The Bachelor of Science degree program in Business Management provides courses and business-related in-class experiences for students who intend to pursue careers in business management or apply to graduate school.
Program of Study
Course offerings emphasize rigorous analysis of the concepts and principles that are basic to an understanding of the management field. Course work relates theories and ideas to the operating practices and policies of business organizations. These courses provide a unique opportunity for students to explore the workings of management. As supplemental activities to the traditional classroom format, “hands on” classroom experiences provide an awareness of what really happens in the business world awareness not easily obtained through conventional lecture methods. In addition, the general education requirements provide a well-rounded academic foundation.
Cooperative Learning Experiences
Cooperative learning experiences (co-ops) are available in the Business Management program for BBM 315: Supervisory Management and HRM 310: Organizational Development. Depending on the co-op experience available and the student’s course completion schedule, other courses such as BBM 301: Organizational Behavior may also be completed as a co-op. Elective courses may also be structured as co-ops. Each co-op experience is expected to last for two consecutive semesters and earn the student six credits toward their 120-credit degree.
To be eligible for the co-op the student must have completed 60 credits and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. The student must inform the Director of the Co-op program and the Business Management Program Chair one semester before they would like to begin a co-op assignment.
In addition to achieving the Wilmington University undergraduate graduation competencies given in the Academic Information section of this catalog, each graduating student will be able to:
ENG 121 English Composition I
ENG 122 English Composition II
ENG 131 Public Speaking
ENG 310 Research Writing
BBM 319 Business Ethics
VMG 313 Aesthetics of Film
DSN 110 Fundamentals of Drawing
TEC 215 Basic Photography
COM 245 Writing for the Media
HUM 381 Contemporary Global Issues
Culinary Arts Elective
Ethnic Studies Elective
Fine Arts Elective
Foreign Language Elective
ECO 101 Economics I
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
History/Political Science Elective
MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics
CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving
PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking
BAC 101 Accounting I
BAC 102 Accounting II
BBM 201 Principles of Management
BBM 301 Organizational Behavior
BBM 320 Business Communications
BBM 325 Intro to Business Analytics
BBM 402 Strategic Management
BMK 305 Marketing
FIN 305 Financial Management
MAT 312 Business Statistics
MIS 320 Management Information Systems
BBM 301: available as a co-op
The College of Business programs require a minimum grade of “C” for program core courses. Students receiving a grade lower than “C” in any required program core course must retake that course.
BBM 315 Supervisory Management
BBM 347 Interpersonal Skills and Professionalism in the Workplace
BBM 370 Global Business Management
BBM 411 Operations and Systems Management
BBM 412 Project Management
BLA 303 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
ECO 102 Economics II
FIN 306 Corporate Finance
HRM 310 Organizational Development
HRM 311 Human Resource Management
BBM 315, HRM 310: available as a co-op
Students must complete BBM 412- Project Management
Natural Science Elective
BBM 301: co-op experience is optional
BBM 315: co-op experience is optional
Business Elective: Internship or co-op experience is optional
The nonprofit industry is one of the fastest growing employers. The industry is seeking out marketers, HR professionals, and managers with an interest in strategic planning within the nonprofit industry. This nonprofit concentration will focus on the following content areas: Introduction to nonprofits, fiscal management, advocacy and public policy, and one specific identified nonprofit course in the student’s program. There are four core courses in the concentration and one specific program course or an internship. Two of the courses are shared between the College of Behavioral Science and the College of Business. This is a concentration for bachelor’s degrees in Business Management, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Sports Management.
NFP 301 Intro to Nonprofit Agencies
NFP 302 Management of the Nonprofit Organization
NFP 303 Foundations of Fiscal Management for Nonprofit
NFP 304 Advocacy and Public Policy
Students can choose ONE of the following 5 courses:
BMK 339 Marketing for Nonprofits
FIN 331 Finance for Nonprofit
HRM 361 HRM in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
NFP 307 Fundraising for Nonprofits
SPM 309 Sports and Athletics Fundraising
Students may substitute any program specific course for an alternate NFP course of their choosing or an internship.
Transfer students who hold an associate degree from a partner institution are required to take the following Business Management courses.
If BMK 305 has been accepted as transfer credits students should take:
BBM 380 Social Entrepreneurship
BBM 382 Sustainability and Energy Management
BBM 386 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
The Bachelor of Science degree program in Professional Aeronautics offers students with professional or military aviation backgrounds the opportunity to earn college credit for their experience. The program includes practical and theoretical training in the fields of business and aviation management, giving the student the necessary knowledge and skills to compete successfully in the aviation industry.
The program is offered at the New Castle and Dover Air Force Base sites of Wilmington University; however, the four aviation courses are available online or at the Dover Air Force Base site. To qualify for the program, prospective or incoming students must be able to transfer in at least 18 aviation technology credits. These are credits awarded for FAA certifications/licenses (pilot, AandP, etc.) or for documented military experience and technical training (as evidenced on a military transcript). Examples of qualifying military career fields include: aircraft maintenance, air traffic control, loadmaster, flight engineer, and meteorologist. In addition, the general education requirements provide a well-rounded academic foundation.
In addition to achieving the Wilmington University undergraduate graduation competencies given in the Academic Information section of this catalog, and the Business Management competencies, students will be able to:
ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics
HIS 303 History of Aviation
HUM 360 Human World Views: 3500 BCE – 1650 CE
HUM 361 Human World Views: 1650 CE - present
MAT 121 College Math I
Select one course from the following:
MAT 122 College Math II
BAM 302 Aviation Safety
BAM 410 Government and Aviation
BAM 411 Airport Management
BAM 412 Airline Management
A concentration requires 18-36 transfer credits in aviation technology for documented experience or technical training/certification. (The exact number of credits awarded will vary with the student’s background). Students must have a minimum of 18 aviation technology transfer credits that cannot substitute for any of the courses listed above.
Students receiving less than 33 aviation technology credits must take BBM 370. Students receiving less than 30 aviation technology credits must take BBM 370 and also select one of the following: BBM 411 or HRM 311. Any remaining credits need to fill in the 33-credit hour requirement.
Social Science Elective
POL 300 American Politics
HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues
BBM 370, HRM 311: if required