Business Careers

Goshen College Alumni

Here are current positions held by some business alumni:

  • Catalog Coordinator
  • Marketing Director
  • Chef
  • Farmer
  • Media Specialist
  • Financial Counselor
  • Music Teacher
  • Public Finance Investment Banker

Overview

The field of business is comprised of both for-profit and non-profit organizations, who seek to serve the greater community by providing goods or services.

About the Coursework

Business within a liberal arts context provides a strong foundation for succeeding in today’s complex and multi-disciplinary business environment. As part of a Christ-centered college, the business department at Goshen College models a community of faith and learning by incorporating lessons of ethics and social responsibility in all aspects of the business education process. Students are encouraged to question, research, and explore the impact of every business decision on customers, investors, employees, and the environment.

Having opportunities to integrate classroom learning with real business experiences is a critical part of business education. Through their coursework business students have opportunities to manage all areas of operation for Java Junction coffee shop, coordinate and implement a marketing plan for campus events, start their own real business, and more!

Possible courses include:

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Law
  • Management Strategy
  • Internet Business Strategies
  • Leading Nonprofit Organizations
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business in Spain and Morocco
  • Management Policy & Social Responsibility

For a full list of courses and requirements, refer to the course catalog.

Teacher certification in business is available for grades 5-12. See the education department’s website for more information.

Possible Career Paths

The possible career choices are broad for every major and GC business graduates are currently working in business, education, banking, overseas development, church offices, and many not-for-profit organizations. Their careers span the fields of marketing, human resources, management, finance and operations. Many also work in consulting or have started their own businesses.

The list below provides several additional career options, but it is not exhaustive. Please note that some positions require additional education.

  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Business Owner
  • Consultant
  • Consumer Bank Officer
  • Credit Analyst
  • Data Processing Manager
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Economist
  • Human Resource Generalist
  • Insurance Adjuster
  • Investment Analyst
  • Labor Economist
  • Marketing Manager

  • Market Researcher
  • Mortgage Loan Officer
  • Non-profit Agency Owner
  • Operations Analyst
  • Professor
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Savings and Loan Manager
  • Systems Accountant
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Technical Analyst

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