Business Management AAS

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Business Management Associate of Applied Science Degree is designed to equip students with knowledge and skills directly applicable to a career in management or supervision, as well as to update and sharpen personal management skills. It is also aimed at providing quality workforce education for positions of managerial responsibility in business and industry. In addition to providing classroom-based course work, the College works with local and area employers to provide on-the-job training experiences to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills appropriate for business situations.
  • Plan the operations of a business across functional areas.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform basic financial analysis.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of global dimensions of business including sociocultural, political, legal, financial, technological, and economic environments.

This degree can be completed through a mix of face-to-face classes and online classes. The program is designed to take two years to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Degree Requirements

First Semester

First semester courses and credits required to earn the Business Management AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
EDUC 1300 LEARNING FRAMEWORK 3
ACNT 1303 OR ACCT 2301 INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING I OR
PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
3
BMGT 1327 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
BUSG 1304 FINANCIAL LITERACY 3
BUSG 2309 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP 3
MRKG 1301 OR BMGT 1344 CUSTOMER RELATIONS MANAGEMENT OR
NEGOTIATIONS & CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 18

Second Semester

Second semester courses and credits required to earn the Business Management AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
ACNT 1311 OR ACCT 2302 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING OR
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
3
BMGT 2309 LEADERSHIP 3
BMGT 2303 PROBLEM SOLVING & DECISION MAKING 3
MRKG 1311 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3
HRPO 2301 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 3
BUSG 2300 BUSINESS LEADERSHIP APPLICATION 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 18

Third Semester

Third semester courses and credits required to earn the Business Management AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
BCIS 1305 BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3
MATH 1324 OR
MATH 1314
 OR
MATH 1332
MATH FOR BUSINESS & SOCIAL SCIENCES OR
COLLEGE ALGEBRA OR
CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS
3
ENGL 2311 TECHNICAL & BUSINESS WRITING 3
ECON 2302 OR ECON 2301 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMIC OR
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMIC
3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 12

Fourth Semester

Fourth semester courses and credits required to earn the Business Management AAS
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
IBUS 1305 OR LMGT 1319 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND TRADE OR
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LOGISTICS
3
BUSG 2305 BUSINESS LAW/CONTRACTS 3
SPCH 1321 OR
SPCH 1315
 OR
SPCH 1318 OR
SPCH 1311
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION OR
PUBLIC SPEAKING OR
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION OR
INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH COMMUNICATION
3
BUSG 2380 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION - BUSINESS/COMMERCE, GENERAL 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 12

Total Credit Hours: 60

Capstone Requirement: BUSG 2380 Cooperative Education - Business General is the capstone requirement and may not be substituted. It should be taken the last semester before graduation.