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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Management - Major

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The business management program is part of the School of Management, offering a Bachelor of Science degree in business management. Business students have the option to pursue a minor in any of the following areas: accounting, entrepreneurship, economics, finance, human resource management, information systems, international business, marketing, and sport management.

The goal of the business management major is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to gain access to a variety of entry-level positions in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Students also develop an understanding of the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship.

Note: See Minors for list of minors designed to complement School of Management majors.

Students pursuing the business major will:

  • Be immersed in a business core curriculum that provides a thorough knowledge of accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics, finance, global issues, management, marketing, and technology.
  • Develop skill in the areas of communication, critical thinking, analysis, and teamwork.
  • Study in a specific area of a specialization within business that meets their personal and professional interests.
  • Better understand the role of general and business education in the development and pursuit of personal and professional interests.

Students will be encouraged to pursue an internship in a field consistent with their academic and career interests. An internship is a form of experiential learning that allows students to achieve academic credit while gaining valuable work experience with a local organization. A minimum average GPA of 2.0 is required for the business core.

Student Learning Outcomes
1. Development of team building and collaborative skills to accomplish group tasks

2. Demonstrate competency in professional written and oral communication

3. Integrate and utilize principles and information from the different business disciplines to develop solutions to business problems

4. Demonstrate the ability to utilize information technology to enhance personal productivity and the management of information

Senior Experience for the Business Management Major

Sample Program for the Business Management Major

Freshman Year

  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (P-EQ) Credits: 6
  • Science Perspectives - Enduring Questions (P-EQ) Credits: 4

As well as:

Sophomore Year

  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (P-EQ) Credits: 9
  • Integrative Studies (IS) Credits: 3
  • Electives Credits: 6

As well as:

Junior Year

  • Integrative Studies (IS) Credits: 6
  • Electives Credits: 12
  • Experiential Learning (EL) Pathway
  • Health/Wellness Credits: 0

As well as:

Senior Year

  • Core Milestone Experience (CME)  Credits: 0
  • Electives Credits: 21

As well as:

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