Business Management BA/BS

The Business Management major, offered either online and/or in the classroom, is designed to serve students who wish to develop a broad range of management competencies. The major has particular appeal to students who have completed a Professional-Technical program, transfer students with credit from one or more colleges or universities, or those who have gained occupational competencies from life and work experiences. The degree is a practitioner degree that is a good entry point to management training programs. Students declared as Business Management majors are not authorized to pursue a second baccalaureate degree in Business Administration.

Business Management Program Outcomes:

  1. Explain the major concepts in the functional areas of accounting, marketing, finance, and management.
  2. Evaluate the legal, social, and economic environments of business.
  3. Describe the global environment of business.
  4. Describe and explain the ethical obligations and responsibilities of business.
  5. Apply decision-support tools to business decision making.
  6. Construct and present effective oral and written forms of professional communication.
  7. Apply knowledge of business concepts and functions in an integrated manner.

General Education Requirements

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
WRITING AND RHETORIC I
and WRITING AND RHETORIC II
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one from the following:3.00
FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-5.00
MATH IN MODERN SOCIETY
FINITE MATHEMATICS
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY
STATISTICAL REASONING
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS II
FINITE MATHEMATICS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
STATISTICAL REASONING
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two categories:6.00-8.00
Literature
LITERATURE AND IDEAS
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
MYTHOLOGIES
Arts
INTRODUCTION TO ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
HISTORY OF JAZZ AND POPULAR MUSIC STYLES
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Language
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines; one lab7.00-8.00
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS
CONCEPTS OF BIOLOGY
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
BIOLOGY IN FILM
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
CONCEPTS OF CHEMISTRY
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTEGRATED SCIENCE II
INTEGRATED SCIENCE I
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES 1
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
ECON-201PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS3.00
or ECON-202 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
PSYC-101INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY3.00
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
SOCIAL-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300Z (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Select 16 credits of language if selecting Bachelor of Arts Degree16.00
Total Credits37.00-43.00

 Program Requirements

Major Courses
AC-231PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I3.00
AC-232PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II3.00
BUS-101INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS3.00
BUS-220BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS3.00
BUS-221INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS/INFO SYSTEMS3.00
ECON/PSYC/SS-300STATISTICAL METHODS3.00
Upper Division Courses
BUS-311FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGEMENT THEORY3.00
BUS-321PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3.00
BUS-355INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR MANAGERS3.00
BUS-360LEADERSHIP3.00
or BUS-413 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
BUS-365BUSINESS LAW I3.00
BUS-412HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT3.00
BUS-498SENIOR STRATEGIC SEMINAR3.00
Select one of the following:3.00
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
Business Elective
Select 3 credits of BUS 300/400 level3.00
Experiential Component
Select one of the following:3.00
INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS
NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT
INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
MARKETING RESEARCH
INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS
Electives
Select 35 elective credits35.00
Total Credits83.00

Students must earn at least a "C-" in MATH, ECON, and PSYC-101.

Students must earn at least a "C-" in all major courses.  Students must also earn at least a 2.5 grade point average in all business courses combined, including Accounting and Economics.

Sequential Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
COREMathematical Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREOral Communication 3.00
ENGL-101 WRITING AND RHETORIC I 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
COREScientific Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
ENGL-102 WRITING AND RHETORIC II 3.00
ECON-201
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
or PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
Second Year
Fall
AC-231 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I 3.00
BUS-220 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 3.00
BUS-221 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS/INFO SYSTEMS 3.00
COREScientific Ways of Knowing 4.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits16.00
Spring
AC-232 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II 3.00
BUS-101 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3.00
PSYC-101 INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 6.00
 Credits15.00
Third Year
Fall
BUS-311 FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGEMENT THEORY 3.00
BUS-321 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3.00
COREIntegrative Seminar: Ethics & Values 3.00
ECON-300 STATISTICAL METHODS 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
BUS-355 INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR MANAGERS 3.00
BUS-360
LEADERSHIP
or ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
3.00
BUS-365 BUSINESS LAW I 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 6.00
 Credits15.00
Fourth Year
Fall
BUS-412 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3.00
BUSExperiential Component 1 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
BUSBUS 300/400 Level 3.00
BUS-380
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
or INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
or INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
3.00
BUS-498 SENIOR STRATEGIC SEMINAR 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 2.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits14.00
 Total Credits120.00

Graduates with a BA/BS in Business Management go on to obtain careers in a variety of fields:

  • Education
  • Employee Relations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Sales and Promotion