With a strong foundational core of classes, BVU's business major offers concentrations in agricultural business, financial decision making, management, marketing, and sport business. The program offers students distinguished learning opportunities including internships, practicum, attending professional conferences, and partnering with faculty on research.
Students who graduate with this major can pursue careers in:
BVU’s business program differentiates itself by offering a rigorous business core with the flexibility of five concentrations – agricultural business, financial decision making, management, marketing, and sport business.
The business curriculum offers students unique opportunities to gain real-world experiences through the combination of an applied field experience or practicum as well as a focused internship.
The business faculty at BVU have an applied and practical focus. Faculty hold industry designations and certifications in accounting, finance, and insurance and many have experience in industry including extensive careers in consumer products, financial services, manufacturing and consumer products.
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, management, business, and finance are fields with occupational growth expected to be between 5.5-8.4 percent through 2024.
With mean salaries ranging from $55,000-$97,000, the field of business represents endless opportunities for graduates.
The Annual Clifford A. Rae Academic Achievement Awards, which range up to $5,000, supports high-performing BVU business majors in the second, third and fourth years of school.
Business students may also join the Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute, a six-day experience with an entrepreneurial simulation and networking with successful entrepreneurs.
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Elective courses must be at least 3 credit hour courses and may not include Business Foundation courses or internship/practicum credits.