Major Requirements

Entrepreneurship Major Requirements

The entrepreneurship major consists of a minimum of twenty-one (21) semester hours, which includes five (5) required courses and two (2) elective courses taken at Suffolk University.

The core entrepreneurship courses occur in a five (5) semester sequence starting in your second semester of your sophomore year (you may begin in your first semester of your sophomore year, but no later than the second semester of your junior year).

Required Courses, 5 Courses, 15 Credits

  • ENT-280 Opportunity Recognition and Discovery

    Prerequisites:

    MGT 101;Sophomore StandinG. For sections designated for ENT majors and minors only, only ENT majors and minors may enroll in those sections. For sections designated for Non-ENT majors and minors, ENT majors and minors are not allowed.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Ever wonder how entrepreneurs get their ideas? In this course, you will learn a deliberate process of opportunity recognition and discovery. You will learn how to generate ideas taking into consideration rarity, value, and your entrepreneurial fit. Through this process, you will gain an understanding or your knowledge, skills and abilities intended to improve the likelihood of success. Once your opportunity is identified, you will determine the feasibility of its feasibility from concept to an industry and competitive analysis.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ENT-300 Legal and Financial Risk With Startups

    Prerequisites:

    ACCT 201 AND ENT 280.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Expand upon your feasibility plan from ENT 280, or identify a new opportunity, and learn about the financial and legal considerations that need to be addressed to determine whether or not your opportunity is a go or no go with respect to moving your opportunity forward towards business plan development. Legal topics include: business organization, employment practices, taxation and independent contractors, intellectual property, contracts and governance. Financial topics include: verifying the business model and related cost structure, making credible assumptions, preparing forecast financial statements, all leading to a final presentation pitching the feasibility of your opportunity.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ENT-315 Entrepreneurial Skills

    Prerequisites:

    ENT 280 and Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Knowledge of business alone, or having an idea, is not sufficient for the entrepreneur. You must also learn how to manage yourself and others as you prepare for you first day of business. This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to build and lead a startup or growing organization through lessons and experiential team projects. Skills covered in this course include: self management, negotiations, networking, sales, conflict/collaboration, and teams.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ENT-326 Writing the Business Plan

    Prerequisites:

    ENT 300, ACCT 201, ACCT 202 and Junior Standing.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Use your knowledge from your entrepreneurship courses and experience up to this point to create a viable business plan that will lend credibility to the viability of your potential audience, which may include investors, financial institutions, suppliers, family or friends. In this course, you will write a business plan that shapes your opportunity into a model that resembles a venture. You will then defend the plan addressing the venture's business model, management team, organization, customers, markets, competitors, operations and risk, all leading to financials that will determine the amount of capital you will need, as well as financing alternatives.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ENT-419 E-Project Opportunity

    Prerequisites:

    ENT 101, MKT 210, FIN 200, MGT 217, ISOM 319, ENT 315, ENT 326 and Senior Standing.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Before you launch your venture, our capstone course gives you an opportunity to assess and consult with other startups through the eyes of their founders. This course is held in an experiential setting to help entrepreneurial majors develop and practice their business skills working with real startups and small business under pro bono consulting arrangements. This course is a transition from student to professional under the supervision of a faculty member who serves as a coach and advisor. Students will learn to interview client organizations, assess the current business, negotiate a statement of work, and develop a project management plan that leads to the consultant-client negotiated deliverable(s). Depending on the client organization, this course will most likely include visiting the client location.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Elective Courses*, 2 Courses, 6 Credits

  • ENT-324 Leading the Entrepreneurial Firm

    Prerequisites:

    MGT 101 and Junior standing; This course was formerly MGT 324

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Are you interested in leading, growing and troubleshooting the entrepreneurial small business? This course provides a detailed analysis of and hands-on experience with the competencies required to lead and grow startups and small businesses. Competencies include the utilization of teams, understanding of the team, organizational characteristics, and level of entrepreneurial thinking that will be accomplished through assessment and practical analysis. Students will complete the course with an understanding of 1) small business leadership skills, 2) team effectiveness skills, 3) decision-making in times of economic growth and stress.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENT-320 Small Business Management

    Prerequisites:

    Junior Standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    How do you manage the day-to-day challenges or working in a small business or starting a new venture? This case-driven course covers the role and importance of small business in the U.S. economy, including the application of all management functions to the operation of a small business; human resources, operations, financial, risk and growth. This course is designed around problem-solving techniques that help you research the facts of a given situation, identify the problem, develop alternative solutions and defending the best solution.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ENT-350 Social Entrepreneurship

