Business Administration Degree

Business Administration

Begin your career in business

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  • Administrative services
  • Business analyst
  • Customer support
  • Operations manager
  • Marketing/sales

Take the first step toward a successful career in business administration by completing this degree program. Choose one of six different 61-credit-hour programs to specialize in the area of business that’s of most interest to you. Specializations include eMarketing, Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, Human Resources Insurance, and Management.

Harper College offers flexible program options, with many courses offered online and through accelerated Fast Track formats. And with apprenticeship programs, you can graduate debt-free with guaranteed employment through Harper’s business apprenticeship programs. 

All courses are taught by skilled faculty members and business professionals who are experts in their respective fields.

AAS degree requirements and outcomes

The Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration offers specializations in eMarketing, Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, Human Resources, Insurance, and Management. Students may complete ONE specialization (click to expand):

This 61 credit-hour program is designed to assist students in a wide variety of business occupations. The curriculum is structured to meet the needs of individuals interested in gaining or improving business knowledge and management skills. The program develops abilities that will help organize, coordinate and evaluate the functions of a marketing department or branch of an organization in either an industrial or administrative management capacity. This degree also provides the fundamental management skills needed by the successful owner-manager of a business.

This sequenced degree plan is one of six options that students may pursue to earn the Business Administration Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. While there are multiple specializations, this particular degree can be awarded only once.

FIRST SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ENG 101 3 AAS General Education

Description: Emphasizes the writing of expository prose. Introduction to the critical reading of nonfiction prose. IAI C1 900

Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C or better. Other placement options. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf ESL students need one of the following options: ESL 073 and ESL 074 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 086 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 099 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 with required writing placement test score; or ESL 074 with required reading placement test score.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 150 or

Description: Introduces arithmetic as a tool of business. Topics include fractions, decimals and percentages, computations of interest, bank discounts, depreciation, commissions, compound interest, payrolls and taxes and graph and chart design. Students must score satisfactorily on a mathematics placement test prior to registering for this course.

Prerequisite: Placement options. Math_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

Math Competency1 3 AAS General Education
MGT 154 3 Program Requirement

Description: Investigates positives and negatives of entrepreneurship and the process of concept to new venture. Analyzes typical venture errors and focuses on strategic management. Evaluates business ownership and franchising, pricing strategies, financing, location selection and human capital management. Discovers personal leadership traits. Assesses the personal entrepreneurial mindset.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MKT 180 3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces the fundamental skills needed to develop Web-appropriate written content that can be leveraged for strategic marketing purposes on multiple digital platforms. Evaluates platform requirements and explains the nuances of multimedia writing. Presents techniques to identify success metrics, assess and report content performance and make data-driven recommendations. Recommended preparation: ENG 101 or placement options into ENG 101. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

PSY 101 3 AAS General Education

Description: Investigates human and animal behavior with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary and classic psychological investigation. Emphasizes psychological theories, principles, and research applications. Introduces the divisions of the American Psychological Association. References biological processes, sensation, perception, learning, memory, thinking, emotional life, mental disorders, intelligence, aptitude, personality, development, daily life and everyday problems. IAI S6 900

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

SECOND SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ACC 101 4 Program Requirement

Description: Presents accounting as an information system that produces summary financial statements primarily for users external to a business. Emphasizes the reporting of the effect of transactions and other economic events on the financial condition and operating results of a business. Topics include: basic accounting concepts, financial statements, accrual and cash basis, the accounting cycle, monetary assets, inventories, fixed assets, current and long-term liabilities, and owner’s equity. The course assumes a corporate form of organization. NOTE: High school algebra is recommended. IAI BUS 903

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

CIS 100 or

Description: Provides students with an introduction to computers in society and digital literacy. Includes computer hardware and operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, networking, Internet usage, communication and collaboration, computer safety and ethics. This course is not intended for computer information system majors.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

CIS 101 3 Program Requirement

Description: Provides students with an introduction to computer and information systems used in business environments. Includes computer hardware and operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, database management software, networking and Internet, information systems, programming concepts, and computer security and ethics. IAI BUS 902

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

Humanities2 3 AAS General Education
MKT 217 3 Program Requirement

Description: Purposes of advertising, how advertisements are prepared and delivered in media, and how effectiveness of advertising is measured and evaluated in relation to the selling and marketing process. IAI MC 912

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MKT 245 3 Program Requirement

