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.
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.
Railway Heritage Tourism
The Railway Heritage Tourism component of the Management major at D&E provides students with the experience necessary to undertake and succeed in the railway heritage and tourism management industry. A concentration in Railway Heritage Tourism consists of the B.S. in Management and an additional 18 semester hours of Railway Heritage courses.
The outlook for careers for management majors is strong, especially for those students who have also studied international management, healthcare or accounting.
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 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 work-study positions are available. Contact D&E’s Student Employment Director for further information.
Davis & Elkins College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. Click here to read the current Student Learning Outcome results.
The business and business-related programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:
- Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship
- Hospitality Management
In order to more accurately reflect changes made in our curriculum that would capture meaningful student learning outcome data, our department asked to defer our self-study for one academic year. This was denied; the department is therefore on probation until the Board of Commissioners reviews our self-study documents (sent for November 2016 review) and upon completion of a site visit in 2017 and a final review. The majors and all courses are fully accredited during this time period.