    Prerequisites:

    Junior Standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Social entrepreneurs are people who harness their energy, talent and commitment to make the world a more humane, safe and just place. This is accomplished by applying vision, passion, persistence and leadership to the creation of businesses that are focused on a mission of social responsibility. While the social mission is important, so is the fact that the business funding the mission must be sustainable via revenue generation, market need, and operational efficiency. Creating balance between business effectiveness and serving the needs of the community the business is dedicate to helping, provides a unique challenge to social entrepreneurship to stay entrepreneurial in terms of the business model, thus providing the necessary resources to the social mission.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ENT-352 Green and Sustainable Business

    Prerequisites:

    Junior Standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Over the past decade, the world of business and the environment has exploded. Beginning as an engineering-driven movement among a handful of companies during the 1980's, many firms have learned that improved environment performance can save money and create a competitive advantage. In this course, we will cover how businesses of all sizes are more attentive to environmental issues and the realization that a green business: improves employee morale and health in the workplace, holds a marketing edge over the competition, strengthens the bottom line through operating efficiencies, is recognized as an environmental leader, can have a strong impact in the community and beyond, and can improve public relations.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ENT-354 Global Entrepreneurship

    Prerequisites:

    Junior Standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Do you want to know how to take advantage of our global economy? This course will leverage the knowledge acquired from other entrepreneurship and global courses coupled with an overview of the global economy every entrepreneur must compete in and how to transition your business models into real world opportunities. This course will discuss the entrepreneurial process from concept to product feasibility to venture launch answering the following question: How and when should an entrepreneur plan on competing in a global market?

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ENT-358 Launching New Products

    Prerequisites:

    Junior Standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will focus on the steps that innovators/entrepreneurs need to follow that will take ideas and launch them into new products. This is accomplished by taking the concept directly to the prospective customers. This course will cover: creating specifications, product sell sheets, prototype development, drafting an executive summary, intellectual property protection, manufacturing and quality control considerations, identifying vendors, customers, and funding sources, and developing a marketing and sales plan for launching the product. During the semester, students will be required to interact with their potential customers, vendors and other key players for the launch.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ENT-360 Launching the E-Business

    Prerequisites:

    Take MKT-210 or MKT-H210 and junior standing required.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This experiential course is an entrepreneurial approach towards developing a real e-commerce business. Students will build off their marketing skills and entrepreneurial ambitions by a) advancing e-commerce ideas to opportunities, b) understanding the product, logistical, marketing, and managerial challenges associated with e-commerce startups, and c) developing financial models to predict and measure performance. This will be accomplished by students developing a launch plan for the opportunity, as well as executing portions of the launch plan.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ENT-366 Starting and Managing a Restaurant

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Do you want to start or manage a restaurant? The restaurant industry is highly competitive with high turnover. The challenges are tough enough when you understand the business, however, too many entrepreneurs who start or many restaurants lack the necessary experience. This course will help you understand the crucial elements of launching or managing a restaurant, including: business organization, funding, location, market analysis, lease v. buy, facility layout, professional resources, licensing, human resources, technology, purchasing, advertising, insurance, record-keeping, and expansion.

  • ENT-436 Managing the Family Business

    Prerequisites:

    MGT-217(MGT 317), Junior standing,

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Are you interested in managing the family business and the challenges of succession between generations? If so, this course focuses on the challenges of adapting corporate-type managerial skills to family-owned and operated enterprises that typically reject such practices. The goals of this course include development of a working knowledge of managing the family business, reinterpretation of corporate management concepts for the family business, and personal reflection on the roles and conditions of operating a family business.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ENT-510 Entrepreneurship Ind. Study

    Prerequisites:

    ENT 326 and Senior Standing. Note: This course may be used as an ENT major elective.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Are you looking for an ENT major elective to help you continue with research associated with your opportunity of venture? This independent study is available to students who are looking to expand on their classroom experience by doing additional research related to their prospective opportunity or venture. Students must draft the statement of work related to the independent study, with a primary focus on solving a problem or problems through extensive research, as well as have an ENT faculty member supervise the student during the study. The statement of work must provide evidence sufficient to support the number of credits being requested. Once the statement of work is completed, the student must attach the statement of work to the Independent Study request form and obtain the required approvals before the course will be opened. Maximum of 3 credits allowed.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • MGT-313 Human Resource Management

    Prerequisites:

