Q&A: A quick look at the Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University

What areas/disciplines does your business school specialize in? 

We often use the term “entrepreneurial thinking.” Entrepreneurs in the traditional sense start their own business, and we support that, but by entrepreneurial thinking, we mean that every student across campus can think like an entrepreneur. 

The Rowan Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship supports all students and organizes more than 100 speaker and networking events annually, including large-scale competitions, a high-intensity accelerator program and multiple seed-funding initiatives.

The Center for Responsible Leadership promotes social responsibility, sustainability and organizational ethics among students, faculty and community partners through the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Principles of Responsible Management Education.

What are three unique classes at the school?

How to Succeed in Business School: A freshman class, it trains students for career preparation and professional development.

Career Planning and Development: A sophomore class, it gets more specific about the skill sets you need to develop a successful business career. 

Business Policy: A senior year class, it is embedded in our capstone course. Students complete a module on how to brand and market themselves. They develop a personal marketing and branding plan.

What is one aspect of your business department that you feel makes it stand out?

We graduate students with a mindset, a skillset and a knowledge base to succeed in their first job. But we also focus on a commitment to lifelong learning. Graduates need to have a technological acumen so they can adapt and evolve as the world of work evolves.