• Business Management Curriculum


  • Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

    Catalog Year 2017-2018

    Today’s business environment is changing rapidly as well as very competitive. In this dynamic environment, it is the business manager's knowledge, skills, attitudes and leadership abilities that determine whether a company will succeed or fail. Our developmental sequence of courses for the A.A.S. Business Management degree provides a solid foundation in interpersonal communication, business technology, accounting, economics, law, marketing/sales, human resources, business operations, ethics, and leadership.

    Our faculty, who all have professional business experience, emphasize applying theory and skills learned in the classroom to actual business situations.  We prepare you to take on a leadership role whether you are an employee or owner of the business.

    Program Outcomes

    At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • Describe the primary skills needed to run a business.
    • Demonstrate critical thinking in various business situations.
    • Apply appropriate management and leadership practices in a variety of situations.
    • Understand how financial information is used to make business decisions.
    • Explain how managers utilize knowledge from other functional areas (e.g., marketing, human resources, information technology).
    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    BA101 Introduction to Business
    4
    BA131 Introduction to Business Computing
    4
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher) 1 ‡
    4
    WR121 English Composition2
    4
    16
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    BA205 Business Communications
    4
    BA206 Management and Supervisory Fundamentals
    4
    BA211 Principles of Accounting I
    4
    Health and Physical Education requirement‡
    3
    15
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    BA213 Principles of Accounting III
    4
    BA223 Principles of Marketing
    4
    BA224 Human Resource Management
    3
    BA285 Leadership and Human Relations
    3
    HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace
    3
    17
    Fourth Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    BA203 Introduction to International Business
    4
    BA226 Introduction to Business Law
    4
    BA265 Operations Management - Workflow Analysis
    3
    EC201 Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics
    4
    15
    Fifth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    BA238 Professional Sales
    4
    BA267 Business Project Management
    3
    BUS286 Career Management
    4
    EC202 Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics
    4
    15
    Sixth Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    BA222 Finance
    3
    BA250 Small Business Management
    3
    WE280BU_ Cooperative Education Internship2
    2
    Business elective3
    3-4
    12-13
    Total Credits 90-91

    1 A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
    2 Instructor and dean permission is required; check with instructor for the course number and credits appropriate to the internship assignment.
    3Business electives include any business and computer science course (AC, BA, BT, HT, CIS, CS and ISTM) that is not already included in this curriculum.

    ‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree requirements.