Feb 27, 2024
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies is a 42-course, 126-credit degree. It is not designed to overlap with existing degrees but rather to provide qualified students with an academic program that meets their unique needs. Offering students flexibility, independence, and academic rigor, this option provides undergraduate adult learners with the opportunity to draw on the resources of the entire curriculum, across disciplines while building an academic focus in areas they find most important.
Concentration in Small Business Management
The Small Business Management Concentration is a 6 course, 18 credit concentration that focuses on issues relevant to individuals who are currently, or are interested in, leading their own small business. This concentration will give students writing, communication and business development skills that assist them to lead a profitable small business within the context of their community.
Candidates for Van Loan School’s undergraduate programs should have a minimum of two years full-time work experience. Admission to an undergraduate program requires a high school diploma, GED or conferred Associates degree from an accredited college or university. Prospective students may apply online at www.endicott.edu/VanLoan/Van-Loan-Admissions or submit the following materials to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915:
- Completed undergraduate application;
- Non-refundable $25 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online). Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
- Essay of 250 - 500 words on career goals;
- Official final high school transcript or GED certificate;
- Official transcripts of any post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s), including Joint Service Transcripts;
- Official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better.
All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted, or matriculated, in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of 12 Endicott credits.
International Applicants for Undergraduate Admission Requirements
Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants must request that an official academic transcript confirming a secondary school diploma equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma be sent directly from the secondary school. Educational documents from outside the U.S. must be accompanied by a certified English translation, if deemed necessary.
All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency. International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their high school transcript and diploma are not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa.
Upon completion of the program, students will:
- Effectively communicate in writing and through oral communication.
- Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse in various disciplines.
- Recall and apply the basic foundational knowledge of educational studies as delivered through the Baccalaureate Core.
- Articulate the connections and distinctions between and among liberal arts disciplines, and their contemporary relevance.
- Design, execute, and present a personal project, which synthesizes and applies, selected knowledge, skills and experiences appropriate to the students’ personal and professional goals and/or their chosen area of specialization.
In addition to fulfilling the outcomes of the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program, students completing the concentration in Small Business Management will:
- Understand how to manage the financial, sales and public relations issues associated with small business ownership.
- Demonstrate the writing, critical thinking, presentation and business development skills necessary to succeed in promoting and managing a small business.
- Demonstrate capacity to communicate and negotiate with suppliers, potential investors, customers and employees.
- Recognize the role of promotion, customer service and public relations in profitability running a small business.
- Understand the role of effective project management and delegation to meet small business needs.
World Cultures Course - 3 cr.
Aesthetic Awareness & Creative Expression Course - 3 cr.
Literary Perspectives Course - 3 cr.
Individual and Society Course - 3 cr.
Values & Ethical Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
Science & Technology Course - 3 cr.
Global Issues Course - 3 cr.
Liberal Studies Elective* - 3 cr.
General Education Electives - 12 cr.
Core Electives - 6 cr. (Must be 300 level or higher)
Open Electives - 33 cr.
*Liberal Studies Electives
Foreign Language Course - 3 cr.
Required Concentration Courses
Total Number of Credits Required for Concentration- 18 credits
Total Degree Requirements - 126 credits