    ENT 101 (formerly SBS 101); Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course includes a study of the modern human resources department in industry with special emphasis on the techniques and methods of management, utilization of people, and contemporary human resource issues and problems.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • MGT-322 Managing Diversity in the Workplace

    Prerequisites:

    MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317) or Instructor's consent required; Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course explores multicultural diversity in business organizations. In order to learn to effectively manage diversity in the workplace, it is first necessary to become familiar with the concepts and dynamics that underlie many of the organizational issues associated with increased diversity in the workplace. Thus, this course is structured to first study topics such as identity, perception, socialization, stereotyping, and prejudice. With these concepts as a foundation, we will explore the opportunities and challenges created by diversity in the workplace. We will consider issues and dynamics that arise in the workplace as a result of diversity in terms of gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, and religion. After developing a rich understanding of workplace diversity dynamics, we will consider actions that individuals and organizations can take to address the opportunities and challenges inherent in a diverse workforce to gain competitive advantage. .

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • MGT-335 Managing Across Cultures

    Prerequisites:

    MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317)

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    To what extent are our identities. ways of thinking, and behaving the products of our cultural environments? How do conceptions of motivation, leadership, decision making, negotiation, and ethics differ across cultures? How do expatriates settle abroad, and how do they re-enter the American life they are once so familiar? The purpose of this course is to examine the international context of management, specifically, the cross-cultural environment and how it shapes managers' and work organization members' experiences, roles and responsibilities.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • MGT-401 Negotiations

    Prerequisites:

    MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317); Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is premised on the fact that whereas a manager needs analytical skills to discover optimal solutions to business problems, a broad array of negotiation skills is needed to implement these solutions. This experiential course is designed to improve your skills in all phases of negotiation: understanding prescriptive and descriptive negotiation theory as it applies to dyadic and multiparty negotiations, to buyer-seller transactions and the resolution of disputes, to the development of negotiation strategy, and to the management of integrative and distributive aspects of the negotiation process. The course is based on a series of simulated negotiations in a variety of contexts including one-on-one, multi-party, cross-cultural, third-party and team negotiations. Please note that given the experiential nature of the course, attendance is mandatory and will be strictly enforced beginning from the first class session.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • MKT-313 Professional Selling

    Prerequisites:

    MKT 210

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students in professional selling learn many of the skills needed to prosper in a sales position. Particularly, the stages of the professional selling process are examined, as well as the role of sales in today's marketing environment. Emphasis is placed on adaptive selling techniques and developing effective interpersonal communication skills. A detailed examination of sales careers is provided.

  • MKT-315 Integrated Marketing Communication

    Prerequisites:

    MKT 210

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) is a cross-functional process for managing customer relationships that drive brand value. This course examines the strategic foundations of IMC, the factors and processes necessary for creating, sending, and receiving successful brand messages. Furthermore, the social, ethical and legal issues as well as measurement and evaluation of marketing communication will be examined.

  • MKT-317 Consumer Behavior

    Prerequisites:

    MKT 210

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this course we focus on people as consumers of products, services, and experiences. We do so by drawing upon theories of consumption in fields as diverse as psychology, sociology, economics, and anthropology. Students engage in projects that link theory to insights on consumer buying, using, and disposing behavior and the application of these insights in marketing programs. In the process they become more critical consumers. The classes are discussion based and active participation from students is expected.

  • MKT-319 Marketing Research

    Prerequisites:

    MKT 210; STATS 250 (or STATS 240 AND either MKT 318 or MKT 320)

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this course, students explore the process and practice of research in a marketing context. The impact of research as it affects and shapes managerial decision making for organizations is a central focus. Specifically, we examine the process of designing and conducting qualitative and quantitative marketing research studies. We cover specific method-related practices that facilitate unbiased data collection, data analysis (via SPSS), interpretation of marketing research results, and presentation of such results for use by marketing managers.

  • MKT-420 Marketing for Entrepreneurs

    Prerequisites:

    MKT 210

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course covers the critical role of marketing for entrepreneurs and start-up companies as they attempt to define and carve out a market for a new company, product or service. We will examine through both class discussion and case study how marketing must infiltrate the entire organization beginning with the concept, the business plan and through the early stage development phase. Moreover, we will discuss the creation of the new venture marketing plan, the budgeting and human resource allocation process and its integration into the business plan. We will also look at tactics from guerrilla marketing through mass media executions, the potential ROI for both and their influence on the ultimate success of the enterprise.

  • MKT-477 eMarketing

    Prerequisites:

    MKT 210

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course explores how we can use the principles of web marketing as effective marketing tools. The course will have the following learning components: lectures, guest lectures, web site analyses, and student project presentations.

