2021-2023 Catalog

Associate of Arts and Sciences, Business and Entrepreneurship

This program of study provides students with essential quantitative, communication, and core business skills and knowledge to immediately perform successfully in a commercial enterprise or community organization. Additionally, the concentration areas of the program allow students to customize their degree to focus specifically on casino management, entrepreneurial pursuits, or preparation for a baccalaureate program in business. The program is a direct transfer degree designed for students who may be interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree at Northwest Indian College or another four-year college or university. Students interested in continuing toward a baccalaureate program should consult with an NWIC advisor before selecting courses to ensure the requirements are met for those programs.

Northwest Indian College Requirements

Required (11 Credits)

CMST 220Public Speaking

4

CMPS 101Introduction to Computers

3

HMDV 110Introduction to Successful Learning

4

NOTE: CMPS 101 or above; If a computer course coded NE (Non-transfer Elective) is substituted then 3 additional credits of Transfer Electives (coded TE) must be chosen.

Northwest Indian College Foundational Requirements (20 Credits)

CSOV 101Introduction to Cultural Sovereignty

5

CSOV 102The Languages of Our Ancestors

5

CSOV 120Reclaiming our History

5

POLS 225History of Federal Indian Policy

5

CSOV 102: One or more Native language courses totaling at least 5 credits. Consult with an advisor regarding satisfying general education requirements. Requires approval by the Dean of Academics.

General Education Requirements (25 Credits)

ENGL 101English Composition I

5

 

ENGL 102English Composition II

5

Or

ENGL 202Technical Writing

5

Quantitative Skills 5 credit requirement - met in Core Requirements

Humanities Distribution 15 credit requirement - met in Foundational Requirements and Core Requirements

Social Science Distribution 15 credit requirement - met in Foundational Requirements and Core Requirements

Natural Science Distribution 15 credit requirement - choose courses meeting AAS Natural Science Requirements

Core Program Requirements (25 Credits)

BUAD 202Business Law

5

BUAD 212Financial Accounting

5

CMST 130Information Literacy/Critical Thinking

5

ECON 203Contemporary Tribal Economics

5

MATH 107Elementary Statistics I

5

Business and Entrepreneurship Concentration Areas (9-11 Credits)

Students may choose from the concentration areas listed below to complete graduation or transfer requirements. These courses may satisfy general education requirements as well as satisfy concentration requirements. Please work with your advisor to determine the appropriate concentration and elective courses for your area of interest. A total of at least 9 credits must be completed in concentration plus elective courses to meet the 90 credit program requirement.

Tribal Casino Management (11 Credits)

HRCM 111Intro to Casino Management

5

Choose 2
HRCM 275The Regulatory Environment

3

HRCM 290Building Protecting Gaming Assets

3

HRCM 295Org Dev Tribal Gaming Environment

3

Tribal Entrepreneurship (9 Credits)

BUAD 121Personal and Small Business Finance

3

BUAD 135Small Business Management

3

BUAD 140Small Business Entrepreneur

3

Tribal Business Administration (10 Credits)

BUAD 235Managerial Accounting

5

MATH 124Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5

No Concentration (9 Credits)

Choose at least 9 elective credits

Total Credit Hours: 90-92