Business Management

IACBE( International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education)AccreditationBachelor of Science

About This Program


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 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.

Program Competencies

In addition to achieving the Wilmington University undergraduate graduation competencies given in the Academic Information and Procedures section of this catalog, each graduating student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective information literacy and communication with valid and reliable research.
  2. Apply ethical standards as required by business management professionals.
  3. Demonstrate effective oral and written communications utilized within various areas of the business environment.
  4. Identify and analyze factors critical to business with respect to strategic planning, including human resource management, operations management and globalization.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2016-2017 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2016 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.