A 7-Quarter Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Business Management

Objectives

This program exposes students to fundamental skills utilized in a variety of entry-level business positions and offers a foundation to help students develop business knowledge and skills. The program introduces the fundamentals of marketing, accounting, communications, supervision and management. Students are exposed to teamwork concepts, technology and multiple approaches to problem solving.

Career Opportunities

This program offers graduates an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that can help them pursue careers in a variety of entry-level business positions.

Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to the Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

School Equipment

Students will have the opportunity to use the following school equipment as required throughout the program: computer systems, network hubs, patch panels, printers and other common computer peripherals.

Class Size

Classes generally range in size from 20 to 40 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

Course Number Course Quarter Credit Hours Scheduled Units of Course Time of Classes
CO2520T
Communications

The course focuses on the history, principles and techniques of interpersonal, organizational and mass communications, and on communicating using written, verbal and visual formats. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 54 credits earned in the program of study including EN1320T Composition I or equivalent

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4.5 54
EN1320T
Composition I

This course examines phases of the writing process, with emphasis on the structure of writing and techniques for communicating clearly, precisely and persuasively. Prerequisite: GS1145T Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

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4.5 67
EN1420T
Composition II

This course builds on the foundations of Composition I with additional emphasis in rhetorical structures, argumentation, and research. Presenting strong arguments using visual and oral communication techniques is also included. Prerequisite: EN1320T Composition I or equivalent

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4.5 54
ES2550T
Microeconomics

This course introduces the economic way of thinking and applies basic principles of microeconomics. It is the study of choices made by households, firms and governments and how these choices impact the market economy. Prerequisites: MA1210T College Mathematics I or equivalent, EN1320T Composition I or equivalent. Students may not receive credit for both ES2550T Microeconomics or equivalent and ES2555T Survey of Economics or equivalent.

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4.5 54
ES2560T
Macroeconomics

This course is the study of aggregate economic activity. Students apply basic principles of macroeconomics to unemployment, inflation and economic growth. Prerequisites: MA1210T College Mathematics I or equivalent, EN1320T Composition I or equivalent. Students may not receive credit for both ES2555T Survey of Economics or equivalent and ES2560T Macroeconomics or equivalent.

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4.5 54
MA1210T
College Mathematics I

This course focuses on fundamental mathematical concepts including quadratic, polynomial and radical equations, linear functions and their graphs, systems of linear equations, functions and their properties and matrices. Activities will include solving problems and using appropriate technological tools. Prerequisite: GS1140T Problem Solving Theory or equivalent

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4.5 54
Subtotal 27.0 337.0
Course Number Course Quarter Credit Hours Scheduled Units of Course Time of Classes
AC1220T
Accounting Principles I

This course involves accounting principles that will be studied throughout the Business Management program. It presents accounting standards, inventory methods, depreciation, and financial components that comprise the income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flows. Students will perform accounting exercises to solve business problems. Prerequisite: GS1140T Problem Solving Theory or equivalent

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4.5 67
AC1320T
Accounting Principles II

This course expands on the concepts taught in Accounting Principles I, and includes a broader analysis of financial statements and their components. Students study differences between long and short-term liabilities, stocks and bonds, and the uses of management versus financial accounting. Prerequisite: AC1220T Accounting Principles I or equivalent

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4.5 67
AC1420T
Financial Accounting

In this course, students practice producing financial statements using different classes of assets and inventory valuation methods. It includes the preparation of trial balances and the use of financial ratios to determine a measure of the financial health of a company. Prerequisite: AC1320T Accounting Principles II or equivalent

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4.5 54
BU1110T
Introduction to Business

This course explores fundamental processes of management, teamwork, motivation, customer satisfaction, and the production of goods and services. Students will examine ethical and social responsibilities for businesses, and compare business operations in U.S. companies to business operations in foreign countries.

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4.5 54
BU1410T
Management Information Systems

This course examines fundamentals of information systems used in business. Topics include choice of hardware and software, security, backup, virus protection, and the use of internal and external communication to solve business problems. Prerequisite: BU1110T Introduction to Business or equivalent

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4.5 67
BU2620T
Fundamentals of Business Communications

This course explores methods to create effective communications within the organization. Concentration is on collaborative communications, communicating bad-news messages and conducting persuasive presentations. Students practice with a variety of electronic and hard copy media and will give a professional presentation at the end of the course. Prerequisite: EN1320T Composition I or equivalent

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4.5 54
BU2760T
Business Law

This course examines the legal environment in business, focusing on legal and ethical issues. Students review tort law, criminal law, cyber crimes, contracts, bankruptcy, employment law and property law. Prerequisites: BU1110T Introduction to Business or equivalent or PL1110T Introduction to Paralegal or equivalent, EN1320T Composition I or equivalent

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4.5 54
BU2799T
Business Management Capstone Project

This is a project course in which students solve a business problem that is designed to combine elements of all of the courses in the program. The instructor must approve the scope and depth of the student's project and acts as a resource for the student during the execution of the project. A formal written document and presentation are required. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 75 credits earned in the program of study

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4.5 72
FN2640T
Fundamentals of Finance

This course examines factors included in financial decision-making, such as return on investment, financial planning, budgeting and the comparison of different corporate investments. It also covers the timing of cash flow and its impact on the desirability of investments. Prerequisites: MA1210T College Mathematics I or equivalent, AC1420T Financial Accounting or equivalent

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4.5 54
MG1350T
Fundamentals of Supervision

This course is an overview of the role of supervision in business. Students examine the challenges of motivation, communication, health and safety issues, collective bargaining and ethical conduct in the workplace. Prerequisite: BU1110T Introduction to Business or equivalent

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4.5 54
MG2650T
Fundamentals of Management

This course explores the concept that supervision and management are related, but involve different styles. It reviews where management fits in the organization chart and how managers motivate employees for best organizational results. Concentration is on management's responsibility to bring value to shareholders through the execution of traditional management functions. Prerequisite: MG1350T Fundamentals of Supervision or equivalent

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4.5 54
MK2530T
Fundamentals of Marketing

This course provides an overview of elements of a marketing plan, market segmentation, product and service mix and global competitive forces. The culminating project includes the completion of a marketing plan for a new product or service. Prerequisite: BU1110T Introduction to Business or equivalent

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4.5 54
Subtotal 54.0 705.0
Course Number Course Quarter Credit Hours Scheduled Units of Course Time of Classes
GS1140T
Problem Solving Theory

This course introduces students to fundamental principles, strategies and methods of problem solving theory.

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4.5 54
GS1145T
Strategies for the Technical Professional

This course reviews characteristics and trends of the global information society, including basic information processing, Internet research, other skills used by technical professionals and techniques that can be used for independent technical learning.

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4.5 67
GS2745T
Advanced Strategies for the Technical Professional

This course focuses on skills, characteristics and attitudes that contribute to professional life. Topics include personal integrity, business communication skills, teamwork and conflict resolution, financial literacy, professional work habits, networking and social media, and lifelong learning. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 65 credits earned in the program of study; Prerequisite or Corequisite: CO2520T Communications or equivalent

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3.0 48
Subtotal 12.0 169.0
Course Number Course Quarter Credit Hours Scheduled Units of Course Time of Classes
Program Total Credit Hours
93.0
Scheduled Units of Course Time of Classes in the Program
N/C 1211
Subtotal 93.0 1211.0

Notes

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog . The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.