  • SIB-419 Global Business Theory & Practice

    Prerequisites:

    MKT 210; ISOM 319; MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317); FIN 200 (formerly FIN 310); SIB 321

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will integrate global business theories and concepts with practice. Topics include: Transnational strategy, foreign direct investment, regional development clusters, role and operation of the WTO, outsourcing and supply chain management, and international ethics. Students integrate discipline-specific knowledge, practice investigation and decision-making around global business issues, improve business communication skills, and practice teamwork for global business decision- making.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • SIB-550 Special Topics in Strategy and International Business

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An in-depth analysis of timely special issues in international business. Specific topics are announced when the course is scheduled.

  • ACCT-320 Federal Taxation I

    Prerequisites:

    ACCT 202

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This first course in taxation concentrates on the federal income taxation of individuals with some discussion of business taxation. The objective of the course is to explore the basic structure of individual income taxation, including the individual tax formula, income, deductions and credits and an introduction to property transactions. A major emphasis is placed on how tax laws affect everyday personal and business decisions.

  • BLE-318 Intro to Real Estate Principles

    Prerequisites:

    BLE 214

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to introduce beginning students to the concepts and principles of real estate. The class will allow students to understand the key components of each major real estate asset class (including residential, retail, commercial, industrial, hospitality, properties etc.). Students will also understand the full range of professional players in the industry and what roles they play (brokers, contractors, developers, appraisers, lenders, lawyers, architect, etc.). We will teach the basic elements of a Development Pro-forma Budget, an Operating Pro-forma Budget, and a Sources and Uses Statement? as we learn about some of the essential financial schedules. We begin our discussion with a case that will teach you how to get started and to explore the considerations and tradeoffs in evaluating a specific real estate transaction. The course format utilizes the text, case work, selected web based data sources, selected readings and field trips. Throughout the course, an emphasis is placed on the practical application of the concepts taught, the use of current examples from the industry and today's marketplace.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • FIN-315 Principles of Investments

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 200 (formerly FIN 310); Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course covers the investment of funds by individuals and institutions. Focuses on analysis of investments and security markets, and the mechanics of trading and investing. A variety of investment vehicles are discussed, including stocks, bonds, futures, and options.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • FIN-317 Real Estate

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 200 (formerly FIN 310)

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course focuses primarily on real estate investment and many different approaches are discussed. The course examines related areas of law, finance, insurance, taxation, appraisal and brokerage.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-212 Web Design

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Web Design introduces the concepts, vocabulary, and procedures associated with web design. Students will learn how to conceptualize and design professional websites using Wix.com and Microsoft's Expression Web software. Topics will include website evaluation, information architecture, customer and task analysis, usability testing, web-hosting options, typography, color composition, screen layout, navigation, and cascading style sheets. Students will learn practical skills and techniques in projects involving digital photography, image editing, multimedia, and animation. ISOM 212 will also cover important web design themes such as accessibility, globalization, personalization, and trust.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-244 Web Application Development

    Prerequisites:

    ISOM 120 or ISOM 212

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This first course in Internet application development equips students with the principles, methodology and skills required to define, develop and deploy a fully functional dynamic web application. Students will learn how to customize the content, appearance, and delivery of their website using industry-standard web development tools. Class discussion will focus on web development issues for organizations as well as the role played by development tools such as HTML5, CSS3, XML, and scripting. Each class will include hands-on lab work. A term project will be used to wrap the course content together.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ISOM-315 Mobile App Development

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to mobile app technology and design concepts. Students learn how to design, build, and optimize cross-platform mobile app using HTML5 standards. Students use CSS3, JavaScript and several JavaScript frameworks and techniques such as jQuery, jQuery Mobile, and AJAX. In addition, students will use Web services, such as Google Maps, and Web Application Programming Interfaces (Web APIs) to integrate content into their apps. Students will learn how to convert HTML5 apps into native apps for various mobile platforms. This is an introductory course and assumes no prior programming experience.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ISOM-331 Global Electronic Commerce

    Prerequisites:

    ISOM 310 or ISOM 423 or ACCT 430; Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines the role of information systems and e-commerce in global business competition. It considers the technological, cultural, economic, social and legal issues in the development of cross-border information systems for business or social developments. Readings and cases will be used to examine current issues, as well as opportunities and challenges. Prerequisites: ISOM 310, or ISOM 423 or ACCT 430 May also be taken concurrently.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

*All ENT courses listed above require junior standing. 

