Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Oct 03, 2022  
Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

Business Management Major

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Students choose electives to provide a concentration in some particular level of interest. Ordinarily, majors must take EC 101  or EC 102  by the end of the sophomore year and EC 206  or MA 140  (105) by the end of the junior year. Before the senior year, students must be granted college writing proficiency in ENG 206  to complete the requirement of writing proficiency in management.

Study-abroad course work for the purpose of receiving credit toward the management major must be pre-approved by the Business Management Department. In the event that a student wishes to reclassify a course taken abroad from a 200-level business management elective to a 300-level business management elective after the course has been completed, it will be necessary to submit (1) all available course materials concerning the content and schedule of the course, including at minimum a comprehensive published syllabus, and (2) a substantial portion of the student’s completed work as returned by the instructor, with all comments and grading. All course pre-approvals and reclassifications are at the discretion of the Business Management Department subject to its review of these materials.

Concentration in Arts Administration

The courses in arts administration may also be taken independently of the concentration. Arts administration is a rapidly expanding profession in performance and institutional arts organizations, including museums and galleries; in community or regional centers for the arts; and in government, corporate, and foundation agencies that are concerned with the development of the arts. Students who pursue a concentration in arts administration take a major in one of the arts and supplement that major with three courses in arts administration and four in economics and business management. The courses in the major provide a solid foundation in an art form. The additional courses enhance knowledge appropriate to the student’s interest in arts administration. Students major in art, dance, music, or theatre, completing a minimum of 27 credits that are chosen in consultation with the department and that cover both historical/theoretical and studio work.

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The frequent guest lecturers from the field can also be of assistance in arranging internships.

It is recognized that the best preparation for a career in arts administration is an academic background enhanced by practical, professional experience. Students have extensive opportunities for rewarding internships. Goucher is strategically located, with access to numerous arts organizations in the Baltimore-Washington area, as well as in New York and other cities.

Concentration in International Business

We are moving progressively further away from a world in which national economies and national firms are relatively isolated from one another by barriers to cross-border trade and investment, distance, time zones, language, and national differences in government regulation, culture, and business systems, and toward a world in which national economies are merging into an interdependent global economic system. With foundations in economic theory and core business functions, students study the global environment for international business, how firms become and remain international in scope, how to successfully negotiate international business relationships, cross-cultural management, etc. A number of semester-long and intensive three-week, study-abroad opportunities are particularly fitting for international-business (IB) students.

To complete the IB concentration, students take the same courses required of the business management major, with the exception that the nine semester hours of electives must consist of BUS 221 , BUS 331 , and BUS 335 .

In addition, students must take two languages courses beyond the 130 level (normally a conversation and comprehension course and a business course taught in the foreign language, when available).

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