Students in the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management concentration study the essential concepts of starting and operating small businesses through a series of eight classes. Topics covered include: environment and management of small business enterprises, problems in starting small businesses, financial and administrative control, and management of business operations.
Students also learn the practical application of classic and contemporary business theory as it applies to the early stages of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, opportunity recognition, innovation, and new venture development. Topics include: types of entrepreneurs, opportunity recognition, marketing, cash and other resource requirements, financial statements, planning, franchising, intellectual property, success/failure/resilience, and growth.
In addition to the learning outcomes of the B.S. Business Administration degree, this concentration requires students to demonstrate subject matter knowledge and competence as applied to a smaller company or family owned business. Students must also achieve the learning outcomes of the MBA degree.
|Concentration in Small Business Management|
|BA 243||The Business of Innovation Replaces Open Elective||3|
|BA 344||Personal Financial Planning Replaces Business-Related Elective||3|
|BA 440||Small Business Management I Replaces Open Elective||3|
|BA 441||Entrepreneurship I- New Venture Development Replaces Business-Related Elective||3|
|BA 442||Applied Small Business Management Replaces Business Related Elective||3|
|BA 443||Entrepreneurship II: Business Plans Replaces Business Related Elective||3|
|MK 422||Sales and Sales Management Replaces Open Elective||3|
|Graduate Business Courses|
|BA 600||Research Methods in Business and Education||3|
|BA 605||Management Communications||3|
|BA 625||Global Strategic Management||3|
|BA 642||Leadership in Business and Professions||3|
|BA 643||Strategic Change Management||3|
|Choose one of the following:||3|
|Strategic Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations|
|Advanced Sales and Marketing in Hospitality|
|Graduate Business Elective||12|