BBA | Bachelor of Business Administration

The Bachelor’s Degree Courses at CalSouthern’s School of Business

Below, you’ll find all of the online bachelor’s degree courses offered by CalSouthern’s School of Business. By taking 15 semester hours of elective online bachelor’s courses, you can focus your studies in your particular area of interest, earning your Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a concentration in management, accounting, human resources management, marketing, international business, or criminal justice.

Required Core Courses

Lower Division Courses

ENT 2106 Family Business Management

Credits : 3

In this course, the student explores why family businesses make up many of the organizations in today’s economy. Family businesses are different from small businesses, because of their interactions between family members, plus, multiple roles each member plays in the family business. This course examines the characteristics differentiating family business from other forms of small business, plus, how to cope with various issues and capitalization problems. The student also examines relevant managerial skills, family and business life cycles, impacts on family values, and wealth management distribution.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss family business theories and the Discovery Action Research project.
  • Explore roles of family unity and policies in a successful family business.
  • Explore family-controlled firms and shareholder governance.
  • Discuss shareholder liquidity, next generation members, and change agents.
  • Discuss the role of the family business CEO, their spouse, and common types.
  • Explain strategic planning, zero-sum dynamics, and primary sources of value.
  • Define the roles of estate planning and the process of recapitalizing common stock.
  • Discuss buy-sell agreement, valuation approaches, and financial metrics.
  • Evaluate the role of family member and non-family member communication loops.
  • Discuss the role of governance and non-family managers’ ability to set high standards.
  • Define family meetings and family councils.
  • Explain the impact of conflicts and relationship cutoffs on family communications.
  • Discuss next generation leader and cultural changes.
  • Describe the change process and commitment planning process.
  • Review the types of governance bodies and customer-centri paradigm.
  • Discuss the role of centennial family companies.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Upper Division Courses

ENT 2106 Family Business Management

Credits : 3

In this course, the student explores why family businesses make up many of the organizations in today’s economy. Family businesses are different from small businesses, because of their interactions between family members, plus, multiple roles each member plays in the family business. This course examines the characteristics differentiating family business from other forms of small business, plus, how to cope with various issues and capitalization problems. The student also examines relevant managerial skills, family and business life cycles, impacts on family values, and wealth management distribution.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss family business theories and the Discovery Action Research project.
  • Explore roles of family unity and policies in a successful family business.
  • Explore family-controlled firms and shareholder governance.
  • Discuss shareholder liquidity, next generation members, and change agents.
  • Discuss the role of the family business CEO, their spouse, and common types.
  • Explain strategic planning, zero-sum dynamics, and primary sources of value.
  • Define the roles of estate planning and the process of recapitalizing common stock.
  • Discuss buy-sell agreement, valuation approaches, and financial metrics.
  • Evaluate the role of family member and non-family member communication loops.
  • Discuss the role of governance and non-family managers’ ability to set high standards.
  • Define family meetings and family councils.
  • Explain the impact of conflicts and relationship cutoffs on family communications.
  • Discuss next generation leader and cultural changes.
  • Describe the change process and commitment planning process.
  • Review the types of governance bodies and customer-centri paradigm.
  • Discuss the role of centennial family companies.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Business Elective Courses

Management Electives

Lower Division Courses

ENT 2106 Family Business Management

Credits : 3

In this course, the student explores why family businesses make up many of the organizations in today’s economy. Family businesses are different from small businesses, because of their interactions between family members, plus, multiple roles each member plays in the family business. This course examines the characteristics differentiating family business from other forms of small business, plus, how to cope with various issues and capitalization problems. The student also examines relevant managerial skills, family and business life cycles, impacts on family values, and wealth management distribution.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss family business theories and the Discovery Action Research project.
  • Explore roles of family unity and policies in a successful family business.
  • Explore family-controlled firms and shareholder governance.
  • Discuss shareholder liquidity, next generation members, and change agents.
  • Discuss the role of the family business CEO, their spouse, and common types.
  • Explain strategic planning, zero-sum dynamics, and primary sources of value.
  • Define the roles of estate planning and the process of recapitalizing common stock.
  • Discuss buy-sell agreement, valuation approaches, and financial metrics.
  • Evaluate the role of family member and non-family member communication loops.
  • Discuss the role of governance and non-family managers’ ability to set high standards.
  • Define family meetings and family councils.
  • Explain the impact of conflicts and relationship cutoffs on family communications.
  • Discuss next generation leader and cultural changes.
  • Describe the change process and commitment planning process.
  • Review the types of governance bodies and customer-centri paradigm.
  • Discuss the role of centennial family companies.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
Back


