Bachelor of Business Administration in Family Enterprise

General Education Requirements
School of Business General Education Requirements8
School of Business Foundation Requirements12.5
Required Courses
FENT 235Personal, Professional and Leadership Development1
FENT 350Managerial Issues in Family Enterprise1
FENT 355Family Enterprise Ownership: Emphasis on Legal, Estate, and Asset Protection Issues1
FENT 455Family Enterprise: Capstone1
Elective Courses
Select 2 units from the following: 12
Case Studies in Family Business
Special Topics in Family Enterprise
Family Enterprise Internship
Business Law I
Business Intelligence
Business Analysis
Human Resource Processes and Practices
Integrated Marketing Communications
General Electives 25.5
Total Units32

  Students must maintain a C average in major courses and a C average overall.


Courses other than those listed can be approved by the Program Director and Academic Chair.


In or outside School of Business.

All students in the School of Business must meet the following General Education requirements in addition to specific requirements within the major area of study. Furthermore, School of Business majors have a common set of Business Foundation courses which must be met. The specific additional requirements of the individual majors are found in the following sections.

Each student must complete at least four writing or writing enhanced (WE) courses to complete the University Writing Requirement. At least two of these courses must be from General Education. Based upon Admissions application information, students may be placed in ENGL 100; ENGL 100 may be used to count toward the Writing requirement.

Writing Requirement
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
Junior Seminar1
Quantitative Reasoning
Select 1 unit from the following:
Calculus for Business Decisions
Calculus I with Review Part 2
Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Natural World
Select 1 unit from:1
Creative Arts (any A course) 1
Modern Language (at 102L level or above - any L course)
ECON 103SEssentials of Economics I1
Select 3 units from among the following categories:3
Creative Arts (any A course (includes A, or MUSC, MUSA or MUSE credit courses)) 1
Culture and Belief (any B course)
Individuals, Societies, and Social Systems (any S course)
Historical Inquiry (any H course)
Physical and Natural World (any P course)
Modern Language (any level)
Quantitative Reasoning
Personal and Social Responsibility and Junior Seminar
SOBA 209VThe Legal, Social and Ethical Environment of Business1
Total Units8

Course(s) must equal 1 unit.

Common Body of Knowledge
SOBA 100Transitions I: Self Ownership and Direction0.5
ECON 103SEssentials of Economics I1
BSAN 111Introduction to Business Analytics1
SOBA 205Professional Communications1
BSAN 250Management Information Systems1
STAT 301QBusiness Statistics1
ACCT 211Introduction to Financial Accounting1
ACCT 212Introduction to Management Accounting1
INTL 201International Business and Culture (or equivalent) 21
FINA 311Financial Management1
MKTG 315The Marketplace and Consumers1
MGMT 305Principles of Management1
MGMT 495Strategic Management1
Total Units12.5

Must be taken during the freshman year of study


The International Business and Culture requirement may be satisfied with INTL 201 or any other internationally-focused business course. Note that a single course may not count for both the Common Body of Knowledge requirement and a course requirement within a major.

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is the process of developing knowledge and skill from direct active experiences beyond a traditional classroom.  Through experiential learning activities, students reflect on how the tools and techniques taught in an academic setting transfer to a real world setting and bring this understanding back to the classroom through concrete examples and meaningful conversations.  Experiential learning typically involves a significant activity which offers students a chance to reflect on their curricular learning, gain an overall understanding of their future work environment and create the foundation for success after graduation.  Experiential learning activities offer students rich opportunities to understand the implications and experience the consequences of their decisions, deepen their understanding of the curricular content as well as understand the role of personal values in their decision making. All undergraduate students majoring in business must complete two significant experiential learning activities as a requirement for graduation.

For an activity to satisfy the experiential learning requirement, it must:

  1. Have scope. It must represent a significant investment of time and effort on the part of the student.
  2. Demonstrate rigor. It must entail a noteworthy interaction with college-level academic thought.
  3. Promote reflection. It must involve personal application by the student of classroom material.

Many courses and co-curricular activities are pre-approved as satisfying the experiential learning requirement.  Students may also petition for special approval of additional activities.

Co-Curricular/Cultural Attendance Requirements

In addition to all academic requirements, students are required, for graduation, to complete 24 events. The Dean’s Office provides a list of approved events each semester. Students may also view the list of co-curricular events under Calendar of Events at