Students in the Small Business Administration Program prepare for ownership, management, or operation of a small business, or the start-up of a business. The purpose of the program is to develop the owner and/or manager’s ability to organize resources that maximize the potential for meeting business and personal goals. The program emphasizes planning, record keeping, marketing, financial management, and human resources management.

Student Profile

As a Business student, you should:

  • Provide strategic leadership

  • Engage in effective planning

  • Navigate business environments especially in Tribal communities

  • Apply business practices

  • Utilize business software and information systems

Associate of Science in Small Business Administration

Program Outcomes

Students who complete the Associate of Science in Small Business Management will:

  • Use a variety of commonly accepted business and industry software

  • Apply standard business practices

  • Write a small business plan

Career Outlook

Graduates of the Associate of Science in Small Business Management work in areas such as:

  • Business Manager

  • Bookkeeper

  • Marketing or development office

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Career Outlook

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Business Management work in areas such as:

  • Business Entrepreneur

  • Advertising or Marketing Manager

  • Financial Manager

  • Sales Manager

  • Training and Development Manager

  • Purchasing Manager

  • Production Manager

  • Medical & Health Services Manager

  • Administrative Services Manager

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Business Administration Degree will: 

  1. Support businesses and organizations through sound business practices and effective leadership qualities.

  2. Utilize best practices in business to engage in effective planning activities that result in measurable impacts and outcomes.

  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through the ability to set direction and work with others.

  4. Analyze and interpret information to reach conclusions and make effective business decisions.

  5. Explain the unique regional business environment with a focus on Lac Courte Oreilles, Red Cliff, Bad River, Lac du Flambeau, and St. Croix.

  6. Demonstrate expertise in Excel, QuickBooks, and business planning including unique considerations for tribal entrepreneurs and Native enterprises.

  7. Evaluate ethical obligations and responsibilities of businesses and organizations.