The Bachelor of Science degree program in Business Management provides courses and business-related experiences for students who intend to pursue careers in business management or apply to graduate school.
Program of Study
Course offerings emphasize rigorous analysis of the concepts and principles that are basic to an understanding of the management field. Course work relates theories and ideas to the operating practices and policies of business organizations. These courses provide a unique opportunity for students to explore the workings of management. As supplemental activities to the traditional classroom format, “hands on” classroom experiences provide an awareness of what really happens in the business world not easily obtained through conventional lecture methods. In addition, the general education requirements provide a well-rounded academic foundation.
Cooperative Learning Experiences
Cooperative learning experiences (co-ops) are available in the Business Management program for BBM 315 Supervisory Management and HRM 310 Organizational Development. Depending on the co-op experience available and the student’s course completion schedule, other courses such as BBM 301 Organizational Behavior may also be completed as a co-op. Elective courses may also be structured as co-ops. Each co-op experience is expected to last for two consecutive semesters and earn the student six credits toward their 120-credit degree.
To be eligible for the co-op the student must have completed 60 credits and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. The student must contact the office of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) one semester before they would like to begin their co-op assignment. Once an opportunity description is secured, the WIL office will seek credit approval of the experience from the Business Management Program Chair.
In addition to achieving the Wilmington University undergraduate graduation competencies given in the Academic Information section of this catalog, each graduating student will be able to:
Minimum Grade Policy
ENG 121 English Composition I
ENG 122 English Composition II
ENG 131 Public Speaking
ENG 310 Research Writing
BBM 319 Business Ethics
VFP 313 Aesthetics of Film
DSN 110 Fundamentals of Drawing
TEC 215 Basic Photography
COM 245 Writing for the Media
Culinary Arts Elective
Ethnic Studies Elective
Fine Arts Elective
Foreign Language Elective
HUM Humanities Elective
ECO 101 Economics I
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics
Natural Science Elective
CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving
PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking
HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues
BAC 101 Accounting I
BAC 102 Accounting II
BBA 301 Intro to Business Analytics
BBM 201 Principles of Management
BBM 301 Organizational Behavior
BBM 320 Business Communications
BBM 402 Strategic Management
BMK 305 Marketing
FIN 305 Financial Management
MAT 312 Business Statistics
BBM 301: available as a co-op.
The College of Business programs require a minimum grade of “C” for program core courses. Students receiving a grade lower than “C” in any required program core course must retake that course.
BBM 315 Supervisory Management
BBM 347 Interpersonal Skills and Professionalism in the Workplace
BBM 370 Global Business Management
BBM 411 Operations and Systems Management
BBM 412 Project Management
BLA 303 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
ECO 102 Economics II
FIN 306 Corporate Finance
HRM 310 Organizational Development
HRM 311 Human Resource Management
MIS 320 Management Information Systems
BBM 315, HRM 310: available as a co-op
In the business world, today’s economic environment is both changing and challenging. Business professionals, armed with a working knowledge of current economic principles and issues, have a competitive advantage over their peers who lack such understanding. This five-course concentration, building upon the principles taught in macro and micro economics, is not a theoretical, quantitative or research program, but rather it fosters an applied approach. It seeks real-world answers to real-world challenges: inflation, foreign trade, economic strategy and competitiveness, land use, sustainability, crime, transportation, etc. Whether your career path involves profit or non-profits, local or regional government, banking or investments, this concentration in applied economics adds real value to your degree.
Studying economics can provide you with a deeper understanding of how the world works, particularly in terms of how people make decisions and allocate resources. Here are some reasons why studying economics can be valuable:
Overall, studying economics can help you to make informed decisions, better understand the world around them, and contribute to economic progress and development.
ECO 321 Economics of Money and Banking
ECO 340 Urban Economics & Sustainability
ECO 440 International Economics
The nonprofit industry is one of the fastest growing employers. The industry is seeking out marketers, HR professionals, and managers with an interest in strategic planning within the nonprofit industry. This nonprofit concentration will focus on the following content areas: Introduction to nonprofits, fiscal management, advocacy and public policy, and one specific identified nonprofit course in the student’s program. There are four core courses in the concentration and one specific program course or an internship. Two of the courses are shared between the College of Behavioral Science and the College of Business. This is a concentration for bachelor’s degrees in Business Management, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Sports Management.
