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Business Management


Business management is Keene State’s business program. Dedicated faculty challenges students by stimulating their curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. Multidisciplinary opportunities in management complement the college’s liberal arts perspective. Students are encouraged to combine coursework in the sciences, social sciences, professional studies, arts and humanities, and study abroad with a major in management. Second majors and minors in other areas are often combined with business management majors.

Program Options

Business management majors at Keene State may choose a specialization in marketing, human resources management, or sport management. In all three options, students take at least four courses in their area of focus. Additionally, Keene State offers minors in marketing and human resource management.

Internship and co-operative education opportunities are offered to business management majors in a wide variety of for profit and nonprofit settings. These programs provide part-time and full-time opportunities for students to apply their classroom learning in structured workplace settings. Through participation in these programs, students gain valuable career related work experience while earning college credit. The Business Management Department has ongoing relationships with area employers who are committed to providing interesting and challenging assignments designed to meet the needs of both intern and employer.

Business management programs are enhanced by curricular and co-curricular offerings designed to foster student engagement and reward academic excellence. The Small Business Institute (SBI), Delta Mu Delta (DMD), and Enactus give students opportunities to broaden their horizons and deepen their skills.

Business Management Minor Options

Entrepreneurship (Minor)
Entrepreneurs are business-savvy people who start their own businesses, taking risks in order to potentially yield great gains – either monetary or in terms of lifestyle issues like being their own boss, their own schedule. The entrepreneurship minor will equip people with a major other than business management to develop their own businesses.

Human Resource Management (Minor)

Marketing (Minor)

Sports Management (Minor)
Working for a professional team, running a small-town rec department, promoting events, consulting with a sports marketing firm – if it has to do with the business of sports, it falls under the category of sport management. If you’re not a management major but you’d like to pick up the knowledge and skills that can lead to a career in sport management, this minor is for you!

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Career Opportunities

The business management major grooms students for careers in a variety of private, public, and nonprofit organizations, as well as for graduate study.


The Keene State College Business Management Department engages future leaders — in business, government, and the nonprofit sector. The program prepares students by providing them with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, along with the management skills required to solve complex problems in an increasingly competitive global environment. Our students develop communication, quantitative, analytical, technical, collaborative, and team-building skills.

Ryan Milewski Whelan
July 22, 2019 –

Keene State College and Career and Technical Education Centers (CTE) in New England are partnering to provide high school students with the opportunity to earn eight college credits before graduating...

Business Management students
March 18, 2019 –

Keene State’s Business Management Program prepares graduates for a multitude of careers in many different industries. Mary Grace Barada ’19, Gwen Franklin ’19, and Josh Aldrich ’19 all chose this...

Erin Spencer
July 18, 2018 –

The first time Erin Spencer ’09 got up on stage to try out a comedy routine, she bombed – on purpose. “Everyone always says you bomb the first time you...

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