In the classroom and in the workplace, Hollins students mean business. We teach our business degree students to use every part of their creative and critical minds to reflect on real world challenges.
Understand and analyze the core ideas of marketing and finance.
Learn in-depth tools for effective money management and accounting.
Learn to make deals and manage companies outside the United States.
Students learn how to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to start and operate a small business.
Learn about our Entrepreneurial Learning Institute.
A business minor focuses 24 credits on business basics and small-scale economics. The minor also requires one internship.
International Business Minor
Centering on global economics, the minor omits foreign language requirements and requires one internship.
Internships are required and guaranteed for business majors.
What You'll Learn
Working with a Global Leader
“Hollins propelled me to this opportunity at Berland Strategy & Analytics and made me ready and confident enough to accept it. My education in business, Spanish, and women’s leadership is what allowed me to take on this position and be as successful as I have been. My Hollins internships not only shaped my understanding of what kind of work I would be interested in but also gave me the opportunity to learn new skills, network, and fall in love with cities like my new home, New York City.”
Tegan’s story >
“The Hollins business department has given me so many wonderful opportunities during my years here. During my sophomore year, I had an internship with Prehype in NYC where I learned how to assess consumer needs. I also worked with one of their former ventures and now very successful business, BarkBox. I was able to learn marketing strategies, the basics of coding, and the ins and outs of every major department (marketing, sales, etc.). I took the introduction to entrepreneurship course my sophomore year which led to another internship that summer. My junior and senior years were filled with exciting business classes, where I was able to apply my minor in psychology to the new business concepts I was learning. During the summer before my senior year, I worked with RAMP, the Regional Accelerator and Mentorship Program for startups. RAMP paired me with a startup where I helped analyze the target markets and their purchasing behaviors. I developed graphs and models to present to my team that helped uncover any problem areas. I am so thankful for the many opportunities the Hollins business department has given me!”Grace Davis
London Summer Internship
Seven-week internships in a variety of fields, including business, management, law, media, public relations, marketing, and many others.London Summer Internship Program
Embracing the Entrepreneurial Spirit
“Our semester-long project was to create a business plan for a hypothetical startup. I found myself engaged by the process of creating something from the ground up…the idea of finding a need in the local economy and fulfilling it was something I had never really considered to be a part of business before. I realized that I could combine my love for writing with my interest in business. And for the first time ever, I realized that my skills could actually be useful as an entrepreneur.”
Claire’s story >