Description: Focuses on marketing activities that will cover product planning, pricing strategies and promotional efforts including advertising, selling and sales promotions and distribution channel effectiveness.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

THIRD SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ACC 102 3 Program Requirement

Description: Presents accounting as a system of producing information for internal management use in a business. Emphasis is on the identification, accumulation and interpretation of information for planning, controlling and evaluating the performance of the separate components of a business. Topics include: theory and application of product costing, operational control, cost allocation, performance evaluation for manufacturing and service organizations, standard costing, job order and process costing, budgeting, JIT inventory control, decentralized operations, differential analysis, capital investment analysis and financial statement analysis. IAI BUS 904

Prerequisite: ACC 101 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

ECO 200 + 3 AAS General Education

Description: Covers descriptive rather than a quantitative approach to the study of economics. Major topics cover economic history, the elements of macroeconomics, microeconomics and a comparative look at other economic systems. Specifically designed for students in career-vocational curricula. IAI S3 900

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 165 + 3 Program Requirement

Description: Provides concepts, principles and practices of the international business environment. Includes the nature of international business; international organizations and monetary systems; comparative management techniques, and environmental business factors. Focuses on international organizational functioning to help the student gain a diversity of views.

Prerequisite: MGT 111 or MGT 154 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 270 3 Program Requirement

Description: Presents the theory and major functions of management and describes the role of the manager. Major concepts in organization are developed along with an understanding of the decision-making process and consideration of the human factor in management.

Prerequisite: MGT 111 or MGT 154 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MKT 247 3 Program Requirement

Description: Reviews and analyzes areas of consumer and organizational buying behavior that guide marketing management decisions. The focus of the course will be directed toward the application of concepts on buying behavior to specific functional areas of marketing management in both the industrial and consumer markets.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

FOURTH SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ACC 211 3 Program Requirement

Description: Presents the history of the source of law, civil and criminal wrongs, law of contracts, agency, employment, property, and related topics. Problems and case materials are used. (NOTE: Transfer students should check with the school they will be transferring to regarding the transferability of this course.)

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MCM 233 3 Program Requirement

Description: Explores the history, theory, practice and role of public relations in government, corporate, non-profit, and private organizations. Introduces students to the business and creative aspects of public relations, as well as the complexities of issue management. Students will prepare original public relations campaigns for print, broadcast and electronic media. Familiarizes the student with computer software for desktop publishing. Recommended preparation: computer design experience. IAI MC 913

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 218 3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces fundamental principles of finance and fiscal management. Students will review financial theories and examine cash-flow projections, asset valuation, capital expenditure and investment opportunities, financial planning, and decision-making processes, and the structure of business markets.

Prerequisite: ACC 101 and either MGT 111 or MGT 154 with grades of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MKT 252 3 Program Requirement

Description: Presents techniques on how to design, maintain, and market effective digital storefronts. Focuses on communicating, selling, and providing content to Web-based stores and other Internet businesses.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

WEB 110 3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to use the Internet and build basic web pages. Students will learn and understand introductory functions of the web, Internet communications, and project management concepts. Social networking tools and the use of multimedia on the web will be explored. Industry career opportunities will be discussed.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

1 - The mathematics requirement for this degree can be met with Math Competency. See Math Competency options for information. Students who utilize Math Competency to meet the mathematics requirement must complete an additional three credit-hour elective. See full list of AAS General Education Electives.

2 - PHI 150 (Business Ethics) is recommended.

+ - This course meets the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement.

Program learning outcomes

  • Communicate persuasively and concisely, (orally, in writing, and presentation), using the language of business.
  • Evaluate major business functions and related technologies domestically and globally.
  • Explain and use quantitative tools in accounting, finance and economics.
  • Demonstrate soft skills: emotional intelligence, entrepreneurial mindset, leadership and teamwork.
  • Practice social consciousness and responsibility.
  • Explore a business career direction.
  • Use the internet to research marketing mix info to make business decisions.
  • Create marketing campaigns in various digital platforms with an emphasis on social media.
  • Examine analytics and metrics of digital marketing.

This 61 credit-hour degree program is designed to assist students who are exploring entrepreneurial ventures and/or starting new businesses. This degree focuses on leadership, creativity, innovation and funding sources. It also provides the fundamental management skills needed by the successful owner-manager of a business.

This sequenced degree plan is one of six options that students may pursue to earn the Business Management Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. While there are multiple specializations, this particular degree can be awarded only once.