Upper Division Courses

ENT 2106 Family Business Management

Credits : 3

In this course, the student explores why family businesses make up many of the organizations in today’s economy. Family businesses are different from small businesses, because of their interactions between family members, plus, multiple roles each member plays in the family business. This course examines the characteristics differentiating family business from other forms of small business, plus, how to cope with various issues and capitalization problems. The student also examines relevant managerial skills, family and business life cycles, impacts on family values, and wealth management distribution.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss family business theories and the Discovery Action Research project.
  • Explore roles of family unity and policies in a successful family business.
  • Explore family-controlled firms and shareholder governance.
  • Discuss shareholder liquidity, next generation members, and change agents.
  • Discuss the role of the family business CEO, their spouse, and common types.
  • Explain strategic planning, zero-sum dynamics, and primary sources of value.
  • Define the roles of estate planning and the process of recapitalizing common stock.
  • Discuss buy-sell agreement, valuation approaches, and financial metrics.
  • Evaluate the role of family member and non-family member communication loops.
  • Discuss the role of governance and non-family managers’ ability to set high standards.
  • Define family meetings and family councils.
  • Explain the impact of conflicts and relationship cutoffs on family communications.
  • Discuss next generation leader and cultural changes.
  • Describe the change process and commitment planning process.
  • Review the types of governance bodies and customer-centri paradigm.
  • Discuss the role of centennial family companies.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Accounting Electives

Lower Division Courses

ENT 2106 Family Business Management

Credits : 3

In this course, the student explores why family businesses make up many of the organizations in today’s economy. Family businesses are different from small businesses, because of their interactions between family members, plus, multiple roles each member plays in the family business. This course examines the characteristics differentiating family business from other forms of small business, plus, how to cope with various issues and capitalization problems. The student also examines relevant managerial skills, family and business life cycles, impacts on family values, and wealth management distribution.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss family business theories and the Discovery Action Research project.
  • Explore roles of family unity and policies in a successful family business.
  • Explore family-controlled firms and shareholder governance.
  • Discuss shareholder liquidity, next generation members, and change agents.
  • Discuss the role of the family business CEO, their spouse, and common types.
  • Explain strategic planning, zero-sum dynamics, and primary sources of value.
  • Define the roles of estate planning and the process of recapitalizing common stock.
  • Discuss buy-sell agreement, valuation approaches, and financial metrics.
  • Evaluate the role of family member and non-family member communication loops.
  • Discuss the role of governance and non-family managers’ ability to set high standards.
  • Define family meetings and family councils.
  • Explain the impact of conflicts and relationship cutoffs on family communications.
  • Discuss next generation leader and cultural changes.
  • Describe the change process and commitment planning process.
  • Review the types of governance bodies and customer-centri paradigm.
  • Discuss the role of centennial family companies.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
Back


Upper Division Courses

ENT 2106 Family Business Management

Credits : 3

In this course, the student explores why family businesses make up many of the organizations in today’s economy. Family businesses are different from small businesses, because of their interactions between family members, plus, multiple roles each member plays in the family business. This course examines the characteristics differentiating family business from other forms of small business, plus, how to cope with various issues and capitalization problems. The student also examines relevant managerial skills, family and business life cycles, impacts on family values, and wealth management distribution.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss family business theories and the Discovery Action Research project.
  • Explore roles of family unity and policies in a successful family business.
  • Explore family-controlled firms and shareholder governance.
  • Discuss shareholder liquidity, next generation members, and change agents.
  • Discuss the role of the family business CEO, their spouse, and common types.
  • Explain strategic planning, zero-sum dynamics, and primary sources of value.
  • Define the roles of estate planning and the process of recapitalizing common stock.
  • Discuss buy-sell agreement, valuation approaches, and financial metrics.
  • Evaluate the role of family member and non-family member communication loops.
  • Discuss the role of governance and non-family managers’ ability to set high standards.
  • Define family meetings and family councils.
  • Explain the impact of conflicts and relationship cutoffs on family communications.
  • Discuss next generation leader and cultural changes.
  • Describe the change process and commitment planning process.
  • Review the types of governance bodies and customer-centri paradigm.
  • Discuss the role of centennial family companies.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Human Resource Management Electives

