Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

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Personalized Learning

Small Business Administration, Bachelor of Science


Academic Information

This major will provide you with knowledge, skills, and resources to start, manage, and grow a small business. Specifically, this program will help turn an initial business idea into a reality through a series of 'must-do' actions and learning activities. As a capstone project, you will synthesize all of the program's learning experiences by completing a thorough and well-written business plan for a business idea.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

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Personalized Learning

Small Business Administration, Bachelor of Science


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Small Business Administration?

To help launch a new business, you will learn how to assess market opportunities, conduct a risk assessment, and distinguish the options for doing business, such as freelancing, working from home, franchising, or running a business online or in a brick-and-mortar. You will also explore financial options and strategies to navigate the legal environment, as these steps are key to initiating a successful new business.  Once your enterprise is off the ground and running, this program will show you how to successfully manage and grow a business by exploring proven operational, marketing, financial, and human resource strategies for the small business.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Small Business Entrepreneurship/Self-employment
  • Research & Development
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • New Product Development
  • Business Operations Management

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Master in Business Administration-Specialization Areas in Business
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting & Auditor
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Business Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

Online, Statewide, and Education Innovation

Personalized Learning

Small Business Administration, Bachelor of Science


University Requirements

University Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

Online, Statewide, and Education Innovation

Personalized Learning

Small Business Administration, Bachelor of Science


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Highest Mathematics Required MATH 115
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Some online/blended coursework Required
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-A Recommended
Progression Plan Link Not Available

Purpose Statement

The mission of the NAU Personalized Learning Bachelor of Small Business Administration will be a lead provider of personalized and customized undergraduate online business education that will promote and encourage participation of partnerships within the business industry and global community as well as a variety of governing agencies and trade associations.

Our primary goal is to prepare NAU students to sustain valuable contributions in their communities and create a culture of inclusion that contributes to a rich foundation of engaged social responsiveness and professional excellence in a local, national and global environment.

Our vision for the SBA Personalized Learning Program is driven by our principle to provide high-quality, competency-based business and entrepreneurial training, as measured by the critical performance indicators for effective entrepreneurship education and a skill set essential to the success of the local and global community of learners. The PL competency model provides entrepreneurial skills that optimize worker’s technical and professional skills.

In pursuit of these goals and vision we are committed in fostering a sense of community and to uphold the values of:

The Personalized Program is student-centered and shall provide the each student journey a customized learning path that will be prepare students for with a comprehensive understanding of the skills in management, operations, decision-making and business analytics to apply them to real-life experiences and long-term career planning. The SBA Personalized Learning Program is for the student who seeks a non-traditional bachelor’s degree in business with an option to a minor that fits their personal interests and specialization.

Student Learning Outcomes

The SBA program is dedicated to the mission and goals of the university and the sustainability of continuing business education and industry collaboration, to integrate four major areas in business:

PL students will examine in-depth competencies-based in a variety of business areas, including foundational development skills associated with key entrepreneurship performance indicators, emerging trend in postsecondary entrepreneurial education and direct skills assessments as related to industry specific standards.
 
Small Business Administration Personalized Learning Graduates will be able to:

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

Online, Statewide, and Education Innovation

Personalized Learning

Small Business Administration, Bachelor of Science


Details

Major Requirements
Science Requirement
General Electives
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

Online, Statewide, and Education Innovation

Personalized Learning

Small Business Administration, Bachelor of Science


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