This program is designed for those who aspire to be entrepreneurs, as well as for those already operating a small business. Fundamentals of entrepreneurship are emphasized. A solid management foundation is provided.

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Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate competency in communicating effectively both independently and in teams, using oral, written, or non-verbal techniques, to include the use of technology, in the gathering and presentation of information.
  2. Apply general math skills to analyze general business operations.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to identify and understand basic theories, principles & practices, and terminology related to each functional area of business.
  4. Apply knowledge in the decision-making and problem-solving process.
  5. Interpret and explain the importance of diversity in the workplace.
  6. Identify the foundations and importance of ethics and social responsibility, and how business integrates this into their ongoing operations.
  7. Develop an entrepreneurial mindset as it relates to business opportunities, management, financing, and running a successful business.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
BADM-1020 Introduction to Business 3
MATH-1240 Contemporary Mathematics (or higher) 1 3
SPCH-1010 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
DEGR-xxxx General Elective1-3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
 Credit Hours16-18
Second Semester
ACCT-1310 Financial Accounting 4
BADM-1121 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior 4
ECON-2620 Principles of Microeconomics 4
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II  
Honors College Composition II  
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
BADM-1300 Small Business Management 4
BADM-2010 Business Communication 3
ECON-2610 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
MARK-2010 Principles of Marketing 3
 Credit Hours14
Fourth Semester
BADM-2150 Business Law 4
BADM-2450 New Business Development 5
BADM-2470 Marketing Techniques for Small Business Management 3
PHIL-2060 Business Ethics 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours60-62