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Management First Year

All first-time, first year Poole College students enter the college as Management First Year students where they have the opportunity to take courses in a variety of business disciplines and receive academic advising along the way to help discover which major best suits their skills and interests. 

Poole College’s Management First Year Program allows students to complete a common first year of courses before choosing to major in either accounting, business administration or economics. Students can then further customize their degree by selecting from a number of concentrations within business administration or choosing between the bachelor of arts or the bachelor of science in economics. By receiving guidance from academic advisors, peer leaders, professional mentors and more, students will be equipped to make a fully informed decision – selecting their major by the end of their first year at Poole.

Management First Year program is a valuable program for our students – giving them a great opportunity to explore business disciplines while completing general education requirements. This program helps our students graduate on-time and in disciplines that best fit their skills and interests.

Lawson Julie

Julie Lawson

Director of Academic Advising

What are the Advantages of Management First Year Experience?

  • Have the opportunity to take core business courses across disciplines – giving them a better understanding of which major and/or concentration they would like to pursue.
  • Receive a simplified curriculum path with recommendations of courses to take their first and second semesters.
  • Take M100 (Personal and Professional Identity Development) where they will learn more about their strengths and interests so they can select a major with confidence.
  • Have direct entry into any of the Poole College majors upon completion of their freshman year.
  • Make connections with peers by being assigned a peer leader and put into smaller groups of other first year students in order to foster community.
  • Access to Poole-specific Career Services.
  • Access to Poole-specific Global Programs Services.

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