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Business Management (BS)

Hours - 59 Credit Hours
Effective Sep. 2021
Last Revision 7/26/2021
Holokai Category: Professional Studies

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Program

The Discipline

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Program Requirements


Business Prerequisites — 22 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
ACCT 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting F, W, S 3.0
ACCT 203 Introduction to Managerial Accounting F, W, S 3.0 ACCT 186 (for ACCT majors); MATH 107, BUSM 230 (required of non-ACCT majors) and ACCT 201 w/C- or better for BUSM majors and B- or better for ACCT majors
BUSM 180 Introduction to Business F, W, S 3.0
BUSM 230 Business Spreadsheets and Modeling F, W, S 1.0
ECON 200* Principles of Microeconomics
(B- or better needed for Economics Concentration)
F, W, S 3.0 MATH 107
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics F, W, S 3.0 ECON 200
MATH 107 Quantitative Reasoning F, W, S 3.0
MATH 121 Principles of Statistics F, W, S 3.0 MATH 107 or MATH 110 or ACCT 186 (for ACCT majors ONLY) or score 24 on math section of the ACT or 590 on math section of the SAT


Business Foundations — 22 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
BUSM 301* Business Finance
(B- or better needed for Finance Concentration)
F, W, S 3.0 ACCT 203, BUSM 180, BUSM 230, ECON 201, MATH 107, 121 all w/C- or better
BUSM 304* Principles of Marketing Management
(B- or better needed for Marketing Concentration)
F, W, S 3.0 BUSM 180 and BUSM 320 w/C- or better
BUSM 310* Leadership and Management
(B- or better needed for Organizational Leadership and Human Resources Concentration)
F, W ,S 3.0 BUSM 180
BUSM 320 Business Communication F, W, S 3.0 BUSM 180 w/C- or better and ENGL 101
BUSM 325 Career Management F, W, S 1.0 BUSM 320, 60+ credits (junior status)
BUSM 342 Business Law and Ethics F, W, S 3.0 BUSM 180 w/C- or better and ENGL 101
BUSM 361* Business Analytics and Operations
(B- or better needed for Supply Chain, Operations and Analytics Concentration)
F, W, S 3.0 BUSM 180, BUSM 230, MATH 107 all w/C- or better
CIS 200 or Fundamentals of Information Systems and Technology or F, W, S 3.0
IS 430 Foundations in IT Services, Enterprise Systems, and ERP Skills F, W 3.0 ACCT 201 and BUSM 180 recommended, or some background in financial accounting and business processes


Advanced Capstone Course — 3 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
BUSM 499 Strategic Management F, W, S 3.0 BUSM 301, 304, 310, 320, 342 (this course should be taken during last semester)


    Economics Concentration

    Required Courses — 9 Credits

    Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    ECON 350 Economic Development W 3.0 ECON 201 and MATH 121
    ECON 353 Money, Banking, and Business F 3.0 BUSM 230, ECON 201, and MATH 121
    ECON 360 International Economics F 3.0 ECON 350

    Economics Concentration Elective Course — 3 Credits

    Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    ECON 390R Special Topics in Economics Variable 1.0 - 3.0
    POSC 300 Political Inquiry and Writing F, W 3.0
    POSC 362 International and Political Economy W 3.0
    POSC 366 Politics and Economics of the Developing World F 3.0

    (*) B- or better is required for the business prerequisite course ECON 200.


    Finance Concentration

    Required Courses — 3 Credits

    Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    FIN 360 Corporate Financial Statement Analysis F, W 3.0 BUSM 301 w/B- or better

    Finance Concentration Elective Courses — 9 Credits

    Select three courses
    Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    BUSM 393R Special Topics in Finance Variable 1.0 - 3.0
    ECON 353 Money, Banking & Business F 3.0 BUSM 230, ECON 201 and MATH 121
    FIN 365 Real Estate Finance W 3.0 FIN 360
    FIN 370 Risk Management F 3.0 FIN 360
    FIN 410 Investments W 3.0 FIN 360
    FIN 432 International Finance W 3.0 FIN 360

    (*) B- or better is required for the business foundation course BUSM 301.


