively managing  the  legal, managerial and financial dynamics of launching and managing entrepreneurial ventures

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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

Nathan Perreault

Assistant Professor of Management.

nathan.perreault@finlandia.edu
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