The Bachelor of Professional Studies with a major in Business provides students with a solid foundation in general business, preparing them for graduate study, professional development and career advancement.
In addition to the unique general education curriculum specific to the BPS program, this degree offers a comprehensive business core as well as a broad selection of “functional areas”. These functional areas include all of the major areas of study from Business (Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing and Social Entrepreneurship), while also permitting the selection of professional programs such as Hospitality and Tourism Management, Organizational Leadership, Paralegal Studies and Sustainability Studies.
As with any of our majors, students will demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking, reading, writing, and research skills via their general education coursework.
Business Core Requirements
Eighteen semester hours are required in one functional area. The functional areas are: Accounting; Finance; Hospitality & Tourism Management; Human Resource Management; Management; Marketing; Organizational Leadership; Paralegal Studies; Social Entrepreneurship; Sustainability Studies.
BPS degrees replace traditional general education courses and electives with an innovative Core Curriculum, consisting of interdisciplinary seminars and a Senior Thesis research project. These seminars, designed for adult students, reduce the time required to complete degree requirements. Courses in the BPS core are designated with the PLS prefix (Professional and Liberal Studies). The BPS Core Curriculum includes:
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