Management Degree: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Concentration

The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Concentration is suggested for students who are interested in starting and/or operating a small business or independent company after graduation. The Small Business and Entrepreneurship focus provides excellent preparation for students wishing to obtain a highly integrated view of business operations.

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program.

First Year Units
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) 3  
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics 3  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) 3  
WCOB 1111 Freshman Business Connection 1  
BLAW 2013 The Legal Environment of Business (ACTS Equivalency = BLAW 2003)1 3  
ISYS 1123 Business Application Knowledge - Computer Competency
U.S. History or Political Science – University Core 3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)   3
ACCT 2013 Accounting Principles   3
WCOB 1033 Data Analysis and Interpretation   3
ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203)   3
Natural Science – University Core   4
Year Total: 16 16
Second Year Units
MGMT 2053 Business Foundations 3  
ISYS 2103 Business Information Systems1 3  
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)2 3  
Social Science – University Core 3  
Fine Art/Humanities – University Core 3  
SCMT 2103 Integrated Supply Chain Management1   3
MGMT 2103 Managing People and Organizations1   3
ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103)2   3
Fine Art/Humanities – University Core   3
Natural Science – University Core   4
ALL pre-business requirements should be met by end of term    
Year Total: 15 16
Third Year Units
FINN 3043 Principles of Finance1 3  
MKTG 3433 Introduction to Marketing1 3  
MGMT 3933 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development 3  
MGMT 4243 Ethics and Corporate Responsibility 3  
Junior Senior Business Elective 3  
MGMT 3013 Strategic Management   3
MGMT 4433 Small Enterprise Management   3
MGMT or Collateral Electives   3
Junior Senior Business Elective   3
General Education Elective   3
Year Total: 15 15
Fourth Year Units
MGMT Electives 6  
MGMT or Collateral Electives 3  
Junior Senior Business Elective 3  
General Education Electives 3  
MGMT or Collateral Elective   3
Junior Senior Business Electives   3
General Education Electives   6
Year Total: 15 12
Total Units in Sequence:   120

Note: Courses in BOLD must be taken in the designated semester. Courses in ITALIC may be taken in varied sequences as long as other designated requirements for these courses are met. Although other courses listed are not required to be completed in the designated sequence, the recommendations below are preferred.

Social Innovation Classes

The focus of the Social Innovation Initiative is student experience. Through our programs, classes, and global experiences, students learn about the importance of social entrepreneurship, as a movement and as a discipline. Thanks to a strong curriculum including a solid theoretical background and curated service-learning opportunities, students are exposed to active learning experiences, through which they access the opportunity to design social innovation strategies and explore the steps to launch a successful social venture.

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Additional Opportunities


Historically known as Students Acquiring Knowledge through Enterprise (S.A.K.E.), this program allows students to manage a business. Branded as ForeverRed, this student-managed business specializes in high quality diploma frames and custom rubbings from the iconic U of A Senior Walk.

The entire supply chain from order through product delivery is managed by U of A students and alumni.

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