ChooseWhy Choose This Program?

Why Study Business Management at Goucher?

After graduation, many of our students attend top graduate programs, while others embark on careers at for-profit ventures, not-for-profit organizations, foundations, institutions, educational institutions, and at all levels of government.

An optional concentration in international business is available to all students but is especially applicable to business majors. Additionally, students can add a concentration in arts management.

LearnWhat Will You Learn?

What Will You Learn?

This program trains students to develop analytical and communication skills within the framework of a strong liberal arts curriculum. Students are introduced to and expected to practice individual and collective decision making, macro- and micro-level organizational skills, leadership and motivation techniques, and quality control through checks and balances.

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DoWhat Will You Do?

What Will You Do?

All business management students must complete at least one internship experience that integrates their academic knowledge and skills with practical experience in the workplace. Goucher’s Baltimore-Washington location affords ample opportunities in both business and government.

Students also participate in study abroad programs such as at Australia’s University of the Sunshine Coast and the University of East Anglia in England. Many students also participate in three-week intensive courses abroad, such as Latin American Studies and Business Management in Cuba.


Major & Minor Program Contacts
Business Management major and minor: David Grossman
International Business concentration and minor: David Grossman

Full-Time Faculty
Janine Bowen, Professor of Business Management: organizational behavior, quantitative analysis

David Grossman, Associate Professor of Business Management: international business, marketing, strategic management

Lesia Quamina, Assistant Professor of Accounting

Mehdi Shadaei, Assistant Professor of Business Management: Finance and Entrepreneurship

Study Abroad

By choosing three-week intensive courses led by Goucher faculty (such as our business management course in Cuba) or semester programs suited to their academic plans, business management students gain a global perspective that enhances their course of study. Students also frequently participate in semester and yearlong programs at these universities:

  • University of Sunshine Coast, Australia
  • University of East Anglia, England
  • University of Sussex, England

Please note: Programs at these universities may not be eligible for credit without prior approval. Please contact the Office of Global Education to learn more about approved study-abroad programs.

Opportunities & Internships

Internship Program

Internships are a very important facet of the curriculum at Goucher College. As such, the business management faculty members consider well-structured internships to be essential to a student's education. All business management students are required to complete at least one internship.

The variety of internships that have been completed under the supervision of this department is evidence of the flexible and creative applicability of degrees in business management.

Students who are completing the concentration in arts management, for example, have extensive opportunities for rewarding internships due to Goucher's close proximity to numerous arts organizations in the Baltimore-Washington area, as well as in New York and other cities. Many students complete arts-related internships for college credit, usually for three credits; most are done on a volunteer basis, but some opportunities may pay wages or offer a stipend.

Students can find internship opportunities through the Career Education Office, through faculty and staff members, or on their own. Additionally, frequent guest lecturers from the field can also help students arrange internships.

A detailed description of the off-campus experience is published by the Career Education Office each year and fully describes the guidelines and timetable for internships. Students interested in arranging an internship in mathematics or computer science should contact their individual academic advisors.


Internships help students explore possibilities, apply classroom learning, and gain experience. Explore internships and credit options.

Student Employment

Student employment connects students to both on and off-campus opportunities. The Career Education Office provides resources and support to students with or without Federal Work Study to find jobs, submit applications, and learn more about the job search process. Students have access to Handshake — a website for job postings, events, resumes/cover letters, and career management.

Major & Career Exploration

Exploring career options, choosing a major, and making career decisions is a multi-step process in which all students are encouraged to engage early and often. Goucher students have a variety of resources available through the Majors and Career page to assist them in this process.

Job Search

A Goucher education prepares students for today’s job market and beyond. Students can explore job opportunities and access job search resources through the CEO Job Search page.

Graduate & Professional School

Students access resources for searching and applying to graduate and professional school through the CEO Graduate and Professional School page, through faculty and staff members, or utilizing their own resources, network and tools.

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School 4+1 BA/MS Program

Goucher College and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School are offering Goucher students a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree program. This 4+1 program combines a bachelor’s degree from Goucher with a master of science degree from Johns Hopkins in business analytics and risk management, information systems, health care management, finance, or marketing. Students can apply during their junior year. GRE or GMAT tests have been waived but applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better and have passed some quantitative reasoning courses with a grade of B or better.

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Faith Pearson ’15

“There are stepping stones that will get you where you need to be. Even the career I’m in now is not the final step, but I’ve asked myself: How can I use this to get my foot in the door to get me where I want to be?”

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