Contribute to a Global Society

Incorporating a traditional business curriculum with a liberal arts education teaches you to use intellectual, global and ethical resources to solve problems.


If you want to make an impact in the business world, Jewell is the place to be.

Why choose business at Jewell?

The Department of Business and Leadership provides a mix of professional experience and in-depth examination of business concepts. You will collaborate with seasoned faculty who have strong academic backgrounds and life experience. They challenge you to follow your passions while preparing you to make an impact in the business and nonprofit sector.

Our mentoring program encourages career exploration by connecting you with professionals in your field of interest, and networking helps you connect with local business executives, entrepreneurs and alumni on campus.

Business majors choose from these areas of emphasis:

  • Finance
  • Healthcare Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sports Management

Other majors in Business and Leadership that may interest you include:

What will I learn?

With our B.S. in business major, you will master these skills:

  • Analytical Thinking – Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of how to access business and to critically analyze complex material in order to evaluate evidence, construct reasoned arguments and communicate both inferences and conclusions.
  • Multiple Framing – Students will be able to analyze individuals, systems, businesses and societies through multiple frames of reference.
  • Reflective Exploration of Meaning – Students will have the ability to see things beyond utility and to wrestle with the self-reflective aspects of learning, to raise questions, recognize the human side of business and approach things in an ethical manner.
  • Practical Reasoning – Students will learn to articulate how key theoretical principles can
    be used to explain individual, organizational and system processes to inform business policy, decision-making and practical approaches to human and business issues across multiple contexts.

My Jewell Journey

Bennett Williams, O'Fallon

Bennett shares his experience in Jewell's business program, which led to a job as a recruiter in Atlanta. He also majored in nonprofit leadership and ACT-In, was a member of the Cardinal soccer team and president of his fraternity.

My Jewell Journey

Roberto Ramirez Vazquez, Kansas City

Roberto talks about his experience as a business major and first-generation student. He completed an internship at Commerce Bank and was hired as a talent sourcing specialist at FORVIS.

Beyond Jewell

Employers consider internships a key tool to identify and hire top entry-level candidates in an intensely competitive marketplace. In recent years, Jewell students have interned and started their careers at a variety of businesses and nonprofit organizations.

  • Recent Internships

    Cerner Corporation
    Enterprise Rent-A-Car
    Federal Reserve Bank
    Kauffman Foundation
    Sam's Club
    Country Financial
    M&I Bank
    State Farm Insurance
    Waddell and Reed Financial Advisors
    Commerce Bank
    Children's Mercy Hospital
    Northwestern Mutual
    State Street
    Stern Brothers
    KMBZ Radio
    Board of Prisons
    City of North Kansas City
    PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP
    C.H. Robinson

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  • Recent job placements

    Burns and McDonnell
    Cerner Corporation
    Commerce Bank
    Federal Reserve Bank
    Grant Thornton US
    H&R Block
    Kansas City Chiefs
    MMGY Global
    Meara Welch Browne, P.C.
    Northrop Grumman
    Northwestern Mutual
    Travelers Insurance
    U.S. Marine Corps

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  • Graduate School Acceptances

    George Washington University
    Harvard Business School
    London School of Economics
    Notre Dame
    University of Kansas
    University of Missouri-Kansas City
    Wake Forest
    Washington University (St. Louis)
    William and Mary

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