Mission The Northwestern Connecticut Business and Management Administration Program is committed to creating critical thinkers and principle-centered organizational architects. Business is about managing risk and change. Northwestern degree candidates face the rigors of a business education that focuses on combining traditional business modalities with creative simulation and communication technology to produce graduates who are consensus builders and leaders. As a business and management degree candidate you will:
♦ Develop requisite knowledge in the building blocks of business: accounting, finance, human capital, economics, strategy and communication.
♦ Gain an understanding of business in the global environment.
♦ Form effective working relationships with students and faculty in the areas of accounting, general business management, marketing and sales, and office management.
Outcomes Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:
1. Apply a broad range of management concepts necessary to operate a business in today’s changing environment.
2. Comprehend the risks and strategic moves management must take to assure success within today’s dynamic global environment.
3. Assess value creation or value destruction through interpreting financial information.
4. Apply environmental scanning tools including S.W.O.T. analysis; Five Forces Analysis (Porter, 1979, 1985) and Degree of Complexity Matrix (Clifford & Cavanagh, 1988).
5. Comprehend the Six Best Practices of High Performing Winning Organizations, six big mistakes and thirteen causes of business distress and failure.
6. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
7. Develop leadership skills and critical decision making techniques.
8. Work competently in solitude or in a team environment.
Coursework This is the suggested course sequence for full-time students who aim to graduate in two years SEMESTER 1
ENG* 101 Composition - 3 credits
BMG* 202 Principles of Management - 3 credits
ECN* 101 Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 credits
ACC* 113 Principles of Financial Accounting - 3 credits
MAT* Mathematics Elective - 3 credits SEMESTER 2
ENG* 102 Literature & Composition - 3 credits
ECN* 102 Principles of Microeconomics - 3 credits
ACC* 117 Principles of Managerial Accounting - 3 credits
MAT* 167 Principles of Statistics - 3 credits
Behavioral Science Elective - 3 credits SEMESTER 3
BMK* 201 Principles of Marketing - 3 credits
CSA* 135 Spreadsheet Applications - 3 credits
COM* 173 Public Speaking - 3 credits
Laboratory OR Natural Science Elective - 3/4 credits
Humanities or Arts Elective - 3 credits SEMESTER 4
BFN* 201 Principles of Finance - 3 credits
BMG* 220 Human Resources Management OR BMG* 210 Organizational Behavior - 3 credits
BBG* 210 Business Communication - 3 credits
BBG* 294 Business Internship OR Business Elective - 3 credits Liberal Arts Elective - 3 credits
TOTAL CREDITS 60 (61)