The Kendall College School of Business Introduces New Concentrations for Bachelor of Arts Degree: Psychology and Small Business
CHICAGO (September 29, 2010) – The Kendall College School of Business announced new program concentration options after its first class graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree this past summer. The concentration in psychology was introduced in the summer, and the small business management concentration began this fall.
“These new concentrations bring The Kendall College School of Business to the forefront of today’s most pressing issues facing business practitioners: the close connection between human behavior and consumer trends, and the increasing contribution of small businesses to the country’s national gross product,” explains Michelle Coussens, Dean of the School of Business. “We are excited to mark this diversified growth in our program offerings as our first class from the School of Business graduates. We want our graduates to become not only successful managers and consultants but also entrepreneurs who know how to build and grow a small business, generating employment and advancing our economy.”
A Kendall College B.A. in Business with a psychology concentration will prepare business students for success in large or small companies through understanding interpersonal behavior in today’s ever-changing and demanding work environments. Students may pursue careers in advertising, marketing, sales and human resources -- fields that require relational skills to be employment-ready. To complete their concentration, business students must take six four-credit courses from offerings that include courses such as Motivation, Consumer Behavior, Organizational Psychology, Psychology of Business and Industry, and Diversity in the Workplace.
For those students pursuing the small business management concentration, Kendall will offer a variety of course options to help business students understand the challenges associated with small business management in America. They will learn how to begin or advance their careers with knowledge, practice and application in starting or running a small business. Core courses for the small business management concentration include: Principles of Small Business Management, Succession Planning, Consumer Behavior and Entrepreneurship, with elective courses in Franchise Management, Family-Owned Enterprises, Virtual Business Ventures and The Global Enterprise, which focuses on global business trends that affect today’s small business owner.
In addition to offering traditional weekday classes, The Kendall College School of Business addresses the needs of today’s working adults by also offering a blended program option that combines online coursework with periodic Saturday classroom instruction.
About Kendall College’s School of Business
Kendall College, which celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2009, offers undergraduate degrees in business, culinary arts, early childhood education and hospitality management. Current enrollment is approximately 2,400 students. The college occupies a stunning “Riverworks” campus near downtown Chicago. Kendall College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), www.ncahlc.org, 1-312-263-0456. The Kendall College School of Business emphasizes the critical skills and professional edge needed to excel in today’s global workforce, with a goal of generating graduates who are professional, confident and prepared for leadership roles in a variety of career fields. Kendall College is a member of the Laureate International Universities network.
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