NFP 301 Intro to Nonprofit Agencies
NFP 302 Management of the Nonprofit Organization
NFP 303 Foundations of Fiscal Management for Nonprofit
NFP 304 Advocacy and Public Policy
FIN 331 Finance for Nonprofit
HRM 361 HRM in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
NFP 307 Fundraising for Nonprofits
SPM 309 Sport and Athletics Fundraising
Students may substitute any program specific course for an alternate NFP course of their choosing or an internship.
A Business Management Degree with a concentration in Sales Administration provides students with knowledge, skills, and abilities that support career development in sales administration. The service industry is one of the nation’s fastest growing areas. With many professionals retiring in the next five to 10 years, the employment forecast for sales professionals is promising. This concentration prepares students for careers in professional sales, with curriculum focusing on sales techniques, data analysis, technology, consumer behavior, ethics, communication, customer service, presentations and proposals. Students can select one course based on their professional interests that encompass general sales, hospitality, or sports. They will also have opportunities to practice new techniques in class, and then transfer those acquired competencies in the workplace or job interview.
Students must take the following prerequisites to complete this certificate:
BBM 201 Principles of Management and BMK 305 Marketing are both required courses for the Bachelor of Science in Business Management full degree program.
BBM 100 Customer Service Workshop
BBM 110 Fundamentals of Ethical Sales Techniques
BBM 308 Introduction to Sales Force Management
BMK 320 Consumer Behavior
BBM 415 Effective Sales Presentations and Proposals
BBA 430 Big Data and Visualization
ISM 350 Information Technology Policy and Strategy
BBM 330 Power and Negotiation
HSP 201 Customer Relations in the Hospitality Industry
SPM 310 Sales in Sports
The concentration in Small Business Management in available to all undergraduate business students. The curriculum focuses on the various critical aspects of starting and managing a small business. Content areas relating to the curriculum include marketing, managing, and developing a business plan.
BBM 350 Introduction to E-Commerce
BBM 351 Small Business Management
BLA 310 Small Business Law
BMK 366 Entrepreneurship
BMK 400 Social Media Marketing
The concentration in Sport Management in the Business Management program provides students with the knowledge and practical experience necessary for a career in Sport Management. The Sport Management concentration is an intensive experiential curriculum based on sport management concepts and objectives. Students will learn the business of sports—from social media and marketing to facilities management, sport finance, event planning, and sport analytics. The concentration in Sport Management integrates project-based learning with practical internship requirements and prepares students for opportunities in the sports industry. In addition to the Sport Management curriculum, the program includes a vital business management component, providing students with the skills necessary to succeed in the corporate areas of this field. The Sport Management concentration offers students a variety of hands-on experiences which enhance their opportunities and career choices. The Sport Management Concentration has existing sport organization internship partners globally and has partnered with sport executives and organizations to provide a project-based opportunity to our students.
SPM 305 Sport Management I
SPM 306 Sport Media Relations
SPM 408 Financing Sport Operations
SPM 490 Sport Management Internship I
SPM 405 Sport Management II
SPM 491 Sport Management Internship II
SPM 400 Seminar in Sport Analytics
SPM 407 Sport Marketing and Promotions
The following courses or their equivalents are prerequisites for a degree in Business Management:
Through Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™, this accelerated program option allows eligible College of Business students to take up to four selected graduate-level courses in place of selected undergraduate courses and provides the opportunity to be formally accepted into the M.S. in Management or MBA graduate program prior to completion of their bachelor’s degree.
In order to be eligible, students must have completed 75 undergraduate credits and obtained an overall GPA of 3.0 or better and have specific undergraduate courses remaining in their program. Please schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor to learn if you are eligible to participate in this program and determine your concentration-specific course substitutions and requirements.
Note: These graduate-level courses will fulfill requirements for both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Students are required to maintain a 3.0 in all graduate programs.
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2023-2024 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2022 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.