Imagine Your Future
Imagine graduating with your own business plan ready to present to a panel of investors. Or your own original research to include in your graduate school applications. Imagine a meaningful internship in your field of interest before beginning your job search. And a service learning experience with a non-profit organization that allows you to apply your know-how and skills. Imagine completing your degree with a digital resume showcasing your academic achievements and hands-on experience. Your dreams can come true with a Marymount College Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Marymount College alumni have reached professional success in all areas of business. Former students own businesses, while others work in finance, management and marketing for companies such Toyota, Raytheon and Oracle.
Build a Solid Foundation
During the freshman and sophomore year students build a well-rounded educational foundation that prepares them for their upper division learning. Within the Business area this includes completing requirements in Accounting, Economics and Mathematics.
Develop a Deeper Level of Understanding
During their junior year students complete most of their ‘core’ business courses and begin an in-depth study within one of our areas of concentration.
The Entrepreneurship concentration allows students to learn through a case study approach in a seminar setting, with guest speakers from both successful and struggling organizations. Students have the opportunity to critique one another’s business plans, laying the foundation for the development of their own capstone project.
Global and Community Development
The Global and Community Development concentration was developed to provide its students with a broad-based education focused on the skills and abilities to successfully engage in bringing improvements to their community, which can be defined to include everything from one’s own neighborhood to the world. This program will start by understanding how one identifies the needs within the defined community. It will include understanding the role of both NGO’s and social entrepreneurs as community change agents. It is our expectation that each of our students in this concentration will be involved in some form of Community Development internship or practicum during their program.
The Management concentration was developed to provide our students with a solid understanding of this field of business. There are three components within this concentration. The first is focused on the traditional components of planning, organizing, staffing, controlling, and directing. The second component introduces and familiarizes our students with the field of leadership. Finally, each of our students will be exposed to some of the newest cutting-edge theories that cross the spectrum of management.
Modern marketers are required to demonstrate robust problem solving skills and have the ability to communicate cross-functionally—whether it be in a startup entrepreneurial environment or a large, complex organization. The Marymount marketing concentration is designed to address the needs of the modern marketplace. The curriculum begins with a study of business and marketing principles, builds on a set of related analytical methods, and develops the students’ ability to work with diverse stakeholders to create value and build strong customer relationships.
Operations & Systems Management
This concentration has been developed to meet the needs of those students who recognize the importance of an organization’s effective oversight of its “value-adding” activities (the creation and delivery of the things customers pay for and the services clients rely on) and have a desire to incorporate this understanding within their professional career path. This concentration starts by establishing a solid understanding behind the creation and evolution of the more traditional planning and control tools and practices that have been used since the 1940’s. Once this solid foundation has been established, the students will be introduced to the latest evolution of the tools and practices within the broad field of Operations & Systems Management. These new sets of tools and practices are based upon what is commonly referred to as systems-thinking. Within the field of Operations these new tools and practices are called the Theory of Constraints, within Human Relations they are called Requisite Organization, and within Organizational Behavior they are referred to as a Learning Organization.
This minor is only available to those students pursuing a BA in Business.
The Accounting minor has been designed to provide students with the requisite number and variety of accounting classes needed to meet the current academic requirements for the CPA examination. The required courses include:
Financial Accounting – part of Business BA required courses
Managerial Accounting – part of Business BA required courses
Intermediate Accounting I & II
Federal Income Taxation I & II
CPA review course
(While a large portion of these courses will be classroom based, the Taxation and Auditing will involve some exposure to the ‘real-world’ issues facing today’s accountants.)
Take Your Learning to the Next Level
The Capstone Project – During the senior year students finalize the remaining coursework in their chosen concentration and undertake their Capstone Project – the culminating experience of a Marymount BA degree. Each Project is a year-long individual effort involving theoretical and/or applied research that the student completes with guidance from a faculty mentor. The Capstone Project culminates with a presentation and the completion of an e-portfolio.
You Can Expect Academic and Real-World Learning
The Marymount College Business Degree will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge and experience. Your classes will be small in size which will allow you to fully participate in learning, including case study presentations, discussion, and reflection on what you’ve learned. You will receive individual faculty mentoring and focused advising from your professors. The College's proximity to Los Angeles affords the Business student many opportunities including internships where you can apply what you've learned in the classroom and make valuable connections with business professionals. Our goal is to graduate students who are prepared for the working world or graduate school armed with an impressive resume and a unique e-portfolio of work.
Graduate Well-Prepared for the Future
A student completing a Marymount Bachelor’s Degree in Business can expect to be able to:
- Prepare effective management reports and deliver effective verbal and digital presentations.
- Understand financial statements, interpret business news, and use appropriate business / economic terminology, concepts, and data in the analysis and development of individual, departmental, divisional, and organizational plans.
- Evaluate alternatives while reflecting on their ethical implications in support of business decisions that are aligned with organizational values.
- Understand and articulate the perspectives of all affected stakeholders within a global context.
- Effectively meet project / task goals by utilizing the appropriate set of business tools, drawing on practical experience and collaboration within and across a group.