Management Degree Programs at Fisher College
Students who pursue a Bachelor of Science in Management degree at Fisher College are choosing a broad based and versatile degree. The program incorporates a carefully constructed business core curriculum with a strong grounding in management knowledge and skills. These principles of management apply across all types of organizations in all sectors of the economy. Graduates of this program pursue careers in various industries as well as non-profit organizations, health care facilities, government and educational institutions.
Students may choose to focus in an area of special interest through one of nine concentrations. A concentration allows students to take 3-5 classes in a specific area or disciple to give them greater knowledge and experience in that subject matter. All Bachelor of Science in Management program majors graduate with knowledge and skills in the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, and will be able to demonstrate their marketable skills through an electronic portfolio.
Faculty stay continually informed about current issues and trends to prepare students for today's business environment. The required general education curriculum ensures students have a strong foundation in analytical and communication skills.
Fisher College is located in the beautiful Back Bay section of Boston, surrounded by major retail centers, government offices, including the State House, and is easily accessible to many business and non-profit organizations that serve the city of Boston. An internship and subsequent career can be explored in any field of interest from our extraordinary location.
|First Year||Credit hours|
|CS101||Computer Concepts and Applications||3|
|MA107||College Algebra/ Finite Math
|PS101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
||Management Application and Information Systems
|Second Year||Credit hours|
|MG201||Principles of Management||3|
|MG202||Human Resource Management||3|
|MK201||Principles of Marketing||3|
|Lab Science Elective||4|
|Social Sciences Elective||3|
|Third Year||Credit hours|
|FI201||Principles of Business Finance||3|
|IS210||Professional Development for Internship||1|
|MG304||Leadership and Ethics||3|
|Fourth Year||Credit hours|
|ENXXX||300- or 400-Level Literature||3|
|MG441||Business Policy and Strategic Management||3|
|*A higher level of math (MA109 or MA 110) may be substituted.
Minimum credits required for graduation--121.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Management program will be able to demonstrate:
- foundation knowledge in all areas of an organization including: accounting, finance,
- business law, human resources and marketing
- professional writing and oral business communication skills
- technology skills using the latest Microsoft Office Suite of products
- the ability to work in teams
- leadership and motivational skills
- a global perspective on business
- an understanding of the economic as well as social responsibility of organizations in our society
- critical thinking and analytical skills
Graduates with the Bachelor of Science in Management degree are able to translate their knowledge and skills into nearly any career or industry. Management skills are universal and provide graduates with flexibility along with credibility.
Potential Careers and Earnings
Bachelor of Science in Management degree graduates may pursue a career in any industry or organization including non-profits, healthcare, educational and government entities. The list below is just an example of some of the career paths and options our students have pursued. In many industries a college graduate's first job will be at the Coordinator level. Management positions will be awarded to those with the educational background and experience. Taking full advantage of internship opportunities make it more likely to earn an entry level management position right out of college.
- Sales Coordinators/Managers
- Marketing Coordinators/Managers
- Public Relations Coordinators/Managers
- Lodging Supervisors/Managers
- Insurance Agents/Claims Analysts
- Food Service Managers
- Human Resources Coordinators/Managers
- Office Administrators
- Banking Tellers/Customer Service Representatives
- Event Planners
- Retail Managers
- Customer Service Representatives
- Administrative Support Specialists
College graduates with a four year degree and some work experience will typically be placed in Coordinator/Supervisory level positions upon graduation.
Entry Level Positions: Customer Service, Sales, Administrative: $30,000-$35,000
Managers: $60,000+ determined by industry, level of responsibility and experience.
*compiled from Salary.com and the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Recent Internships have taken place at:
- Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce
- Boston Women's Fund
- Hill Holiday
- Neiman Marcus
- I Boutique
- University of Maine
- Hot Stepz Magazine
- Farm Family Insurance Company
- Joe's American Bar and Grill
- A Pea in the Pod
- Community Development Financial Corporation
- Sovereign Bank
- State Treasurer's Office - Massachusetts
- Simon Malls
- The Park Plaza Hotel
- The Copley Square Hotel
- Mary Baker Eddy Museum
I picked Fisher College because of its small student body. Being at a small school means you are not just a number to a teacher. You are a person, and the faculty at Fisher make you feel like you can accomplish anything. They are always willing to go the extra mile to help you out. I love the one on one attention I receive and the teachers are available whenever I have a question or just need someone to talk to. It is nice being able to walk around school and members of the Fisher community know you by your first name and greet you with a smile.
I transferred into Fisher College after taking some time off from school to work and to decide what I wanted to do next. Fisher helped make the transition back into school so easy, I quickly began making friends, and was finally enjoying what I was learning.