BSBA Degree Requirements

The completion of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree includes:

  • A minimum of 124 semester hours of coursework and satisfaction of all degree requirements;
  • 2.0 overall cumulative average;
  • 2.0 average in major and minor fields of study; 
  • A minimum of 30 semester hours of business coursework must be completed at Suffolk University; and,
  • An overall minimum of 45 semester hours of coursework must be completed at Suffolk University to be eligible to be considered for degree.

BSBA students must complete a minimum of 124 credits, AND all mandatory courses and requirements. Course descriptions may be updated periodically to reflect changes since the last published catalog.

Full-time students normally complete their degree requirements in four years. A student may shorten the time required by attending summer sessions. Part-time students normally take five to seven years to complete the requirements, depending on the course load carried.

Students are responsible for knowing and complying with specific degree requirements. Any exception to the Program of Study requires written approval from the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center.

Recommended Four-Year Course Sequence

Below is an overview of the courses students must complete and the year they are expected to do so. Students should meet with their advisors to review their program of study.

The Business School’s curriculum is designed to enable students to acquire knowledge and skills cumulatively, building from introductory material to more specialized or advanced study in areas of major concentration. Prerequisites have been established for courses that require preparation in order for students to benefit fully from the learning experience.

Students are responsible for taking courses in the prescribed sequence. This means:

  • All prerequisites must be satisfied
  • Students must have satisfactorily completed 54 credits in order to register for upper division courses in the Business School (Business School undergraduate courses numbered 300 or higher, unless otherwise stated).
  • Students must have completed all freshman and sophomore required courses prior to registering in junior-level courses. In particular, students are expected to have completed required writing and quantitative courses before the junior year. 

Required Courses to be completed in the first year

  • SBS-100 careerSTART

    Prerequisites:

    Less than 24 credits earned.

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    SBS 100 engages students in a series of activities, discussions, and programs on campus to explore their interests and strengths and learn how courses and co-curricular experiences together help them achieve their goals. Students also develop innovation, team, and presentation skills, get involved on campus, and learn about campus resources and services that aid in a successful college experience. This is the first in a four-year sequence of career courses.

  • WRI-101 First Year Writing I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Study and practice of the writing process and revision in terms of expository writing modes for an academic audience.

  • WRI-102 First Year Writing II

    Prerequisites:

    WRI 101.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Study and practice of argumentative and research writing through further work with writing process and revision and the critical reading of a variety of texts.

  • ENT-101 Business Foundations

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces students to foundational concepts in business, including functional areas, the life cycle, competition, stakeholders and ethical considerations. Students develop critical thinking by learning and using a problem solving process through a business situation analysis model to analyze various situations that confront managers and founders of small, medium, and large organizations. Students will also develop tools for analysis, allowing them to critically view business in a new and thoughtful way. The class culminates with student- teams presenting a detailed analysis and recommendations to a panel of executives and persuading them that the recommended strategy is not only feasible, but also practical for the stakeholders involved.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • STATS-250 Applied Statistics

    Prerequisites:

    MATH 128 or higher

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Application of statistical analysis to real-world business and economic problems. Topics include data presentation, descriptive statistics including measures of location and dispersion, introduction to probability, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distributions including binomial and normal distributions, sampling and sampling distributions, statistical inference including estimation and hypothesis testing, simple and multiple regression analysis. The use of computers is emphasized throughout the course. Normally offered each semester.

    Type:

    Quantitative Reasoning

  • BLE-215 Business Ethics and Law

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Business ethics is applied ethics. This course deals with the roles and responsibilities of business in a global society; teaches models of ethical decision-making that incorporate multiple points of view, including diverse cultural worldviews and legal perspectives; and addresses those factors that contribute to and constrain ethical behavior in and by organizations. Students will then apply these concepts to current business problems, such as anti-trust, accounting fraud, deceptive advertising, and environmental dumping.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Creativity and Innovation Requirement

When searching for classes, select course type "CI". Choose from the options provided.

