Business & Economics Degree Department | Business Management/Entrepreneurship

Business Management/Entrepreneurship

Contact Person: Robin Bagent
Office Location: John C. Hepworth Higher Education Center 165
Direct Phone: 208-732-6392

Program Application Form Applying to this program is a separate application process from applying to the College. You should not declare this program as your major until admitted. This document may be completed and submitted electronically to advisor.

Business Management/Entrepreneurship Program Checklist. Use this checklist to track your progress throughout the program. You are encouraged to meet each term with your advisor, Robin Bagent, to discuss class options that best meet your post-college career goals.

Program Description

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The Business Management and Entrepreneurship Curriculum is a technical program resulting in an Associate of Applied Science. The program provides students with the skills necessary to own and operate their own business or to assume manager level positions. The one-year Business Management Technical Certificate is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to become successful at the management level in retail operations. This certificate meets the requirements of the WAFC-endorsed Retail Management Certificate and is supported by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC).

Graduates of this program are positioned to jump directly into the “business world” to start their own small business or apply for a wide variety of careers in business management. Entry level positions include management trainee, customer service, retail/wholesale/manufacturing sales representative, and positions in general business. Program curriculum prepares students to advance personally in the business organization while contributing to the company’s goals and objectives.

Students learn about the modern business environment, the functional areas of business, business law, and basic concepts of the business world. Students gain general management skills that prepare them for work in a variety of organizations, including public and private, for-profit and non-profit.

This degree is designed for students wishing to directly enter the workforce. It is not designed to transfer to a four-year institution for Bachelor of Science programs, although some courses are transferable. Students who wish to transfer coursework are strongly encouraged to work closely with their CSI advisor to develop a transfer plan. This program does allow students to transfer to Boise State University for their Bachelor of Applied Science program, but as with the Bachelor of Science transfer program, students are strongly encouraged to work with their CSI advisor for preparation.

All classes in the program can be completed online, although not all classes are offered online every term.

Four Semester Plan You are not required to take courses in the order provided in this form, but some students find this design helpful.

Approved Electives List One of the strengths for this program is the opportunity to customize it to suit your post-college career goals. This electives list targets coursework recommended for each area of focus. If your preferred electives are not on this list, they must be approved by the program advisor PRIOR to enrollment.

Annual Schedule 2017-2018 This schedule is subject to change, but should help as you look at course scheduling.

See the CSI catalog for a full list of course descriptions. Catalog

What Types of Assignments Can You Expect?

CastlesExpect a wide variety of assignments as you learn business management skills. In the morning you might find yourself practicing non-verbal communication with a team of strangers as you work to build castles out of paper. That same afternoon you might be creating marketing videos for online presentation, or presenting project plans to local businesses.

Online students have a variety of assignment formats as well that may include electronic scavenger hunts, virtual presentations, and brochure development.

Team activities are a critical component of the program for both online and campus-based students.

Entrance Requirements

Placement into the Business Management/Entrepreneurship program is on a “first-come, first-accepted” basis, provided the potential student has met the College of Southern Idaho’s admission requirements and,

1. completed the CSI general application form. (Apply for Admission)
2. completed placement testing. (Placement Testing)
3. completed the Business Management/Entrepreneurship application form, including letter of intent. (Application Form)
4. met with, or talked with, the Program advisor, Robin Bagent, before registering for classes.(Email to Set Appointment)
5. completed the Major Change Form available online in the MyCSI website area. (MyCSI)


What Do Students Say About the BM&E Program?

"This is an amazing program! Robin is the advisor to the program. She is wonderful and willing to help anyway she can. If you are looking to break into the business world or to learn more about growing an existing business, this is the place to go!" - Sharon Jabin

"Best program ever! It's not an easy program, but it's hands-on, informative, and fun! Robin is one of the best instructors at CSI. Love her, Love the program!" - Terri Anderson