Faculty: Ahmadian, Brennan, Choi, Correa-Martinez, Fowler, Gilbreath, Goss, Holman, Kwon, Shah, Wakefield
The major in business management leads to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) and provides students with the theoretical and conceptual basis of business as well as application skills to assume leadership roles in industry, government and education.
The undergraduate business management major permits students to select one area as an emphasis. The knowledge and skills acquired with the major in business management can be used in a number of areas, such as human resource and operations management. The business management major with an agribusiness emphasis prepares students for careers in the specialized agriculture/business sector. The business management major with an information technology emphasis prepares students for careers in managing technology in modern organizations.
The business management major with a specialization in marketing prepares the graduate to successfully promote and sell goods and services.
General Requirements for Business Majors
(Accounting, Business Management and Economics)
All undergraduate business majors (accounting, business management and economics) take the Business Core. The Core prepares business majors with general business knowledge and skills. The Core also provides students with an understanding of and appreciation for the intellectual discipline needed for successful completion of a business major.
These courses provide students with the common body of knowledge needed for imaginative and responsible citizenship and leadership roles in business and society, domestically and globally. The Business Core is designed to provide students with the opportunity to integrate their educational experiences in business within a specific discipline and across disciplines.
An overall GPA of 2.000 is required in General Education Skills Component courses. The Hasan School of Business prerequisite course requirement is a D, so that a student may progress to the next course. All business majors are required to earn a C or better in Business Core courses and in 300/400-level major courses to fulfill degree requirements. In addition, students must have completed the 100/200-level Business Core courses prior to enrolling in 300/400-level business courses. Additional prerequisites for Business Core courses and major courses are specified in the Course Descriptions section of the catalog. Business Core courses are listed alphabetically by prefix. Academic Planning Sheets are available in HSB.
Independent Studies, Directed Studies, Internships, and Special Projects will not be substituted for core or required courses. They may count as electives.
|ACCTG 201||Principles of Financial Accounting||3|
|ACCTG 202||Principles of Managerial Accounting||3|
|BUSAD 101||Business-Careers and Opportunities||1|
|BUSAD 265||Inferential Statistics and Problem Solving||3|
|BUSAD 270||Business Communications||3|
|BUSAD 302||Ethics in Business||3|
|BUSAD 360||Advanced Business Statistics||3|
|BUSAD 493||Senior Seminar||1|
|CIS 100||Introduction to Word||1|
|CIS 103||Introduction to PowerPoint||1|
|CIS 104||Introduction to Excel Spreadsheets||1|
|ECON 201||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 202||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|FIN 330||Principles of Finance||3|
|MATH 220||Quantitative Analysis for Business||4|
|MGMT 201||Principles of Management||3|
|MGMT 301||Organizational Behavior||3|
|MGMT 311||Operations and Quality Management||3|
|MGMT 485||Strategic Management||3|
|MKTG 340||Principles of Marketing||3|
Majors and Emphasis Areas
(Specific course requirements are detailed later.)
- Accounting: 24
- Business Management: 24
- Business Management/Agribusiness: 27
- Business Management/Information Technology: 37
- Business Management/Marketing: 24
- Business Management/Sports Industry Management: 39
- Business Management/Org. Risk and Security Mgmt: 39
- Economics: 24
- Economics/Finance: 24
Business majors may take a second major in a business discipline that is not related to their first major discipline, provided that the additional 300/400-level credits associated with the second major are in addition to the credits needed to complete the first major (i.e., If the first major is 120 credits and the second major is 24 credits, then the total credits to complete the first major and the second major will be a minimum of 144). For example, a student earning the BSBA in business management could also major in accounting or economics.
Business majors may take a minor in a business discipline that is not related to their major discipline, provided that the additional 300/400-level credits associated with the minor are in addition to the credits needed to complete their major (i.e., If the major is 120 credits and the additional credits in the minor are 9 credits, then the total credits to complete the major and the minor will be a minimum of 129). For example, a student earning the BSBA in business management could also minor in accounting or economics.
Requirements for the Business Management Major with Marketing Emphasis
|CIS 365||Management Information Systems||3|
|MKTG 441||Marketing Strategies||3|
The general education requirement for graduation includes a total of 35 semester credits in two categories: Skills Component and Knowledge Component. Please see the General Education Requirement section under Academic Policies for more information.
Graduation Requirements for Business Majors
(Accounting, Business Management, and Economics)
Students must satisfy the University general education requirements, the general institutional requirements, and have at least 120 total credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.000 to graduate.
An overall GPA of 2.000 is required in General Education Skills Component courses. The Hasan School of Business prerequisite course requirement is a D, so that a student may progress to the next course. All business majors are required to earn a C or better in Business Core courses and 300/400-level major courses to fulfill degree requirements.
To earn a BSBA from CSU-Pueblo, students must complete no fewer than 30 semester hours in business at the 3/400 level in residence at CSU-Pueblo. “In residence” courses will include Business or CIS courses offered through CSU-Pueblo Extended Studies Programs. Students who complete junior- and senior-level courses at other colleges or universities with grades of C- or better, and wish to apply the credits earned toward their degree, must request approval through the Dean or Faculty Chair. Courses taken without such approval will not be counted toward the fulfillment of degree requirements.
Only the Dean or the Faculty Chair may waive any portion of these requirements and only upon written petition by a student who has demonstrated extraordinary ability.
Undergraduate transfer work from other institutions is evaluated first by the Registrar’s Office, but final degree determination is made by the Hasan School of Business. The School of Business reserves the right to disallow any credit that is not appropriate degree credit as determined by the School.
Summary of Graduation Requirements
(Accounting, Business Management, and Economics)
General Education: 361
Business Core: 451
Open Electives: 0-15
TOTAL (minimum credits): 120
Outcomes Assessment Activities
Assurance of Learning
The use of direct measures of student performance in the Hasan School of Business provides a relevant set of performance data. Reviewed by faculty, discipline groups, the School’s Assurance of Learning Committee, and administrators, results of these measures are used to make program improvements. In addition to course grades, direct measures of student performance in the school of Business include:
- The Educational Testing Service (ETS) Major Field Test in Business. This test, administered nationwide, assesses what students have learned in courses common to all business majors. Results are compared with those of other business students enrolled at selected peer institutions, as well as nationally. In the Hasan School of Business, the Major Field Test is given to students in the BUSAD 493 Senior Seminar (1 c.h.) capstone course in their senior year.
- Course-Embedded Measures. Exams, papers, presentations, and projects include course-embedded measures that can be used to assess student performance.
The Hasan School of Business compiles information to assess the success of graduates. Information is obtained from the CSU-Pueblo Alumni Office, the Career Center, and other sources.
Learning Goals for the Business Undergraduate Program
The Hasan School of Business faculty works diligently to provide undergraduates with a high-quality education that prepares them for entry into business or into a graduate program. Our programs prepare students through achievement of five primary learning goals.
Our students will be able to communicate effectively.
- Problem Solving
Our students will be able to analyze problems and develop solutions.
- Global Awareness
Our students will be able to apply global business concepts.
- Ethical Awareness
Our students will be able to recommend ethical alternatives and appropriate actions.
- Team Skills
Our students will be able to demonstrate effective team skills.