Lower Division Courses

ENT 2106 Family Business Management

Credits : 3

In this course, the student explores why family businesses make up many of the organizations in today’s economy. Family businesses are different from small businesses, because of their interactions between family members, plus, multiple roles each member plays in the family business. This course examines the characteristics differentiating family business from other forms of small business, plus, how to cope with various issues and capitalization problems. The student also examines relevant managerial skills, family and business life cycles, impacts on family values, and wealth management distribution.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss family business theories and the Discovery Action Research project.
  • Explore roles of family unity and policies in a successful family business.
  • Explore family-controlled firms and shareholder governance.
  • Discuss shareholder liquidity, next generation members, and change agents.
  • Discuss the role of the family business CEO, their spouse, and common types.
  • Explain strategic planning, zero-sum dynamics, and primary sources of value.
  • Define the roles of estate planning and the process of recapitalizing common stock.
  • Discuss buy-sell agreement, valuation approaches, and financial metrics.
  • Evaluate the role of family member and non-family member communication loops.
  • Discuss the role of governance and non-family managers’ ability to set high standards.
  • Define family meetings and family councils.
  • Explain the impact of conflicts and relationship cutoffs on family communications.
  • Discuss next generation leader and cultural changes.
  • Describe the change process and commitment planning process.
  • Review the types of governance bodies and customer-centri paradigm.
  • Discuss the role of centennial family companies.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
Back


Upper Division Courses

ENT 2106 Family Business Management

Credits : 3

In this course, the student explores why family businesses make up many of the organizations in today’s economy. Family businesses are different from small businesses, because of their interactions between family members, plus, multiple roles each member plays in the family business. This course examines the characteristics differentiating family business from other forms of small business, plus, how to cope with various issues and capitalization problems. The student also examines relevant managerial skills, family and business life cycles, impacts on family values, and wealth management distribution.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss family business theories and the Discovery Action Research project.
  • Explore roles of family unity and policies in a successful family business.
  • Explore family-controlled firms and shareholder governance.
  • Discuss shareholder liquidity, next generation members, and change agents.
  • Discuss the role of the family business CEO, their spouse, and common types.
  • Explain strategic planning, zero-sum dynamics, and primary sources of value.
  • Define the roles of estate planning and the process of recapitalizing common stock.
  • Discuss buy-sell agreement, valuation approaches, and financial metrics.
  • Evaluate the role of family member and non-family member communication loops.
  • Discuss the role of governance and non-family managers’ ability to set high standards.
  • Define family meetings and family councils.
  • Explain the impact of conflicts and relationship cutoffs on family communications.
  • Discuss next generation leader and cultural changes.
  • Describe the change process and commitment planning process.
  • Review the types of governance bodies and customer-centri paradigm.
  • Discuss the role of centennial family companies.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Marketing Electives

Lower Division Courses

ENT 2106 Family Business Management

Credits : 3

In this course, the student explores why family businesses make up many of the organizations in today’s economy. Family businesses are different from small businesses, because of their interactions between family members, plus, multiple roles each member plays in the family business. This course examines the characteristics differentiating family business from other forms of small business, plus, how to cope with various issues and capitalization problems. The student also examines relevant managerial skills, family and business life cycles, impacts on family values, and wealth management distribution.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss family business theories and the Discovery Action Research project.
  • Explore roles of family unity and policies in a successful family business.
  • Explore family-controlled firms and shareholder governance.
  • Discuss shareholder liquidity, next generation members, and change agents.
  • Discuss the role of the family business CEO, their spouse, and common types.
  • Explain strategic planning, zero-sum dynamics, and primary sources of value.
  • Define the roles of estate planning and the process of recapitalizing common stock.
  • Discuss buy-sell agreement, valuation approaches, and financial metrics.
  • Evaluate the role of family member and non-family member communication loops.
  • Discuss the role of governance and non-family managers’ ability to set high standards.
  • Define family meetings and family councils.
  • Explain the impact of conflicts and relationship cutoffs on family communications.
  • Discuss next generation leader and cultural changes.
  • Describe the change process and commitment planning process.
  • Review the types of governance bodies and customer-centri paradigm.
  • Discuss the role of centennial family companies.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
Back