    Organizational Leadership and Human Resources Concentration

    Required Course — 6 Credits

    Courses Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    BUSM 327 Human Resource Management F, W 3.0 BUSM 310 w/B- or better
    BUSM 401 Principles of Leadership F, W 3.0 BUSM 310 w/B- or better

    Organizational Leadership and Human Resources Concentration Elective Courses — 6 Credits

    Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    BUSM 337 Employee & Labor Relations W 3.0 BUSM 327
    BUSM 347 Managing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion F 3.0 BUSM 310 w/B- or better
    BUSM 395R Special Topics in Organizational Leadership and Human Resources Variable 1.0 - 3.0
    BUSM 457 Training & Development F 3.0 BUSM 327
    BUSM 467 Staffing, Compensation, & Benefits W 3.0 BUSM 327

    (*) B-or better is required for the business foundation course BUSM 310


    Marketing Concentration

    Required Courses — 9 Credits

    Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    BUSM 421 Integrated Marketing Communications W, S 3.0 Either BUSM 304 or HTM 304 w/B- or better
    BUSM 422 Marketing Research F, W 3.0 BUSM 304 w/B- or better. Either MATH 121 or PSYC 205 w/C- or better
    BUSM 429 Strategic Marketing Management F, W 3.0 BUSM 304 w/B- or better, BUSM 421 and BUSM 422

    Marketing Concentration Elective Courses — 3 Credits

    Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    BUSM 394R Special Topics in Marketing Variable 1.0 - 3.0
    BUSM 410 Advanced Analytics and Big Data F 3.0 BUSM 361 w/C- or better

    (*) B-or better is required for the business foundation course BUSM 304.


    Supply Chain, Operations, and Analytics Concentration

    Required Courses — 6 Credits

    Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    BUSM 371 Supply Chain Management F, W 3.0 BUSM 361 w/B- or better
    BUSM 391 Project Management F, W 3.0 BUSM 361 w/B- or better

    Supply Chain, Operations, and Analytics Concentration Elective Courses — 6 Credits

    Course Number Title Semester Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    BUSM 381 Global Logistics Management W 3.0 BUSM 361 w/B- or better
    BUSM 396R Special Topics in Supply Chain, Operations, and Analytics Variable 1.0 - 3.0
    BUSM 410 Advanced Analytics and Big Data F 3.0 BUSM 361 w/B- or better
    BUSM 461 Lean Six Sigma (Process Improvement) W 3.0 BUSM 361 w/B- or better

    (*) B-or better is required for the business foundation course BUSM 361.


    Additional Program Requirements

    1. No more than one “D” grade may be applied towards the major.
    2. All Business prerequisites must be C-or better.
    3. Only one retake is allowed across all the “business prerequisites.” No more than two retakes are allowed across all major coursework

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Upon completing a major in business management, students will:

    • Demonstrate a knowledge of fundamental areas of business.
    • Have a knowledge of international business basics.
    • Have a knowledge of intercultural understanding fundamentals.
    • Be able to prepare entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial business plan.
    • Be able to solve problems.
    • Work effectively in teams.
    • Communicate effectively.
    • Demonstrate the ability to lead.
    • Demonstrate commitment to service-mindedness.
    • Demonstrate commitment to ethical behavior.

    The Discipline

    Business management provides students with a broad understanding of the relationships between cultures, business firms, governments, customers, and societies. The program prepares students to be contributing and successful members of the business community.


    Career Opportunities

    Business management graduates are prepared for administrative careers in both domestic and international organizations. Students typically find jobs in the private and not-for-profit sectors. Specific job descriptions are many and varied. Some examples are: manager, supervisor, banker, consultant, financial analyst, credit analyst, real estate broker, financial planner, business systems consultant/analyst, sales representative, account executive, research specialist, marketing director, digital marketing manager, marketing analyst, management trainee, buyer, merchandiser, production manager, technical customer support, inventory manager, logistics manager, materials supervisor and so on.