Get your degree in Business Education.

Major in Business Education at BHSU

Earn your degree from the School of Business at Black Hills State University in business education in order to pursue a career as a business teaching at the middle and high school levels. The business education major lets you pursue your interests, attain your teaching degree, and work towards a fulfilling, in-demand career. With a degree in business education, you will enter into one of the most in-demand fields of study.

The School of Business is also a member of the National Association for Business Teacher Education (NABTE).

The benefits of earning this degree from BHSU include:

  • Credibility:The BHSU School of Business and School of Education faculty are well qualified in their respective fields. In addition, BHSU is the premier teacher training institution in the state of South Dakota.
  • Accreditation:The School of Business (business administration, professional accountancy, and MBA programs) is AACSB accredited and the School of Education is NCATE accredited.
  • Experiential:Relevant internship and student teaching opportunities in the region.
  • Involvement:The opportunity to join the Financial Management Association (FMA), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM),Enactus, Buzz Marketing or Travel and Tourism Club on campus--active and engaging student organizations in the field of business.

Business Education Course Requirements

Pre-Business Core - 18 semester hours

  • ACCT 210 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACCT 211 - Principles of Accounting II
  • ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MATH 281 - Introduction to Statistics
  • MIS 205 - Advanced Computer Applications

Required Core - 27 semester hours

  • BADM 310 - Business Finance
  • BADM 344 - Managerial Communications
  • BADM 350 - Legal Environment of Business
  • BADM 360 - Organization and Management
  • BADM 370 - Marketing
  • BADM 407 - International Business
  • BADM 482 - Business Policy and Strategy
  • MIS 325 - Management Information Systems
  • BED 480 - 7-12 Business Education Methods

Pre-Professional Teaching Core - 18 semester hours

  • EDFN 295 - Practicum: Pre-Admission
  • EDFN 338 - Foundations of American Education
  • EPSY 302 - Educational Psychology
  • EPSY 428 - Child & Adolescent Development
  • INED 411 - South Dakota Indian Studies
  • PSYC 101 - General Psychology
  • SPED 100 - Intro to Persons with Exceptionalities

Professional Secondary Ed Teaching Core - 24 semester hours

  • EDFN 365 - Computer-Based Technology & Learning
  • MLED 480 - Middle Level Methods
  • SEED 408 - Planning, Managing & Assessing the 7-12 Diverse Classroom
  • SEED 450 - Reading and Content Literacy
  • SEED 495 - Practicum
  • EDFN 475 - Human Relations
  • SEED 488 - 7-12 Student Teaching

Gen Ed Requirements - 30 semester hours

  • ENGL 101
  • ENGL 201
  • SPCM - Gen Ed - Speech (1 class) - 3 semester hours
  • MATH - Gen Ed - Mathematics (1 class) - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Social Science (2 classes from different subjects) - 6 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Arts & Humanities (2 classes from different subjects) - 6 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Natural Sciences & Lab (2 classes/corresponding labs) - 6-8 semester hours

Note
A minor is NOT required with this major but electives are required to total 120 hours, of which 36 hours must be 300-400 level courses.

Minor Requirements - 19 hours

  • ACCT 210 - Principles of Accounting I
  • BADM 336 - Entrepreneurship I
  • BADM 350 - Legal Environment of Business
  • BADM 360 - Organization and Management
  • BADM 370 - Marketing
  • BADM 494 - Internship
  • BED 480 - 7-12 Business Education Methods

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