Bachelor in Business

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Program Description

Bachelor in Business

Harold Walter Siebens School of Business

Start up your own restaurant or become a financial advisor on Wall Street. Launch a career in sports management or market research. Recruit and interview job candidates for a large corporation. BVU’s business major will provide you with core and transferable knowledge so you can be an effective business leader in any field or profession.

The business major is a comprehensive program emphasizing real-world problem solving and practical experience. Early on, you’ll put theory into action through simulations, case studies, research, and countless internship and travel opportunities. As part of your studies, you will complete a series of core and foundation courses that will equip you with a broad set of skills and a thorough understanding of business operations. You may also pursue one or more business concentrations to supplement your studies and increase marketability. The five concentrations - sports management, marketing, entrepreneurship, financial decision making and human resource management - allow you to tailor your studies and career path, develop specialized knowledge and abilities, and become an adept business leader. A business degree from BVU will provide you with the ability to adapt to the ever-changing workplace. You will graduate with the knowledge and skills that are sought after most by industry professionals.

Business courses

Major: 41 credit hours

Business Foundation courses: 25 credit hours

  • ACCT 200 Accounting Foundations
  • ECON 200 Economics Foundations
  • FNBK 306 Managerial Finance
  • MATH 140 Elementary Applied Statistics
  • MGMT 205 Decision Science Foundations
  • MGMT 306 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 314 Legal Environment of Business
  • MRKT 306 Principles of Marketing

Integrated Core courses: 16 credit hours

  • BUSN 100 Contemporary Business and Free Enterprise
  • BUSN 300 You in the Business World
  • BUSN 305 Enterprise Decision Making
  • BUSN 400 Business Project Management
  • BUSN 496 Business Practicum

Business Concentration courses: 15 credit hours each

Marketing

  • MRKT 340 Business Marketing
  • MRKT 354 Sports Marketing
  • MRKT 355 Consumer Behavior
  • MRKT 414 Selling
  • MRKT 418 Market Research

Entrepreneurship

  • ACCT 309 Cost Accounting
  • MGMT 375 Entrepreneurship/Small Business
  • MGMT 380 Social Responsibility of Business
  • MGMT 410 Organization Theory
  • MGMT 475 Advanced Entrepreneurship

Human Resource Management

  • COMM 374 Interviewing
  • MGMT 320 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 380 Social Responsibility of Business
  • MGMT 410 Organization Theory
  • MGMT 420 Advanced Human Resource Management

Sports Management

  • MGMT 380 Social Responsibility of Business
  • MGMT 390 Sports Management
  • MGMT 410 Organization Theory
  • MRKT 354 Sports Marketing
  • MRKT 414 Selling

Financial Decision Making

  • FNBK 316 Corporate Finance
  • FNBK 322 Analysis of Financial Statement (may be waived for students who have taken ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I)
  • FNBK 430 Investments
  • FNBK 460 Enterprise Risk Management
  • FNBK 465 Advanced Financial Management

Recommended Additional Courses for Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Candidates: 7 credit hours

  • ACCT 309 Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 320 Professional Ethics for Accountants
  • ACCT 300 Accounting Information Systems or ACCT 405 Auditing

Minor: 18 credit hours

Required Courses: 8 credit hours

  • BUSN 100 Contemporary Business and Free Enterprise
  • ACCT 200 Accounting Foundations or ECON 200 Economics Foundations

Elective Courses: At least 10 credit hours from the following

  • ACCT 200 Accounting Foundations(Permitted only if ECON 200 has been taken as a required course)
  • ECON 200 Economics Foundations(Permitted only if ACCT 200 has been taken as a required course)
  • BUSN 300 You in the Business World
  • FNBK 306 Managerial Finance
  • MATH 140 Elementary Applied Statistics
  • MGMT 205 Decision Science Foundations
  • MGMT 306 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 314 Legal Environment of Business
  • MRKT 306 Principles of Marketing

Major in Business Education: 31-33 credit hours

  • ACCT 200 Accounting Foundations and a three-hour elective Accounting course or 6 hours of approved Accounting courses from another institution
  • ACCT 300 Accounting Information Systems or MIS 300 Introduction to Management Information Systems
  • BUED 320 Technical Applications in Business
  • COMM 230 Business and Professional Communication
  • ECON 200 Economics Foundations and a three-hour elective Economics course or 6 hours of approved Economics courses from another institution
  • FNBK 306 Managerial Finance
  • MGMT 306 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 315 Business Law I
  • MRKT 306 Principles of Marketing
  • Plus requirements for secondary education and education core
Last updated Jan 2015

About the School

Welcome to Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. Our picturesque campus covers 60 acres and is located on the shores of a 3,200-acre natural lake.

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