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BS in Business Studies - Small Business Mgt

The online Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Small Business Management program is designed to provide participants with training in foundational business operations concepts that can be applied to large or small organizations. Continue reading for more information regarding this business major from Southern New Hampshire University.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Small Business Management

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Individuals who are interested in this online program may have experience running their own small business or working as an independent contractor and seek a knowledge base that could help them expand their career. Good analytical, interpersonal, communication, and technical skills could prove helpful. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Small Business Management program have the chance to learn essential theories and practical skills specific to employee management, marketing, resource allocation, and budgeting. Throughout this series, students will learn how these concepts can be best applied to entrepreneurial and small business endeavors. They'll also have the chance to examine relevant industry laws and regulations. Prior to completing this online program, students will have the opportunity to plan and formulate an original business plan.

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Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of loans and grants. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Small Business Management:

Small Business Management Major Courses

  • OL 215: Principles of Management
  • OL 317: Small Business Management
  • OL 320: Entrepreneurship
  • OL 321: Business Plan Preparation
  • Two 300- or 400-level organizational leadership electives

Allied Course

  • BUS 307: Business Law II

Business Core Courses

  • ACC 201: Financial Accounting
  • ACC 202: Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 206: Business Law I
  • FIN 320: Principles of Finance
  • IT 210: Business Systems Analysis and Design
  • MKT 113: Introduction to Marketing
  • OL 125: Human Relations in Administration
  • OL 421: Strategic Management and Policy

B.A./B.S. Core Skills Courses

  • ENG 120: College Composition I
  • ENG 121: College Composition II
  • MAT 130: Applied Finite Math
  • MAT XX: Mathematics Elective
  • COM 212: Public Speaking
  • IT 100: Introduction to Information Technology
  • SNHU 101: First Year Seminar/Foundations in Critical Thinking (or one free elective for students with 15+ credits)

B.A./B.S. Core Knowledge Courses

  • Choose one of the following:
    • FAS 201: Introduction to Humanities I
    • FAS 202: Introduction to Humanities II
    • FAS 223: Appreciation and History of Music
    • FAS 340: Modern Art
    • FAS 370: American Art
  • Choose one of the following:
    • HIS 109: Western Civilization I
    • HIS 110: Western Civilization II
    • HIS 113: United States History I
    • HIS 114: United States History II
  • Choose one 200-level literature elective
  • Choose one of the following:
    • PHL 210: Introduction to Western Philosophy
    • PHL 212: Introduction to Ethics
    • PHL 214: Logic, Language, and Argumentation
    • PHL 230: Religions of the World
  • Choose one science elective (not SCI 215)
  • Choose four other electives:
    • Social and Behavioral Science Elective (ATH, ECO, POL, PSY, SOC, SSC)
    • No more than two of these four in the same discipline

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Furthering Your Education:

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Small Business Management program, graduates could be able to pursue additional training. Taking part in a certificate or master's degree series could allow students to develop advanced knowledge of business operations and management practices. What's more, participating in graduate-level training could allow individuals to undertake additional duties in their workplace or seek more varied employment options.

Related master's degrees that could be sought include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Entrepreneurship
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

Career Paths:

Individuals who earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Small Business Management could be able to undertake responsibilities in business development, purchasing, marketing, financial analysis, policy development, or human resources. Opportunities could be found with startups, established corporations, philanthropic organizations, or government agencies.

With this type of training from Southern New Hampshire University, graduates could be able to seek positions as:

  • Sales Professionals
  • Small Business Owners
  • Department Supervisors
  • Business Analysts

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