Learning from Day One
Business is an exciting and fast-changing field, and the successful business student will want to start understanding the dynamics of how the real business world works as soon as possible. At Niagara University, you enroll directly into the business school and start in BUS 120, our innovative, team-taught course required for all incoming freshman. BUS 120 is designed to get students up to speed on the language and trends in business, as well as developing important computer and communication skills.
We have been continuously improving our freshman business experience for 15 years. Business freshmen learn how to find and interpret business news from finance to current global issues using the technology in our Financial Services Laboratory.
Part of the course curriculum is the students read the book Rich Dad Poor Dad, play the game Cashflow 101, and answer questions from Business Week in competitive game format using "clickers." View the BUS 120 syllabus
The retreat for BUS 120 is held on campus in September. Highlights include the financial board game Cashflow 101, group video exercises, ice breakers to get to know your classmates, and other team building activities.
Contrast these experiences with other schools which often don't allow you to take business courses or enter the business school until your junior year. BUS 120 students also have the opportunity to participate in a service learning project that sends thousands of lightly-used sandals from Niagara Falls' Cave of the Winds to developing countries.