FIRST SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ARC 116 1 3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces computer hardware and state-of-the-art software as applied to applications in architecture, interior design and other related fields. Develops understanding of basic parameters for design and drafting technologies: entity creating and editing, printing and plotting, and file/data management. Projects are correlated primarily to architectural design issues.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

ENG 101 3 AAS General Education

Description: Emphasizes the writing of expository prose. Introduction to the critical reading of nonfiction prose. IAI C1 900

Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C or better. Other placement options. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf ESL students need one of the following options: ESL 073 and ESL 074 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 086 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 099 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 with required writing placement test score; or ESL 074 with required reading placement test score.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 150 or

Description: Introduces arithmetic as a tool of business. Topics include fractions, decimals and percentages, computations of interest, bank discounts, depreciation, commissions, compound interest, payrolls and taxes and graph and chart design. Students must score satisfactorily on a mathematics placement test prior to registering for this course.

Prerequisite: Placement options. Math_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

Math Competency2 3 AAS General Education
MGT 154 3 Program Requirement

Description: Investigates positives and negatives of entrepreneurship and the process of concept to new venture. Analyzes typical venture errors and focuses on strategic management. Evaluates business ownership and franchising, pricing strategies, financing, location selection and human capital management. Discovers personal leadership traits. Assesses the personal entrepreneurial mindset.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

PSY 101 3 AAS General Education

Description: Investigates human and animal behavior with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary and classic psychological investigation. Emphasizes psychological theories, principles, and research applications. Introduces the divisions of the American Psychological Association. References biological processes, sensation, perception, learning, memory, thinking, emotional life, mental disorders, intelligence, aptitude, personality, development, daily life and everyday problems. IAI S6 900

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

SECOND SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ACC 101 4 Program Requirement

Description: Presents accounting as an information system that produces summary financial statements primarily for users external to a business. Emphasizes the reporting of the effect of transactions and other economic events on the financial condition and operating results of a business. Topics include: basic accounting concepts, financial statements, accrual and cash basis, the accounting cycle, monetary assets, inventories, fixed assets, current and long-term liabilities, and owner’s equity. The course assumes a corporate form of organization. NOTE: High school algebra is recommended. IAI BUS 903

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

CIS 100 or

Description: Provides students with an introduction to computers in society and digital literacy. Includes computer hardware and operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, networking, Internet usage, communication and collaboration, computer safety and ethics. This course is not intended for computer information system majors.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

CIS 101 3 Program Requirement

Description: Provides students with an introduction to computer and information systems used in business environments. Includes computer hardware and operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, database management software, networking and Internet, information systems, programming concepts, and computer security and ethics. IAI BUS 902

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

Humanities3 3 AAS General Education
MGT 254 3 Program Requirement

Description: Investigates the importance of promoting and managing innovation and creativity in start-ups and existing firms. Explores successful frameworks, strategies, risks, profit-making and barriers when introducing break-through products and services. Masters the techniques for improving creativity, intellectual flexibility and leadership approaches used by managers and organizations to create and sustain innovation. Evaluates innovations and ideas for profit-making possibilities.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MKT 245 3 Program Requirement

Description: Focuses on marketing activities that will cover product planning, pricing strategies and promotional efforts including advertising, selling and sales promotions and distribution channel effectiveness.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

THIRD SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ACC 102 3 Program Requirement

Description: Presents accounting as a system of producing information for internal management use in a business. Emphasis is on the identification, accumulation and interpretation of information for planning, controlling and evaluating the performance of the separate components of a business. Topics include: theory and application of product costing, operational control, cost allocation, performance evaluation for manufacturing and service organizations, standard costing, job order and process costing, budgeting, JIT inventory control, decentralized operations, differential analysis, capital investment analysis and financial statement analysis. IAI BUS 904

Prerequisite: ACC 101 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

ECO 200 + 3 AAS General Education

Description: Covers descriptive rather than a quantitative approach to the study of economics. Major topics cover economic history, the elements of macroeconomics, microeconomics and a comparative look at other economic systems. Specifically designed for students in career-vocational curricula. IAI S3 900

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 165 + 3 Program Requirement

Description: Provides concepts, principles and practices of the international business environment. Includes the nature of international business; international organizations and monetary systems; comparative management techniques, and environmental business factors. Focuses on international organizational functioning to help the student gain a diversity of views.

