More than a million college graduates prepare to enter the American workforce each year and employers' expectations are very high.
Redlands gives you the competitive edge to gain great employment opportunities on graduation.
To prepare you for a career in business, at Redlands you will:
Have the opportunity to take on field research at corporations and government agencies, participate in both domestic and international business and government internships at home and abroad
Study under professors who have significant professional experience in business and government
Engage with visiting executives from the world's leading corporations
Develop your leadership skills and successfully build competencies in critical thinking, analysis, and decision making
Gain a national and international business perspective through practical hands-on learning opportunities conducting case studies with companies, and visiting major and niche corporations throughout Southern California and the world
As a Redlands business graduate, you will become an active participant in the growing global economy and be prepared to compete for a fast-track career placement with our nation's leading corporations.
The department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Management, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and a Minor in Business Administration. Department classes may be taken toward the major upon completion of the prerequisite courses with a grade of 2.0 or higher in each course.
Students entering the major are expected to have a 2.7 cumulative G.P.A on a 4.0 scale. Transfer students are expected to have a 2.7 average from their previous school(s). A 2.0 in each prerequisite course also applies. This includes both prerequisites to the major and individual course prerequisites.
We advise students to complete the majority of their prerequisite courses no later than the spring of their sophomore year. BUS 226 should be taken early, followed by BUS 240. Transfer students usually take BUS 226 in their first semester, unless exempted by a Business advisor. All prerequisite courses must be taken for a numerical grade and students must earn a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course.
Internships are a way to gain a competitive edge.
Employers look at your resume to see what you have done academically, in service to others, and in varsity sports. The critical tie-breaker is often whether or not you have had a meaningful internship with a company.
Our professors work closely with students to help them gain an understanding of various career opportunities. Competing for nationally recognized summer internships allows students to be exposed to the best business practices of our nation's leading corporations. As these are competitive job placements, our professors coach students on interview skills, résumé preparation, and how to make the most out of an internship once selected.
Recent Redlands internships:
Boeing Commercial Aircraft (Supply Chain Management, Finance, Marketing)
Bösch, HQ (Operations)
Cardinal Health (Operations)
Cisco Systems (Law)
Disney Studios (Marketing)
Los Angeles Dodgers (Marketing)
NBC Universal Entertainment (Publicity)
Nike Corp. (Marketing)
OECD HQ (Paris, France) (Legal)
Siemens, Shanghai (Mgt.)
The Bank of China (Equity Dev.)
The Governor of California (Policy)
U.S. Dept. of Commerce (U.S. Embassy, Paris, France) (Business Development)
U.S. Treasury (Operations)
U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce (Research)
Warner Brothers (Marketing)
Yantai Wei-Cheng Food Co. (China) (Operations)
What can you do with a Business Degree from Redlands?
Virtually anything. You can start your own business or pursue a professional career in accounting, economics, retail, marketing, investment banking, manufacturing, product development, human resources, IT management, or business analysis.
You'll be confident in your interviews because major employers tell us that our graduates are:
Excellent problem solvers
Sensitive to cross-cultural issues
General Education Requirements
General Education is a broad description of the curriculum that embodies our commitment to a liberal arts education at the University of Redlands. Our general education conveys the range of fields of study, ways of thinking, and practices of scholarship and creativity that enable students to graduate as critical thinkers capable of innovatively and collaboratively adapting to challenges that come their way in the future.
Our general education is comprised of a Liberal Arts Inquiry (LAI) or Liberal Arts Foundation (LAF) curriculum.
Entering first-year students and transfer students arriving with fewer than 32 credits in Fall 2018 will follow the LAI curriculum.
All transfer and returning students with 32 credits or more (i.e., sophomores, juniors, and seniors) in Fall 2018 will follow the LAF curriculum.