What Business Students Study

The Sullivan Center allows you to personalize your experience by choosing courses that match your interests and passions.

Courses in Modern, Relevant Fields

Through a combination of business courses, individualized study, and practical tie-ins from other disciplines, you can explore growing career fields such as sustainable design, arts management, strategic marketing, and social entrepreneurship. Some of our popular business courses include:

  • Innovation, Creative Problem Solving: Students learn creative problem solving methodologies that enable them to address challenges in business and other disciplines, such as the social and physical sciences.
  • International Business: This course covers the socio-economic, political, cultural, and legal environments in which international business decisions are made.
  • Brand Management: The fundamental focus is to deliver theoretical and practical understanding of the topic in order to improve marketing efforts, using the strategies and priorities of high-performance companies (for-profit or not-for-profit).
  • Management for a Small Planet: The course looks at how large multinational corporations as well as smaller organizations are making substantial commitments to the “triple bottom line” of economic success, social responsibility, and environmental protection.

Personal Financial Management

One of Wells’ newest and most popular courses, Personal Financial Management is a unique and comprehensive program which focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to make ethical and informed financial decisions. Topics include savings, loans, credit cards, mortgages, taxes, residential decisions, basic investments, credit score management, responsible purchasing, living within one’s means, philanthropy, and much more. This course–like nearly all of Wells’ courses–is open to students from any major, and teaches skills valuable to any career.

In addition, faculty and staff in the Sullivan Center are further developing the Personal Financial Management offerings through workshops open to the broader community. These sessions will address topics such as “Budgeting and Financial Planning in Troubled Times” and “Helping your Family Afford College or Retirement.”

Business Administration (4+1)

Wells B.A + Clarkson M.B.A.

Wells has a formal agreement with Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. This allows Wells students graduating with a B.A. who have taken the required business foundation courses to apply for a one-year M.B.A. program at Clarkson and complete the program within one academic year. The Clarkson M.B.A. program is intensive and rigorous with an integrated curriculum that focuses on the global environment, technology in the work place, teamwork, leadership, and integrity.