Our 3+1 management degree option takes the best of Keuka College’s traditional management major and enhances it with the addition of a master’s degree in management, all within four years. In the same amount of time you planned to earn your bachelor’s degree, you can graduate with a master’s degree in hand, giving you a competitive edge in the marketplace.
The 3+1 management degree option still offers you a broad overview in business, management, and leadership. The base of your degree will still include courses in accounting, business law, strategic management, economics, finance, marketing, human resources, and statistics.
But now, you’ll maximize and enhance your new bachelor’s degree by leveraging it directly into a fourth-year master’s program, hosted here on campus for the traditional 10-month academic year. You’ll continue in your study of management, developing your own personal leadership style, learning how to unify people around products and services so you can become a successful manager in nearly any industry.
Your professors will help you learn to effectively manage people and resources, fine-tune your verbal and written communication skills, and hone your decision-making and problem-solving abilities. You will accrue expertise across a range of business-related subjects as you take classes in decision making, law, economics, leadership, marketing, and strategic thinking.
Real-world, hands-on experience remains an important part of your management degree, and you’ll still graduate from Keuka College with a resume that reflects the skills you’ve gained. The Keuka College Field Period® is an annual experience you can leverage into separate and distinct internships in business, starting your freshman year.
Hands-on experience is integrated throughout all of your business courses as well. You’ll have classes that include:
- Industry business software
- Stock-trading simulations
- Building a business and marketing actual products
- Numerous guest presentations by industry professionals and leaders.
- Courses taught by faculty members with robust industry experience.
In your fourth year, you’ll work with fellow graduate students to develop a marketing plan for a real-life, local business client. And because multinational operations are the wave of the future, our master’s program includes an additional emphasis on international business. This means that your courses will provide knowledge that transcends borders and builds cross-cultural skills useful in nearly any industry —or country, preparing you to take on cross-cultural leadership roles in the global economy of today and tomorrow.
Students interested in the Management 3+1 program must:
- Enter Keuka College with 4 – 6 college credits
- Wish to complete your bachelor’s degree in three years, rather than the traditional four years
- Have learned to manage your time efficiently
- Be able to handle 15 academic credits each semester