Prerequisite: MGT 111 or MGT 154 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 270 3 Program Requirement

Description: Presents the theory and major functions of management and describes the role of the manager. Major concepts in organization are developed along with an understanding of the decision-making process and consideration of the human factor in management.

Prerequisite: MGT 111 or MGT 154 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MKT 180 3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces the fundamental skills needed to develop Web-appropriate written content that can be leveraged for strategic marketing purposes on multiple digital platforms. Evaluates platform requirements and explains the nuances of multimedia writing. Presents techniques to identify success metrics, assess and report content performance and make data-driven recommendations. Recommended preparation: ENG 101 or placement options into ENG 101. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

FOURTH SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ACC 211 3 Program Requirement

Description: Presents the history of the source of law, civil and criminal wrongs, law of contracts, agency, employment, property, and related topics. Problems and case materials are used. (NOTE: Transfer students should check with the school they will be transferring to regarding the transferability of this course.)

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 205 3 Program Requirement

Description: Investigates leadership styles and the influences of leadership styles within organizations from start-ups to global corporations. Explores the empirical science and evidence of leadership styles, motivation, communication, conflict resolution, negotiations, creativity and innovation. Examines leadership styles as they relate to culture, diversity and globalization. Evaluates the performance of successful leaders.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 218 3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces fundamental principles of finance and fiscal management. Students will review financial theories and examine cash-flow projections, asset valuation, capital expenditure and investment opportunities, financial planning, and decision-making processes, and the structure of business markets.

Prerequisite: ACC 101 and either MGT 111 or MGT 154 with grades of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 255 3 Program Requirement

Description: Investigates a variety of available resources for new venture and growth funding. Examines opportunities for capital including options of debt, equity, crowdsourcing, angel investors, friends, family plans, and grants. Designs the start-up pitch for funding. Creates the financial statements for a business canvas or plan.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 257 3 Program Requirement

Description: Uses current technologies in 2D and 3D design. Students will create and execute entrepreneurial product ideas. Products will be developed and fabricated from ideation to consumer prototypes.

Prerequisite: ARC 116 with a grade of C or better. EGR 120 or FAS 208 may be substituted.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

1 - EGR 120 or FAS 208 maybe substituted for ARC 116.

2 - The mathematics requirement for this degree can be met with Math Competency. See Math Competency options for information. Students who utilize Math Competency to meet the mathematics requirement must complete an additional three credit-hour elective. See full list of AAS General Education Electives.

3 - PHI 150 (Business Ethics) is recommended.

+ - This course meets the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement.

Program learning outcomes

  • Communicate persuasively and concisely, (orally, in writing, and presentation), using the language of business.
  • Evaluate major business functions and related technologies domestically and globally.
  • Explain and use quantitative tools in accounting, finance and economics.
  • Demonstrate soft skills: emotional intelligence, entrepreneurial mindset, leadership and teamwork.
  • Practice social consciousness and responsibility.
  • Explore a business career direction.
  • Create a business canvas that meets the submission requirements for the Harper Dream Grant.
  • Demonstrate informed decisions for running a business.

This 61 credit-hour degree program is designed for those currently employed in or seeking employment in finance departments, banks, investment companies or other finance-related enterprises. The curriculum emphasizes developing the competencies necessary for supervisory and public contact positions in the finance field.

This sequenced degree plan is one of six options that students may pursue to earn the Business Management Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. While there are multiple specializations, this particular degree can be awarded only once.

FIRST SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ENG 101 3 AAS General Education

Description: Emphasizes the writing of expository prose. Introduction to the critical reading of nonfiction prose. IAI C1 900

Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C or better. Other placement options. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf ESL students need one of the following options: ESL 073 and ESL 074 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 086 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 099 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 with required writing placement test score; or ESL 074 with required reading placement test score.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

FIN 101 3 Program Requirement

Description: Presents an overview of the evolution of the U.S. banking system; the fundamentals of money and banking; operations of banks; the role of governmental regulatory agencies such as the Federal Reserve and the FDIC; consumer and business products and services; and international banking. Provides an examination of the functioning of our economic system emphasizing contemporary and regulatory issues that impact the future of the banking industry.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 111 3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces the nature of business and the environment in which it operates. Forms of business ownership, introduction to operative and facilitating facets of business operation, management, marketing, accounting, statistics, business law, finance, investments, insurance and labor-management relations.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 150 or

Description: Introduces arithmetic as a tool of business. Topics include fractions, decimals and percentages, computations of interest, bank discounts, depreciation, commissions, compound interest, payrolls and taxes and graph and chart design. Students must score satisfactorily on a mathematics placement test prior to registering for this course.

