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The Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship track provides students with the key skills, practical knowledge, and approach necessary for creating successful new ventures that attract customers in a consumer-driven market. Students learn the basics of management functions as well as the formulation, financing, and operation of starting and maintaining a business.

Required 4 courses/12 credits: Select from 2 courses/6 credits:
CIS 498: Special Topics- Network Security
MGT 305: Management and Organizational Behavior
MGT 405: Special Topics- Intro to Entrepreneurship Studies
MGT 405: Special Topics- Designing Your Business Adventure
CIS 311: Analyzing Data in Organizations
LTLE 150: Information in Contemporary Society
SCOM 248: Intercultural Communication
SCOM 358: Business & Professional Communication Studies
WRTC 340: Writing as Leading
IS 300: Sponsored Learning

Course Descriptions

Required Courses

CIS 498: Special Topics- Network Security

An advanced course designed to allow exploration of current topics in computer information systems. Course content will vary.

MGT 305: Management and Organizational Behavior

This course is the study of management functions, decision processes and human behavior in business organizations. Ethical and political considerations are addressed, as are behavioral science research and its applicability to understanding organizational behavior.

MGT 405: Special Topics- Intro to Entrepreneurship

This course is designed to allow exploration of areas of current topical or unique interest or to leverage special situation.

MGT 405: Special Topics- Designing Your Business Adventure

This course is designed to allow exploration of areas of current topical or unique interest or to leverage special situation.

Select from 2 courses/6 credits

CIS 311: Analyzing Data in Organizations

This course provides an overview of how to work with databases and other data sources in order to access relevant information in a timely and user-friendly manner. It includes discussions of a variety of data representation types, including relational databases, XML documents and cloud data. Students learn essential database concepts and gain practical experience querying, reporting, and analyzing data.

LTLE 150: Information in Contemporary Society

This course concerns the individual’s need for information especially that which will assist in solving problems related to everyday needs and interests and with the agencies and resources which can help to meet those needs. This course will not count as a social science course for teacher licensure.

SCOM 248: Intercultural Communication

This course focuses on the study of human communication in a variety of cultural settings and contexts. Emphasis on developing understanding and analytical skills regarding communication between people from different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds in both domestic and international settings. Consideration of relevance and application to social, business and political environments.

SCOM 358: Business & Professional Communication Studies

This course provides students the opportunity to investigate the nuance and complexity of communication in modern organizational life. A portion of the class is dedicated to the skills involved in a competitive, successful career search. In addition, students develop the skills to become an ethical and effective organizational citizen.

WRTC 340: Writing as Leading

Investigation of contemporary leadership theories as they apply to writing; students will apply these principles and techniques to their own writing. The course will explore how writers lead readers and how leaders employ writing and use writers to influence their audiences. Students will gain experience writing in typical leadership genres, such as the position paper and the op-ed piece. Prerequisite: WRTC 200 and WRTC 201 or permission of instructor.

IS 300: Sponsored Learning

A structured learning activity related to a student’s area of study and sponsored by an employer, volunteer agency, or other appropriate organization. 1-6 credits.

Senior Project and Additional Online Courses

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