Why Choose Nazareth for Business Management?

How do you define “business intelligence”? At Nazareth, it is a real-world, global vision of business beyond traditional corporate structures. It is entrepreneurial in nature—fueled by innovative new business models—and the ability to apply your intellect, analytical capabilities, and people skills in any given situation.

Our business management degree program goes beyond textbook theory to give students as much real-world experience as possible. Internships at companies such as Xerox and Paychex give students hands-on experience and often connections to jobs. The program also provides a global business perspective with an emphasis on ethics, entrepreneurship, communication skills, social skills, and teamwork, which provides the best preparation for the 21st century business climate.

Program Highlights

  • Immersion in a core curriculum that includes economics, entrepreneurship, ethics, finance, global issues, management, marketing, and technology. Students have the option to specialize in these areas, as well as information technology and sports management.
  • Small classes and individual attention from faculty.
  • Internships for business management majors are a strength of this program.
  • Partnership with many adjunct professors and guest speakers from the professional community.
  • Emphasis on developing communication, critical thinking, analytical, and teamwork skills.
  • Solid preparation for continuing on to M.B.A. programs and an M.S. in management degree.
  • Accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

Contact Information

Rochelle L. Ruffer

Rochelle L. Ruffer

Professor of Economics, Department Chair of the Undergraduate Program in Management, School of
Smyth Hall 147E

Education: B.A. in Economics, Colgate University; M.S. in Economics, University of Wisconsin; Ph.D. in Economics with a concentration in Industrial Organization, University of Wisconsin

Teaching and Research Interests: Principles of microeconomics, international business economics, intermediate microeconomics, and development economics. Areas of research interest include assessing the use of innovative teaching strategies in the classroom.

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Jason Pohlman, alum of business management degree program, business major, Nazareth College NY

Alumni Spotlight: Jason Pohlman '01

President of green builder Mindful Designs

"The School of Management at Nazareth College helped me achieve success by helping me to think like an entrepreneur. Nazareth offered me the flexibility and support to take the road less traveled."

Example Careers

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

Internships/Field Experiences

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

Graduate Schools/Employers

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