Launch your own company, pursue a career in corporate America and build the skills you need to succeed in the rapidly changing business world.

Program Overview

Prepare for some of today’s most flexible and high-powered careers in business.

Dean College offers a Bachelor of Science degree, in Business Management. As a Business Management major, you’ll gain valuable insights from business faculty in the Dean R. Sanders ’47 School of Business, who are consultants, business executives and entrepreneurs. You may also chose from three tracks within the major, including:

As a Business Management major, you’ll study the essentials of business, such as accounting, finance, economics, marketing and more, as well as unique courses relevant to both your personal and professional life, like personal finance and negotiation skills. You’ll also develop soft skills in leadership, communication and problem-solving, which are invaluable for any professional in today’s world.

The Business Management program pairs theory with practice and every course has a practical application. With our close-knit community and small class size, you’ll have the opportunity to work on team projects that have real-world applications, consult with local companies and partnerships like the YMCA and Chamber of Commerce, and build valuable relationships as you build your network.

Your coursework will also be supplemented by subjects ranging from math, composition, literature, and communications, with plenty of electives to strengthen your existing business courses or to pursue additional topics of interest.

Dean also offers a minor in Business.


Whether your goal is to own your own business or to one day lead a global organization, the Management track is for you. By harnessing your leadership skills through a unique blend of comprehensive curriculum and real-world applications, this track will provide a springboard for your professional journey. In addition to your core business management curriculum, you will also take courses in entrepreneurship, international business, and business law and ethics. Dean’s interdisciplinary approach ensures that you will gain a well-rounded understanding of business and management dynamics. 

Project Management 

Are you passionate about bringing ideas to life, leading teams and managing projects? By following a Project Management track, you will develop a wealth of skills—from planning to budgeting to risk management to quality assurance—which will successfully prepare you for a career as a project manager. As a hybrid program, there will be a combination of on-campus classes and online courses. Upon completion of this track, you will be eligible to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam, a globally recognized certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Hospitality Management 

Whether your dream is to manage a luxury hotel, run a bustling restaurant, or coordinate exciting events, the Hospitality Management track will equip you with the skills and knowledge to thrive in this vibrant industry. From guest services and revenue management to food and beverage operations and event planning, this track covers the full spectrum of hospitality management essentials. You will also have the opportunity to explore diverse markets, embark on study abroad opportunities, and gain multicultural perspectives to broaden your horizons and expand your career possibilities within hospitality management.


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Hear from a Student

Get a student’s perspective on what it’s like to major in Business Management at Dean College.

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Dean R. Sanders ’47 School of Business Faculty

Gain valuable insights from our faculty, who have firsthand business knowledge as consultants, executives and entrepreneurs.

Beyond the Classroom

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Every aspect of the Business Management program has an experiential component, so you’ll actively learn by doing every step of the way. You’ll complete at least one internship, which is required by the program, and are encouraged to seek out additional internship opportunities both on campus and in the community. You’ll also work in real-world environments as part of your coursework, executing team consulting projects for local companies seeking viable solutions to real business challenges. Here's what Scott Martin, Bernon Family Branch Executive at the Hockomock Area YMCA in Franklin, had to say about our students:

“The Bernon Family Branch YMCA has benefited greatly from participating in class projects with students in the Business Management program at Dean College. Students provide our senior staff with creative recommendations for business improvements. Their presentations are professionally delivered, to the point that I learned about new software that I now use to present to groups.”

A degree in Business Management will prepare you to successfully transition into graduate school or start your career in a variety of business specialties from accounting, finance, management and human resources to analytics, marketing and advertising. You’ll find Bulldogs working as entrepreneurs leading their own businesses and at corporations and small companies alike, including Citizens Bank, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Fidelity Investments, Altria and more.

Interested in working on the business side of sports teams, venues and other athletic organizations in particular? Learn more about careers in sports.

Uniquely Dean

A Dean College professor writing on a board during class. Build your network through real-world opportunities with the Dean College Business Management program.
  • Earn credits through one-week courses instructed by industry leaders such as Accenture, Dell and more.
  • S&P Global IQ available to all students and integrated in many courses.
  • Experience Leadership in Action presentations given by industry professionals spanning Fortune 100 to start-up companies, including Universal Studios, Citizens Bank and Zeptometrix.
  • Attend the annual Dean Leadership Institute Executive Lecture. Past speakers have included Robert Kraft, Bert Jacobs, Jonathan Kraft and senior executives from Microsoft and Nike.
  • Serve as a management consultant for local businesses, such as the YMCA and Chamber of Commerce, creating actual strategies to increase sales and brand awareness.
  • Intern at venues like the New England Patriots, Five Wits, Patriot Place, Walt Disney World and the Washington Center.
  • Tour professional facilities and organizations, such as Gillette Stadium, the New England Revolution Training Center, and Helix Esports at Patriot Place, an esports gaming center and the official practice facility for the Boston Uprising.
  • Study abroad in China, Italy, Greece, Ireland, England, France, Spain or beyond.
  • Network with industry leaders, gain exclusive learning opportunities and pursue internships through The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management
  • Selected students participate in the International Accreditation Council for Business Education's Regional Conference, where they are presented a case and challenged to develop an analysis and suggest potential solutions against other teams.


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