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Business Competencies

Business skills

Declared undergraduate business majors will have the opportunity to strategically use their free electives to complete a supporting business competency.

A supporting business competency is a multidisciplinary collection of elective courses which together provides the student with an opportunity to pursue a specialized market-based skill.

Although the competency will not appear as a credential on a student’s transcript, it does enhance a student’s toolkit and provides marketable skills that will make a student’s resume stand out in the job market.

The College of Business offers six supporting business competencies. Each competency requires the completion of three courses.

  • Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Leading Change
  • Modeling
  • Risk Management

For more information about how to earn a Supporting Business Competency, speak to your business advisor.

Analytics Competency

Students who complete the analytics competency will prepare to properly collect, process and analyze data; to generate and interpret results; and to draw and communicate informed conclusions in order to support business and economic decision making. Students can select three courses from the list below to receive this competency.

CourseTitleCredit Hours
ECO 3123Introduction to Econometrics and
Business Forecasting
3
FIN 4873Computer Modeling of Financial Applications3
MKT 4953Special Studies in Marketing3
MS 3073Business Analytics3
MS 3313Business Applications of Statistics3
MS 4383Predictive Operational Analytics3
MS 4323Simulation Applications in Business3

Entrepreneurship Competency

Students who complete the entrepreneurship competency will prepare to participate in the creation, launch and management of new business ventures. Students can select three courses from the list below to receive this competency.

CourseTitleCredit Hours
ENT 3123Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
And, two of the following:
BLW 3013Business Law 3
ENT 4123Commercialization and Enterprise Planning3
ENT 4903Business Venture Practicum3
FIN 4333Business Finance for Entrepreneurs3
MKT 4053New Product Development3

International Business Competency

Students who complete the international business competency will prepare to understand international marketing, strategic, financial and economic issues that confront managers of multinational enterprises. Students can select three courses from the list below to receive this competency.

CourseTitleCredit Hours
ECO 3193International Economics3
FIN 4613Introduction to International Finance3
GBA 4873Global Immersion I3
MGT 4073International Management3
MGT 4083Comparative International Management
Practices
3
MKT 4073International Marketing3

Leading Change Competency

Students who complete the leading change competency will prepare to lead teams of professionals to plan projects, deliver solutions and improve efficiency and effectiveness in the contemporary organization. Students can select three courses from the list below to receive this competency.

CourseTitleCredit Hours
MGT 4923Leading Organizations and Making Decisions3
And, two of the following:
MGT 4433Introduction to Business Negotiations3
MGT 4943Managing Teams and Avoiding Conflict3
MOT 4143Introduction to Project Management3
MS 4313Six Sigma and Lean Operations3

Modeling Competency

Students who complete the modeling competency will prepare to perform, through proper use of quantitative and computer models, problem solving and decision analysis in support of business functions in a real world environment. Students can select three courses from the list below to receive this competency.

CourseTitleCredit Hours
ECO 3123Introduction to Econometrics
and Business Forecasting
3
FIN 4873Computer Modeling of Financial Applications3
MS 3063Decision Support Systems3
MS 4383Predictive Operational Analytics3
MS 4323Simulation Applications in Business3

Risk Management Competency

Students who complete the risk management competency will prepare to identify sources of risk in an enterprise and manage this risk in a prudent manner. Students can select three courses from the list below to receive this competency.

CourseTitleCredit Hours
FIN 4523Introduction to Risk Management3
FIN 4813Property-Liability Insurance Finance3
FIN 4823Life and Health Insurance Finance3
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