A major in business ensures a dynamic, career-oriented academic experience that prepares you for a diverse set of roles in any business or organization, from management or operations, to marketing or human finance. As a Randolph-Macon business student, you learn to think critically and solve programs in small classes that encourage experiential learning and lots of peer interaction.

business up close In and Beyond the Classroom

Devin Miles,  business major, interned at Carter Machinery over the J-Term session. Here, he was able to have hands on access to multiple areas of the business.


Business students at RMC tap our network of business leaders for internships across the spectrum of industry and corporate life. Whether paid or for academic credit, this critical in-person learning opportunity is highly-encouraged for good reason: scores of graduates say it was essential to helping them align their career search to their personal goals, make connections with business professionals, learn leadership skills and take initiative. Recent business majors secured internships at:

  • INDEVCO North America
  • Strickler Medical
  • Harvey & Driggs, PLS
  • Key Independent Development Services
  • TYL Restoration & Remodeling
  • Dominion Energy

advising and mentorship

With class sizes of 30 or less students, Randolph-Macon business faculty provide one-on-support as you pursue your business degree. Faculty – never TAs – teach each and every class, as well as advise, mentor and guide majors and minors through the program for a highly personalized and supportive learning experience. 

specialize in a concentration

The Randolph-Macon business curriculum lets you choose a track to specialize your coursework and prepare you for a career. Concentrations are:

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global education

RMC business majors are immersed in the culture of Great Britain while also learning about the country’s influence on the industrial revolution and the development of the accounting profession in The Industrial Revolution and Early Management in Great Britain (BUSN 390) and International Accounting (ACCT 481) travel courses. Taken together, these immersive courses provided business and accounting majors the opportunity to learn about consequences of the industrial revolution in Great Britain from economic, sociocultural and technological perspectives while in residence at Wroxton College.

  • #1
    most popular college major in the nation
  • 4
    additional courses needed to add a minor in accounting or economics

BUSINESS in full Courses You Won’t Want to Miss

(A very small sample)

BUSN 425

Strategic Management

Learn how the concepts of economics, marketing, finance, management theory, and the behavioral and social sciences apply to real-world situations within an organization. Analyze how these factors affect company strategic planning and policy-making. 

BUSN 336

Financial Management

Study the principles of corporation finance by analyzing the acquisition of funds from alternative sources and the allocation of those funds within an enterprise. Learn about taxation; financial analysis and planning; working-capital management; capital budgeting and capital structure; financial instruments; and markets.

BUSN 385

Consumer Behavior

Learn the essential steps in consumer decision making in the marketplace including the internal, external, and situational influences on consumer behavior. Examine the relationship of selected economic, psychological, and sociological theories of behavior to the development of marketing strategy. 


Clubs and Opportunities

Popular activities and programs among business majors
The Business, Econ and Accounting Majors hosted their annual dinner and honor society induction ceremony in the Dalton Family Dining Room.

Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society

for students in business, management, and administration

Phi Beta Lambda

Student professional organization

From Here To What you can do with a Business degree from RMC.

Ashton Liesfeld ’21

Associate Advisor
SBK Financial, Inc.

“Randolph-Macon has prepared me for my career journey by always pushing me to be my best. One of my business professors helped me find an internship which helped lead me to the job that I have now. Another professor held a class called “Tax Accounting,” which has been thoroughly beneficial for tax season. Without the professors of RMC, I would not be the person that I am today, nor have the career that I love.”

Corey Schultz ’03

Schultz Lawnscapes, Inc.

Sue Draney Schick ’84

President and Chief Revenue Officer

Cydnie Brown ’20

Learning Specialist/Athletic Counselor
University of Maryland

Nia Banks ’21

Vallit Advisors, LLC

Korey Turner ’20

Sr. Investment Analyst
Virginia Retirement System

Jake Leddy ’12

Senior Portfolio Manager
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Wealth Management

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