Prerequisite: Placement options. Math_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

Math Competency1 3 AAS General Education
PSY 101 3 AAS General Education

Description: Investigates human and animal behavior with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary and classic psychological investigation. Emphasizes psychological theories, principles, and research applications. Introduces the divisions of the American Psychological Association. References biological processes, sensation, perception, learning, memory, thinking, emotional life, mental disorders, intelligence, aptitude, personality, development, daily life and everyday problems. IAI S6 900

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

SECOND SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ACC 101 4 Program Requirement

Description: Presents accounting as an information system that produces summary financial statements primarily for users external to a business. Emphasizes the reporting of the effect of transactions and other economic events on the financial condition and operating results of a business. Topics include: basic accounting concepts, financial statements, accrual and cash basis, the accounting cycle, monetary assets, inventories, fixed assets, current and long-term liabilities, and owner’s equity. The course assumes a corporate form of organization. NOTE: High school algebra is recommended. IAI BUS 903

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

CIS 100 or

Description: Provides students with an introduction to computers in society and digital literacy. Includes computer hardware and operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, networking, Internet usage, communication and collaboration, computer safety and ethics. This course is not intended for computer information system majors.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

CIS 101 3 Program Requirement

Description: Provides students with an introduction to computer and information systems used in business environments. Includes computer hardware and operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, database management software, networking and Internet, information systems, programming concepts, and computer security and ethics. IAI BUS 902

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

FIN 200 3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces the student to the fundamentals of equity and fixed income investing. Explores other investment management subjects such as mutual funds, international investing and retirement planning as well as tax-advantaged investments. Basic derivatives such as futures and options will also be discussed.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MKT 245 3 Program Requirement

Description: Focuses on marketing activities that will cover product planning, pricing strategies and promotional efforts including advertising, selling and sales promotions and distribution channel effectiveness.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

PSY 245 3 Program Requirement

Description: Investigates organizational behavior. Explores theories, principles, applications and empirically derived findings of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Emphasizes classic and contemporary leadership and motivation theories. Discusses structure and management practices; individual and work group behavior; employee culture and employer culture; and organizational conflict and resolution. Addresses international perspectives.

Prerequisite: PSY 101 or consent of instructor.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

THIRD SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ACC 102 3 Program Requirement

Description: Presents accounting as a system of producing information for internal management use in a business. Emphasis is on the identification, accumulation and interpretation of information for planning, controlling and evaluating the performance of the separate components of a business. Topics include: theory and application of product costing, operational control, cost allocation, performance evaluation for manufacturing and service organizations, standard costing, job order and process costing, budgeting, JIT inventory control, decentralized operations, differential analysis, capital investment analysis and financial statement analysis. IAI BUS 904

Prerequisite: ACC 101 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

ECO 200 + 3 AAS General Education

Description: Covers descriptive rather than a quantitative approach to the study of economics. Major topics cover economic history, the elements of macroeconomics, microeconomics and a comparative look at other economic systems. Specifically designed for students in career-vocational curricula. IAI S3 900

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

ENG 130 or

Description: Teaches formal and psychological aspects of business correspondence. Introduction to various kinds of business letters, memoranda and reports. Improvement of grammar, spelling and word usage.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C or better, or other placement options. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

SPE 101 2 3 Program Requirement

Description: Theory and practice of oral communications. Development of poise, confidence and skill in speech organization and delivery. Emphasis on frequent speaking, development of standards of criticism and selection and organization of material. IAI C2 900

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 218 3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces fundamental principles of finance and fiscal management. Students will review financial theories and examine cash-flow projections, asset valuation, capital expenditure and investment opportunities, financial planning, and decision-making processes, and the structure of business markets.

Prerequisite: ACC 101 and either MGT 111 or MGT 154 with grades of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 270 3 Program Requirement

Description: Presents the theory and major functions of management and describes the role of the manager. Major concepts in organization are developed along with an understanding of the decision-making process and consideration of the human factor in management.

Prerequisite: MGT 111 or MGT 154 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

FOURTH SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ACC 211 3 Program Requirement

Description: Presents the history of the source of law, civil and criminal wrongs, law of contracts, agency, employment, property, and related topics. Problems and case materials are used. (NOTE: Transfer students should check with the school they will be transferring to regarding the transferability of this course.)

