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Students can now obtain a bachelor’s degree in business at USU-Eastern.
With a business degree, students can pursue business careers. “Business majors make it possible for students to gain employment by applying for a job with another company or create their own job,” stated Dan Allen, an associate professor in the management department at Huntsman School of Business for USU.
According to Allen, small businesses represent more than 99 percent of all employers. They provide 60 to 80 percent of the net new jobs annually. They are 53 percent home-based and 3 percent franchises. They account for 97 percent of all U.S. exporters of goods. They produce 13 to 14 times more patents per employee than large patenting firms.
Allen teaches general business courses: marketing principles, operations management fundamentals, marketing research and developing entrepreneurial competencies. He has owned several businesses before he became an educator.
All business students are required to take a core set of courses. For the business degree, students need the following classes: ACCT 2010, ACCT 2020, BUS 3110, BUS 3400, BUS 3500, BUS 3700, BUS 4880, ECON 1500, ECON 2010, ECON 3400, MATH 1050, MATH 1100, MHR 2050, MIS 2100, MIS 2200, PSY 1010, SOC 1010 and STAT 2300.
“We would like to encourage more business majors to stay here and get four-year degrees. Students who have enjoyed the many advantages of CEU may continue their business education without leaving Price,” stated Allen.
Most business courses are taught from USU-Logan and offered through interactive broadcast at the Price campus. Thanks to Allen, students have the chance to enroll in face-to-face interaction classes. Students interested in pursuing a business degree should speak with Dan Allred, the business adviser.
Few students enroll in upper-division business classes on the Price campus. In the past, students have transferred to other colleges or universities around Utah to obtain their bachelor’s in business. Now students have the opportunity to stay. The goal is to see more students achieve their bachelor degrees from USU-Eastern.
Opportunities are available constantly for students with business degrees. Allen noted that students will “have the ability to go as far as your ambition and your dedication to hard work is going to take you. There are a lot of employment opportunities in any of the areas. It provides a background for students to be prepared to step into good job opportunities.”
It is no longer necessary to transfer to receive this four-year degree and studying at USU-Eastern is cost effective. “Business is really the prime source of employment. It’s oriented toward preparing you for a career,” Allen added.