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Undergraduate Business

The Business curriculum at Edgewood College is designed to help you develop an integrated understanding of how organizations work and provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively impact those organizations. During your time at Edgewood College, you are making the identity transition from “college student” to “young professional.” We believe that becoming a young professional requires you to develop key competencies that shape how you engage the world. These competencies include:

  • An ability to take a systems approach to solving problems and creating new opportunities.
  • An ability to work collaboratively and negotiate effectively with diverse groups of colleagues.
  • The willingness to ask the right questions, take reasonable risks, and learn from failure.
  • The core technical skills to be effective in your field.

To become a young professional, you need the opportunity to build these skills by being placed in challenging situations that mirror the real world. You will have repeated opportunities to practice being a young professional, with the guidance of passionate, experienced coaches....our faculty.

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August
Complete the Application for Admission
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December
Submit your housing contract to request preferences
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January- February
Apply for scholarships
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February-April
Attend Admitted Student Day
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Summer
Attend Eagle Enrollment Day: Academic Orientation
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August
Join your new friends for move-in and Freshman Orientation

Why Edgewood College

Our innovative curriculum uses an integrated five-semester structure that typically begins in your sophomore year. Faculty from across different business disciplines (marketing, finance, management, and accounting) collaborate to team-teach the integrated semesters. The curriculum is real-world focused, with an emphasis on building skills and knowledge as you engage with fellow students, faculty, and local and global partners. The semesters are designed to gradually build in levels of competency and expectations of student independence. Embedded in the curriculum are multiple iterations of study-action-reflection, which is part of our Dominican tradition. Learning and doing are woven together.

The School of Business at Edgewood College is a member of ACBSP - Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs.

Career Outcomes

If you have a business degree, the career opportunities are numerous. There is an increasing need for business majors to apply their skills in government, international commerce, health care, arts, and nonprofit organizations. Business principles can serve as the backbone for economic, political and social systems as well. A business degree can be applied to any industry. It can also help if you’re considering starting your own business. 

The Career Development Program at the School of Business is embedded in the core curriculum. Throughout the program, you will engage in key career development activities, including informational interviews, job shadowing, team-based internships, and individual internships. Our students intern in a variety of roles and settings, including personal finance, banking, public and private accounting, insurance, healthcare, marketing, advertising, professional sports, retail sales, social service, and politics. Students participate in a variety of class projects in which they interact with business professionals in nonprofit, corporate, and global settings. We believe you need to be prepared to hit the ground running when you graduate.

Other Information

Internships – Because we know it's important for you to have hands-on experience, you will have the opportunity to do an internship in your area of concentration. You will be exposed to a number of functional areas and build project management and career development skills. Many of our students get their first jobs with the same firm where they interned. Business students have pursued careers in accounting, advertising, human resources, sales, financial planning, and many other fields. Through the internship experience, students have worked with TDS Metrocom, American Family Insurance, Northwestern Mutual Life, Baker Tilly and Lands' End. 


Student Organizations
 - Students in the School of Business enjoy the professional, community-based experiences that various student organizations can provide.