Why Choose Nazareth for Business Leadership?

Do you want to be a manager who follows a leader, or a leader who can make a dramatic difference for people and organizations?

Businesses and organizations today are inundated with disruptions, uncertainties, and turbulence unlike any other period. Great leaders enable organizations to successfully respond and adapt to the ever-evolving new normal. The School of Business and Leadership at Nazareth College, a leader in innovation and excellence, helps students become transformational leaders who can thrive amid change.

Through life-changing learning opportunities, develop the skills and competencies that organizations are looking for: teamwork and collaboration, change leadership, self-awareness, influence, communication, and more. Unlike technical knowledge or skills that can quickly become obsolete, leadership skills will serve you well throughout your careers and make you highly sought after.

Develop business knowledge and skills

  • Strategize solutions to business problems through:
    • Data-driven decision making and analysis
    • Problem solving
    • Teamwork
  • Cultivate global perspectives to secure resources and envision business plans 

Develop leadership skills

  • Communication skills and interpersonal behaviors for collaborative decision-making
  • Face-to-face and virtual teaming 
  • Leadership planning to grow your self-awareness and adaptability 
  • Self-assessment of values for career management in complex and changing organizations 

Program Highlights

  • Business leadership internships provide experiential learning, connections, and workplace experience.
  • You can choose to minor in accounting; analytics; digital marketing; economics; entertainment and recording industry; finance; marketing; personal finance; business, artificial intelligence, and innovation (BAII) — or a non-business area.
  • Receive individual attention from faculty in small classes.
  • Benefit from partnerships with many adjunct professors and interacting with guest speakers from the professional community.
  • You'll tackle real-world problems to build skills and experience
  • Choose to enrich your experience through 55+ study abroad options, including Germany, South Korea, or Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales du Nord (EDHEC Business School) in France.
  • Solid preparation for continuing on to an M.S. in Leadership and Organizational Change or an M.B.A. program.

Program Options, Requirements, and Course Descriptions

Brody Cord, alum of business management degree program, business major, Nazareth College NY

Alumni Spotlight: Brody Cord '17

Business and Spanish double-major
Chief Sales Officer and Partner, Tenzo Tea

"One of the main reasons I chose Naz was the student-to-teacher ratio in the business major. At the other schools, I would be one of 600 in a lecture hall, vs. one in 25 or 35 in a class. I loved being able to talk to my teachers, get a perspective on why we're learning this, and to connect personally and professionally with my teachers as well as the students around me. It helped me learn how to learn. In my business, I'm constantly learning new things every day. It was hard to maintain good grades in two majors while playing volleyball, but it taught me to structure my time effectively to overcome new obstacles."

Example Careers

  • Statistics
  • Accounting
  • Market research
  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Government services
  • Health care administration
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Real estate
  • Retail management

Internships/Field Experiences

Students in the previous iteration of this degree have interned at:

  • Butler/Till
  • Paychex
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Wegmans
  • Wells Fargo

Graduate Schools/Employers

Students in the previous iteration of this degree have gone on to:

  • SUNY Albany
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • University of Rochester
  • Syracuse University
  • Constellation Brands
  • Wegmans
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Paychex
  • Xerox Corporation
  • Unity Health System
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