Upper Division Courses

ENT 2106 Family Business Management

Credits : 3

In this course, the student explores why family businesses make up many of the organizations in today’s economy. Family businesses are different from small businesses, because of their interactions between family members, plus, multiple roles each member plays in the family business. This course examines the characteristics differentiating family business from other forms of small business, plus, how to cope with various issues and capitalization problems. The student also examines relevant managerial skills, family and business life cycles, impacts on family values, and wealth management distribution.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss family business theories and the Discovery Action Research project.
  • Explore roles of family unity and policies in a successful family business.
  • Explore family-controlled firms and shareholder governance.
  • Discuss shareholder liquidity, next generation members, and change agents.
  • Discuss the role of the family business CEO, their spouse, and common types.
  • Explain strategic planning, zero-sum dynamics, and primary sources of value.
  • Define the roles of estate planning and the process of recapitalizing common stock.
  • Discuss buy-sell agreement, valuation approaches, and financial metrics.
  • Evaluate the role of family member and non-family member communication loops.
  • Discuss the role of governance and non-family managers’ ability to set high standards.
  • Define family meetings and family councils.
  • Explain the impact of conflicts and relationship cutoffs on family communications.
  • Discuss next generation leader and cultural changes.
  • Describe the change process and commitment planning process.
  • Review the types of governance bodies and customer-centri paradigm.
  • Discuss the role of centennial family companies.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Entrepreneurship Electives

Lower Division Courses

ENT 2106 Family Business Management

Credits : 3

In this course, the student explores why family businesses make up many of the organizations in today’s economy. Family businesses are different from small businesses, because of their interactions between family members, plus, multiple roles each member plays in the family business. This course examines the characteristics differentiating family business from other forms of small business, plus, how to cope with various issues and capitalization problems. The student also examines relevant managerial skills, family and business life cycles, impacts on family values, and wealth management distribution.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss family business theories and the Discovery Action Research project.
  • Explore roles of family unity and policies in a successful family business.
  • Explore family-controlled firms and shareholder governance.
  • Discuss shareholder liquidity, next generation members, and change agents.
  • Discuss the role of the family business CEO, their spouse, and common types.
  • Explain strategic planning, zero-sum dynamics, and primary sources of value.
  • Define the roles of estate planning and the process of recapitalizing common stock.
  • Discuss buy-sell agreement, valuation approaches, and financial metrics.
  • Evaluate the role of family member and non-family member communication loops.
  • Discuss the role of governance and non-family managers’ ability to set high standards.
  • Define family meetings and family councils.
  • Explain the impact of conflicts and relationship cutoffs on family communications.
  • Discuss next generation leader and cultural changes.
  • Describe the change process and commitment planning process.
  • Review the types of governance bodies and customer-centri paradigm.
  • Discuss the role of centennial family companies.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
Back


Upper Division Courses

ENT 2106 Family Business Management

Credits : 3

In this course, the student explores why family businesses make up many of the organizations in today’s economy. Family businesses are different from small businesses, because of their interactions between family members, plus, multiple roles each member plays in the family business. This course examines the characteristics differentiating family business from other forms of small business, plus, how to cope with various issues and capitalization problems. The student also examines relevant managerial skills, family and business life cycles, impacts on family values, and wealth management distribution.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss family business theories and the Discovery Action Research project.
  • Explore roles of family unity and policies in a successful family business.
  • Explore family-controlled firms and shareholder governance.
  • Discuss shareholder liquidity, next generation members, and change agents.
  • Discuss the role of the family business CEO, their spouse, and common types.
  • Explain strategic planning, zero-sum dynamics, and primary sources of value.
  • Define the roles of estate planning and the process of recapitalizing common stock.
  • Discuss buy-sell agreement, valuation approaches, and financial metrics.
  • Evaluate the role of family member and non-family member communication loops.
  • Discuss the role of governance and non-family managers’ ability to set high standards.
  • Define family meetings and family councils.
  • Explain the impact of conflicts and relationship cutoffs on family communications.
  • Discuss next generation leader and cultural changes.
  • Describe the change process and commitment planning process.
  • Review the types of governance bodies and customer-centri paradigm.
  • Discuss the role of centennial family companies.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
Back


