Why Major in BOS? 

A major in Business, Organizations, and Society is for anyone who seeks a better understanding of our increasingly commercialized world.  It is thus appropriate for those who aspire to careers in management, marketing, accounting, and finance as well as those fascinated by the engagement of business with the larger social, political, cultural, and technological issues of our time. 

Student-Managed Investment Portfolio (SMIP)

Students are responsible for the Student-Managed Investment Portfolio (SMIP), a portfolio of financial assets that is part of the College's endowment funds.  Students use finance and investment theories and practices introduced in the business finance and investment courses and examine how other fields of business contribute to more informed investment decision-making. 

Accounting Partnership


Master of Science (MS) in Accountancy Program in Conjunction with Wake Forest University

F&M is pleased to announce its partnership with Wake Forest University in the area of Accounting.  As part of this program, F&M students (of any major) are eligible to complete both a Bachelor of Arts at F&M and a Master of Science (Accountancy) at Wake Forest University over the span five years.  Ideally, the student will complete four years at F&M, apply for admission to the Wake Forest program and then complete one full (fifth) year at Wake Forest.  At the end of the five year experience, the student will be eligible to sit for the CPA exam. 

Each year, as many as five Franklin & Marshall College applicants will receive a minimum $10,000 per semester tuition scholarship to Wake Forest.

Interested students should ideally complete BOS 224 (Accounting for Decision Making), BOS 324 (Analysis and Control) and BOS 360 (Finance) while enrolled at F&M.  Other courses may be required/expected by Wake Forest.  Students may also wish to major in BOS, but this is not required to be eligible for the Wake Forest program.  Admission to the Wake Forest Master’s program is dependent on formal admission to Wake Forest University.

Interested F&M students should contact the Department Chair of BOS for more information about the program after consulting with their advisor.  Students are strongly suggested to take BOS 224 and BOS 324 before considering this program.



For Scholars and Faculty 

Call for Papers - Consumption, Markets and Culture

The special issue on Consumption and Death seeks to add and expand on the quickly growing interest in death consumption, specifically to facilitate novel theoretical insights. 

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Visiting Assistant Professor or Teaching Scholar

The Department of Business, Organizations and Society (BOS) at Franklin and Marshall College invites applications for a one-year visiting position for the general category of organizational behavior starting July 1, 2016.    

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The Pulse of BOS
Story 11/18/2015

Speaker to Illustrate Innovative Work Experiences

On Wednesday, Dec. 2, in Stager Hall's Stahr Auditorium, Jeff Pinegar, a private industry manager and former F&M professor, will speak on "A Lifetime of Innovation," sponsored by F&M's Department of...

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Story 2/4/2015

CNBC Host Talks Entrepreneurship With Students

Entrepreneur and television personality Marcus Lemonis says the key to successfully starting and growing a business is not money or accounting principles. It's people.  

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Story 12/11/2014

Faculty Focus

A regular recap of the achievements and published works of the faculty and professional staff at Franklin & Marshall College. 

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Story 11/20/2014

Connecting Disciplines Through Innovative Instruction (VIDEO)

Business, Organizations and Society blends business studies with liberal arts disciplines by using innovative learning methods, such as digital storytelling -- the practice of using computer-based...

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Story 10/28/2014

Wall Street by Day, Weight Room by Night

When Tristan Lopez isn't crunching numbers, he's crushing world records. The Franklin & Marshall College sophomore, who spent the summer as an intern at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), broke a...

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Story 4/25/2014

Samantha Kahn '14: Raised Her Voice and Found Her Calling

A lifelong singer and dancer, Franklin & Marshall College's Samantha Kahn '14 was sure that vocal performance was her calling, but she found another passion in her academic experience -- business....

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