Bachelor Degrees

Business Management

Academic Program Mission Statement:
Business management major prepares graduates for employment by integrating the theoretical underpinnings of business practice with real-world experience in diverse national and global settings. Graduates must not only know the concepts and functions of business, but must also be skilled in problem-solving, critical thinking, leadership and teamwork, written and oral communication, and ethical professionalism. Through a thoughtfully-designed curriculum that keeps abreast of current and future trends in business, with courses on Business Sustainability and Business and Society, students will develop marketable skills for careers in competitive and diverse business environments. All courses are taught by scholar-practitioners that assist students to develop marketable skills for careers in diverse business industries. The required business management internship is an integral part of the educational experience and provides an opportunity for students to integrate the classroom experience in a variety of professional settings.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of self, society and business practices used in a variety of business industries.
  2. Demonstrate comprehensive professional knowledge of management, including finance, marketing, human resource, organizational theory, leadership and teamwork and strategic planning.
  3. Access and analyze information and data to make sound business decisions.
  4. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in all business applications.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of businesses’ positive relationship in society through application of social responsibility in reviewing business models.
  6. Demonstrate an awareness of ethical and legal situations and have the ability to make sound decisions that relate to the organization’s stakeholders.

Recommended Course Sequencing
Please see course descriptions for prerequisites. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated.

AC101 Principles of Financial Accounting
AC102 Principles of Managerial Accounting
CS117 Applications and Presentations or CS118 Spreadsheets and Introduction to Databases *
EN105 Advanced English Composition *
EN206 Introduction to Literature
HU100 Foundations of Liberal Arts **
HU103 World Civilization (Modern)
MN105 Principles of Management
MH205 Business Calculus
Humanities or Psychology or Social Science Elective

AC204 Principles of Finance
HU135 World Religions or HU152 Introduction to Philosophy
MH216 Statistics
MK105 Principles of Marketing
MN200 Business Law
MN201 Human Resources Management
MN208 Business Communications
SS102 Macroeconomics
SS103 Microeconomics
200-level (or higher) Business Elective

IB301 International Business Management
HU305 Ethics
MN325 Organizational Theory and Behavior
SS305 Global Issues
Laboratory Science Elective (4 credits)
200-level (or higher) Humanities or Psychology or Social Science Elective
200-level (or higher) Literature Elective
300-level (or higher) Business Electives (2)

MN405 Strategic Management
MN421 Operations Management
MN495 Seminar in Contemporary Management Issues
MN499 Business Management Internship or MN498 Bachelor Thesis or 300-level (or higher) Business Management Elective
200-level (or higher) Arts and Science Elective
300-level (or higher) Business Electives (2)
Electives (3)

Total Credits Required For Graduation: 121

* by placement
** If you have 15 or more accepted transfer credits, you may replace HU100 with an Arts and Science elective.