Learn how to apply accounting, finance, human resources, management and marketing knowledge specifically to small businesses by earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Small Business Management at Southern New Hampshire University.
While big business is shrinking, small businesses are expanding, with small businesses providing half of all jobs nationally, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. In SNHU’s BS in Business Administration – Small Business degree online, you’ll gain the entrepreneurial expertise you need to make your business venture successful in our focused small business management courses.
The BS in Business Administration – Small Business degree online was developed in cooperation with business professionals to provide the expertise you need to start and operate a small business.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of enrolling in an online bachelor’s program at SNHU include:
Small business is the lifeblood of the American economy and a significant generator of employment. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a portion of employment growth will stem from the formation of new organizations, leading to an increase of 9 percent in management occupations through 2026.*
The small business management degree online courses stress the development of critical-thinking, problem-solving and leadership skills. You’ll learn the application of business principles to small business practice.
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.
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. Writing Intensive Course.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students will prepare, either individually or in teams, a comprehensive business plan for a new venture. Junior standing or permission of instructor.
OL ELE - Students may select two (2) 300 or higher Organizational Leadership electives (except OL-490)
*BUS-307 can satisfy a 300-level OL elective
Free Elective Credits: 15
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well as several other accrediting bodies. More...
This program is accredited by both NEASC and ACBSP. Consumer information is available on the College Navigator.