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

FIN 215 3 Program Requirement

Description: Explores the characteristics of financial statements and financial statements analysis. Emphasis is on the income statement, balance sheet, and sources and uses of funds statement. Effects of reserves, inventory valuations, depreciation, depletion, amortization, subsidiaries and affiliates are studied. Addresses cash flow, reported earnings, taxable earnings and interpretation of the financial data by means of ratio analysis.

Prerequisite: ACC 101 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

FIN 225 3 Program Requirement

Description: Emphasizes international trade financing. Presents mechanics of importing and exporting, credit and political considerations. Focuses on credit considerations, market product profiles, letters of credit, collection, credit information outside the United States and entry into these markets.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

Humanities3 3 AAS General Education
MGT 165 + 3 Program Requirement

Description: Provides concepts, principles and practices of the international business environment. Includes the nature of international business; international organizations and monetary systems; comparative management techniques, and environmental business factors. Focuses on international organizational functioning to help the student gain a diversity of views.

Prerequisite: MGT 111 or MGT 154 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

1 - The mathematics requirement for this degree can be met with Math Competency. See Math Competency options for information. Students who utilize Math Competency to meet the mathematics requirement must complete an additional three credit-hour elective. See full list of AAS General Education Electives.

2 - If pursuing a fully online degree, choose ENG 130; otherwise choose SPE 101.

3 - PHI 150 (Business Ethics) is recommended.

+ - This course meets the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement.

Program learning outcomes

  • Communicate persuasively and concisely, (orally, in writing, and presentation), using the language of business.
  • Evaluate major business functions and related technologies domestically and globally.
  • Explain and use quantitative tools in accounting, finance and economics.
  • Demonstrate soft skills: emotional intelligence, entrepreneurial mindset, leadership and teamwork.
  • Practice social consciousness and responsibility.
  • Explore a business career direction.
  • Analyze financial results from balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement.
  • Create a financial plan to achieve company goals
  • Outline a plan to interact with intermediaries to facilitate financial transactions
  • Recognize the differences among financial policies of other countries

This 61 credit-hour degree program is designed to assist students in a wide variety of business occupations. The curriculum is structured to meet the needs of individuals interested in gaining or improving business knowledge and management skills. The program develops abilities that will help organize, coordinate and evaluate the functions of the Human Resources Department or branch of an organization in either an industrial or administrative management capacity. This degree also provides the fundamental management skills needed by the successful owner-manager of a business.

This sequenced degree plan is one of six options that students may pursue to earn the Business Management Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. While there are multiple specializations, this particular degree can be awarded only once.

FIRST SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ENG 101 3 AAS General Education

Description: Emphasizes the writing of expository prose. Introduction to the critical reading of nonfiction prose. IAI C1 900

Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C or better. Other placement options. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf ESL students need one of the following options: ESL 073 and ESL 074 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 086 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 099 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 with required writing placement test score; or ESL 074 with required reading placement test score.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

Humanities1 3 AAS General Education
MGT 111 3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces the nature of business and the environment in which it operates. Forms of business ownership, introduction to operative and facilitating facets of business operation, management, marketing, accounting, statistics, business law, finance, investments, insurance and labor-management relations.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 150 or

Description: Introduces arithmetic as a tool of business. Topics include fractions, decimals and percentages, computations of interest, bank discounts, depreciation, commissions, compound interest, payrolls and taxes and graph and chart design. Students must score satisfactorily on a mathematics placement test prior to registering for this course.

Prerequisite: Placement options. Math_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

Math Competency2 3 AAS General Education
PSY 101 3 AAS General Education

Description: Investigates human and animal behavior with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary and classic psychological investigation. Emphasizes psychological theories, principles, and research applications. Introduces the divisions of the American Psychological Association. References biological processes, sensation, perception, learning, memory, thinking, emotional life, mental disorders, intelligence, aptitude, personality, development, daily life and everyday problems. IAI S6 900

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

SECOND SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ACC 101 3 4 Program Requirement

Description: Presents accounting as an information system that produces summary financial statements primarily for users external to a business. Emphasizes the reporting of the effect of transactions and other economic events on the financial condition and operating results of a business. Topics include: basic accounting concepts, financial statements, accrual and cash basis, the accounting cycle, monetary assets, inventories, fixed assets, current and long-term liabilities, and owner’s equity. The course assumes a corporate form of organization. NOTE: High school algebra is recommended. IAI BUS 903

