Business Administration – Small Business

The suggested Four-Year Major Plan is a guide to help Caldwell University students complete their graduation requirements within four years. It is a suggested framework which builds upon the core curriculum as well as the required and elective courses within a student’s major. This suggested plan does not include developmental courses. Should developmental courses be required, students will need to work with their Academic Advisor to include those additional courses; this may delay graduation in four years. Students should always meet with their Academic Advisor to further individualize their academic plans and confirm the availability of courses and course sequencing. The following credits below include the minimum required courses and credits needed to graduate. Students enrolled as full-time status may take 12-18 credits a semester.

NOTE: This suggested Four-Year Major Plan applies to students who matriculated during the 2012-2013 academic year.

First Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
Core: FS 189 Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only) 1 BU 110 Business Communications 3
Core: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320 or EN 119 & EN 120 by placement) 3 CS 219 Business Spreadsheet Applications 3
Core: MA 112 Concepts of Mathematics (or college-level math by placement) 3 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Core: CS 115 Essential Computer Skills (or elective/core) 3 Core: HI 101 Roots of the West or HI 102 The Shaping of the West 3
Core: Social Science 3 Core: TH 102 Intro. to Christian Theology 3
Core: Modern Language Core – SP/FR/AS/IT 3    
Total: 16 Total: 15
Second Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
BU 211 Accounting I 3 BU 212 Accounting II 3
BU 260 Principles of Management 3 BU 208 Introduction to International Business 3
BU 221 Marketing 3 Core: Literature – EN xxx 3
Core: CO 230 Communication Skills 3 Core: Biological or Physical Science 3
Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy 3 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Total: 15 Total: 15
Third Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
Core: Social Science – BU 205 Principles of Economics I 3 BU 210 Principles of Economics II 3
BU 305 Introduction to Statistics or MA 207 Application of Statistics 3 CS 285 Principles of Management Information Systems 3
BU 235 Choice: From Self-Management to Leader 3 BU 343 Creativity, Innovation and the Competitive Edge 3
Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 3 Business Administration Major Elective** 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3 Elective 3
Total: 15 Total: 15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
BU 337 Finance 3 BU 385 Senior Outcomes Seminar 1
BU 350 Legal Environment of Business I 3 BU 420 Ethical Business Strategy 3
BU 460 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management 3 Electives*** 10
Elective 3    
Elective 3    
Total: 15 Total: 14

*A second writing intensive (WI) course is required. Students are recommended to complete it before the end of their fourth semester. Students who transfer to Caldwell with a minimum of 30 credits will have their second WI course waived.

** Students must select one of the following options to fulfill their remaining three credit major elective: BU 489 Internship (Internship may be completed in the summer and credited in the fall semester); BU 491 Short-Term Study Abroad Travel Experience; or BU 416 Selling and Sales Management.

*** Remaining credits should be determined based on meeting the minimum graduation credits in consultation with the student’s Academic Advisor.

Total Credits Required (minimum): 120 credits 
GPA: 2.0 
Minimum Grade in Major Courses: C