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Business Management, Bachelor of Science

Program Purpose

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Business Management provides courses and business-related 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 contact the office of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) one semester before they would like to begin their co-op assignment.  Once an opportunity description is secured, the WIL office will seek credit approval of the experience from the Business Management Program Chair.

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.

Minimum Grade Policy

Students pursuing a degree in Business Management are required by College of Business policy to attain a minimum grade of “C” for all program core courses. For the purpose of this policy, program core courses are all Business Management courses. These courses are designated by the prefix “BBM.”


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 (3 Credits)

BBM 319 Business Ethics

VFP 313 Aesthetics of Film

DSN 110 Fundamentals of Drawing

TEC 215 Basic Photography

COM 245 Writing for the Media

Culinary Arts Elective

Drama Elective

Ethnic Studies Elective

Fine Arts Elective

Foreign Language Elective

History Elective

HUM Humanities 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

Mathematics (3 Credits)

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

Natural Science (3 Credits)

Natural Science Elective

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)

HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues

Business Core (33 credits)

BAC 101 Accounting I

BAC 102 Accounting II

BBA 301 Intro to Business Analytics

BBM 201 Principles of Management

BBM 301 Organizational Behavior

BBM 320 Business Communications

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 (12 credits)


Business Elective

Business Elective

Business Elective

Business Elective

Free Electives (9 credits)

Free Elective

Free Elective

Free Elective

Students with less than 16 transfer credits are required to take FYE 101 as one of their free electives.

Suggested Program Sequence

Freshman

1st Semester

PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking

ENG 121 English Composition I

ECO 101 Economics I

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

OR

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

 

FYE 101 First Year Experience Seminar

OR

Free Elective

2nd Semester

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

ENG 122 English Composition II

Natural Science Elective

BAC 101 Accounting 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

BBA 301 Intro to Business Analytics

FIN 305 Financial Management

ENG 310 Research Writing

HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues

BBM 347 Interpersonal Skills and Professionalism in the Workplace

Junior

1st Semester

FIN 306 Corporate Finance

BMK 305 Marketing

HUM Humanities Elective

BBM 301 Organizational Behavior

HRM 310 Organizational Development

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

BBM 412 Project Management

BBM 370 Global Business Management

Business Elective: BBM 489 "Experiential Learning" internship or co-op experience is optional

2nd Semester

BBM 402 Strategic Management

Business Elective

Free Elective

Free Elective

Business 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 4 courses:

FIN 331 Finance for Nonprofit

HRM 361 HRM in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

NFP 307 Fundraising for Nonprofits

SPM 309 Sport 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 with a Concentration in Small Business Management

The concentration in Small Business Management in available to all undergraduate business students.  The curriculum focuses on the various critical aspects of starting and managing a small business.  Content areas relating to the curriculum include marketing, managing, and developing a business plan.

Required Courses (16 credits)

BBM 100 Customer Service Workshop

BBM 350 Introduction to E-Commerce

BBM 351 Small Business Management

BLA 310 Small Business Law

BMK 366 Entrepreneurship

FIN 310 Small Business Finance

It is strongly recommended for Small Business Management students to take BMK 400, Social Media Marketing, as one of their open electives since it focuses on promoting products through social media platforms. 

Prerequisites (6 credits)

BBM 201 Principles of Management

BMK 305 Marketing

Two prerequisites, BBM 201 and BMK 305, need to be met before students can pursue this concentration.  These two courses are taken in the business core.  Substitutions for the marketing course, with respect to the Sport Management program, SPM 407, "Sport Marketing and Promotions," would be permitted.

Business Management Completion Degree

Curriculum

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 core course must retake that course.

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. 

Business Management Core

BBM 301 Organizational Behavior

BBM 315 Supervisory Management

BBM 320 Business Communications

BBA 301 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

FIN 305 Financial Management

FIN 306 Corporate Finance

HRM 310 Organizational Development

HRM 311 Human Resource Management

MAT 312 Business Statistics

The following courses or their equivalents are prerequisites for a degree in Business Management:
ENG 122 English Composition II

MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics

BAC 101 Accounting I

BAC 102 Accounting II

BMK 305 Marketing

CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

ECO 101 Economics I

ECO 102 Economics II

BBM 201 Principles of Management


BS to MSM Accelerated Option

BS to MSM Accelerated Option

Benefits

*Complete your B.S. and M.S. in Management in less time

*Tuition cost savings

*Flexible choice of concentrations

The accelerated option provides the opportunity for qualified students to substitute up to four courses in their undergraduate program with up to four graduate business courses.  Successful completion of the MSM course(s) by an undergraduate student will apply towards the 120-credit requirement for their bachelor’s degree, as well as towards the 36-credit requirement for the M.S. in Management degree.

A B.S. degree is earned upon the completion of 120 credits. Completing Graduate courses while pursuing the B.S. degree will fulfill the requirements for both programs. Students are considered an undergraduate student until their B.S. degree is conferred. At which time they will be eligible to complete the necessary forms for the transition into the MSM Program.  For more information contact Wilmington University Office of Advising at: advisingncfrontdeskstaff@wilmu.edu

To qualify for the accelerated option, the COB student must:

  1. Declare the accelerated option upon undergraduate acceptance to Wilmington University (including transfer students and change of major students).
  2. Earn 75 credits during their undergraduate program before taking the accelerated option classes in the MSM program.
  3. The student must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 while enrolled in the accelerated option. The 3.0 GPA coincides with the MSM minimum grade requirements.
  4. Complete all required prerequisites for courses taken before starting the master’s courses.
  5. The Program Chair reserves the right to deny a student academic approval for the accelerated option based on the above criteria.

The accelerated option eligible undergraduate business programs:

Business Management

Marketing

Organizational Leadership

Sports Management

The above undergraduate programs align well with the following MSM program concentrations:

MSM (Traditional no concentration)

MSM in Business Communication

MSM in Health Care Administration

MSM in Marketing Management

MSM in Nonprofit Management

MSM in Organizational Leadership

MSM in Sport Management

MSM in Management Information Systems

MSM in Public Administration

 

 



This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2021-2022 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2021 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.