Business Administration / Small Business Management (BS)


Welcome to Southern New Hampshire University’s BS in Business Administration

Expand your management and leadership skills and prepare yourself for a variety of career options with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern New Hampshire University. Businesses of all sizes seek employees with business degrees for entry-level and mid-level management and supervisory positions.

Wide array of career opportunities

Your SNHU business administration degree can lead to a world of career opportunities in today's dynamic business environment. Manage a retail store or a corporate office. Lead a nonprofit agency or a healthcare organization. Oversee a government agency or a manufacturing firm. Run your own company or a franchise. The possibilities are endless.

Real world business experience and skill development

Enroll in the business program at SNHU and enjoy the flexibility of earning your degree on campus, on location, or online. Learn from business faculty who bring real-world experiences and business applications into the classroom. Develop your business knowledge, understand your social and ethical values, and gain an international perspective. Use cutting-edge technology, develop your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and learn to be an effective leader.

''I knew I wanted to go into business and SNHU has a good business school. I like how the teachers help us do well. They believe in potential. And I especially like the organizational leadership classes.'' Amber Chandronnait, business student

Career development assistance

Put your course study into practice with internships that give you valuable hands-on business experience. SNHU faculty, alumni, and career development staff can help connect you with experiential learning opportunities that enhance and reinforce what you have learned in the classroom.

Earn your bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern New Hampshire University and be prepared to take a leadership role in business, industry and the community.

Small Business Management Concentration

Small businesses are the backbone of the economy in the United States. There is great demand for individuals who have the knowledge and skills to initiate, manage and grow these organizations.

Required Core Courses

General Education Program

Business Administration Major Courses with Concentration

OL-211: Human Resource Management
This course examines the fundamentals of policies and administration. Major tasks of procedures and developing, maintaining and utilizing an effective team are studied. Students are introduced to international human resource management. Offered every semester.
OL-215: Principles of Management
This course is designed to examine the fundamentals and principles of management in order to develop an understanding of management in any formal organization. Special attention is paid to planning and decision-making. International management is also covered. Offered every semester. Writing Intensive Course.
ENG-10,ENG-120 ENG-121H or ENG-200 ADB-125 or OL-125 or TCI-250
OL-326: Social Environment of Business
This course examines the interrelationships among business, government and society and how these relationships evolve over time and shape our world. Through the use of readings, cases, and class discussions, students will examine a variety of important topics impacting the global business environment, including business power, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, regulation, multinational corporations, globalization, pollution and environmental quality. A key focus is on the historical origins of the tensions amongst wealth, virtue, and business and society in developed and developing nations and economies. Global marker. Junior standing or permission of instructor.
Junior prereg status
OL-342: Organizational Behavior
This course focuses on the primary factors that influence behavior in organizations. Emphasis is placed on leadership, group dynamics, inter- group dynamics, organizational structure and design, change, culture, power and politics, environment and technology and organizational behavior in an international context. Offered every year. Writing and team intensive course. Junior standing or permission of instructor.
ADB-125 or OL-125 Junior prereg status

OL ELE - Students may select four (4) 300 or 400-level Organizational Leadership or Business electives
ECO/FIN ELE - Students may select one Economics or Finance elective

Small Business Management Major Courses

OL-317: Small Business Management
The problems involved in starting and operating a successful small business, selecting the location, determining how to borrow money, budgeting and credit are discussed. Junior standing or permission of instructor.
ACC-102 or ACC-202 and ADB-215 or OL-215 and MKT-113 Junior prereg status
OL-320: Entrepreneurship
This course focuses on the factors that contribute to the personal success of entrepreneurs and affect successful entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is also studied. Case studies, contemporary readings and simulations are used. International considerations are included. Offered every year.
OL-321: Business Plan Preparation
Students will prepare, either individually or in teams, a comprehensive business plan for a new venture. Junior standing or permission of instructor.
ACC-202, MKT-113, OL-215 and OL-320 Junior prereg status

OL ELE - Students must select two (2) 300 or 400-level Organizational Leadership electives (Except OL-490)
*BUS-307 can satisfy a 300-level OL elective

University Accreditation

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