Globalization Requirement

Choose one of the following options [Global Business  majors take SIB 101]:

  • SIB-101 Globalization

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces the nature and processes of globalization which define today's international business environment. The course employs a multidisciplinary perspective to explore the growing interdependence of nations in their trade, investment, technology flows, and business operations. Topic include business, geographic, economic, social, cultural, political, and other issues related to globalization. The course is experiential in its approach. Students will undertake a team research project exploring globalization issues with reference to a particular country, region or industry.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • HST-149 Empires & Globalization in World History I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This is the first of the two-course series of Empires and Globalization in World History. Course discusses the origins and development of globalization and capitalism from the perspective of economic history. Major issues include the formation of the medieval trade system, the development of finance and capitalism in the early modern ages, and economic changes prior to the Industrial Revolution. The specific topics may change every year due to new academic developments and publications. Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HST-150 Empires & Globalization in World History II

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This is the second of the two-course series of Empires and Globalization in World History. Course discusses the origins and development of globalization and capitalism from the perspective of economic history. Major issues include state-making, wars, and the rivalry among early modern empires, economic development, the Industrial Revolution and the formation of the global trade system. The specific topics may change every year due to new academic developments and publications. Cultural Diversity B

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities Literature Requirement

Math Requirement

Incoming students to the University (who have not transferred in the math requirement) take the University math assessment for placement in an appropriate math course. Students may be placed in prerequisite math courses based upon their assessment results in order to prepare for their Math requirement. In general, students will choose one the following options:

  • MATH-128 Math for the Modern World

    Prerequisites:

    MATH-000 or appropriate Math Placement Exam score.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    From the ISBN on a book, to buying a car, from the size of small chips in a cell phone, to the size of the national debt, or just reading a graph in the daily newspaper, mathematics plays an important and vital role in countless areas of life and your future career and courses included. Mathematics is both an art and a tool created by humans. The common bond is a way of thinking and a way of reasoning to describe and solve problems of many types. This course uses the context of modern real life problems to introduce math needed for literacy and problem solving in contemporary life and work. It uses a minimal amount of algebra and focuses on math models, concepts and basic math manipulations. It encourages students to move from anxiety about math, to using formulas well, to thinking critically in the math context to use math to solve problems and pose new problems. Topics include scientific notation, basic financial math, linear, exponential and polynomial models and an introduction to probability. (Formerly Math 132)

  • MATH-130 Topics in Finite Mathematics

    Prerequisites:

    MATH 104, MATH 108, MATH121 or appropriate math placement score.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Linear Modeling (for example, using linear functions to model supply/demand situations), graphing, linear programming, financial functions (compound interest, annuities, and amortization of loans) sets, Venn diagrams, counting and combinatorics, discrete probability, conditional probability, Bernoulli experiments, Bayes theorem. Several sections offered each semester. *This course cannot be applied toward a departmental concentration in Mathematics by Sawyer Business School students.

  • MATH-134 Calculus for Management & Social Sciences

    Prerequisites:

    MATH 104, MATH 121 or appropriate math placement score.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A one-semester introduction to differential and integral calculus. Theory is presented informally and topics and techniques are limited to polynomials, rational functions, logarithmic and exponential functions. Topics include a review of precalculus, linear regression, limits and continuity, derivatives, differentiation rules, implicit differentiation, related rates, applications of derivatives to graphing, minima/maxima, applications of the derivative, marginal analysis, differential equations of growth and decay, anti-derivatives, the definite integral, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, area measurements. This course cannot be used to satisfy core or complementary requirements by students majoring in chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, or physics. Several sections offered each semester. *This course cannot be applied toward a departmental concentration in Mathematics by Sawyer Business School students.

  • MATH-165 Calculus I

    Prerequisites:

    Math Placement score or MATH 121 with a grade of C or better

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Functions, limits and continuity; instantaneous rate of change, tangent slopes, and the definition of the derivative of a function; power, product, and quotient rules, trig derivatives, chain rule, implicit differentiation; higher order derivatives; applications(curve sketching, limits at infinity, optimization, differentials); other transcendental functions (inverse trig functions, exponential and log functions, hyperbolic trig functions); anti-derivatives; indefinite integrals; applications (net change). 4 lecture hours plus 1 recitation session each week. Normally offered each semester.

Required courses to be completed by the end of the sophomore year

  • SBS-200 careerEXPLORE

    Prerequisites:

    SBS 100. Prerequisite will be waived with 30 or more transfer credits from another institution.

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    SBS 200 fosters active exploration of career interests, jobs and fields. Students build introductory career management, information seeking, and self-presentation skills. Students refine oral and written communication through class presentations, networking, research, and writing a resume and cover letter. This is the second in a four-year sequence of career courses.

  • SBS-220 Business Writing

    Prerequisites:

    ENT 101 (formerly SBS 101); WRI 102

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The world is constantly changing and businesses as well as individual employees must adapt. In order to effectively leverage future communication technologies and media, you must be a critical reader and have strong foundational writing and editing skills. In this course, current business news will be read for its content and to understand the interplay of language and purpose. You will learn to write effectively for business by focusing on your audience, purpose, tone, and the design of various business documents and by revising and refining your writing.

