Business Management: Degree completion program

The Goshen College business management degree completion program offers students who finished an associate’s degree or started a bachelor’s degree but never finished, a pathway to earn a bachelor’s degree. The program prepares students to purse career opportunities in a variety of business areas.

Courses in the business management program are online, providing students with the flexibility needed to earn a degree and manage their busy lives.

Admission to the program

Students are eligible for admission to the program with a minimum of 12 transferable semester credits and a minimum GPA of 2.50. Students with an earned A.A. or A.S. degree may have their general education courses applied toward meeting the core requirements. Those with fewer than 60 credits or without an A.A. or A.S. degree must complete the following core requirements.

Core requirements (15 credit hours)

  • English composition II3
  • Literature, fine arts or foreign language 3
  • Natural science (biology, chemistry, or physics) 3
  • Social science (anthropology, economics, psychology, or sociology) 3
  • History or political science 3

Major in business management (B.S. degree completion)

43 credit hours

  • Acc 200, Principles of Accounting3
  • Bus 220, Spreadsheet Skills3
  • Bus 244, Consumer Behavior & the Customer Journey3
  • Bus 282, Business Analytics3
  • Bus 310, Business Law3
  • Bus 315, Human Capital Management3
  • Bus 316, Marketing Management3
  • Bus 317, Financial Management3
  • Bus 318, Operations Management3
  • Bus 410, Strategic Management Capstone3
  • Econ 200, Principles of Economics3
  • Core 210, Professional Communication Skills4
  • Core 309, Leading & Serving in a Multicultural World 3
  • PJCS 210, Transforming Conflict & Violence 3

Student learning outcomes

Graduates in business management will:

  1. Identify and articulate how personal values and ethical considerations inform and impact business decisions.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the roles, goals, key concepts, methods, and tools utilized in specific business functions as well as the relationships between the various functions in a business.
  3. Intentionally prepare for a business career.
  4. Acquire skills needed to influence, inspire, and motivate individuals and groups to achieve results.
  5. Identify opportunities, analyze information, and apply frameworks for effective problem-solving and decision-making.
  6. Demonstrate effectiveness in writing and speaking in a variety of business contexts.
  7. Demonstrate an ability to work productively with individuals in a diversity of roles and with varying interests in the outcome.

Academic requirements

All business management majors must earn a grade of C- or higher in all courses required in the major. Failure to attain this level of achievement require the student to either repeat the course (for specific requirements), take an additional course (for elective courses in the major), or transfer an approved equivalent course from another accredited college or university.