BS Business Studies: Small Business Management
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Is the Business Studies Small Business Management Degree Online Right for You?

If you're an entrepreneur at heart, or you previously attended college but were unable to continue your business studies, SNHU's online BS in Small Business Management degree program is ideal for you. The small business management courses that make up this degree program are taught by experienced faculty who understand how to prepare you for success as an entrepreneur or manager for a small business.

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Why Choose SNHU's Small Business Management Degree Online Program?

As a private, affordable nonprofit accredited university, SNHU focuses on ensuring you have the necessary skills to succeed. Whether you enroll in the small business management degree online or through any of our five regional campuses, you will benefit from:

  • An exceptional education at one of the most affordable tuition rates available
  • Being able to choose how you want to learn: online, campus-based or a combination
  • Professors and instructors who are actively involved with their student's success on the path to an online business degree
  • High-quality small business management courses taught by business department faculty with a wealth of real-world management expertise
  • Having access to small business management courses 24/7/365 – learn when it is most convenient for you

Business Studies-Small Business Management Degree Online Program Focus

The curriculum for the small business management degree online program stresses the application of business principles to real-world small business practice. By combining general business and small business management courses into the curriculum, students learn to apply accounting, finance, human resources, management and marketing concepts to small businesses.

Students pursuing a Business Studies Small Business Management degree online or through one of our campuses, benefit from a solid foundation in proven business principles and strategies.

Small Business Management Employment Opportunities

Small business represents the lifeblood of the American economy and a significant generator of employment. As noted by the chairman of the United States Federal Reserve, small businesses account for approximately 60% of all job creation and nearly 50% of all employment.

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Transfer of Credit

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

The online Small Business Management Degree program appeals to those with previous college credit. It affords students the opportunity to apply previously taken business courses to create a program to meet their career goals.

Small Business Management Curriculum

Students taking SNHU’s Business Studies Small Business Management degree online or through one of our campuses, benefit from a solid foundation in business principles. The business curriculum stresses the application of business principles to real-world small business practice.

Required Core Courses

Small Business Management Concentration Courses

BUS-307: Business Law II
The study begun in Business Law I continues as the topics of commercial paper, real and personal property, creditors' rights and bankruptcy, agency, business organizations, estate planning and government regulation of business are explored.
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-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)

Free Elective Credits: 24

Total Credits: 120

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