The 3+1 BBA program is designed as a degree pathway for two groups of students who would like to become business administration majors:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in business administration at SNHU include:
Put your course study into practice with internships that give you valuable hands-on business experience. SNHU faculty, alumni and our career development staff can help connect you with experiential learning opportunities that prepare you to enter the business world.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for all human resources, training and labor relations managers and specialist occupations is expected to grow 7 percent to 13 percent through 2022. Trained leaders, such as those who have graduated with a BS in Business Administration degree, should see a growing demand for their skills.
SNHU requires 120 credits to complete our bachelor's degree in business administration. Students who have at least 90 completed credits from another college or university (of which 30 must be in business) can complete their final year at SNHU and earn a Bachelor’s of Business Administration. Southern New Hampshire University requires an additional 30 credits to complete our bachelor’s degree.
The additional requirements for courses are very flexible and call for at least five general education courses, including two English composition courses. All English requirements must be fulfilled by providing TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores. Students needing further intensive English will require additional coursework.
Another five courses must be in business. One required course will be Strategic Management, along with four upper-level business classes, which may be chosen from accounting, finance, hospitality, organizational leadership, marketing, operations and project management, international business or IT. Any prerequisites for these advanced-level courses would have to be met as additional courses.
This course focuses on the basic research skills required of an undergraduate student, including the following: choosing an appropriate topic for research, conducting preliminary research, writing a research proposal, and drafting and revising a research paper. Instruction in library research methods (conducting paper, database, and internet searches, as well as evaluating internet sources) is a major focus of this course. Also included are the academic skills of summarizing, paraphrasing, quoting, and documenting sources. This course is offered in conjunction with ENG 071 and ENG 072.
This course focuses on the basic writing skills required of an undergraduate student. It includes the following processes: invention strategies (brainstorming, clustering/mapping, free writing, outlining), drafting, peer review, revising, and editing. This course also emphasizes the concepts of organization, development, unity and coherence in writing paragraphs and essays. This course is offered in conjunction with ENG 070 and ENG 072.
This course focuses on the development of grammatical accuracy in writing. Students are taught how to distinguish global errors (sentence structure, tense consistency, and cohesive devices) from local errors (pronoun reference, subject-verb agreement, word forms) in their own writing and to categorize their errors to better understand their specific needs for further study. Students are introduced to other learning strategies as well, such as using available resources and peer collaboration to assist them in developing greater accuracy and fluency. In addition, students become familiar with common feedback symbols and abbreviations used by college instructors. This course is offered in conjunction with ENG 070 and ENG 071.
This course is specifically designed for students whose primary language is not English and who have consequently have special linguistic requirements. The major objective of ENG 099I is to prepare students for success in ENG 120 through a basic and programmed approach to the acquisitions of reading skills, writing conventions and fluency in English grammar/mechanics. Students must pass the Basic Competency Examination, which is issued during finals week, before they may be admitted into ENG 120. Students also are required to take a grammar/mechanics test during the last week of instruction. ENG 099I meets four times a week. Enrollment is kept intentionally small, typically 12 students per section, to assure maximum benefit. Placement is determined by the staff of the Center for Language Education and verified by the freshman writing coordinator/department chair. Credits awarded for this course are counted in addition to the 120-credit minimum degree requirement. Offered every semester.
ENG 120 is a college-level writing course that introduces students to various forms of academic discourse. Students are required to prepare essays in a variety of rhetorical modes, including exposition, description and argumentation. In addition to out-of-class writing assignments, students will be required to compose in-class essays in response to readings and other prompts. ENG 120 introduces students to process-writing techniques, library research and MLA documentation procedures. The primary focus of ENG 120 is to help students acquire the writing skills they need to succeed in an academic environment. Enrollment is kept intentionally small, typically 15 students per section, to assure maximum benefit.
This is a theme-based seminar that builds on the skills learned in SNHU-101 and ENG-120, focusing on information literacy (the ability to locate and evaluate information) as well as written and oral communication skills. The theme of the course will vary according to the instructor, but in all sections, students will conduct extensive research on the topic and communicate their knowledge in a variety of oral presentations and writing assignments that will culminate in a research paper. To be taken during the student's sophomore year.
This capstone course enables all SNHU learners to apply and reflect upon their general education experiences. This process culminates with the presentation of a professional portfolio that highlights and demonstrates their academic, personal and professional development throughout the SNHU 3-course sequence of SNHU Experience courses.
Business School Capstone Course. This interdisciplinary approach to the study of the process of strategic management includes strategic analysis planning, implementation, evaluation and control from the perspective of top management in profit-making U.S. and international corporations, and public and non- profit organizations. Text and case studies are used extensively. Writing and team intensive course. Experience with Microsoft Office or equivalent is required. Senior standing or permission of instructor.
SCI - One (1) Science course
SCS - One (1) Social Science course (excluding ECO)
FAS - One (1) Fine Arts course
BUS - Four (4) courses from ACC, FIN, HOS, OL, IT, INT, MKT, or SPT at the 300/400 level for Business elective courses
*Business courses include ACC, FIN, INT, IT, MKT, OL, or SPT electives
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