Bachelor of Arts in Tribal Governance and Business Management

THE BACHELOR OF ARTS in Tribal Governance and Business Management will provide students with the knowledge necessary to be productive and successful administrators in tribal communities and business organizations. The program is designed to develop the skills that support tribal governance and business management. The program of study offers students the fundamental knowledge and experience necessary to succeed in the areas of LEADERSHIP, SOVEREIGNTY, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND MANAGEMENT. The degree will train future Native American tribal leaders and managers through courses in Principles of Sovereignty, Native Nation Building, Tribal and Public Administration, Business Management, Economic Development and Leadership.

No right is more sacred to a nation, to a people, than the right to freely determine its social, economic, political and cultural future without external interference. The fullest expression of this right occurs when a nation freely governs itself. We call the exercise of this right Self-determination. The practice of this right is Self-government.

– Joseph B. DeLaCruz (1937-2000)

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American Indian Business Leaders at NWIC

Come and join our award winning chapter!

 


AIBL is an American Indian non-profit organization that is dedicated to empowering business students across the United States. The programs are designed to stimulate, enhance, and expand educational experiences beyond traditional academic methods. All students are encourages to participate in AIBL. 

(www.aibl.org

The Northwest Indian College AIBL chapter has been participating in business plan competitions and attending the annual AIBL Leadership Conference for a few years now. The chapter has brought 3 original business plans to competition. All of their hard work was rewarded with 1 first place award and 2 third place awards. 

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For more information please contact the AIBL club adivsor: 

Myron Fryberg

mfryberg1@nwic.edu 

(360) 392-4084

Academic Requirements

for the BACHELOR OF ARTS Tribal Governance & Business Management

NWIC REQUIREMENTS:

11 CREDITS
  • CMPS 101 – Introduction to Computers, or above (3 cr)
  • HMDV 110 – Introduction to Successful Learning (4 cr)
  • CMST 101 – Introduction to Oral Communication
  • or CMST 210 – Interpersonal Communications
  • or CMST 220 – Public Speaking (4 cr)

FOUNDATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

35 CREDITS
  • CVOV 101 – Introduction to Cultural Sovereignty (5 cr)
  • CSOV 102 – The Language of our Ancestors (5 cr)
  • CSOV 120 – Reclaiming Our History (5 cr)
  • CSOV 130 – Icons of Our Past (5 cr)
  • ECON 250 – Subsistence Economies: Restoring Prosperity (5 cr)
  • EDUC 202 – The Tide Has Changed: Educating Our Own (5 cr)
  • POLS 225 – History of Federal Indian Policy (5 cr)

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

30 CREDITS
  • ENGL 101 – English Composition I (5 cr)
  • ENGL 102 – English Composition II
  • or ENGL 202 – Technical Writing (5 cr)
  • MATH 107 – Elementary Statistics (5 cr)
  • Natural Sciences (15 cr)

CORE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

73 CREDITS
  • CMPS 116 – Microsoft Office (3 cr)
  • BUAD 202 – Business Law (5 cr)
  • BUAD 212 – Financial Accounting (5 cr)
  • BUAD 235 – Managerial Accounting (5 cr)
  • BUAD 203 – Contemporary Tribal Economics (5cr)
  • POLS 350 – Native Government and Politics (5 cr)
  • TGBM 310 – Human Resources Management (5 cr)
  • TGBM 315 – Project Management (5 cr)
  • TGBM 330 – Grant Management (5 cr)
  • TGBM 350 – Hospitality & Casino Marketing (5 cr)
  • TGBM 410 – Finance (5 cr)
  • TGBM 420 – Citizen Entrepreneurship (5 cr)
  • TGBM 440 – Structure & Organization of Tribal Gov. (5 cr)
  • TGBM 499 A&B – Capstone Project (5 cr each)

CONCENTRATION/ELECTIVE AREAS:

31 CREDITS
  • Tribal Casino Management
  • Tribal Entrepreneurship
  • Public & Tribal Administration