Leadership Electives

Lower Division Courses

ENT 2106 Family Business Management

Credits : 3

In this course, the student explores why family businesses make up many of the organizations in today’s economy. Family businesses are different from small businesses, because of their interactions between family members, plus, multiple roles each member plays in the family business. This course examines the characteristics differentiating family business from other forms of small business, plus, how to cope with various issues and capitalization problems. The student also examines relevant managerial skills, family and business life cycles, impacts on family values, and wealth management distribution.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss family business theories and the Discovery Action Research project.
  • Explore roles of family unity and policies in a successful family business.
  • Explore family-controlled firms and shareholder governance.
  • Discuss shareholder liquidity, next generation members, and change agents.
  • Discuss the role of the family business CEO, their spouse, and common types.
  • Explain strategic planning, zero-sum dynamics, and primary sources of value.
  • Define the roles of estate planning and the process of recapitalizing common stock.
  • Discuss buy-sell agreement, valuation approaches, and financial metrics.
  • Evaluate the role of family member and non-family member communication loops.
  • Discuss the role of governance and non-family managers’ ability to set high standards.
  • Define family meetings and family councils.
  • Explain the impact of conflicts and relationship cutoffs on family communications.
  • Discuss next generation leader and cultural changes.
  • Describe the change process and commitment planning process.
  • Review the types of governance bodies and customer-centri paradigm.
  • Discuss the role of centennial family companies.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
Back


Upper Division Courses

ENT 2106 Family Business Management

Credits : 3

In this course, the student explores why family businesses make up many of the organizations in today’s economy. Family businesses are different from small businesses, because of their interactions between family members, plus, multiple roles each member plays in the family business. This course examines the characteristics differentiating family business from other forms of small business, plus, how to cope with various issues and capitalization problems. The student also examines relevant managerial skills, family and business life cycles, impacts on family values, and wealth management distribution.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss family business theories and the Discovery Action Research project.
  • Explore roles of family unity and policies in a successful family business.
  • Explore family-controlled firms and shareholder governance.
  • Discuss shareholder liquidity, next generation members, and change agents.
  • Discuss the role of the family business CEO, their spouse, and common types.
  • Explain strategic planning, zero-sum dynamics, and primary sources of value.
  • Define the roles of estate planning and the process of recapitalizing common stock.
  • Discuss buy-sell agreement, valuation approaches, and financial metrics.
  • Evaluate the role of family member and non-family member communication loops.
  • Discuss the role of governance and non-family managers’ ability to set high standards.
  • Define family meetings and family councils.
  • Explain the impact of conflicts and relationship cutoffs on family communications.
  • Discuss next generation leader and cultural changes.
  • Describe the change process and commitment planning process.
  • Review the types of governance bodies and customer-centri paradigm.
  • Discuss the role of centennial family companies.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
Back


International Business Electives

Lower Division Courses

ENT 2106 Family Business Management

Credits : 3

In this course, the student explores why family businesses make up many of the organizations in today’s economy. Family businesses are different from small businesses, because of their interactions between family members, plus, multiple roles each member plays in the family business. This course examines the characteristics differentiating family business from other forms of small business, plus, how to cope with various issues and capitalization problems. The student also examines relevant managerial skills, family and business life cycles, impacts on family values, and wealth management distribution.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss family business theories and the Discovery Action Research project.
  • Explore roles of family unity and policies in a successful family business.
  • Explore family-controlled firms and shareholder governance.
  • Discuss shareholder liquidity, next generation members, and change agents.
  • Discuss the role of the family business CEO, their spouse, and common types.
  • Explain strategic planning, zero-sum dynamics, and primary sources of value.
  • Define the roles of estate planning and the process of recapitalizing common stock.
  • Discuss buy-sell agreement, valuation approaches, and financial metrics.
  • Evaluate the role of family member and non-family member communication loops.
  • Discuss the role of governance and non-family managers’ ability to set high standards.
  • Define family meetings and family councils.
  • Explain the impact of conflicts and relationship cutoffs on family communications.
  • Discuss next generation leader and cultural changes.
  • Describe the change process and commitment planning process.
  • Review the types of governance bodies and customer-centri paradigm.
  • Discuss the role of centennial family companies.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
Back


