College of Professional Studies
Business practices change rapidly, and Doane University is committed to monitoring trends and executing curriculum changes to stay on the cutting edge of what employers need and want.
The world demands business professionals to not only be good at what they do, but to conduct themselves ethically and make clear-headed decisions in turbulent business environments.This program develops graduates to become leaders in the community by focusing on ethics, communication, problem solving, decision making, leadership, and critical thinking skills.
Our graduates have found employment in advertising agencies, the banking industry, state and federal government, as well as Fortune 500 and small, privately-owned companies.
We are committed to teaching students how to think and make decisions by teaching them through experience. Students have been able to meet business leaders from companies such as Spretail, Hudl, US Bank, Gallup, Shermin-Williams, Firespring, Crete Carrier, Enterprise, KidGlov, and Cabelas.
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The Doane Difference
A Respected Degree
Doane graduates have succeeded in their careers, achieved greater professional success, challenged themselves intellectually and personally, and become the best in their positions. That’s why Doane is well-respected by both graduates and employers.
More Than a Tutor
The Academic Support Center is dedicated to providing students with the support, resources, and tools to succeed. Support is available in a variety of areas including writing, reading, time management, proofreading, and tutoring.
Students and alumni have a partner when it comes to cultivating job search skills like networking, resume writing, interviewing, and more. We’re invested in career advancement, and foster key relationships with employers to open pathways for networking, mentoring, internships, and employment.
Public Relations Specialist
Median Pay: $60,000
Job Outlook = + 9% from 2016-2026
Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.
Market Research Analyst
Median Pay: $63,120
Job Outlook = +23% from 2016-2026
Research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas, or gather information to determine potential sales of a product or service, or create a marketing campaign. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution.
Median Pay: $83,610
Job Outlook = +14% from 2016-2026
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively.
Median Pay: $103,380
Job Outlook = expected to stay the same from 2016-2026
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products per cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Review processing schedules or production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, or duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints. Direct or coordinate production, processing, distribution, or marketing activities of industrial organizations. Develop or implement production tracking or quality control systems, analyzing the production, quality control, maintenance, or other operational reports, to identify problems.
Human Resources Specialists
Median Pay: $60,880
Job Outlook = + 7% 2016 - 2026
Prepare or maintain employment records related to events, such as hiring, termination, leaves, transfers, or promotions, using human resources management system software. Interpret and explain human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations. Hire employees and process hiring-related paperwork.
Compensation and Benefits Managers
Median Pay: $121,010
Job Outlook = +5% from 2016 - 2026
Conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. Evaluate job positions, determining the classification, exempt or non-exempt status, and salary. Ensure company compliance with federal and state laws, including reporting requirements. Prepare occupational classifications, job descriptions, and salary scales.
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Requirements for the Professional Studies in Business Major:
Complete the following core courses:
Complete the following cognate courses:
Complete one emphasis chosen from the following:
Choose three courses at the 300/400 level.
Human Resource Management
Plus one course chosen from the following:
Choose three courses from the following:
No more than 48 credits of BUS courses may apply toward graduation.
General Business Emphasis
The general business emphasis provides students with a solid base of knowledge from key business principals including:
The student learns how to apply these theories to real-world problems in order to work effectively in the fast-paced, constantly evolving, business world.
I would not be where I am today without Doane in Grand Island. It opened doors. The experience was phenomenal. I’d do it again.
Danna Burchess '14
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