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Business Management Major


Business Management Major at Lasell

The B.S. in Business Management major degree program prepares students to be managers and business leaders in a complex and challenging global environment.

Students learn skills such as leadership and team building, and acquire an understanding of individual and group behavior in organizations to enhance their effectiveness as business managers. 

  • The Business Management undergraduate degree program (bachelor in management) is accredited by ACBSP for student-driven research and excellence in teaching in the functional areas of business.
  • Business Management majors learn a broad range of transferable skills and gain strong competence in critical thinking and hands on business experience.
  • The Double Laser Program offers students the opportunity to earn an accelerated Master's degree in as little as one year after graduation.

Program Features

  • All students participate in at least one internship as well as a required Service Learning program.
  • Business Management students learn organizational behavior, cross-cultural management, and resource management.

  • Students will graduate with a comprehensive level of knowledge in technology, economy, and in business management.

What You'll Learn

From your first day, you’ll take courses in your major and advance towards graduation with a yearly plan. Not sure what classes to take? We’ll help you create the perfect plan. 


Caroline photo and quote - I was able to get two degrees within 5 years and saved a significant amount of money.

> Caroline is completing her MBA at Lasell after receiving her undergraduate degree in Fashion Media and Marketing with a minor in Business. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn leadership and team building skills, and acquire understanding of individual and group behavior in organizations to become effectiveness as business leaders.
  • Become knowledgable about human resources, information technology, and the global economy.
  • Understand the challenges faced by business and use research and strategy to become effective decision makers.
  • Identify ethical issues within business and evaluate and decide solutions to problems.

For a complete list of courses and learning outcomes, view the Academic Catalog >>

Accelerated Master's Program

Save time and money — earn your graduate degree in just 1 year with the Accelerated Master's program. Learn more and how to apply >>

Undergraduate alumni return to Lasell for second (or third!) degrees 
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Career Success in the Business Management Industry

Business Management majors learn a broad range of transferable skills and gain strong competence in critical thinking and hands on business experience. There is a wide variety of Connected Learning opportunities both on and off-campus for Business Management students. Additionally, all students in the Business Management major participate in a minimum of one internship as well as Service Learning. Business Management students are prepared to be managers and business leaders in a complex and challenging global business environment for years to come. 

Our students have interned with:

  • Eaton Vance Management, Boston, MA
  • Spirit of Adventure Council, Boy Scouts of America, Woburn, MA
  • Boston Event Guide, Needham, MA
  • YMCA of Greater Boston, Dedham, MA
  • Support Solutions, Auburn, ME
  • Taiba Flocks Travel, Jedda, Saudi Arabia
  • Lasell University Health Services, Auburndale, MA

Our alumni work for:

  • CPA and Manager at Samet & Company
  • Senior Associate at Tonneson
  • Rhode Island State Auditor
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers




Request more information about the Business Management Major:

BUSS101 - Fund of Bus in a Global Environment

This course is designed to familiarize students with various aspects of the business world. Areas covered include: private enterprise; forms of ownership; legal aspects; management practices in a diverse and global business environment; marketing; human resources; global operations management; labor relations; and finance. In addition, students become aware of how business functions are integrated into an organization to achieve specific goals both locally and internationally.

BUSS203 - Financial Management

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of finance. Various techniques of analysis that reveal the relationships of risk, return, and value are demonstrated. Topics include: financial reporting; long- and short-term forecasting; managing working capital; capital budgeting; and the nature of corporate securities and debt-equity mix. Prerequisites: BUSS 202 with a grade C or better & ECON 102.

BUSS224 - Org Behavior in the Global Workplace

In this course, students study individuals and their interactions within group settings as they affect efficiencies in diverse business organizations. Group dynamics and intergroup dynamics are emphasized in relation to productivity and work satisfaction along with the examination of specific aspects of organizations that influence behavior on a global scale. Areas covered include structure, leadership, and change as they affect a multitude of cultures. Teaching modalities include case studies and role-playing. This is a writing intensive course.

BUSS232 - Global Operation Strategies

This course examines how operations can be used as sources of competitive advantage in international business. The class will focus on understanding the need to formulate an operational strategy (long-term plan) and making strategic operational decisions. The old view of operations management as the task of maintaining a comparatively static production or service facility has given way to one characterized by a need for renewed flexibility, relentless improvement, and the development of new capabilities at the operating unit level. As a result of this changing environment, the skills required of operations managers across the globe have changed as well. This course is based primarily on case studies supported by conceptual frameworks.

BUSS330 - Managing Change in a Global Marketplace

This course examines the unique problems associated with managing organizations, including those who compete in markets outside of the U.S., during mergers, reorganizations, and other times of significant change. Strategies to cope with change, as well as induce it across cultures, are examined.Prerequisite: BSS101

BUSS332 - Cross Cultural Management

In this course, students will explore the process of cross-cultural management and the challenges of working internationally. The course focuses on international organizational behavior, human resource issues and practices in global organizations. The course is divided into three parts: The first focuses on understanding the cultural roots of behavior in organizations; the second on the Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management issues that are relevant to international managers; and the third seeks to prepare students for international assignments. Prerequisite: BUSS224

BUSS336 - Human Resource Management

In this course, students will examine the staffing function of management including planning, recruitment, selection, training, motivation, appraisal, compensation, labor laws, and organizational development. The course also addresses current issues affecting the human resource manager, including the changing work force and need to increase productivity, as well as changes in the area of unions and affirmative action. Both class discussions and case studies are used to prepare students for the personnel and related tasks involved in a management position. Prerequisite: BUSS224

ECON102 - Principles of Econ-Macro

This course explores basic functions of the United States economy viewed as a whole and policies designed to affect its performance. Topics include economic scarcity; causes of unemployment and inflation; money and monetary policy; the impact of government taxation and spending; and the federal debt. Some consideration is given to international economic problems and to contrasting economic systems. Prerequisite: ECON 101.