Why Major in Small Business Management?

The Small Business Management degree program is designed to provide potential small-business owners and managers with the knowledge and skills to operate a successful business. More than half of the Small Business Management's courses relate to managing a small business, including accounting, finance, marketing, human resource management, economics, computer systems and law. In addition to management knowledge and skills, the Small Business Management degree program offers the chance to explore entrepreneurial opportunities.

To gain practical knowledge, you visit and interview small business owners. In addition, you can participate in Ferris' internship program, earning University credit while gaining work experience.

Small Business Management College Graduates Get Great Jobs

Small businesses represent the vast majority of businesses in the United States. Properly prepared small business owners and small business managers are the key to success in our competitive economy.

For many people, owning their own small business is the fulfillment of the American dream. The successful small business—a restaurant, day care center, sporting goods store, computer services business, etc. - provides financial independence and professional satisfaction.

The outlook for small business graduates is bright, with a variety of positions available in virtually every city in the nation.

Bachelor's Degree Small Business Management
Admission Requirements

Applicants of the small business program must present evidence of graduation from high school or the GED. To enter a Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) Program in Business, applicants are expected to meet two of the following: a minimum high school grade point average of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale); ACT math score of 19 or higher; an ACT reading score of 19 or higher.

Small Business Management Bachelor's Degree
Graduation Requirements

The Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of science degree in business. Graduation from the small business program requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core classes, in the major and overall.

If you would like more information on Small Business Administration Bachelor Degree Programs at Ferris State University call (231) 591-2000.

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