The business major at MBC is about effective processes in today’s world with special focus on sustainable business principles using “triple bottom line” decision-making — achieving benefits for the organization that are economic, social, and environmental. With a strong foundation including marketing, management, finance, and economics, students will learn first-hand how successful business practices are enhanced with responsible, ethical, and sustainable decisions.
Every organization, regardless of industry, relies on business principles to prosper. Individuals who have a solid business education are not only poised to start their own business, they also have the practical skills needed to excel in a variety of positions in the industry of their choice. The demand for business majors will always be high because there are an endless number of career opportunities available to individuals with a good business education. The combination of solid business preparation with the foundational liberal arts means graduates of Mary Baldwin College will be exceptionally prepared to organize, plan, and manage within an organization.
Students can pursue a BA or a BS with a major in business. Students may declare an emphasis in any of the following areas: Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing, Accounting, Sustainability, and Human Resource Management. (Business is also available as a minor.)
Business is a part of MBC’s Social Sciences, Business, and Global Studies and is available through the College for Women in Staunton and through the Adult Degree Program* in Charlottesville, Rappahannock, Richmond, Roanoke, South Boston, Staunton, Weyers Cave, and Williamsburg.
Related disciplines: Marketing, Marketing Communication, Management, Human Resource Management, International Economics and Business, Arts Management, Economics, Health Care Administration, Leadership Studies, Environmental Policy Analysis
*available to ADP students if they are transferring high-level math classes and lab sciences.