Management & Innovation Curriculum

Champlain College's Robert P. Stiller School of Business spends a lot of time working with employers and internship sites to determine the exact skills, knowledge and characteristics they are seeking in job candidates. Employers look to hire graduates who have developed expertise in a specific area of business; have strong critical thinking, communication and teamwork skills; and possess the ability to strategize and lead across the whole business enterprise or organization.

The Robert P. Stiller School of Business incorporates this employer input with our academic and professional expertise to provide an integrated cutting-edge education that prepares you exceptionally well in your major field of study.

Our Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to begin taking your Management & Innovation classes beginning in your first semester. By the time you finish your first year, you will have taken upward of five courses related to your major.

Regardless of major, all Robert P. Stiller School of Business students share a core business curriculum that includes:

Management & Innovation Curriculum 2014-2015


First Year

First Semester

Business & The Entrepreneurial Mindset
(BUS 110)

The Quantitative Language of Business
(BUS 115)

Financial Accounting
(ACC 130)

Concepts of Self
(COR 110)

The Rhetoric of Self
(COR 115)

Second Semester

Marketing and the OB Mindset
(BUS 120)

Managerial Accounting
(ACC 140)

Business Law I
(BLW 140) OR
Introduction to Statistics
(MTH 180)

Concepts of Community
(COR 120)

The Rhetoric of Community
(COR 125)

Second Year

First Semester

Creativity & Innovation in Business
(INV 210)

Management and Organizational Behavior
(MGT 210)

Business Law I
(BLW 140) OR
Introduction to Statistics
(MTH 180)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Second Semester

Information Systems for Management
(MGT 265)

Financial Management I
(MGT 240) OR

Managerial Economics
(ECN 255)

Corporate Social Responsibility
(BUS 210)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)


Third Year

First Semester

Managing Innovation & Technology
(INV 310)

Human Resource Managment I
(MGT 330)

Financial Management
(MGT 240) Or

Managerial Economics
(ECN 255)

The Global Condition
(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities
(COR 320)

Second Semester

International Business & Macroeconomics
(BUS 310)

Local Contexts, Global Connections
(COR 330)

Local Contexts, Global Connections
(COR 330)

Natural Science Elective with Lab
(SCI XXX)

Business Elective or General Elective


Fourth Year

First Semester

Production and Operations Management
(MGT 320)

Problem Analysis/Decision Making
(MGT 425)

Designing Innovative Organizations
(INV 410)

Business Elective or General Elective

Business Elective or General Elective

Second Semester

Capstone: Design Thinking for Business
(CCC 410)

Business Policy/Strategic Management
(MGT 460)

Innovation Elective
(INV XXX)

Business Elective or General Elective


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