Business Management Curriculum
What makes the Business Management major at The King’s College so special? Three things: great classes, a fantastic New York City location, and a track record for amazing internships and jobs.
Our business curriculum starts with a rigorous Core Curriculum of liberal arts courses that emphasize writing, speaking, and critical thinking—skills that employers crave. In this Core Curriculum, students read the literature, sacred texts, laws, and philosophical inquiries that have come to shape our civilization. Within the social context of these developments, students learn the religious, historical, philosophical, political, and economic components that have brought us to where we are today. The Core consists of eighteen courses—nearly half of the courses students need to graduate—spaced throughout all four years of study.
We see business as a natural extension of what students learn in the Core. It’s a way to answer the question, “So how do I take what I’ve learned and do something transformative with it?”
The Business Management major teaches students to identify organizational risks and opportunities, optimize performance with limited resources, inspire creativity, and maintain a commitment to personal integrity. Sophomores survey key business disciplines, such as marketing, entrepreneurship, and business strategy, and learn financial accounting, statistics, and business communications to gain the language and tools to explore more specialized business disciplines. During junior and senior year, students turn to the study of key functional and analytical disciplines.
We combine an intimate classroom experience with immersion into New York’s dynamic marketplace. Our classes are taught by full-time faculty members and professionals currently working in the marketplace, and we strongly encourage students to leverage our New York City location by pursuing internships during the school year and summer months. New York City offers unbeatable opportunities to network with industry leaders and land internships with companies in finance, public relations, media, technology and more. Right now, our graduates are in positions at top firms across the country, including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Boeing, Yelp, Oracle, and many more. Some have gone on to pursue graduate studies at top business schools, including Duke, Fordham, and USC.
Business Course List
On top of all courses within the Core Curriculum, Business majors will take the following courses:
- Calculus or Finite Mathematics
- Financial Accounting
- Principles of Management and Organization
- Business Communications and Presentations
- Statistics for Business and Economics
- Managerial Accounting
- Introduction to Marketing
- Corporate Finance
- Business Strategy
- Entrepreneurship and Venture Formation
- Decision Analysis and Operations Management
- Legal Studies and Business Ethics
- Decision Process and Negotiation
Business majors will additionally take three business electives, choosing from topics like Impact Investing; Innovation, Technology, and Economics; International Business; Nonprofit Management; and more. Course descriptions, codes, prerequisites, and a full course map are available in the college catalog.
Concentration in Finance
Students with a particular interest in finance may make it their concentration. Students who concentrate in Finance will develop additional knowledge and expertise in the finance decision making process, including financial modeling and how financial markets function, without pursuing a full Finance major.
This concentration requires four courses related to Finance for which students can use their Business and Open Electives. Students must take two required courses: Financial Modeling and Intermediate Financial Accounting or Investments. The other two courses can be selected from a list of finance elective classes that include Intermediate Financial Accounting, Investments, International Investments, Impact Investing, Alternative Investments, Faith and Finance, and Money and Banking.