At New England College, entrepreneurship isn’t just an academic discipline; it is a way of life. Our knowledgeable faculty are acquainted with the interdisciplinary value of entrepreneurship and integrate it throughout our curricular and co‐curricular programs. The skills learned in our business and management classes are vital for the success of any business ‐‐ large or small, local or global, public or private, corporate or not‐for-profit.
New England College students learn to recognize, create opportunities, and build the infrastructure to create economic and social value. Our students learn to evaluate viability and drivers of opportunities, develop feasible business models, and take action. We teach both analytical and creative approaches to all aspects of launching, growing, and expanding businesses and organizations. Our entrepreneurship curriculum provides a broad skill‐set for business and also provides highly customized paths for a variety of business contexts, including new ventures, socially responsible companies, and family owned businesses. We focus on the creation of social and economic value by developing core capabilities of idea generation, opportunity recognition, acquiring resources, and entrepreneurial management. The skills and competencies gained in the business program at New England College are vital for the success of any business or organization including promising start‐ups, corporations, family businesses, nonprofits, or any other setting. Business students will apply the entrepreneurial thought process both academically as well as in real world settings.
The New England College Business Program seeks to guide and develop students into becoming honest, hard‐working and thoughtful contributors to the maximization of owners’ wealth in businesses and public good in not‐for‐profit foundations, mindful of the needs and objectives of all organizational stakeholders and in careful consideration of ecological sustainability. Accordingly, the Business faculty seek to develop students’ abilities to:
- Conduct themselves and their business to high ethical and professional standards
- Write and communicate effectively
- Problem‐solving and the ability to work effectively in teams
- Employ numerical analysis and accountancy in support of decision-making and problem‐solving
- Employ technology in pursuit of organizational objectives
- Be familiar with terminology and principles associated with: the legal, social and international environments of business, organizational behavior, management, marketing, finance, strategy, finance, macroeconomics and microeconomics, and information literacy.
Experiential Learning Component
- Community Engagement/Guest Speaker series with Concord Campus , and other local businesses
- Study Abroad opportunities (including “short‐study abroad and “study‐away” trips)
- Internships are highly encouraged (but not required)
- Close alignment with the Accounting and Sport and Recreation Management majors (sharing many core and elective courses) ‐ encouraging interdisciplinary engagement
- Writing in the major will be emphasized using case study analysis, hands‐on projects, and in‐class exercises that engage students
- Group projects will encourage the concept of teamwork in a business setting
- Appreciation and enjoyment of nature and the natural setting encouraged through activities outside the classroom.
- Leadership opportunities and community engagement within coursework and local businesses
About the Associate Degree in Business Administration
Business administration is designed to provide each student with an overview of the foundations of management. With purposeful combination of basic management tools and elements from the liberal arts, students will be better prepared for entry level positions.
Each student is strongly encouraged to meet with his/her advisor to work out a specific course schedule to meet individual interests and goals.
Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
- Examine the natural environment.
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in a business setting.
- Describe the introductory concepts, basic theories and fundamental practices in the principal functional areas of business.
- Apply basic business principles to support sustainable enterprise.
Please note: specific courses offered in any academic year are subject to changes depending on enrollment and academic needs.
All undergraduate courses are 4 credits unless otherwise noted.