Why Choose Nazareth for Business Management?

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

  • Your business courses will teach you about economics, entrepreneurship, ethics, finance, global issues, management, marketing, and technology.
  • You can choose to minor in accounting, digital marketing and design, economics, entertainment and recording industry, ethics, finance, human resource management, information systems, international business, marketing, visual communication design — or a non-business area.
  • Business management internships provide experiential learning, connections, and workplace experience.
  • Small classes and individual attention from faculty.
  • Partnerships 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 Accreditation Council for Business Education.

Program Options, Requirements, and Course Descriptions

Contact Information

Rochelle L. Ruffer

Rochelle L. Ruffer

Professor of Economics, Chair of the Undergraduate Program, Director of the Business Management Program, Director of the Economics Program
585-389-2662
rruffer9@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 147E
Bio

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

Alumni Spotlight: Brody Cord '17

Business management 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

  • 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