Upper Division Courses

ENT 2106 Family Business Management

Credits : 3

In this course, the student explores why family businesses make up many of the organizations in today’s economy. Family businesses are different from small businesses, because of their interactions between family members, plus, multiple roles each member plays in the family business. This course examines the characteristics differentiating family business from other forms of small business, plus, how to cope with various issues and capitalization problems. The student also examines relevant managerial skills, family and business life cycles, impacts on family values, and wealth management distribution.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss family business theories and the Discovery Action Research project.
  • Explore roles of family unity and policies in a successful family business.
  • Explore family-controlled firms and shareholder governance.
  • Discuss shareholder liquidity, next generation members, and change agents.
  • Discuss the role of the family business CEO, their spouse, and common types.
  • Explain strategic planning, zero-sum dynamics, and primary sources of value.
  • Define the roles of estate planning and the process of recapitalizing common stock.
  • Discuss buy-sell agreement, valuation approaches, and financial metrics.
  • Evaluate the role of family member and non-family member communication loops.
  • Discuss the role of governance and non-family managers’ ability to set high standards.
  • Define family meetings and family councils.
  • Explain the impact of conflicts and relationship cutoffs on family communications.
  • Discuss next generation leader and cultural changes.
  • Describe the change process and commitment planning process.
  • Review the types of governance bodies and customer-centri paradigm.
  • Discuss the role of centennial family companies.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
Back


Technology Electives

Lower Division Courses

ENT 2106 Family Business Management

Credits : 3

In this course, the student explores why family businesses make up many of the organizations in today’s economy. Family businesses are different from small businesses, because of their interactions between family members, plus, multiple roles each member plays in the family business. This course examines the characteristics differentiating family business from other forms of small business, plus, how to cope with various issues and capitalization problems. The student also examines relevant managerial skills, family and business life cycles, impacts on family values, and wealth management distribution.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss family business theories and the Discovery Action Research project.
  • Explore roles of family unity and policies in a successful family business.
  • Explore family-controlled firms and shareholder governance.
  • Discuss shareholder liquidity, next generation members, and change agents.
  • Discuss the role of the family business CEO, their spouse, and common types.
  • Explain strategic planning, zero-sum dynamics, and primary sources of value.
  • Define the roles of estate planning and the process of recapitalizing common stock.
  • Discuss buy-sell agreement, valuation approaches, and financial metrics.
  • Evaluate the role of family member and non-family member communication loops.
  • Discuss the role of governance and non-family managers’ ability to set high standards.
  • Define family meetings and family councils.
  • Explain the impact of conflicts and relationship cutoffs on family communications.
  • Discuss next generation leader and cultural changes.
  • Describe the change process and commitment planning process.
  • Review the types of governance bodies and customer-centri paradigm.
  • Discuss the role of centennial family companies.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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Upper Division Courses

ENT 2106 Family Business Management

Credits : 3

In this course, the student explores why family businesses make up many of the organizations in today’s economy. Family businesses are different from small businesses, because of their interactions between family members, plus, multiple roles each member plays in the family business. This course examines the characteristics differentiating family business from other forms of small business, plus, how to cope with various issues and capitalization problems. The student also examines relevant managerial skills, family and business life cycles, impacts on family values, and wealth management distribution.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss family business theories and the Discovery Action Research project.
  • Explore roles of family unity and policies in a successful family business.
  • Explore family-controlled firms and shareholder governance.
  • Discuss shareholder liquidity, next generation members, and change agents.
  • Discuss the role of the family business CEO, their spouse, and common types.
  • Explain strategic planning, zero-sum dynamics, and primary sources of value.
  • Define the roles of estate planning and the process of recapitalizing common stock.
  • Discuss buy-sell agreement, valuation approaches, and financial metrics.
  • Evaluate the role of family member and non-family member communication loops.
  • Discuss the role of governance and non-family managers’ ability to set high standards.
  • Define family meetings and family councils.
  • Explain the impact of conflicts and relationship cutoffs on family communications.
  • Discuss next generation leader and cultural changes.
  • Describe the change process and commitment planning process.
  • Review the types of governance bodies and customer-centri paradigm.
  • Discuss the role of centennial family companies.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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