Business Management

Business Management Student Opportunities

Internships
Recent internships for Business students include:

  • CNBC
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Park National Bank
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Phi Kappa Tau National Headquarters
  • Triad Labs
  • Edward Jones
  • Many, many more

Research
Business majors have recently participated in the following types of research:

Students may work with professors on special projects as needed. For example, through the Muskie Fellows Program a former student assisted a professor with background research, formulating hypotheses, and developing an initial draft of a paper presented at a national conference.

Across many courses and directed studies (where a student works one-on-one with a faculty member on a specialized course of study) students perform much primary and secondary research. To illustrate, students have researched information on entrepreneurship, human resources, advertising, consumer behavior, corporate training, artificial intelligence, augmented reality/virtual reality, the music business, and even the development of social media and website apps.

Employment
The Economics, Accounting, and Economics Department typically employs four student assistants each year.  Duties include, but are not limited to, research assistance, grading assistance, case analyses, facilitating classroom preparation, management of the annual departmental awards ceremony, tutoring assistance, and general office duties.

Professional Activities
The Muskingum University Business Club brings in guest speakers for the campus community, travels for corporate tours, and gets involved with entrepreneurial and fundraising activities.

Majors are often honored at the Columbus Chapter of FEI (Financial Executives Institute), where they attend a banquet and listen to a professional panel presentation given by financial executives.

Many students join the Ignition program, which is open to all students, and provides resources and activities for entrepreneurial pursuits. Many Management and Marketing students play a key role in Ignition, Managing, promoting, and staffing the program so students from all majors can get the business acumen they need for their ideas.

Students also get much professional experience as some develop, manage, and promote an annual EAB Networking night, where around 30 alumni and recruiters visit campus to network with around 50 current undergraduate students.

Professional guest speakers, most often successful alumni, visit classes as guest speakers or are a part of a speaker program.

Ignition Program

Muskingum University’s Ignition Program provides the opportunity for students to nurture and develop entrepreneurial ideas, share skills and resources, and launch new products.
 
Ignition is a high-impact, value-added experience designed to bring together Muskingum students of any major with entrepreneurial ideas and aspirations. The intent of the program is to help students take full advantage of the impactful, well-rounded, education received at Muskingum University.

Daniel Jennings '19 is majoring in business management and marketing. Jennings has launched a coffee roasting business out of his home – Jennings Java – with the help of other Muskie students.  

Jennings has a passion not only for coffee, but for the role it plays in people’s lives. He explains, “Some of the most important conversations people have are over a cup of coffee.”

Daniel roasts his coffee, out of his home in Columbus and on an off-campus location near Muskingum. He roasts the coffee beans immediately after receiving an order providing the freshest coffee possible to the consumer. Jennings Java finished top 3 in the annual Zanesville Shark Tub small business competition.

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