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Business Degree Program

Business Degree Mission

The mission of the Bachelor of Science degree in Business is to provide students with a broad foundation covering the major functional areas in business: accounting and finance, business management, marketing, and operations. The degree focuses on giving students the ability to develop skills and knowledge that can be applied to problem solving across these different functional areas and in any business, industry, organization, or government agency context.

Business Program Learning Goals

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Business are able to:

  • Evaluate ethical and legal issues affecting business functions and their implications in organizational decision making.
  • Work in teams, use critical thinking to analyze and solve problems and effectively communicate to various stakeholders in any organization.
  • Demonstrate the use of effective written and oral business communication skills.
  • Demonstrate synthesis of business concepts, principles and theories by developing solutions to complex business and leadership problems.
  • Apply technology to analyze problems, develop business analysis and recommend management decisions and actionable strategies.

Business Analyst
The four lower division courses listed below prepare a student for the examination leading to certification as a Certified Business Analyst (CBA):

  • BUS 202 Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • MGMT 210 Introduction to Project Management
  • MGMT 250 Introduction to Business Analysis
  • MGMT 280 Introduction to Business Consulting

Project Management
The four courses listed below prepare students for the examination leading to certification as a Project Management Professional (CAPMP). In addition MATH 323 is required to prepare students for the examination leading to certification as Project Management Professional (PMP):

  • MGMT 210 Introduction to Project Management
  • MGMT 211 Project Management Knowledge Areas 1
  • MGMT 212 Project Management Knowledge Areas 2
  • MGMT 411 Total Quality Management
  • MATH 323 Research and Statistical Analysis

Students majoring in Business may select six upper division business courses in one of the following seven concentrations to add an additional focus to their studies:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Government Contract Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Information Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing

Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, students must earn 120 semester credit hours. Unless noted otherwise, all courses carry three semester credits hours. Program course requirements are listed in the credit requirements section below.

formerly Bachelor of Science in Management)


General Education Requirements (30 Credits)

  • COMP 125 The Digital World
  • ENGL 101 English Composition I
  • ENGL 102 English Composition II
  • ENGL 395 Research and Report Writing
  • GNED 112 Student Success Strategies
  • MATH 106 College Mathematics
  • MATH 110 College Algebra
  • MATH 323 Research and Statistical Analysis
  • PSYC 201 Principles of Psychology
  • SCIE 312 Environmental Science and Sustainability

Major Requirements (42 Credits)

  • ACCT 101 Financial Accounting
  • BUS 110 Foundations of Business
  • BUS 230 Business Ethics and the Legal Environment
  • ECON 201 Principles of Economics
  • FIN 230 Fundamentals of Finance
  • MRKT 110 Principles of Marketing
  • MGMT 250 Introduction to Business Analysis
  • MGMT 305 Organizational Communications
  • MGMT 360 Leadership
  • MGMT 365 Managing Conflict and Change
  • MGMT 417 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 424 Negotiations Management
  • MGMT 427 Operations Management
  • MGMT 435 Strategic Management and Planning

Electives (48 Credits)
At least 18 credits must be in upper division business courses (ACCT, BUS, ECON, FIN, HLTH, MGMT, MRKT) which may include one of the concentrations below.

Concentrations (18 Credits)

  • Accounting Concentration
  • ACCT 307 Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 308 Assurance and Audit Services
  • ACCT 312 Risk Analysis
  • ACCT 402 Corporate Taxation
  • ACCT 450 Advanced Financial and Tax Accounting
  • BUS 320 Advanced Business Law for Accounting

  • Finance Concentration
  • FIN 310 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • FIN 320 Asset Management
  • FIN330 Corporate Finance
  • FIN 340 Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • FIN 350 International Banking and Finance
  • FIN 400 Derivatives and Risk Management

  • Government Contract Management Concentratio
  • MGMT 308 Government Contract LawMGMT
  • 326 Principles of Federal Acquisition(FAR and DAR)
  • MGMT 330 Purchasing and Material Management
  • MGMT 332 Cost and Price Analysis
  • MGMT 350 Contract Administration
  • MGMT 450 Contract Modification and Options

  • Healthcare Management Concentration
  • HLTH 303 Information Systems for Health Systems
  • HLTH 400 Societal Health and Policy Issues
  • HLTH 403 Global Health Administration
  • HLTH 405 Healthcare Financial Management
  • HLTH 435 Strategic Healthcare Planning
  • MGMT 411 Total Quality Management

  • Information Management Concentration
  • CBSC 301 Introduction to Digital Forensics
  • CBSC 405 Security Policies and Procedures
  • MCAP 351 Management Support Systems
  • MICS 341 Systems Analysis and Design
  • MICS 455 Computer Networking and Telecommunications
  • MICS 461 Database Management

  • International Business Concentration
  • BUS 310 Export/Import Marketing
  • MGMT303 International Business Management
  • FIN 350 International Banking and Finance
  • MRKT 424 International Marketing
  • MGMT 440 International Organizational Development Strategies
  • MRKT 450 New Product Development (US and Global) Marketing Concentration

  • Marketing Concentration
  • MRKT 350 Salesmanship
  • MRKT 424 International Marketing
  • MRKT 425 Consumer Behavior
  • MRKT 427 Marketing Management
  • MRKT 450 New Product Development (US and Global)
  • MRKT 490 Marketing and Social Media


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