• Business Management Curriculum


  • Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

    Catalog Year 2016-2017

    Today’s business environment is changing rapidly and is very competitive. In this dynamic environment, it is the business manager's knowledge, skills, attitudes and leadership abilities that determine whether a company can succeed or fail. Core courses in business management provide for a solid foundation in communication, technology use, accounting, economics, human relations and leadership.

    Our developmental sequence of courses for the Business Management AAS degree provide a solid foundation in interpersonal communication, business technology, accounting, economics, law, marketing/sales, human resources, business operations, ethics and leadership. There is a practical emphasis in applying theory and skills learned in the classroom to real world business situations.

    Mt. Hood Community College's Associate of Applied Science in Business Management is academically rigorous and our courses are taught by experienced business professionals. It is designed to prepare students to take on leadership roles as employees or in their own businesses.

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

    • Demonstrate critical thinking in business
    • Describe business functions, operational and organizational structures
    • Apply adaptive managerial, supervisory and leadership practices in a variety of situations
    • Demonstrate working knowledge of financial statements
    • Explain and apply principles of marketing for a variety of products and services
    • Explain and apply the legal concepts related to business situations
    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.
    3 Business electives include any business course (AC, BA, BT or HT) that is not already included in this curriculum.

     ‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree requirements.