Ursuline’s Business Division offers the
Management Information Systems
Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Ursuline’s Unique Approach
The Ursuline Business Management curriculum focuses
on building leadership skills, while educating students on ways to analyze and
solve an array of management problems found in business. This program puts a
strong emphasis on both writing and oral communication skills. Graduates
typically work in business, government and non-profit organizations. Ursuline
College receives specialized accreditation for the business programs from the
International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
“Some classes that really intrigued me
were Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior, because both are relatable to the real world. This
makes the classes more enjoyable for me because I can reflect on my own
personal experiences to fully understand the content being taught.” - Abby Collins '17
As an accounting major students will become
equipped with the skills to provide reliable and timely data for financial and
management decision-making. With this rigorous curriculum, students will be
introduced to business disciplines such as economics, law, marketing and
finance. Ursuline Accounting program is accredited by the International
Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
MIS graduates learn to bridge the gap between
technology and business, and become skilled technology specialists who are
comfortable solving problems. Students will be exposed to various technologies
involved in modern business industries. These industries include networking,
applications development, hardware, systems software, databases and project
management. Ursuline prepares MIS graduates for careers as Business Analysts,
Help Desk Support Specialists, Web Developers, Business Intelligence Analysts,
Systems Analysts, and in roles such as technical support, applications
development, help desk and end user support.
The 45 credit hours required for this major span blend coursework in computer technology, business, economics, and math. Students in the MIS major will be exposed to many different areas of technology, business and social media. With personalized time dedicated to each student, students can customize their career path and explore many different avenues within the major. The MIS curriculum stresses teamwork and collaboration. With the combination of technology and business, students are required to think critically on a daily basis.
In efforts to accommodate all Ursuline MIS students, classes are available both day and evening, giving students options and flexibility within their schedule. In order to complete the program, an internship is required. Internship opportunities include working with surrounding companies such as Sherwin Williams, Progressive Insurance and Ernst & Young.
“Ursuline is a big part of where I am today. Because of the MIS program I am now working full time in the IT department at Sherwin Williams. It also helped me to improve my confidence and to reach for my dream. Ursuline helped me connect with the Professional Apprentice program at Sherwin Williams. After I graduated they hired me." - Jessica Meisel '14
“The Public Relations Degree I received from Ursuline College has helped me build relationships with clients of my small business and gain exposure to audiences using topics of interest via social media. The Public Relations degree was a great compliment to my Graphic Design degree, and has helped me become more versatile in the work arena and Marketing Industry." -Amanda Lott, Owner, Lotts of Design
“I wouldn’t be here without having been at
Ursuline first. I needed a nurturing environment; transferring from a big
college into Ursuline, my grades and confidence skyrocketed. I truly felt like
I had a team of professors that were rooting for me.” Liz Ambrose, Brokaw Ad Agency
On award winning faculty member and department chair, Laura Hammel:
“Hammel stands out among Greater Cleveland Chapter members due to her advocacy for students and young professionals in the classroom and beyond. In addition to revising the curriculum at Ursuline College based on business standards presented by local industry experts, Hammel exposes students to a variety of curricular and extra-curricular public relations experiences that guide and shape the way they advance in the profession far beyond the classroom.” - Courtney L. Clarke, APR, Chair of the 2013 Hill, Lighthouse, Young Awards
The sport industry is estimated to be a $300-$400
billion a year industry, which leaves students with a Sports Management degree
many opportunities for employment. Your classes will include Business Law,
International Business, Sports Finance, and more, and you’ll have the foundation to pursue a career as an Athletic Director, Sports Agent, Sports Manager, or in fields such
as stadium and arena management, sports marketing, sports broadcasting and
promotion, recreation management and sporting goods manufacturing.
Ursuline's Sport Management program is unique in that you will automatically earn a dual degree in Sports Management and Business Management. By taking 3 additional courses, you'll earn a degree in marketing as well.
While attending Ursuline, Sports Management majors have had the opportunities to intern with large organizations, including the Cleveland Barons hockey team, the Lake County Captains, the Cleveland Browns, and the Cleveland Indians.