Admission & Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

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To apply to Rockford University’s BSMS program, please fill out and submit the online application.

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  • Email: accelerated@rockford.edu
  • Mail: Rockford University Adult & Graduate Admission
                   5050 East State Street
                   Rockford IL 61108

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Certificate Program Requirements

Choose six courses consisting of concentration and completion coursework.

Concentration Courses

(Choose two courses from one concentration)
Finance

BSMS 323 Development & Review of Financial Forms
BSMS 425 Finance

Human Resources

BSMS 348 HR Management
BSMS 338 Negotiation & Conflict Resolution

Leadership

BSMS 301 Team Dynamics
BSMS 480 Leadership Seminar

Marketing

BSMS 358 Marketing
BSMS 453 Global Business Applications

Operations Management

BSMS 440 Management of Information Systems
BSMS 420 Data Analysis

Concentration Completion Courses (Choose four courses)

BSMS 301 Team Dynamics
BSMS 305 Organizational Communications
BSMS 315 Organizational Ethics
BSMS 338 Negotiations & Conflict Resolution
BSMS 343 Readings in Management & Organizational Theory
BSMS 430 Business Research
BSMS 436 Government & Organizations
BSMS 490 Strategy & Policy

Bachelor's Degree in Business Management Requirements

Program Requirements

Required Major Courses (General)

  • BSMS 301 – Team Dynamics
  • BSMS 305 – Organizational Communication
  • BSMS 315 – Organizational Ethics
  • BSMS 323 – Development & Review of Financial Information
  • BSMS 336 – Government and Organizations
  • BSMS 338 – Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
  • BSMS 343 – Readings in Management
  • BSMS 345 – Leadership Seminar
  • BSMS 348 – HR Foundations
  • BSMS 353 – Global Business Application
  • BSMS 358 – Marketing
  • BSMS 361 – Research
  • BSMS 368 – Finance
  • BSMS 371 – Technology
  • BSMS 395 – Strategy and Policy
  • BSMS 495 – Senior Capstone
  • BSMS 364/365 – Data Analysis/Data Presentation OR 376 Special Course

Liberal Arts Courses

  • BSMS 380 – Topics in Social Science
  • BSMS 381 – Topics in Science
  • BSMS 382 – Topics in Humanities

Supporting Requirements

  • BSMS 120 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • BSMS 121 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • BSMS 220 – Principles of Financial Accounting
  • BSMS 221 – Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • BSMS 230 – Principles of Statistics

*Degree requires a total of 124 credit hours

Department Information

Adult and Graduate Admission
Nelson Hall - first floor
5050 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4040 
accelerated@rockford.edu

Hours:
Mon-Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
After hour appointments available by request

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