BS Business Administration: Small Business Management Degree Online

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BS in Business Administration Online Degree: Small Business Management from SNHU

Why the Business Administration-Small Business Management Degree Online?

Entrepreneurs: Learn how to apply accounting, finance, human resources, management and marketing knowledge specifically to small businesses by earning a small business management degree online.

While big business is shrinking, small businesses are expanding, with small businesses providing 55 percent of jobs nationally, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Gain knowledge and skills to help make your venture successful with our focused, online small business management courses.

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Why Choose the Online Small Business Management Degree Program at SNHU?

As a private, nonprofit, accredited university, SNHU focuses on ensuring you have the necessary skills to succeed. Whether you enroll online or at any of our five regional campuses, you will benefit from an SNHU education:

  • Quality education at one of the most affordable tuition rates available.
  • Choose how you want to learn: online, campus-based or a combination.
  • Professors and instructors who are actively involved with their students' success
  • High-quality instruction from business department faculty with a wealth of real-world expertise.
  • Students in our online small business management degree programs have 24/7/365 access to class – attend when it is most convenient for you.

Small Business Management Employment Opportunities

 Small business is the life blood of the American economy and a significant generator of employment, creating more than 60 percent of new jobs, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

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Transfer of Credit

If you’re a student who wants to transfer to SNHU or if you simply want to finish what you’ve started, we try to make transferring as easy as possible. We’ll accept up to 90 transferred academic credits and automatically complete an official credit evaluation as part of the application review process.

Business Administration Small Business
Management Curriculum

The small business management degree online courses stress the development of critical-thinking, problem-solving and leadership skills. Students focus on the application of business principles to small business practice.

Required Core Courses

Business Administration (BS) Online Major Courses

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.
UC: ENG-10, ENG-120, ENG-121H or ENG-200; ADB-125
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.
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 electives
*BUS-307 may count as a 300-level OL elective in the Major Courses if not taken as part of a concentration area
ECO/FIN - Students may select one Economics or Finance elective

Small Business Management Concentration 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-1
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

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

Free Elective Credits: 15

Total Credits: 120

SNHU's online degree programs meet the needs of today's students while ensuring educational quality and real-world applicability. Contact us to learn more about the SNHU difference.

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