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  • Entrepreneurialism and Small Business Management

    Bachelor's Degree in Business, Concentration in Entrepreneurialism and Small Business Management

    To succeed in business today, you need flexibility, a broad knowledge base, and experience in every facet of the business world.

    A bachelor’s degree in business from Dean College will prepare you to step directly into a successful career. Designed especially for adult students, this part-time major covers every aspect of business—from accounting and finance to marketing, management and technology.

    The entrepreneurialism and small business management concentration provides students with the knowledge base and practical skills required to develop or manage an existing small business, home based business or franchise.  Courses include an overview of business plan development, marketing, management and accounting practices, as applicable to the small business environment.

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    Course Sequence

    Entrepreneurialism and Small Business Management

    Core (43 credits) Credits
    ENG 111
    Composition I
    3
    ENG 112
    Composition II
    3
    SPC 101
    Communication Fundamentals
    3
    MTH 150
    Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
    3
    BIO 180
    Human Biology
    4
    ART ELECTIVE
    Core Distribution Arts Elective
    3
    HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    Humanities Elective
    3
    NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATH ELECTIVE
    Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective
    3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    Social Sciences Elective
    3
    ENG 332
    Strategic Writing for Managers
    3
    COM 327
    Applied Professional Communication
    3
    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    Majors (36 credits) Credits
    ACCT 103
    Financial Accounting
    3
    ACCT 200
    Managerial Accounting
    3
    ECO 150
    Principles of Economics
    3
    BUS 123
    Foundations of Business
    3
    BUS 230
    Principles of Management
    3
    BUS 235
    Principles of Marketing
    3
    BUS 337
    Organizational Behavior
    3
    BUS 325
    Principles of Finance and Budgeting
    3
    BUS 341
    Statistical Analysis and Decision Making
    3
    BUS 400
    Business Internship
    3-15
    BUS 450
    Senior Seminar
    3
    BUS 415
    Business Policy and Strategic Management
    3
    Concentration & Electives (15 credits) Credits
    SBM 124
    Small Business Accounting and Budget Management
    3
    SBM 204
    Small Business Management
    3
    SBM 214
    Small Business Marketing and Sales
    3
    SBM 224
    Small Business Advertising and Promotion
    3
    BUS 240
    Human Resource Management
    3
    Open Electives (27 credits) Credits
    TOTAL CREDITS: 121 Credits
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