Fisher College has been an unbelievable resource for me, many of the teachers truly wants you to succeed, and will back you up whenever possible. As a graduating senior in May, I now feel I have the skills and knowledge to go on and achieve any job in my field thanks to Fisher.
I chose Fisher College because I loved the diversity, it's in Boston a great city and when I came for my campus tour the people were great. I loved it. It was a great choice for me because I wanted to try a new city, meet new people, live on campus and become independent. My major is management and I'm in my third year. My business professors have helped me so much throughout the years when I needed it. The Fisher faculty always tries to make everything possible for me to graduate and earn my degree. That is one of the reasons I stayed at Fisher to earn my bachelor's degree. I feel more comfortable knowing my professors and them knowing me because at Fisher, you are not a number.
I chose Fisher College not only for what I wanted to study, but mainly for the perfect location in Boston. Fisher College has the best location for a college that I have seen so far, besides all the other Boston schools. Fisher College is a great school for classes because they aren't huge and you are able to create a relationship with your professors. I am studying Fashion Merchandising and I really enjoy the classes it has to offer. They are fun and interesting, also there is a trip to New York City every year. I hope that you find Fisher College as great as I do.
I transferred to Fisher College after taking a year off from college. I looked into colleges because I was interested in the Fashion Merchandising program. The city of Boston was the perfect location for me: living on Beacon Street, and having the combination of fashion life on Newbury Street and Copley Place with designer stores, and the combination of a great learning environment. I took advantage of the internship program offered through the school and gained the experience of working at a retail store on Newbury Street. I also met many amazing friends and talented professors! I'm graduating this coming May '08 with a Bachelors degree in Business Management with a concentration in Fashion Merchandising, and I'm proud to say I chose Fisher College.
Donna Brady is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice accounting in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy at Northeastern University, where she graduated with honors. Additionally she holds two masters degrees, one in taxation from Bentley University and one in Applied Management from Lesley University. She has over 20 years teaching experience, which includes adjunct teaching positions at Bentley University, Suffolk University and Western New England College. For the past 10 years she has taught Accounting and Tax courses at Fisher College. Donna has been working in the field of accounting for over 35 years. Her experience ranges from starting as a Bookkeeper at a small high tech company to becoming a Supervisor at the international accounting firm, Coopers and Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers).
"In 1988 after working in industry for many years, I made the decision to establish an Accounting firm. While I was trying to build a client base, I decided to teach on a part time basis. I immediately fell in love with teaching and the students that I taught. It was a wonderful combination of practicing in a profession that I truly enjoyed and being able to introduce the subject of accounting and taxation to students. Because I have been a practitioner for a number of years, my approach to teaching is hands-on. I believe that students benefit from hearing about real life situations. Since the day that I started, I have loved teaching accounting at Fisher College. Over the years, I have had students from all over the United States and the World. I have come to know most of them on a personal level and have learned about their culture and background. Also, I have met a number of students that have the same background as me. In fact many of them graduated from the same high school that I did, Cambridge High and Latin (now Cambridge Rindge and Latin)".
John Hogan teaches accounting and finance courses at Fisher College. He possesses over 17 years of teaching experience and has previously taught at Newbury College, Dean College, Northeastern University and Babson College. During his career in financial services, John co-founded the fund administration department at Brown Brothers Harriman, a major custodian bank, where he was employed for ten years. Prior to his employment at BBH, he worked at The New England, Moseley Hallgarten, Estabrook and Weeden and Shawmut Bank.
"Before joining the faculty at Fisher College, I was fortunate to have had a 28 year career in financial services. My first position was as a portfolio accountant at a small Boston mutual fund company. From there, I moved to a much larger company that competed in the banking arena. Subsequently, my career path took me to employment at small, medium and larger companies in both individual contributor and management roles. In 1994, I became an adjunct instructor in accounting and finance and immediately found that I loved doing that job more than my primary position. I find teaching at Fisher College is truly rewarding and something that I love to do. I am able to use my business experience to educate students on how the business world operates and to help them develop the accounting and finance skills needed to navigate through the dynamic and evolving business environment."
Professor Neil Trotta teaches the following courses in the Division of Management and Public Service: Marketing, Operations Management, Human Resource Management, Strategic Management and Senior Project. Mr. Trotta earned his MBA from Western New England College and spent over 10 years in the healthcare staffing industry in the areas of sales, marketing and sales management. Neil spent the bulk of his time as the Director of National Accounts selling to "C" level executives at major healthcare systems across the United States.
"My aspiration to share my knowledge came while I was working in the corporate world. I had an opportunity to look back at my education and decided I could provide a hands on and practitioners approach to teaching. For over a decade I have had the pleasure of teaching both traditional students and the adult learners where I use real-world and personal experiences to enhance the learning process."