Learn to be an effective manager with a concentration in management at Northern Vermont University. 

The management concentration in NVU’s B.S. degree in business administration provides the skills and knowledge to run your own business, succeed in an organization of your choosing, or pursue graduate study. 

Through internships, case studies, and simulations, you’ll apply theory to actual business situations and develop skills in planning, organization, leadership, human resources. Additional areas of focus include marketing and financial management. Supported by a strong liberal arts curriculum, you’ll gain a solid foundation in communications, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision making, and creativity — the basis for success in the dynamic world of business and management.

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Business Administration (B.S.): Management Concentration NVU – Johnson and NVU Online Requirements

Business Administration (B.S.): Management Concentration NVU – Lyndon Requirements

Sport Management

Make Your Mark with a Concentration or Minor in Sport Management from Northern Vermont University

The sport management programs at Northern Vermont University prepare you for a career in the ever-expanding sports industry — a growing $213 billion-a-year industry in the United States alone. You’ll receive a comprehensive education in the business and administration of athletics, sports, and recreation. Courses provide a solid foundation in ethical leadership, governance, law, finance, marketing, facility design, resource management, and event planning.

NVU’s sport management programs recognize that sports today are as much about marketing events and refining a brand as they are about working with players and scheduling events — and that strong business skills are required for a successful career in the field. Career opportunities range from managing professional teams and arenas to overseeing the marketing and finances of sports groups.

Students at both NVU-Lyndon and NVU-Johnson can earn a B.S. degree in business administration with a concentration in sport management. NVU-Lyndon also offers a minor in sport management.    

Related Occupations

  • Athletic director/administrator
  • Coach
  • Recruiter
  • Facilities manager
  • Advertising agent
  • Marketing director
  • Event planner
  • Athletics agent or promoter
  • Public relations manager

Types of Employers

  • Sport equipment and supply companies
  • Conference offices (SEC, ACC, etc.)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Colleges and universities
  • Training centers
  • Youth sport organizations
  • Stadiums
  • Professional leagues
  • Management firms
  • Law firms

Business Administration

Reach new heights with a business administration degree from Northern Vermont University.

At NVU, our business administration degree offers you more than just theory. You’ll gain a solid foundation in the principles of business – from economics to marketing to management — in small, personalized classes with experts in the field. But from the start, you’ll put those theories to work.

Case studies, class discussions, computer simulations, research, and real projects for real clients are the tools we use to give you a real-world education. Our business administration degree prepares students to identify key issues facing an organization, formulate possible solutions, research and evaluate alternatives, and lead effectively.

NVU business students conduct market research and provide SWOT analyses for local businesses; intern at businesses near and far; and learn from alumni and local business leaders who share their experiences, insight, and wisdom about having a successful career in business.

One-On-One Attention from Faculty

Your professors are professionals in their fields who have substantial experience and success in the private industry. Students can look forward to classes with current, relevant, activity-based learning. With only 10-25 students per class, students get an education closely tailored to their interests and strengths, and they are able to work closely with their professors.

As you progress toward your degree, you’ll hone practical and marketable skills that will get you the job once you graduate. Whether you dream of starting a business in rural Vermont or traveling the world in the hospitality industry, a business administration degree from Northern Vermont University will help you get where you want to go.


Jason Shafer

Zach Levy ’17

Zach learned about advertising, sales, and market research in his business classes at NVU, but used his internship at Untapped to gain skills in search engine optimization, writing, and social media.

Jason Shafer

Kristi McFarlane ’20

During her internship at the Union Bank in Johnson, Kristi McFarlane ’20 turned her workplace into a classroom. She learned customer service skills, how to manage employees, cash handling, and communication techniques.

Jason Shafer

Jennifer Stein ’15

“NVU definitely prepared me for my career. The business program stressed local entrepreneurship and working in the community, and here I am working at the local coop.”

Related Concentrations

Associate of Science in Business Administration

Northern Vermont University also offers an associates business administration degree on both campuses. Select the link for the campus you’re interested in to view requirements and other catalog information. 

Minor in Business

Students can also minor in business administration. View the minor requirements for the program on each campus below.

Arts Management

The arts management minor is designed for students based at Northern Vermont University-Johnson who are majoring in the theater or fine arts programs. The minor encompasses 23 credits in business courses, preparing you to manage the business side of an arts organization — or your own business in the theatrical or fine arts. Accounting, management, marketing, human resources and other essential business courses will prepare you to manage and promote an arts organization — or yourself!


Aim Higher with an Accounting Degree at Northern Vermont University

With an accounting degree, you’ll be able to speak the language of business and work in a high-demand industry. Nonprofit organizations, schools and hospitals, government agencies, and grassroots enterprises all need accountants.

Today’s accountant focuses on auditing controls — both preventive controls (designed to prevent errors or irregularities from happening) and forensic controls (designed to find errors or irregularities after they occur). They are trouble-shooters and puzzle-solvers with a knack for numbers and an eye for details.

At Northern Vermont University, you’ll work closely with faculty experts to build your own expertise in this growing field. Courses in mathematics, principles of marketing and economics, as well as different accounting fields, will prepare you to graduate with the skills that will make you stand out to prospective employers in this growth field.

Students with an accounting degree will be able to demonstrate:

• The proper recording of financial transactions as required by GAAP and IFRS
• The utilization of accounting information for analysis and management decision-making
• The necessary knowledge to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam

Accounting Majors at NVU Graduate with Two Degrees

The B.S. accounting degree is a dual program at Northern Vermont University.  Students will earn not only a B.S. in accounting but also a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in management.  The program is designed for students to finish both degrees in four years.

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View NVU – Johnson (B.S.) Accounting Degree Requirements

View NVU – Lyndon (B.S.) Accounting Degree Requirements