Management

Management majors at Davis & Elkins College can expect multiple opportunities in the job market. Every company in operation needs professional and skilled management to be successful; this diverse field offers domestic and international opportunities.

Upon graduation they can expect to be able to apply for the following types of positions: management analyst, international business development, human resource specialist, entrepreneur, operations management, management consulting, director of philanthropic and other non-profit entities and more.

Management Concentrations

Entrepreneurship

Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy; successfully starting and managing a business requires certain skill sets and competencies.

The Entrepreneurship concentration is designed to provide students the tools they need for successful startup and management of their own companies. Students will learn to write an effective business plan, including determining target markets, market share, sales forecasting, and construction of pro-forma accounting statements. Social entrepreneurship and its impact on society will also be studied.

Career Outlook

The outlook is strong for management majors, with opportunities in strategic planning positions, entrepreneurship, not-for-profit leadership, and human resource management

Internships

Internships provide opportunities for Business and Entrepreneurship students to apply knowledge gained in the classroom while making meaningful contributions to the organization for which they work.

D&E’s Division of Business and Entrepreneurship is very supportive of student internships. Students learn of internships through announcements from the College’s Office of Career Services & Student Employment, and the Division of Business and Entrepreneurship. Students also find internship opportunities on their own through family and friends, professional acquaintances, and internet sources.

Students may participate in internships throughout any semester, though most are completed during the summer, typically 10 weeks. Interns work with the Director of Career Services & Student Employment to develop an internship proposal. In addition to the work on the job, interns write a reflective journal and complete either a research or experience paper. All divisional internships involve some research in the literature of the field in which the internship takes place.

Independent Studies

Independent studies allow students to study topics that are not part of the regular curriculum. Independent studies require students work closely with a faculty member in the area in which the independent study is to be done.

Student Employment

Student work-study positions are available. Contact D&E’s Student Employment Director for further information.

Accreditation

IACBE Logo Davis & Elkins College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, U.S.A. Click here for a listing of programs accredited by the IACBE. Click here to view Public Disclosure of Student Achievement 2020-21.

Building

Facilities

Almost all required business and economics courses are taught in the Eshleman Science Center.

Naturally, numerous local, regional, national and international business facilities are available for business majors to complete their required internships and practica.

Department Directory

Susan Aloi

Susan Aloi

Associate Professor of Business
Michael Bell

Michael Bell

Adjunct Faculty in Business
Paul Binns

Paul Binns

Adjunct Faculty in Business
Melanie Campbell

Melanie Campbell

Assistant Director of Dining Services; Executive Chef; Assistant Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Carol Carter

Carol Carter

Chair, Division of Business and Entrepreneurship; Professor of Business
Jane Corey

Jane Corey

Director of Human Resources; Adjunct Faculty in Business
Lisa Daniels-Smith

Lisa Daniels-Smith

Assistant Professor of Acccounting
Mark Douglas

Mark Douglas

Assistant Professor of Outdoor Recreation
Priscilla Gay

Priscilla Gay

Adjunct Faculty, Business
Jace Kyle

Jace Kyle

Adjunct Faculty in Business/Finance
Jonathan Kyle

Jonathan Kyle

Adjunct Professor in Business
Kyle Mills

Kyle Mills

Adjunct Faculty in Hospitality and Tourism
Alexandros Sivvopoulos

Alexandros Sivvopoulos

Assistant Professor of Economics

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