  • EC-102 Global Macroeconomics

    Prerequisites:

    Non-CAS majors need to have completed at least 16 credits

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course examines the workings of the national and the global economy. It will describe the determination of Gross Domestic Product, the problems of unemployment, inflation, and the determination of economic growth. It will also describe and analyze the determination of the country's exchange rate, the balance of payments, and international borrowing and lending. A particular focus will be on understanding economic fluctuations (booms, busts, and recessions) in the domestic economy and its effects on other economies. It will analyze the role of the government and the effects of government spending and taxation on the economy. Furthermore, it will describe and analyze the determination of the quantity of money and interest rates in the economy and the role of the country's central bank. It examines the basis and pattern of international trade and the effects of a country's trade policy on the economy.

    Type:

    Social Science,BSJ SOCIAL SCIENCE

  • ACCT-201 Acct for Decision Making I

    Prerequisites:

    WRI 102 or SBS 220; MATH 128 or higher

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Designed to provide a user of accounting information with the skills to appraise and manage a business. Students are introduced to the accounting cycle, the financial statements, and the theory underlying accounting as information. Coverage addresses current accounting topics, including relevant ethical and international issues found in the financial press.

  • ACCT-202 Acct for Decision Making II

    Prerequisites:

    ACCT-201

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Enables students to apply the concepts and skills from the preceding course. They learn how to analyze the financial condition and performance of a firm, and how to use accounting information in business planning, decision-making, and control. Relevant current ethical and competitive issues found in the financial press are discussed in the course.

  • ISOM-201 Data and Decisions Analysis

    Prerequisites:

    MATH 128 or higher; STATS 240 or STATS 250

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to introduce undergraduate business students to fundamental quantitative methods of using data to make informed management decisions. Topics covered include: decision modeling, decision analysis, regression, forecasting, optimization, and simulation, as it applies to the study and analysis of business problems for decision support in finance, marketing, service, and manufacturing operations. Practical business cases and examples drawn from finance, marketing, operations management, and other management areas are used to provide students with a perspective on how management science is used in practice. The implementation of management science tools has been facilitated by the intensive use of Excel spreadsheet models.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • MGT-217 Organizational Behavior

    Prerequisites:

    ENT 101 (formerly SBS 101); WRI 102 (formerly ENG 102) or WRI 103 (formerly ENG 103) or SBS 220

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course explores the application of sociological, psychological and anthropological concepts in domestic and international business settings. Attention is given to the study of human behavior in organizational settings, the organization itself, human interaction, and small group process.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • MKT-210 Principles of Marketing

    Prerequisites:

    WRI 101 or WRI 103

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    As part of the core curriculum for the BSBA, this course provides a comprehensive, innovative, managerial, and practical introduction to marketing. Students will learn and apply basic concepts and practices of modern marketing as used in a wide variety of settings. Technological advances, rapid globalization, economic shifts and cultural and environmental developments are causing profound changes in the marketplace. As the marketplace changes, so must the marketers who serve it. These new developments signify a brand new world of opportunities for forward thinking marketers. In response to these new developments, the focus of this course is on four major themes that go to the heart of modern marketing theory and practice: 1. Building and managing profitable customer relationships; 2. Building and managing strong brands; 3. Harnessing new marketing technologies in this digital age; and 4. Marketing in a socially responsible way around the globe.

  • MKT-220 Business Research Methods

    Prerequisites:

    STATS 240 or STATS 250

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Business Research Methods is a general introduction to both quantitative and qualitative business research methods. Topics covered include the purpose of research, defining research and research problems, defining an hypothesis, problem solving and knowledge discovery, methods of quantitative and qualitative research, conducting literature reviews, designing appropriate methodologies, evaluating outcomes, analysis and communicating the results. Students will use Excel and SPSS to support research analysis, implementing what was learned in statistics and going beyond as they learn new data analysis techniques. Students will discuss and present research ideas and processes orally both informally and formally.

Social, Cultural and Global Perspectives

New courses that meet this learning goal may be announced by the Undergraduate Programs Office after they are approved. Students who entered Suffolk prior to Fall 2010: requirement was 4 credits. Students who entered prior to Fall 2010 may need to add a 1 credit course to their Programs of Study if they chose the 3 credit course option.

