BS in Small Business Management
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in small business management (SBM) is designed to give students the knowledge and skills necessary to own, operate and grow a small or medium-sized business. This program is ideal for the young entrepreneur or family member who hopes to carry on and eventually run a family business.
America’s 20 million small businesses produce nearly half of the nation’s goods and services, and create two out of three new jobs. They are also a breeding ground for new ideas. Without the financial means of larger firms, small businesses have to find creative ways to produce their products while improving their bottom line.
This adds up to huge opportunities for today’s business students.
As a small-business management major, you will gain a broad-based understanding of general business concepts with a focus on small business management and entrepreneurship. Coursework integrates our liberal art core courses with a strong business curriculum that includes human resources management, communication and marketing, business law, business plans, as well as financing and planning tools.
Hilbert's bachelor-level business management majors gain a solid foundation in computer-based technology and become skilled in organization, motivation, teamwork, networking, leadership, and ethical decision-making.
Many of our professors are current or former business professionals who bring those experiences into the classroom, and our curriculum was updated in 2012 to reflect the latest trends and practices in management.
Business majors can also learn by doing at Hilbert, earning college credit while interning at a variety of businesses and organization. Internships not only give students hands-on experience, they also provide networking opportunities that can open doors to employment after graduation. (Link to intern page.)
Students planning to continue their studies in graduate school, an option being taken by more students each year, are well prepared with a BA in business management from Hilbert. Students can take undergraduate courses that fulfill graduate-level requirements in the MBA program at St. Bonaventure University in Olean. St. Bonaventure offers graduate programs at its Buffalo Center on the Hilbert campus.