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 2013-2014 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(or DR 102, 103, 104) 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
BU 460 – Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management 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
Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 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

Course Prerequisites

Course. CR/Title Taken/Tr Repeated PreReq
      Sem/Yr Grade Semester/Year Grade  
BU 110 Business Communications           CS 115
BU 205 Principles of Economics I           MA 112 or equiv.
BU 208 Introduction to International Business            
BU 210 Principles of Economics II           BU 205
BU 211 Accounting I           MA 112 or equiv.
BU 212 Accounting II           BU 211
CS 219  Business Spreadsheet Applications           CS115, MA 112 or equiv.
BU 221 Marketing           CS 115
BU 260 Principles of Management            
CS 285 Fundamentals of MIS            CS 219
BU 305 Intro to Statistics or MA 207           MA 112, CS 219
BU 337 Finance           BU 210, BU 212, BU 305/MA 207
BU 343 Creativity, Innov.& the Compet.Edge            
BU 350 Legal Environment of Business I           BU 260
BU 385 Senior Outcomes Seminar(1 Credit)           BU 205, BU 212, BU 305
BU 420 Ethical Business Strategy           *
BU 460 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management           BU212, BU 260, CS 219
               
BU 487
BU 491
BU 416

Internship (encouraged) OR
International Business Trip OR
Selling and Sales Management

           BU 221

*PREREQUISITES FOR BU 420 ETHICAL BUSINESS STRATEGY: SENIOR STATUS AND BU 221, BU 260, BU 337

 

Business Administration Degree Course Sequence (Specialized courses)

Couse Name Year 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 14 14 14 15 15
  Sem  F SP SU F SP SU F SP SU F SP SU
 BU 110 Business Communications    DA  DNX  X  DX DN  UX  DA  DNX X DX DN UX
 BU 205 Principles of Economics I    DN  DX  UX  DA DNX UX  DN  DX UX DA DNX  UX
 BU 208 Intro to International Bus.    DA  DNX  UX  DX DN UX   DA  DNX UX DX DN UX
 BU 210 Principles of Economics II    DN  DNX  UX  DN DNX  UX   DN  DX UX DA DNX UX
 BU 211 Accounting I    DNA  DNX  UX  DNA DNX UX   DNA  DNX UX DNA DNX UX
 BU 212 Accounting II    DA  DNX  UX  DA DNX  UX   DA  DNX UX DA  DNX  UX 
 CS 219 Bus. Spreadsheet Appl.    DNX  DNA  X  DNX DNA X  DNX  DNA X DNX DNA X
 BU 221 Marketing    DNX  DA  UX  DNX DN UX   DNX  DA UX DNX  DN  UX
 BU 260 Principles of Management    DNX  DN  UX  DNX DA UX   DNX  DN UX  DNX    
 CS 285 Fundamentals of MIS                          
 BU 305 Intro to Statistics    DX  DNX  X  DX DA  DX  DNX  X DX  DA X
 BU 337 Principles of Finance    DNX  DNX  X  DNX DAX  DNX  DNX  X DNX  DAX X
 BU 350 Legal Environment of Business I    DNX  DA  UX  DNX DN UX   DNX  DA  UX DNX  DN UX
 BU 385 Senior Outcomes Seminar    DNX  DNX    DNX DNX    DNX  DNX   DNX  DNX  
 BU 420 Ethical Business Strategy    DNX  DNX    DNX DNX    DNX  DNX   DNX  DNX  
 BU 487 Internship (encouraged)                          

Bu 487 and Bu 491 offered by special arrangement (see your advisor)

For other business courses, see General Business Rotation Sheet

D = DAY N = NIGHT X = EXTERNAL


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