Undergraduate Non Degree

Accelerated Business Career Development & Entrepreneurship (A to E) Program

Program Description

The Accelerated Business Career Development & Entrepreneurship (A to E) Program is a dynamic educational initiative designed to fast-track individuals, especially recent high school graduates and young adults, toward successful careers in business and entrepreneurship. This program combines cutting-edge business knowledge with practical skills development to prepare participants for the challenges and opportunities of the modern business landscape.

Key highlights of the Osiri’s A to E program are as follows:

  • Rapid Skill Enhancement: A to E is structured to rapidly enhance participants' skills in areas such as leadership, strategic thinking, marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship. The curriculum is carefully crafted to provide a comprehensive understanding of core business concepts. It is designed to gently introduce business functions while allowing the space for the participants to start something or expand an existing venture.
  • Entrepreneurial Focus: The program places a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship, nurturing innovative thinking and providing guidance for aspiring entrepreneurs. Participants have the opportunity to develop and refine their business ideas with guidance from experienced mentors.
  • Industry-Relevant Insights: A to E program features courses that reflect contemporary business concepts and the latest trends and developments in the business world. It leverages real-world case studies and industry experts to provide valuable insights into current business practices.
  • Networking and Collaboration: Participants have access to a diverse online network of fellow students, faculty, and industry professionals. Collaborative projects and networking events facilitate the building of meaningful connections and partnerships.
  • Practical Experience: The A to E online program integrates practical experiences, including internships and hands-on projects, enabling participants to apply their knowledge in real business situations. Students will find internships and/or come up with entrepreneurial ventures.
  • Mentorship and Coaching: Experienced mentors and coaches guide participants throughout the program, offering personalized guidance and support to help them achieve their career and entrepreneurial goals.
  • Global Perspective: In today's interconnected world, international exposure is crucial. The program may offer opportunities for international business projects, or collaboration with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

The Accelerated Business Career Development & Entrepreneurship (A to E) Program is ideal for individuals seeking an immersive business education that equips them with the skills, knowledge, and entrepreneurial mindset required to excel in today's competitive business environment. Throughout the program, students will enhance their writing and communication abilities while cultivating a strong desire to engage in entrepreneurial endeavors, whether in the workplace or through their own business ventures.


Program Courses

Spring 2024:
  • Session 1: Jan 29 – Feb 18, 2024

    SBIE 1000 Human Knowledge, Philosophy, and Ethics

    When is it okay to say or do something you do not believe? This course explores the underpinnings of culture as well as inquiries and ethical frameworks for business and society.

  • Session 2: Feb 19 – Mar 24, 2024

    SBIE 1001 Business Strategy

    This course allows the learner to develop an understanding of strategic planning, analysis, and implementation to innovate and gain a competitive edge in the business context.

  • Session 3: Mar 25 – Apr 28, 2024

    SBIE 1002 Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Leadership (Part 1)

    This course explores sustainable entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership, focusing on responsible business practices and their role in shaping a more sustainable future.

Summer 2024:

  • Session 1: May 1 – Jun 4, 2024

    SBIE 1003 Supply Chain Management

    This course examines the intricacies of logistics, procurement, and distribution, to optimize efficiency and effectiveness in today's global marketplace.

  • Session 2: Jun 8 – Jul 12, 2024

    SBIE 1002 Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Leadership (Part 2)

    This course delves deeper into innovative strategies and sustainable business models. Learners will implement what they learned previously, with a focus on customer development.

Fall 2024:

  • Session 1: Aug 5 – Sep 8, 2024

    SBIE 1006 International Business

    This course gives insights into the complexities of cross-border operations, including global markets, cross-cultural management, and international trade dynamics.

  • Session 2: Sep 9 – Oct 13, 2024

    SBIE 1007 Marketing

    This course teaches concepts such as market research, consumer behavior, branding, and digital marketing strategies required to excel in the competitive world of marketing.

  • Session 3: Oct 14 – Dec 7, 2024

    SBIE 1008 Entrepreneurship Practicum

    This course is about applying entrepreneurial knowledge and skills in a real-world context, developing a business plan, and engaging in hands-on projects.


Associate of Science in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ASBIE)

Program Description

The ASBIE is housed in the School of Business, and integrates foundational business courses and non-business courses, including humanities, to provide a well-rounded education. Through the ASBIE degree, students become trained to contribute to teams and perform various business functions within business organizations. Additionally, students are expected to demonstrate a high level Understanding of innovativeness and entrepreneurialism before the graduate. Students may choose to graduate with the ASBIE degree and join the workforce, start a venture, or continue to pursue a baccalaureate degree.

