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Business Management, Bachelor of Science

Purpose

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.

Program Competencies

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:

  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.


Curriculum - General Education Requirements

English Composition (12 Credits)

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II

ENG 131 Public Speaking

ENG 310 Research Writing

Humanities (6 Credits)

(See Program Requirements)

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

Drama Elective

Ethnic Studies Elective

Fine Arts Elective

Foreign Language Elective

History Elective

Literature Elective

Music Elective

Philosophy Elective

Religion Elective

Social Science (6 credits)

ECO 101 Economics I

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

OR

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

OR

History/Political Science Elective

Mathematics (3 Credits)

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

Natural Science (3 Credits)

(See Program Requirements)

Computer Operations (3 Credits)

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

Critical Analysis (3 Credits)

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

Citizenship (3 Credits)

HUM 381 Contemporary Global Issues

All College of Business students are to take HUM 381.

Business Core (33 credits)

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

Business Management Program Core (30 credits)

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

Business Electives (9 credits)

Students must complete BBM 412- Project Management

Free Electives (12 credits)


Suggested Program Sequence

Freshman

1st Semester

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

ENG 121 English Composition I

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

OR

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

OR

History/Political Science Elective

2nd Semester

BAC 101 Accounting I

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

ENG 122 English Composition II

Natural Science Elective

ECO 101 Economics I

Sophomore

1st Semester

BBM 201 Principles of Management

MAT 312 Business Statistics

BAC 102 Accounting II

ENG 131 Public Speaking

ECO 102 Economics II

2nd Semester

BBM 325 Intro to Business Analytics

FIN 305 Financial Management

ENG 310 Research Writing

HUM 381 Contemporary Global Issues

BBM 347 Interpersonal Skills and Professionalism in the Workplace

Junior

1st Semester

BMK 305 Marketing

BBM 301 Organizational Behavior

FIN 306 Corporate Finance

HRM 310 Organizational Development

Humanities Elective

BBM 301: co-op experience is optional

2nd Semester

Business Elective

BBM 315 Supervisory Management

BBM 411 Operations and Systems Management

BLA 303 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

HRM 311 Human Resource Management

BBM 315: co-op experience is optional

Senior

1st Semester

BBM 320 Business Communications

MIS 320 Management Information Systems

Business Elective

Free Elective

BBM 412 Project Management

BBM 370 Global Business Management

Business Elective: Internship or co-op experience is optional

2nd Semester

BBM 402 Strategic Management

Business Elective

Free Elective

Free Elective

Free Elective


Business Management with a Concentration in Nonprofit Management

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.

Core requirements (12 Credits)

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

Program specific requirements (3 credits)

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.

Total concentration courses are five courses equaling 15 credits.


Business Management Completion Degree

Curriculum

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

or

BBM 382 Sustainability and Energy Management

or

BBM 386 Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Business Management Core

BAC 101 Accounting I

BAC 102 Accounting II

BBM 201 Principles of Management

BBM 301 Organizational Behavior

BBM 315 Supervisory Management

BBM 320 Business Communications

BBM 325 Intro to Business Analytics

BBM 370 Global Business Management

BBM 402 Strategic Management

BBM 411 Operations and Systems Management

BBM 412 Project Management

BLA 303 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

BMK 305 Marketing

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

ECO 101 Economics I

ECO 102 Economics II

ENG 122 English Composition II

FIN 305 Financial Management

FIN 306 Corporate Finance

HRM 310 Organizational Development

HRM 311 Human Resource Management

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

MAT 312 Business Statistics

What is a Completion Degree?

A completion degree is a personalized version of a bachelor's degree created exclusively for students who have completed an associate degree at an accredited institution. Completion degrees are available for most Wilmington University Bachelor of Science degrees. A student who expects to transfer a completed associate's degree should communicate with a Wilmington University academic advisor before registering for courses. A transcript with documentation of the conferred degree must be received by Wilmington University to confirm eligibility. 

Professional Aeronautics Track

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.

Program of Study

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.

Program Competencies

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:

  1. Apply critical thinking skills to analyze how competition, safety and the government affect the aviation industry.
  2. Synthesize effective information from Business Management courses and Aviation Management courses.

Curriculum

General Education Requirements (30 credits)

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 121 English Composition I

ENG 122 English Composition II

ENG 131 Public Speaking

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

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

Humanities Elective (3 credits)

Natural Science Elective (3 credits)

Social Science Electives (6 credits)

Select one course from the following:

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

Business Core (33 credits)

BAC 101 Accounting I

BAC 102 Accounting II

BBM 201 Principles of Management

BBM 320 Business Communications

BBM 402 Strategic Management

BLA 303 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

BMK 305 Marketing

FIN 305 Financial Management

MAT 122 College Math II

MAT 312 Business Statistics

MIS 320 Management Information Systems

Aviation Program Core (12 credits)

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.

BAM 302 Aviation Safety

BAM 410 Government and Aviation

BAM 411 Airport Management

BAM 412 Airline Management

HIS 303 History of Aviation

Concentration

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.

Free Electives

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.

Suggested Program Sequence

Freshman

Transferred credits

Sophomore

1st Semester

ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 121 English Composition I

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

2nd Semester

BAM 302 Aviation Safety

BBM 201 Principles of Management

ENG 122 English Composition II

BBM 325 Intro to Business Analytics

MIS 320 Management Information Systems

Junior

1st Semester

BAC 101 Accounting I

BAM 411 Airport Management

ENG 131 Public Speaking

HIS 303 History of Aviation

MAT 312 Business Statistics

2nd Semester

BBM 320 Business Communications

BLA 303 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

BMK 305 Marketing

Humanities Elective

Natural Science Elective

Senior

1st Semester

BAC 102 Accounting II

BAM 410 Government and Aviation

FIN 305 Financial Management

ENG 310 Research Writing

Social Science Elective

2nd Semester

BAM 412 Airline Management

BBM 402 Strategic Management

HUM 361 Human World Views: 1650 CE - present

POL 300 American Politics

OR

HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues

OR

HUM 381 Contemporary Global Issues

BBM 370 Global Business Management

 

BBM 411 Operations and Systems Management

OR

HRM 311 Human Resource Management

BBM 370, HRM 311: if required

Professional Aeronautics Completion Degree

What is a Completion Degree?

A completion degree is a personalized version of a bachelor's degree created exclusively for students who have completed an associate degree at an accredited institution. Completion degrees are available for most Wilmington University Bachelor of Science degrees. A student who expects to transfer a completed associate's degree should communicate with a Wilmington University academic advisor before registering for courses. A transcript with documentation of the conferred degree must be received by Wilmington University to confirm eligibility. 

Curriculum

Transfer students who hold an associate degree from a partner institution are required to take the following  courses. A maximum of 75 transfer credits can be accepted into the program; 45 credits must be completed at Wilmington University. If you have fewer than 75 transfer credits, you will take electives to fulfill the degree requirements necessary for the Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics.

Professional Aeronautics Core

BAM 302 Aviation Safety

BAM 410 Government and Aviation

BAM 411 Airport Management

BAM 412 Airline Management

BBM 320 Business Communications

BBM 370 Global Business Management

BBM 402 Strategic Management

BBM 411 Operations and Systems Management

BLA 303 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

BMK 305 Marketing

FIN 305 Financial Management

HIS 303 History of Aviation

HRM 311 Human Resource Management

MAT 312 Business Statistics

MIS 320 Management Information Systems