Small Business Management

Small Business Management

Running a small business can be exciting and rewarding if you are prepared for the challenges. Drawing from real-world successes and failures, this concentration can help you acquire management skills to grow your existing small business or face the demands of launching a new one. Take the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the importance of customer relations and strategic marketing and begin applying new tactics immediately in your current business or in the planning phases of a new venture. In this concentration, you will analyze actual business plans and case studies that encompass various small-business models, including franchises, startups, e-commerce, or family businesses.

Completion Requirements*

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)
    • Business courses (55 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (15 cr.)
    • Elective courses (65 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

*If you are currently enrolled or have recently attended a community college or are a CPCU, you may be eligible to transfer courses and accelerate your bachelor’s program at Walden.

Business Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code BUSI 1002 Course Introduction to Management and Leadership Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code ACCT 1004S Course Fundamentals of Accounting Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code STAT 2002 Course Business Statistics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code ECON 1002 Course Microeconomics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code BUSI 2001 Course Business Law Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code BUSI 2003 Course Operations Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MRKT 3001 Course Marketing Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HRMG 3001 Course Human Resource Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code FNCE 3001 Course Financial Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code ISYS 3001 Course Information Systems in Enterprise Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code BUSI 4900 Course Capstone: Strategic Business Management Credits (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code BUSI 4002 Course Small Business Ventures Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code BUSI 4003 Course Marketing Strategies for Small Business Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code BUSI 4004 Course Customer Relationship Management for Small Business Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose 13 courses from general education, BS in Business Administration, other Walden bachelor’s degree programs, or Accelerate into Master’s (AIM) courses. At least 3 courses must be at the 3000 level or higher. Your elective credits should total 65 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements for this online business administration degree. Note on minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

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