Bucknell University’s Kenneth W. Freeman College of Management inspires students to become their best selves throughout their college journey. Freeman is in the top five percent of business schools, have received AACSB accreditation. The student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1, and 100% of courses are taught by faculty, so students receive a high-quality education from experts who truly know the ins and outs of business. In U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 edition, Bucknell was ranked among the best liberal arts colleges nationally. The Princeton Review also recognized the school for its beautiful campus. Freeman graduates are highly sought out by recruiters, and 96% have landed a career related to their goals within nine months of graduation. Alumni launch careers with Amazon, Deloitte, ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs, and Make-a-Wish Foundation. Approximately 60% of students receive financial assistance, and in 2019-2020 $62 million was awarded in scholarships.
Undergraduate majors are offered in Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, Global Management, Management and Organizations, Managing for Sustainability, and Markets, Innovation, and Design. Experiential learning is embedded in the curriculum, so students can learn by doing. In Management 101, students design and sell a product to earn money to fund a community service project for a local non-profit organization. In Managing for Sustainability, students work with government agencies on initiatives to improve the community. Junior and Senior Accounting students manage a $2 million university endowment through the Student Managed Investment Fund Capstone.
Global Management students become fluent in at least one foreign language, and nearly half of all students participate in a “Bucknell in” study abroad program. There’s an exciting adventure for everyone, from Political Economy of the Caribbean in Barbados, Service Learning in South Africa, summer internships in Dublin, and Sustainable Management and Technology in Costa Rica. The extensive list of international destinations includes Athens, China, Denmark, France, Ghana, Greece, London, Nazareth, Nicaragua, and Spain.
Nearly 600 students call Freeman College of Management home. These students have an abundance of co-curricular activities to keep their minds active beyond the classroom. Students frequently intern on Wall Street, gaining experience with leading firms, while others establish their own start-up or lend a hand in helping local businesses take flight. The annual BizPitch competition gives students a chance to earn seed money to launch their business while they’re still in college. Three winners will be selected by judges, as well as a “Fan Favorite” chosen by the audience.
Student entrepreneurs can network with other like-minded individuals through the Innovate Bucknell organization. Innovate Bucknell has spent spring break in Silicon Valley exploring innovative technology corporations, attended the Entrepreneurship Summit in New York City, and features Industry Spotlight nights with alumni and distinguished business leaders. MakerSpace provides students access to a variety of tools ranging from laser cutters and sewing machines to programming technology. The Girls Who Invest program allows finance students to serve as role models for younger students while teaching them about personal finances. A few of the business organizations include Bison Investments, Bucknell Consulting Group, and Net Impact.