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Logan Library

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Resources for MBA majors and students enrolled in business courses

Company Research

Types of Companies

Private Companies

A private company is defined as a firm or business owned by an individual, family or small group. Shares in the company are not traded on the stock exchange.  Private companies are not required to file annual reports or financial data with the Securities Exchange Commission.

Public Companies

Public companies are owned by shareholders. The shares for these corporations are sold and traded on various stock exchanges.

Industry Codes