Choose:
  • P.AD-201 Social Change

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will examine social change in the U.S. and abroad. The course will also examine the role of business, nonprofits, and the public sector in addressing social problems. Topics studied may include the Industrial Revolution, the civil rights movement, the women's movement, environmentalism, and the gay and lesbian movement.

    Type:

    BSBA SOCIAL CHANGE,Diverse Perspectives

 Or ask an advisor for a list of newly approved options.

Required courses to be completed by the end of the junior year

  • SBS-300 careerBUILD

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    SBS 300 deepens students' career information and skills with a focus on professionalism. Students refine career documents based on personal branding with a focus on articulating the experiences, learning, and skills gained in previous internships, volunteer and work experiences, courses, and club or performance roles. Students use technology, personal networks and professional organizations to develop job search skills. This is the third in a four-year sequence of career courses.

  • EC-101 Applied Microeconomics

    Prerequisites:

    Non CAS majors need to have completed at least 16 credits.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course introduces students to foundational principles of microeconomic theory, with an emphasis on applications of concepts to management decision-making in specific industry and market settings. It describes and analyzes the interaction of supply and demand and the behavior of the prices of goods, services. It explains the determinations of costs, output, strategic pricing, and governance by firms under conditions of perfect and imperfect competition in a global economy. In addition, it describes the supply demand for factors of production and the impact of taxes and government regulation and intervention on firms and consumers.

    Type:

    Social Science,BSJ SOCIAL SCIENCE

  • BLE-214 Principles of Business Law

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An introduction to the field of business law including an overview of the organization and operation of the American legal system, including the court system and legal procedure, together with brief coverage of selected business law topics such as contracts, torts, criminal law,and agency principles. Particular attention is given to the ways in which business law manifests important social and ethical precepts.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • FIN-200 Business Finance

    Prerequisites:

    MATH 128 or higher; ACCT 201; STATS 240 or STATS 250 (can take concurrently with FIN 200); Sophomore standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is a study of the functions of business finance and focuses on basic financial principles such as time value of money, risk and return tradeoffs, and asset valuation. Formally FIN 310.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-310 Management Information Systems

    Prerequisites:

    WRI 102 or SBS 220; and at least 45 completed credits

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines the rise of information-enabled enterprises and the role of information technologies/information systems (IT/IS) and e-commerce as key enablers of businesses and social changes globally. The effective application of IT/IS to support strategic planning, managerial control, operations and business process integration in the digital economy is covered. The course also examines the IT/IS related issues of ethics, privacy, piracy and security in the information society.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-319 Operations Management

    Prerequisites:

    ENT 101 (formerly SBS 101); ISOM 201; Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this course, students are introduced to the operating component of a service/manufacturing organization where inputs such as raw material, labor, or other resources are transformed into finished services and/or goods. The following OM areas: strategic and tactical issues, product planning and process design, technology management, quality management, capacity, location, and layout planning, inventory management, forecasting and work force management issues are addressed through class discussions, readings and cases. Quantitative models, analytical tools and case studies are used to analyze problems that the business manager would face in both a local and global setting.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Local Engagement Experience

Review the list of options with your advisor.

Required courses to be completed during or by the end of senior year

  • SIB-429 Strategic Management

    Prerequisites:

    MKT 210; ISOM 319; MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317); FIN 200 (formerly FIN 310); Senior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course covers and integrates administrative processes and decision making under uncertainty in business areas of marketing, accounting, management, finance, personnel, and production. It also focuses on strategic and policy issues from the viewpoint of senior management in both domestic and international corporations. Case discussions help develop the conceptual framework for analysis and implementation of strategy and policy decisions.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • SBS-400 careerLAUNCH

    Prerequisites:

    90 credit hours required.

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    SBS 400 is the culminating career and professional experience for seniors. It focuses on career entry and transition, networking for career and job success, impression management, and related life-long learning skills. Students articulate and reflect on academic, work, and co-curricular experiences from the perspective of professionals entering or advancing their careers. This is the final course in a four-year sequence of career courses.

Science, Technology and Engineering Requirement

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Global Engagement Experience               

Review the list of options with your advisor.

Free Electives

BSBA students must complete a total of 124 credits to graduate. In addition to completing all degree program and major requirements, students have free elective credits that they may use to complete a minor, explore topics of interest by taking courses in the College of Arts & Sciences or the Business School, take honors challenge courses, or use toward a second major. Many transfer students bring in credits that are applied as free electives when there is no program equivalent. The number of free elective credits to be completed varies by major, number of transfer credits, and other factors. Students should refer to their program evaluation for credit counts, and discuss free elective options with their advisors.