Business Major

Learn how organizations operate in local and global economies. Combine core skills in finance, management and marketing and learn to analyze, define and solve complex problems.

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Why Study Business at Albion?

We prepare students to be adaptable, creative leaders in a field that is constantly evolving. As a business major, you’ll take courses in management, marketing, finance and ethics with a base in economics and accounting, putting everything you learn into practice in an internship. 

Our courses equip you with a fundamental understanding of economic theory, along with the practical tools you’ll need to run a successful business. You’ll analyze challenges and create viable solutions to solve problems, developing strong critical thinking skills that will serve you well in any career. You’ll also benefit from Albion’s extensive alumni network, allowing you to build valuable connections that will jumpstart your future career.

What Will You Learn as a Business Major?

You’ll learn essential skills in finance, management and marketing, preparing you for a wide range of roles, careers and future opportunities.

You’ll learn how to think critically and creatively about structural challenges faced by businesses, government and nonprofit organizations.

You’ll develop strong written and oral communication skills and apply the principles of effective leadership to your own life and work.

You’ll use quantitative skills to help analyze and solve financial problems.

Highlights

Internships

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Set yourself apart in a competitive job market by gaining hands-on experience through an internship. In recent years, our students have interned for Goldman Sachs; NorthPointe Capital; Lawrence, Evans & Co. Investment Bank; Ernst & Young; Baird Investment Bank; Rehmann and Robson Accounting; Hartline Investment Company; Pricewaterhouse Coopers; Quicken Loans; Pfizer; and Heitman Real Estate Investment.

Student Organizations

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Take your learning outside the classroom with fellow business majors. You can join our Investment Club, where you’ll manage a real stock portfolio; Delta Sigma Pi, our co-ed business fraternity; Omicron Delta Epsilon, our economics honor society; and more.

Gerstacker Institute

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The Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management admits a class of 35-40 Albion students each year to its leadership development program. The program features required internships and training in networking, resume building, business etiquette, employer site visits, and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete an international business project with students in France.

Study Away Opportunities

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As an economics and management major, you’re a perfect candidate to take advantage of Albion’s many off-campus opportunities. Learn how a company or industry you’re interested in really works by interning through The Philadelphia Center or experience an international economy firsthand by studying abroad.

Careers & Outcomes

As a business major, you’ll receive a broad undergraduate education that prepares you to adapt and learn in a rapidly changing field. You’ll also benefit from close ties to our strong network of alumni. Many of our students pursue careers in law, government, retail or management or further their education in an MBA program. Below are examples of some of the professions our students choose, as well as employers our alumni have gone on to work for.

Briefcase

Job Titles

  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Actuary
  • Corporate Attorney

Employers

  • Albion Economic Development Corporation
  • Ernst & Young
  • Intel Corporation
  • NCA Group
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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