BS in Business

BS in Business - Family and Entrepreneurial Business Management

This program is offered by the Department of Management Studies

Entrepreneurship is the design, creation and management of one’s own business. It involves many phases related to developing, implementing as well as assuming risks. Family businesses are headed and run by family members. 

This area of emphasis caters to students who belong to families in business and who wish to preserve the continuity and wealth of their businesses from generation to generation. It is also intended for students who wish to start their own business, as it encourages entrepreneurship and the building of solid guidelines for future business start-ups.

The courses in this emphasis are designed in a way to address the complex workings and challenges of family-owned businesses. Not only will the student get working knowledge of the tools and concepts involved, they will also develop action plans for their family businesses and manage growth opportunities. In addition, they will acquire frameworks, analytical skills, techniques and decision-making tools that can be used in the growing entrepreneurial track. Coursework in this specialization will begin as soon as it is feasible.

Emphasis Curriculum

The changes in Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS), business electives, and free electives requirements are applicable for the entering class of Fall 2021. Existing students may choose to follow the oldor below new curriculum.

A minimum of 92 creditsare required to graduate, distributed as follows:

* The core business courses ECO201and ECO202fulfill 6 of these credits, as they are also LAS Social Sciences requirements.

Business Core Requirements (36 credits)

Emphasis Requirements (12 credits)

Other Requirements (12 credits)

Business Electives: Choose any 12 credits of the following courses:

Block A: Minimum 6 credits Maximum 12 credits

Block B: Maximum 6 credits

1- Soft Skills: Maximum 3 credits

2- Vertically Integrated ProjectsMaximum 3 credits

3- Other Electives 

LAS Requirements (30 credits)

Free Electives (8 credits)

Recommended Study Plan

Year One

Fall (15 credits)

Spring (16 credits)

Year Two

Fall (15 credits)

Spring (16 credits)

Year Three

Fall (16 credits)

Spring (15 credits)

Career Prospects

The emphasis will support the candidate in understanding the dynamics of their family business, enabling them to be part or run their company and reach their business goals. The candidate will be able to assume managerial responsibilities and envision new ventures and business plans.