Program Courses

The ASBIE degree requires a minimum total of 60 approved credit hours designed to prepare students with a basic knowledge of business. Below are the required courses for the ASBIE degree, which shows a similar order as the baccalaureate degree (i.e., BSc), except that the ASBIE is shorter in length. In the first year of the ASBIE program, students reflect, uncover their passions, and develop the confidence to contribute to their organizations. In the second year, students grow in integrity and business acumen.  Below is the suggested schedule for the ASBIE degree.

Year 1

Spring

Session 1

    • BUSA 101 Intermediate Algebra (8 weeks)
    • BUSA 160 Business Psychology

Session 2

    • BUSA 150 Career Development (8 weeks)

Session 3

    • BUSA 103 Geometry
    • ASNR 130 Introduction to Nutritional Science

Summer

Session 1

    • BUSA 102 College Algebra (8 weeks)
    • HUMA 100 Writing and Inquiry

Session 2

    • BUSA 200 Business Communication

Fall

Session 1

    • No class

Session 2

    • BUSA 240 Introductory Accounting 1 (8 weeks)

Session 3

    • HUMA 170 World History

Year 2

Spring

Session 1

    • BUSA 260 Business Statistics (8 weeks)
    • BUSA 320 Principles of Management

Session 2

    • No class

Session 3

    • BUSA 330 Principles of Marketing

Summer

Session 1

    • BUSA 220 Microeconomics (8 weeks)

Session 2

    • BUSA 250 Introductory Accounting 2 (8 weeks)
    • BUSA 310 Business Law

Fall

Session 1

    • BUSA 230 Macroeconomics (8 weeks)

Session 2

    • BUSA 300 Introduction to Finance (8 weeks)

Session 3

    • HUMA 140 Political Science
    • BUSA 312 Global Issues

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Bachelor of Science (BSc)

      • BSc in Agribusiness
      • BSc in Business Intelligence
      • BSc in Entertainment Business

Program Descriptions

The School of Business offers one baccalaureate degree in business: the Bachelor of Science (BSc). There are three BSc tracks, namely: BSc in Agribusiness, BSc in Entertainment Business, and BSc in Business Intelligence. The BSc is designed as a four-year program but can be completed in as early as three years.

The BSc in Agribusiness integrates business studies and agricultural studies to teach students to innovate in the agricultural sector. Students learn to improve processes and decisions within the agricultural sector. In addition to general education courses, students will also receive cutting-edge instruction from the School of Business and the School of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources. Students will also be required to take a Six Sigma practicum course (ENGR 400 Practicum 6 credit hours) from the School of Engineering as their capstone experience.

The BSc in Entertainment Business degree integrates business studies and knowledge of the entertainment industry. Students learn to improve operations, financial aspects, processes, and decision-making pertaining to entertainment industry. In addition to general education courses, students will also receive cutting-edge instruction from the School of Business and the School of Humanities. Students will also be required to take an acting practicum course (HUMA 480 Practicum 6 credit hours) from the School of Humanities as their capstone experience.

The BSc in Business Intelligence degree integrates business studies and computer information systems. Students learn to improve processes and decisions within organizations using data and computer technology. In addition to general education courses, students will also receive cutting-edge instruction from the School of Business and the School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Students will also be required to take a Six Sigma practicum course (ENGR 400 Practicum 6 credit hours) from the School of Engineering as their capstone experience.


Admission Requirements

Students must have a high school diploma or secondary school certificate and a command of the English Language. Applicants who need to improve their English may enroll in the 8-week English Language Certificate program.


Program Courses

The BSc degree requires a minimum total of 120 approved credit hours. Except for the practicum course, which is 6 credit hours, all BSc courses are 3 credit-hour courses. Unless indicated, all courses are 5 weeks long. The BSc is broken into three phases: Discovery, Journey, and Empowerment. All courses required for the 120 credit hours BSc degree are listed below.


DISCOVERY (Year 1)

Discovery is the first year. It is a time of reflection and self-discovery. Students uncover their passions, learn by self-exploration, and give strength to their values. Students develop confidence and position themselves to make unique contributions in their organizations and communities. By the end of Discovery, students would have established themselves as a community of learners to continue their journey toward empowerment.

