Mission Statement

The Emerson E. Evans School of Business is a student- centered, business school dedicated to opening learning opportunities for students in leadership, collaboration, and business management. To successfully meet the challenges of the global market place, students develop partnerships with business owners and leaders to explore business operations and opportunities.

Learning Outcomes

The successful student is able to:

  • Be able to identify and describe the introductory concepts, basic theories, and fundamental practices in the principal functional areas of business.
  • Be able to describe and illustrate the significance of the economic environment of business.
  • Be able to use current technology and computer applications in support of business administration.
  • Be able to produce and present effective oral and written forms of communication.

Facilities

The Bob Evans Farms Hall was built in 2001 and is the home of the Emerson E. Evans School of Business. A distinctive tower creates a central sky light in the center of the building, which houses two computer labs, faculty offices, a student lounge area, large and small meeting rooms, as well as classrooms.

Accreditation

The Emerson E. Evans School of Business at the University of Rio Grande has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at: 11374 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Associate of Applied Business in Business Management (Main Campus and Meigs Center)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Main Campus)

Additional Assessment Requirements for Business Majors

All business students must take the following pre and post-tests prior to graduation.

  • Associate Degree – Pre-Test First Semester & Post-Test prior to graduation.
  • Baccalaureate Degree – Pre-Test First Semester and Post-Test prior to graduation PLUS the Major Field Test in Business or an assigned equivalent.

Degree in Business Management

A degree in Business Management opens up a host of possible careers, perhaps more than any other, in profit as well as non-profit organizations and government. Possible careers and jobs include business research, investment feasibility studies, banking security trading, insurance, corporate finance, personal work, labor relations, product marketing, international commerce, real estate, etc. Someday the business graduate may start up a small business and be his/her own boss. S/he may manage people in manufacturing, construction, food processing, chemical operations, mining, oil production, government, information systems, a health care facility, an accounting department, a store, restaurant, etc. Many corporate lawyers have undergraduate degrees in Business.

The Emerson E. Evans School of Business incorporates the Rio model of two-year associate degree + two-year stackable bachelor degree. As mentioned earlier, a degree in business is versatile and provides job opportunities in various occupations. Our students are required to select an area of specialization during their first semester (Accounting, Banking, Healthcare Administration, Information Technology, or Marketing). Professional Certificates are awarded upon successful completion of the associate degree and a minor will be attached to their bachelor degree.

Degree Requirements

Associate of Applied Business Degree - Business Management (9221)
Bachelor of Arts or Science – Minor in Business Management (3031)

The minor is designed for students majoring in programs other than a BS degree in Business as a means of providing expanded career options.

DescriptionCredits
Minor
BM 20403 Principles of Management3
BM 31403 Human Resource Management3
BM 32403 Organizational Behavior3
BM 27403 Introduction to Business Law.3
BM 44503 Project Management3
MKT21403 Principles of Marketing3
Total Credit Hours18
Accounting: Professional Certificate (92211 ) & Minor (3030)

DescriptionCredits
Professional Certificate
BM 10403 Introduction to Business3
BM 20403 Principles of Management3
ACC 11403 Principles of Accounting I3
ACC 12403 Principles of Accounting II3
ACC 21403 Intermediate Accounting I3
ACC 22403 Intermediate Accounting II3
Total Credit Hours18
DescriptionCredits
Minor
Professional Certificate18
ACC 34403 Federal Income Taxation3
ACC 35403 Management Accounting3
Total Credit Hours24

Healthcare Administration: Professional Certificate (92212) & Minor (30335)

DescriptionCredits
Professional Certificate
BM 10403 Introduction to Business3
BM 20403 Principles of Management3
PHR 21403 Medical Ethics3
HCA 21104 Fundamentals of Health Care4
HCA 21204 Administration of Acute Care Facilities4
Total Credit Hours17
DescriptionCredits
Minor
Professional Certificate17
HCA 41104 Concepts in Acute Care Facilities4
HCA 41203 Health Care and the Aging Patients3
Total Credit Hours27

Marketing: Professional Certificate (92213) & Minor (3035)

DescriptionCredits
Professional Certificate
BM 10403 Introduction to Business3
BM 20403 Principles of Management3
MKT21403 Principles of Marketing3
MKT 27403 Advertising and Promotion3
MKT 26403 Professional Communication and Business Networking3
MKT 28403 Business-to-Business Marketing3
Total Credit Hours18
DescriptionCredits
Minor
Professional Certificate18
MKT 33403 Marketing Research3
MKT 34403 Consumer Behavior3
MKT 47403 Marketing Management3
Total Credit Hours27

 

Information Technology: Professional Certificate (9204) & Minor (3039)

DescriptionCredits
Professional Certificate
BM 10403 Introduction to Business3
IT 10103 Introduction to Information Technology3
IT 10203 MS Office and the Internet I3
IT 20103 Windows Operating System and Hardware3
IT 20903 Web Technology3
IT 20803 Database Communication3
Total Credit Hours18
DescriptionCredits
Minor
Professional Certificate18
IT 31403 Electronic Business (e-business)3
IT 30503 Visual Basic3
IT 41203 Enterprise Computing3
Total Credit Hours27

Information Technology Gainful Employment Disclosure

Banking: Professional Certificate (3052) Minor (3050)

DescriptionCredits
Professional Certificate
FIN 20103 Principles of Banking3
FIN 21103 Money and Banking3
FIN 22103 Banking Laws and Regulations3
FIN 26403 Consumer Lending3
FIN 28403 Commercial Lending3
Total Credit Hours15
DescriptionCredits
Minor
FIN 20103 Principles of Banking3
FIN 21103 Money and Banking3
FIN 22103 Banking Laws and Regulations3
FIN 26403 Consumer Lending3
FIN 28403 Commercial Lending3
Total Credit Hours15

Small Business Management: Certificate (92011)
DescriptionCredits
Professional Certificate
ACC 11403 Principles of Accounting I3
MKT21403 Principles of Marketing3
ENT 24403 Small Business Management3
BM 20403 Principles of Management3
BM 27403 Introduction to Business Law.3
Total Credit Hours15

Small Business Management Gainful Employment Disclosure