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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.

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
BADM-1020 Introduction to Business 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Contemporary Mathematics (or higher)  
Modern Mathematics for Business and Social Science I (Recommended for transfer)  
DEGR-XXXXGeneral Elective 3
Select one of the following: 3
Fundamentals of Speech Communication  
Honors Speech Communication  
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
Select one of the following: 3
Computer Applications  
Honors Computer Applications  
 Credit Hours18-19
Second Semester
ACCT-1311 Financial Accounting 3
BADM-1122 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior 3
BT-1700 Business Spreadsheets (Excel) 3
ECON-2000 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II  
Honors College Composition II  
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
ACCT-1520 QuickBooks Immersion 2
BADM-1301 Small Business Management 3
ECON-2010 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MARK-2010 Principles of Marketing 3
Select one of the following: 3
Business Communications  
Honors Business Communications  
 Credit Hours14
Fourth Semester
MARK-1080 Social Media Marketing 3
BADM-2450 New Business Development 5
BADM-2151 Business Law 3
PHIL-2060 Business Ethics 1 3
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours61-62