The Business curriculum is designed to help you develop an integrated understanding of how organizations work and provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively impact those organizations. You will be taught business principles through the lens of ethical leadership and the Dominican values.
Our integrated program design creates opportunities for you to gain practical business experience across multiple functional areas. Rather than taking courses one subject at a time, you will engage in cross-functional learning circles taught by a team of faculty. This will better prepare you to take what you learn and apply it to real world situations. You graduate as expert problem-solvers, and critical, creative, and systems thinkers.
We believe that becoming a young professional requires you to develop key competencies that shape how you engage the world. These competencies include:
An ability to take a systems approach to solving problems and creating new opportunities.
An ability to work collaboratively and negotiate effectively with diverse groups of colleagues.
The willingness to ask the right questions, take reasonable risks, and learn from failure.
The core technical skills to be effective in your field.
Our curriculum uses an integrated five-semester structure that typically begins in your sophomore year. Faculty from across different business disciplines (marketing, finance, management, and accounting) collaborate to team-teach the integrated semesters.
The curriculum is real-world focused, with an emphasis on building skills and knowledge as you engage with fellow students, faculty, and local and global partners. The semesters are designed to gradually build in levels of competency and expectations of student independence.
The Career Development Program at the School of Business is embedded in the core curriculum. Throughout the program, you will engage in key career development activities, including informational interviews, job shadowing, team-based internships, and individual internships.
Our students intern in a variety of roles and settings, including personal finance, banking, public and private accounting, insurance, healthcare, marketing, advertising, professional sports, retail sales, social service, and politics. Many of our students get their first jobs with the same firm where they interned. Business students have pursued careers in accounting, advertising, human resources, sales, financial planning, and many other fields. Through the internship experience, students have worked with TDS Metrocom, American Family Insurance, Northwestern Mutual Life, Baker Tilly and Lands' End.