The department’s overarching goal is to prepare ethically grounded, socially responsible men and women who are able to contribute to our global society in meaningful ways through their professional and personal lives.
Our curriculum, embedded in the liberal arts, focuses on developing students’ analytical, critical thinking and communication skills and emphasizes the integration of theory and its practical application. Students are strongly encouraged to extend their learning beyond the classroom setting through course projects in the field, internships and study abroad.
Our graduates serve in leadership positions in for profit and not for profit settings, including a wide range of industry, financial, governmental and healthcare organizations. Our alumni have pursued a variety of graduate programs, including accounting and finance, business, international management, public policy and law to name a few.
Economics 201: Principles of Microeconomics (REQUIRED)
ACCOUNTING 225: Financial Accounting
Students can choose from two of the following three courses:
Management 218: Organizational Behavior
Management 255: Principles of Marketing
Two additional 3 or 4 semester hour management courses at the 300 level or above.
Although minors are not required for graduation, many students choose one. A minor area of study consists of courses specified by each department. Typically, minors consist of five or six courses, over half of which must be taken at Hiram College.
Why pursue a minor?
Minors allow you to pursue areas of interest that your major alone won’t cover. They can help supplement your major-related coursework, help you become a more well-rounded and accomplished student, and communicate to potential employers that you have a diverse knowledge base and the drive to continue learning.