Spring

Session 1

        • BUSA 101 Intermediate Algebra (8 weeks)
        • BUSA 160 Business Psychology

Session 2

        • BUSA 150 Career Development (8 weeks)
        • CSIS 100 Introduction to Computer Science and Information Systems (8 weeks)

Session 3

        • BUSA 103 Geometry
        • ASNR 130 Introduction to Nutritional Science

Summer

Session 1

        • BUSA 102 College Algebra (8 weeks)
        • HUMA 100 Writing and Inquiry

Session 2

        • BUSA 200 Business Communication

Fall

Session 1

        • Take one course from this list:
          ASNR 200 Agricultural and Resource Economics (for Agribusiness)
          HUMA 200 Licensing and Copyright (for Entertainment Business)
          CSIS 200 Python Programming Language (8 weeks) (for Business Intelligence)

Session 2

        • BUSA 240 Introductory Accounting 1 (8 weeks)

Session 3

        • HUMA 170 World History

JOURNEY (Year 2)

Journey is the second year and represents a period of the student’s continued growth with their community of learners. This involves growing integrity and learning to lead within their organizations and communities. Learners offer their unique experiences in a dynamic interactive environment. They learn “followership,” which is facilitated by working closely with instructors and professional mentors as they begin working on outlining their final year projects. Towards the end of Journey, learners become leaders as they transition into their final years.

Spring

Session 1

        • BUSA 260 Business Statistics (8 weeks)
        • BUSA 320 Principles of Management

Session 2

        • ENGR 120 Calculus (8 weeks)

Session 3

        • BUSA 330 Principles of Marketing
        • CSIS 222 Introduction to Database Management Systems

Summer

Session 1

        • BUSA 220 Microeconomics (8 weeks)

Session 2

        • BUSA 250 Introductory Accounting 2 (8 weeks)
        • BUSA 310 Business Law

Fall

Session 1

        • BUSA 230 Macroeconomics (8 weeks)

Session 2

        • BUSA 300 Introduction to Finance (8 weeks)

Session 3

        • HUMA 140 Political Sciences
        • BUSA 312 Global Issues

EMPOWERMENT (Years 3)

Empowerment is the last phase of the undergraduate degree (third and fourth) years at Osiri University. During this phase, students continue experiential learning, where they develop entrepreneurship skills. Students begin to feel empowered as apply their knowledge and talents through practical projects based on real-world scenarios within an organization or community.

Spring

Session 1

        • Take one course from this list:
          ASNR 433 Food Safety and Preservation (for Agribusiness)
          HUMA 420 Artist Development and Promotion (for Entertainment Business)
          CSIS 420 Cybersecurity (8 weeks) (for Business Intelligence)
        • BUSA 433 Supply Chain Management

Session 2

        • Take one course from this list:
          ASNR 411 Food Product Development (for Agribusiness)
          HUMA 306 Poetry Performance (for Entertainment Business)
          CSIS 430 Data Science and Analytics (8 weeks) (for Business Intelligence)
        • BUSA 457 International Business

Session 3

        • BUSA 411 Business Strategy
        • Take one course from this list:
          ASNR 387 Food Materials and Processing Operations (for Agribusiness)
          HUMA 430 Essentials of Film Acting (for BSc in Entertainment Business)
          HUMA 416 Understanding Barriers to Learning: Education and Human Flourishing (for Business Intelligence

Summer

Session 1

        • Take one course from this list:
          ENGR 400 Practicum (6 credits, 8 weeks) (for Agribusiness or Business Intelligence)
          HUMA 480 Acting Practicum (6 credits, 8 weeks) (for Entertainment Business)
        • BUSA 455 Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Session 2

        • HUMA 479 Human Knowledge, Philosophy and Ethics
        • Take one course from this list:
          ASNR 342 Economics of Outdoor Recreation (for Agribusiness)
          CSIS 410 Computer Networking and Data Communication (for Entertainment Business and Business Intelligence)

Fall

Session 1

        • Take one course from this list:
          ASNR 404 Food Sustainability and Security (6 credits, 8 weeks) (for Agribusiness)
          HUMA 440 Licensing and Copyright (6 credits, 8 weeks) (for Entertainment Business)
          CSIS 432 Artificial Intelligence (6 credits, 8 weeks) (for Business Intelligence)

Session 2

        • Take one course from this list:
          ASNR 412 Global Challenges in Food and Agriculture (for Agribusiness)
          HUMA 350 Sound Production and Engineering (Entertainment Business)
          CSIS 400 Internet of Things (8 weeks) (for Business Intelligence)
        • BUSA 443 Sustainable Economics and Development

Session 3

      • BUSA 397 Human Resource Management
      • Take one course from this list:
        ASNR 466 Managing Agriculture in a Changing Global Climate (for Agribusiness)
        HUMA 560 Music Business and Management (for Entertainment
        Business) CSIS 449 Machine Learning (for Business Intelligence)
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