2023-2024 Catalog

Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts

Total Credits Bachelor of Arts:  181-183 credits  (90 A.A. + 91-93 B.A.)

The Business Department strives to develop prepared students who demonstrate strong ethical principles, superior critical thinking, effective communication, and robust business acumen. The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration provides students with the essential business skills and knowledge necessary to enter the professional workplace. Specific emphasis is placed on reservation-based enterprises and organizations, experiential learning, business writing and business tools to develop employability skills for the workforce. Areas of instruction include leadership, management, accounting, business law, finance, marketing and entrepreneurship. Students are encouraged to develop their business ideas and interests for establishing their first business idea or existing business venture.

Recommended Experiences for Employability Skills

The Business Department actively supports and supervises internships, job shadowing placements, service learning opportunities, and other work-related experiences for qualified students as they complete their academic study plan. Students must work with their advisors and accept personal responsibility for the planning of their approved coursework.

Career Opportunities

With a career in business administration, organized and motivated managers contribute to key aspects of running a business efficiently and profitably, supporting sustainable business on American Indian reservations and businesses in the private sector. Graduates with a B.A. have the ability to earn advanced degrees in business including the globally recognized Master of Business Administration (MBA) - one of the most sought after degrees by employers in today's job market. Many business administration students enter professions where core responsibilities include project management, often pursuing advanced certification to validate your expertise in running any kind of project.

Student Learning Outcomes

Demonstrating a working knowledge of advanced business principles, students who complete the program will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively using oral and written skills by composing professional quality business documents, and delivering professional presentations on business topics.
  • Utilize and apply knowledge and skills in the functional areas of business
  • Recognize and apply various leadership styles appropriate to Indian Country.
  • Apply ethical implications of decision-making in a business and cultural context.
  • Analyze financial information and present it in a professional manner.

Recommended Course of Study

Although the required classes don’t have to be taken exactly at the time specified, students must be aware that most of the classes are only offered in the quarter indicated. Students must work with their advisors and accept personal responsibility for planning their course of study. For each course in both programs, a student must earn a "C" or better grade to progress to the next level.

Curriculum

Fall Quarter (Year Three)

BUMG302Advanced Management: Leadership

3

BUMG311Career Planning

3

BUMG325Business Law II

3

BUMG442Advanced Marketing Research

3

ENGL306Writing Research Papers

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Winter Quarter (Year Three)

BUMG310Principles of Finance

3

BUMG441Human Resources

3

ELECTIVENASD OPEN

3

ELECTIVEBusiness Upper Division Emphasis Electives 6

6

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Quarter (Year Three)

BUMG305Conflict Resolution

3

BUMG320Advanced Finance: Investments, Analysis

3

BUMG410Production/Operations

2

ELECTIVEBusiness Upper Division Emphasis Electives 6

6

Total Credit Hours:14

Fall Quarter (Year Four)

BUMG425Entrepreneurship I

4

BUMG428Tax: Individual & Small Business

3

BUMG469Senior Project/Internship

3-5

ECON410Economic Development on Indian Reservations

3

ELECTIVEBusiness Upper Division Emphasis Elective 3

3

Total Credit Hours:16-18

Winter Quarter (Year Four)

BUMG432Tax II: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

3

BUMG435Entrepreneurship II

4

BUMG443VITA Tax Clinic

3

ELECTIVEBusiness Upper Division Emphasis Electives 6

6

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring Quarter (Year Four)

BUMG359Business Ethics & Social Responsibility

3

BUMG490Business Communications

3

ELECTIVEBusiness Upper Division Electives 9

9

Total Credit Hours:15

Upper Division Business Emphasis Electives

BUMG330Advanced Marketing: Advertising

3

BUMG340Internet Marketing

3

BUMG361Advanced Electronic Spreadsheets

3

BUMG406Strategic Planning

3

BUMG455Introduction to Public and Tribal Administration

4

BUMG469Senior Project/Internship

3-5

GNSD350Introduction to Grant Writing

3

NASD252History of Tribal Government on the Flathead Reservation

3

NASD320Federal Indian Law

3

NASD321Tribal Administration and Governance in Tribal Operations

3

NASD339Tribal Finance, Accounting and Budgets I

5

NASD341Principles of Tribal Sovereignty

3

NASD349Tribal Finance, Accounting and Budgets II

5

NASD371Tribal Gaming

3

NASD413638 Contracts and Compacts

3

NASD445Intergovernmental Relations

3

NASD471Cultural Resource Management

3

NASD475Strategic Planning For Tribal Organizations

3

PSYC225Psychology of Advertising and Propaganda

2

Total Credit Hours: 181-183