Why Major in BOS? 

Do you aspire to work in management or marketing? How about accounting or finance? A major in business, organizations and society at F&M is for anyone who seeks a better understanding of our increasingly commercialized world and is fascinated by the engagement of business with the larger social, political, cultural and technological issues of our time.

Explore BOS Courses

Wondering what can you expect to learn with a BOS major? Our courses are designed to help students develop a broad understanding of organizations and their roles in society. Students are exposed to many management philosophies, processes and styles, as well as the dynamic interface between theory and practice.  

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Discover BOS Learning Objectives

The BOS program emphasizes critical thinking and analysis rather than memorizing techniques.  

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Structure of the BOS Major

Discover what courses you must take in order to graduate with a degree in BOS.  

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Ready to Declare a BOS Major?

A maximum of 105 students from any class year may declare a major in business, organizations and society. Therefore, you must apply for approval to declare a BOS major.  

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Go Beyond Courses 

Students have extraordinary opportunities to go above and beyond required courses to get the most out of a BOS major.

Student-Managed Investment Portfolio (SMIP)

The Student-Managed Investment Portfolio (SMIP) is a portfolio of stocks exclusively and collectively managed by the students in Portfolio Management course (BOS 363).  

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Complete an Internship for Credit

Get real-world experience while earning credit toward your degree. Learn how to complete an internship for credit.  

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Explore Other BOS Students’ Internships

Curious what a business internship looks like? Explore what past BOS students have completed for their internship for credit.

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Complete an Independent Study

BOS students have opportunities to embark on an independent study project for credit. Learn more about independent studies and see past projects.  

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Earn Master of Human Resource Management

This program allows graduates of F&M possessing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business, Organization and Society (BOS) or the relevant eligible F&M courses to earn a Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM). Learn more about this program and how to get started. 

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Earn Master of Science in Accountancy

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 of five years. Learn more about F&M's accounting partnership with Wake Forest University.  

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Student Awards

Explore the awards that can be presented to BOS students and see past winners.  

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BOS Faculty

Meet F&M business, organizations and society faculty, plus explore any open positions within the department.  

See BOS in Action

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Learn more about our Connections courses and the engaging faculty who lead them. First up in the series is Death, Horror and Humanity, taught by Professor of Marketing Jeffrey Podoshen.

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Actuarial Internships Predict Health, Business Risk

Two Franklin & Marshall College seniors, the inaugural recipients of the Roy Goldman '69 Actuarial Sciences Support Fund, landed internships this summer.

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Why Research? It Teaches You More Than You Think

There are surprising lessons hidden within the research experience. Two F&M students and a recent graduate share the valuable insights they discovered while researching alongside Assistant Professor...

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