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Business Management (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Business Management program is designed to develop the authoritative perspective and personal leadership skills that successful business managers need. From supervisor to CEO, this track helps you manage effectively in an increasingly complex environment.

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The Bachelor of Science in Business Management program is designed to develop the authoritative perspective and personal leadership skills that successful business managers need. From supervisor to CEO, this track helps you manage effectively in an increasingly complex environment. Possible internship roles include the development and management of human resources, consumer products management, retail store management, and the management of non-profit organizations, including community and business trade groups.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-126

 

Freshman - Credits: 32-33

  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3-4)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
ACC 175 - Financial Accounting (Cr: 3)
BUS 110 - Business Computers I (Cr: 3)
or elective
BUS 120 - Business Fundamentals I (Cr: 3)
BUS 121 - Business Fundamentals II (Cr: 3)
ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
MTH 126 - Applied Statistics (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement

Sophomore - Credits: 32

  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Elective  (Cr: 3)
ACC 185 - Managerial Accounting (Cr: 3)
BUS 200 - Marketing (Cr: 3)
BUS 210 - Finance (Cr: 3)
BUS 270 - Communicating in Business (Cr: 3)
BUS 325 - Operations Management (Cr: 3)
ECN 201 - Macroeconomics (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Global Issues General Education Requirement
ECN 202 - Microeconomics (Cr: 3)
INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)

Junior - Credits: 31

  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Management Electives  (Cr: 9)
  • Elective  (Cr: 3)
BUS 305 - Human Resource Management (Cr: 3)
BUS 320 - Organizational Behavior (Cr: 3)
BUS 370 - Business Analysis and Research (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Writing Designated Requirement
BUS 379 - Semester Internship Strategies (Cr: 1)
BUS 415 - Business Negotiation (Cr: 3)
ECN 302 - Intermediate Microeconomics (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30

  • Management Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • Electives  (Cr: 6)
BUS 450 - Dynamics of Leadership (Cr: 3)
BUS 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
BUS 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
BUS 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

Business Management Electives

Choose four (4) from the following:

ACC 301 - Intermediate Accounting I (Cr: 3)
BUS 302 - Legal Environment for the Business Manager (Cr: 3)
BUS 327 - Supply Chain Management (Cr: 3)
BUS 328 - Sales Management (Cr: 3)
BUS 338 - Management of Closely-Held and Family Businesses (Cr: 3)
BUS 335 - Managing Innovation (Cr: 3)
BUS 348 - Introduction to Business Analytics (Cr: 3)
BUS 355 - Risk Management (Cr: 3)
BUS 360 - Retail Management (Cr: 3)
BUS 365 - Business, the Environment, and Sustainability (Cr: 3)
BUS 380 - Small Business Management (Cr: 3)
BUS 381 - Nonprofit Management (Cr: 3)
BUS 425 - Business and Society (Cr: 3)
BUS 440 - Topics in Real Estate Seminar (Cr: 3)
BUS 475 - Business Strategy and Policy (Cr: 3)
CSC 160/160L - Introduction to Programming and Lab (Cr: 4)

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the business management program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the analytical and problem solving skills needed to solve complex management challenges in business.
  • Calculate and interpret quantitative data.
  • Evaluate evidence systematically in developing solutions to business problems.
  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within business.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form within the conventions of business.
  • Apply a range of business 'best practices' in a professional environment.

Internships

Management students have recently completed internships at:

Cummings Properties LLC
Northeast Health Care
First Investors, Inc.
Liberty Mutual
MiddleOak Insurance

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the analytical and problem- solving skills needed to meet complex challenges in business management.
  2. Apply a range of business management 'best practices' in a professional environment.
  3. Recognize the importance of behaving ethically in the professional setting.
  4. Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within business management.
  5. Communicate effectively in oral and written form following the conventions of business management.
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