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Administrative Science Program
Leonard S. Reich
The Administrative Science Minor
The minor in administrative science offers a complement to any major at Colby for students interested in a management career. In addition, the program provides an excellent background for those who go on to graduate study in the fields of business and public administration. The program is designed to help prepare students to assume leadership positions in organizations of any type, including both profit and nonprofit enterprises.
Administrative Science and the Liberal Arts +
Administrative science is a broadly based minor designed for students who want to gain insight into the management of organizations but who do not want to forego the advantages of a true liberal arts education. In today’s climate of intense competition and social activism, it is important to approach organizational problems wisely, with ethical responsibility, historical perspective, and imagination—all products of Colby’s liberal arts education. As a bank president recently stated at Colby’s annual conference on Business Leadership, “We look to the liberally educated person for good judgment.”
After Colby +
Administrative science graduates have established a proud tradition. Many are recognized leaders in business as well as in public, hospital, and educational administration. The variety of their jobs ranges widely—from investment analyst in a large New York City bank to Peace Corps volunteer, from army officer to independent contractor, from management of a large auction house to management of an art museum.