The Bachelor of Science in Applied Business is a career-oriented degree that allows students to tailor their business program to meet their career goals and interest. The program design offers flexibility and will enable students to capitalize on previous college credits, work experience, military training, and other sources of prior credit while building additional stackable credentials. Students will experience fundamental business concepts such as Communications, Management, Marketing, Analytics, Problem Solving, Strategy, and business tools such as Microsoft and Excel. With a curriculum that offers generous elective options, students can build an individualized and in-demand educational pathway by choosing elective credits from various programs.
Students will be prepared for a range of business positions in the public and private sector, the trades sector, healthcare, nonprofit agencies, businesses, and the service industry.
Program of Study
The Applied Business courses will be offered in both an online and face-to-face format over a seven week period. Most core courses are offered in the "hybrid" format, which includes 20 hours of classroom instruction and at least 20 hours of online instruction.
Cooperative Learning Experiences
Cooperative learning experiences (co-ops) are available in the Applied Business program utilizing elective courses approved by the Program Chair. Depending on the co-op experience available and the student’s course completion schedule, other courses may also be completed as a co-op. Each co-op experience is expected to last for two consecutive semesters and earn the student six credits toward their 120 credit degree.
To be eligible for the co-op the student must have completed 60 credits and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. The student must contact the office of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) one semester before they would like to begin their co-op assignment. Once an opportunity description is secured, the WIL office will seek credit approval of the experience from the Applied Business Program Chair.
In addition to achieving the Wilmington University undergraduate graduation competencies given in the Academic Information section of the catalog, each graduating student will be able to:
Minimum Grade Policy
College of Business programs require a minimum grade of "C" for all program core courses. Applied Business majors receiving a grade lower than "C" in any program core course must retake that course.
ENG 121 English Composition I
ENG 122 English Composition II
ENG 131 Public Speaking
ENG 310 Research Writing
HUM Humanities Elective
ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
MAT 205 Introductory Survey of Mathematics
Natural Science Elective
CTA 326 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving
PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking
HIS 381 Contemporary Global Issues
BBA 301 Intro to Business Analytics
BBM 201 Principles of Management
BBM 301 Organizational Behavior
BBM 320 Business Communications
BBM 402 Strategic Management
BMK 305 Marketing
MAT 312 Business Statistics
Students may take 20 Business Electives of their choice to complete the Bachelor of Science in Applied Business degree program.
Certain electives may require pre-requisites prior to registration; therefore, consulting with an advisor or Program Chair is highly recommended before registering for elective courses.
BLA 303 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
FIN 300 Applied Concepts in Accounting and Finance
FYE 101 First Year Experience Seminar
The Bachelor of Science in Applied Business with a Concentration in Construction Management is designed to prepare construction tradespeople and construction workers, who have completed an apprenticeship or have related experience, for supervisory and management careers in the construction industry. This program includes in-depth discussions of applying motivational leadership, managing teams, recognizing and working within different organizational cultures and effective negotiation and public speaking skills. This concentration will also include the details of effective project management, the concepts of accounting and finance as they apply to the construction industry, and the functions of the human resources department, including OSHA regulations, compliances, and the laws governing the construction industry.
BBM 371 Employee Relations for Construction Managers
BBM 372 Construction Accounting and Financial Management
BBM 373 Construction Site Safety
BBM 374 Law and Regulation in Construction Management
BBM 375 Construction Project Management
Certain electives may require prerequisites prior to registration; therefore, consulting with an advisor or Program Chair is highly recommended before registering for elective courses.
The following courses or their equivalents are prerequisites for the completion degree in Applied Business:
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2023-2024 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2022 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.