Learn to apply market principles and a broad understanding of economic and cultural needs to make the most of your career in business. We'll teach you to develop a business from an idea, adapt it to changes in your market and the world, and build a creative and important enterprise over time.
Available as a major leading to a Bachelor of Science or as a minor.
No matter what career is in your future, you can benefit from an understanding of the interdisciplinary principles and concepts that shape the business world. Become acclimated to change, learn about yourself, and leave Wells prepared for your entire career. The business major at Wells equips students to build successful careers as business managers and entrepreneurs.
Through rigorous and practical coursework grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, students will learn to understand principles related to starting a business, marketing a product or service, effectively dealing with employees and customers, and managing intricate finances in a changing economy.
Additionally, students who graduate from Wells College with a BS in Business will learn to:
The curriculum includes core courses providing a strong foundation for students complemented by electives chosen with guidance from their faculty advisor to further explore their areas of interest. This combination allows student to tailor the program to fit their personal career goals.
Recognizing that business programs around the country are in high demand, we at Wells emphasize partnerships and close interaction with other campus programs through the Sullivan Center for Business and Entrepreneurship. These include programs with the Center for Sustainability and the Environment and the Economics program, the annual Entrepreneurship Week and Business Idea Competition (a popular event at Wells for students of all majors), the College's Innovation Lab, student-run café The Grind, the 4+1 MBA program with Clarkson University, and relationships with local businesses and organizations in the Finger Lakes.
When you graduate, you’ll head into a changing world with confidence in your skills and abilities—confidence built on experience. You’ll be able to prove to employers and to graduate schools that you actually can do all that you say you can do.
Numerous internship choices exist for students who want to experience the business world first-hand before graduating. Wells alumnae/i who are established leaders in their fields often provide internship opportunities for current students. Wells business majors have interned in companies such as:
Want to study international business in another country? Wells makes it possible. You can pursue fascinating study abroad programs around the world – check out our off-campus study programs.
Share your newfound business expertise with others and learn to develop your people skills outside the classroom. Practice your leadership skills by getting involved with one of many active groups on campus. Below are just a few that might catch your interest:
Or you can gather a few friends and start your own club or campus group!