Every organization, from an entrepreneurial start-up to global, complex companies are built from standard business principles taught in Cottey’s business programs. The knowledge, skills, and approaches you learn at Cottey can be applied in virtually any career path.

What’s different at Cottey? Experiential learning is emphasized at Cottey’s business courses, allowing you to apply theory and learning to real situations. For example, students in an introductory finance class might work with a local business on its accounting or business plans. Most courses feature case studies, where students apply their knowledge to solve business problems in real organizations.

A trip abroad for all second-year Cottey students over the first week of spring break is paid for by the College.

Students at Cottey can pursue a business degree through a variety of ways:

  • International Business, including study abroad semester, bachelor degree
  • Business Administration-Management, bachelor degree
  • Associate degree: Concentration in Business

Close advising relationship with a business faculty will aid you, individually, to meet the needs of your particular field of study and your personal education and career ambitions. This highly personalized approach to student advising allows the student to take responsibility for her own academic program while tapping into faculty expertise and business career mentoring.

Degrees in business offer a wide range of employment in fields as varied as Advertising agencies, financial institutions, investment banking, law firms, healthcare organizations, manufacturing, insurance companies, trade organizations or federal, state, local governments.

Internship and Directed Study Opportunities

As a business major, your chances to gain real-world learning experiences through internships and directed studies are almost boundless. Business students at Cottey have participated in internships at a variety of businesses and organizations including H&R Block, LPL Financial Services, Nevada Daily Mail Newspaper, City of Nevada Economic Development Board, Mercy Health Systems, Target, and Nevada/Vernon County Chamber of Commerce. A successful internship provides students with an opportunity to apply their classroom learning to the workplace. Employers and graduate schools agree that students who have put classroom concepts and skills to work in a “real world” environment are more realistic and productive than those who have not.

Get Involved

Want to have fun and develop your leadership skills and your resume at the same time? Then get involved at Cottey College and in the Nevada community. Cottey College has more than 35 student clubs and organizations in which to be involved. Plus, the Nevada and surrounding community offer an abundance of service and volunteer opportunities.

If you plan to major in business, then you’ll definitely want to join Phi Beta Lambda, a collegiate student organization for students interested in pursuing a business or business-related career. PBL members develop leadership skills, initiate business ventures, organize community service projects, and attend state and national leadership conferences. Tau Beta Upsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda was founded at Cottey College in 1995. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership development programs. Membership is open to Cottey College students pursuing fields of study related to business. By participating in PBL, students are better prepared for careers, graduate school, and life. Cottey has a history of producing many state and national top ten competitive event winners.

Other activities one might consider while studying at Cottey include: Join LEO-Cottey’s Leadership, Experience, & Opportunity program-a four-level program leading to a certificate in leadership, work as business manager for The Spectrum (Cottey’s student newspaper), serve as an officer for a campus organization or project, participate in Cottey’s Student Government Association (S.G.A.), become involved in Golden Key-Cottey’s ambassador program, or join Cottey’s chapter of ROTARACT.

Business Majors Learning Objectives

Students who complete course offerings in the department will show progress in the following learning objectives:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Apply knowledge of business principles
  • Analyze and solve business problems
  • Have an understanding of global business issues

Transfer these courses successfully to appropriate baccalaureate programs or stay at Cottey College and experience the four-year bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Management or International Business with a study abroad component.

Sample Program Plan

Year 1 Fall Hours Spring Hours
ENG 101 College Writing 1 3 ENG 102 College Writing 2 3
MAT 103 College Algebra 3 MAT 112 Elementary Statistics 3
ECO 201 Macroeconomics 3 ECO 202 Microeconomics 3
Dance or PE course 1 Fine Arts course 3
CSC 101 Application Sys. Concepts/Practice Humanities course 3
Elective 3
Total: 16 Total: 15
Year 2 Fall Hours Spring Hours
BUS 211 Financial Accounting 3 BUS 212 Managerial Accounting 3
OLS 102 Foundations in Leadership 3 BUS 310 Management Information Systems 3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3 BUS 320 Management 3
Science with Lab course 4 IDS/OLS 350 Team Leadership and Group Dynamics 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total: 16 Total: 15
Year 3 Fall Hours Spring Hours
BUS 315 Operations Management 3 PSY 430 Conflict Resolution 3
BUS 325 Prin. of Marketing 3 BUS 350 Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 340 Prin. of Finance 3 BUS 335 Management 3
Dance/or PE course 1 Business Internship 3
Science course 3-4 Elective 3
Elective 3
Total: 16-17 Total: 15
Year 4 Fall Hours Spring Hours
BUS 480 Strategic Management 3 INB 490 Global Business Strategy (capstone) 3
INB 480 International Management 3 INB 450 Corporate Social Responsibility 3
BUS 335 Prin. of Entrepreneurship and Small Business 3 Interdisciplinary course 3
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 3 INB 491 Topics in Business/International Relations 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total: 15 Total: 15

Total Hours: 123-124

Employment Settings

  • Law firms
  • Financial institutions
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Insurance companies
  • Trade and labor organizations
  • Real estate brokers or agencies
  • Small & medium-sized businesses
  • Service and hospitality industries
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Federal, state and local government

Sample Occupations

  • Accountant/Auditor/Banker
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Financial Analyst
  • Manager/Administrator/Supervisor
  • Arbitrator
  • Trainer
  • Lobbyist
  • Program/Systems Analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Advertising/Marketing Director
  • Sales Representative
  • Import/Export Broker
  • International Trade Specialist
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Sep 2019
4 years
19,900 USD
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