Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Small-Business

Do you dream of starting your own business or working in a family business? Would you like to join an entrepreneurial company? PSU’s Small Business and Entrepreneurship option in management prepares you for success in any entrepreneurial environment.

Building on business fundamentals, for advanced courses in entrepreneurial operations, law, finance, and marketing are taught by small-business experts.  The entrepreneurial mindset you will develop through this major will prepare you to work in any business committed to innovation and growth.

HighlightsCourse BreakdownDegree Requirements

These are the specialized courses you will have an opportunity to take for this degree option:

  • Introduction to General Psychology
  • SB/E Marketing and Operations
  • SB/E Law and Human Resources
  • SB/E Finance and Accounting
  • SB/E Capstone
  • 9 Free Elective Courses
  • Core courses ensure that students are prepared for diverse professional opportunities.
  • General Education courses develop strong writing and critical thinking skills.
  • Students may opt to take introductory courses, which will allow them to identify their strengths, before choosing a major.
  • Applied activities and faculty with extensive experience bring the ‘real world’ into the
    classroom.
  • Individualized career services are available to all students.

Breakdown of 120 credit business degree

General Education

Improve core skills essential to success

  • Composition
  • First Year Seminar
  • 2 Creative Thought Classes
  • 2 Past and Present Classes
  • 2 Scientific Inquiry Classes
  • 2 Self and Society Classes
  • Wellness Connection Classes

33

Credits

Business Core

Build a solid foundation of  business knowledge

  • Finite Math or Calculus
  • Business Statistics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Business Computer Applications
  • Organizational Communications
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Law
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Financial Management
  • Information Technology
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Management

45

Credits

Upper-level Business
& Free Electives

Develop deeper and broader abilities

  • Upper-level business classes and free electives

42

Credits

Small Business/Entrepreneurship

120 credits


Degree Requirements

Credits

Courses required for the Option are shown in boldface.
BU 1100 Business Computer Applications (TECO) 3
BU 1152 Financial Accounting 3
BU 2262 Management Accounting 3
BU 2290 Organizational Communications (WRCO) 3
BU 2450 Principles of Marketing 3
BU 2480 Business Law I 3
BU 3210 Financial Management 3
BU 3240 Information Technology 3
BU 3300 Operations Management 3
BU 3420 Organizational Behavior (DICO) 3
BU 3460 Small Business/Entrepreneurship Marketing and Operations 3
BU 3470 Small Business Law and Human Resources 3
BU 4220 Strategic Management (INCO) 3
BU 4530 Small Business/Entrepreneurship Finance and Accounting Methods 3
BU 4700 Small Business/Entrepreneurship Capstone 3
EC 2550 Macroeconomics (GACO) 3
EC 2560 Microeconomics 3
PS 2010 Introduction to General Psychology 3
Mathematics Foundations - complete one of the following: 3
MA 2200 Finite Mathematics (QRCO)
MA 2490 Applied Calculus I (QRCO)
MA 2550 Calculus I (QRCO)
Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection - complete one of the following: 3
BU 2240 Business Statistics (QRCO)
MA 2300 Statistics I (QRCO)
General Education:
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SIDI Scientific Inquiry Directions 6-8
SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
WECO Wellness Connection 3
Electives 27-25

*All course information is from the 2015-2016 Catalog.



 
 

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