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

ACC 216 3 Program Requirement

Description: Examines past and present employment laws in the United States and their impact on employers and employees. Creates an understanding of the rights, duties, and obligation of both employment groups under the law.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

CIS 100 or

Description: Provides students with an introduction to computers in society and digital literacy. Includes computer hardware and operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, networking, Internet usage, communication and collaboration, computer safety and ethics. This course is not intended for computer information system majors.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

CIS 101 3 Program Requirement

Description: Provides students with an introduction to computer and information systems used in business environments. Includes computer hardware and operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, database management software, networking and Internet, information systems, programming concepts, and computer security and ethics. IAI BUS 902

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 265 3 Program Requirement

Description: Examines the various aspects of the field of Human Resource Management (HRM) and the manner in which HRM professionals play a critical role in the success of an organization. Discusses and evaluates a wide range of contemporary HRM topics including human resource planning, employee recruitment and retention, employee benefits, talent development, performance management, laws and regulations, technology, changing workforce demographics, and the value of diversity.

Prerequisite: MGT 111 or MGT 154 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

PSY 245 3 Program Requirement

Description: Investigates organizational behavior. Explores theories, principles, applications and empirically derived findings of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Emphasizes classic and contemporary leadership and motivation theories. Discusses structure and management practices; individual and work group behavior; employee culture and employer culture; and organizational conflict and resolution. Addresses international perspectives.

Prerequisite: PSY 101 or consent of instructor.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

THIRD SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ACC 102 or

Description: Presents accounting as a system of producing information for internal management use in a business. Emphasis is on the identification, accumulation and interpretation of information for planning, controlling and evaluating the performance of the separate components of a business. Topics include: theory and application of product costing, operational control, cost allocation, performance evaluation for manufacturing and service organizations, standard costing, job order and process costing, budgeting, JIT inventory control, decentralized operations, differential analysis, capital investment analysis and financial statement analysis. IAI BUS 904

Prerequisite: ACC 101 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 165 + 3 Program Requirement

Description: Provides concepts, principles and practices of the international business environment. Includes the nature of international business; international organizations and monetary systems; comparative management techniques, and environmental business factors. Focuses on international organizational functioning to help the student gain a diversity of views.

Prerequisite: MGT 111 or MGT 154 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

ECO 211 3 AAS General Education

Description: Covers economic problems faced by the individual and the firm. Examination of market structures, price and output determination. The microeconomic approach. IAI S3 902

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

ENG 130 or

Description: Teaches formal and psychological aspects of business correspondence. Introduction to various kinds of business letters, memoranda and reports. Improvement of grammar, spelling and word usage.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C or better, or other placement options. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

SPE 101 4 3 Program Requirement

Description: Theory and practice of oral communications. Development of poise, confidence and skill in speech organization and delivery. Emphasis on frequent speaking, development of standards of criticism and selection and organization of material. IAI C2 900

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 204 3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces the student to the principles of training practices with emphasis on the concerns of human learning: acquisition, retention and transfer of skills. Includes supervisory and management skills, designing performance goals, MBO (Management by Objectives), forming lesson plans, mechanics of training, experiential instruction, role playing, case studies and technologies available.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 270 3 Program Requirement

Description: Presents the theory and major functions of management and describes the role of the manager. Major concepts in organization are developed along with an understanding of the decision-making process and consideration of the human factor in management.

Prerequisite: MGT 111 or MGT 154 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

FOURTH SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ACC 211 3 Program Requirement

Description: Presents the history of the source of law, civil and criminal wrongs, law of contracts, agency, employment, property, and related topics. Problems and case materials are used. (NOTE: Transfer students should check with the school they will be transferring to regarding the transferability of this course.)

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

ECO 212 3 Program Requirement

Description: Covers economic problems faced by our society. Examination of resource allocation, national income and economic development, from a macroeconomic approach. IAI S3 901

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 218 3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces fundamental principles of finance and fiscal management. Students will review financial theories and examine cash-flow projections, asset valuation, capital expenditure and investment opportunities, financial planning, and decision-making processes, and the structure of business markets.

Prerequisite: ACC 101 and either MGT 111 or MGT 154 with grades of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 280 3 Program Requirement

Description: Emphasizes a managerial and interpersonal relations process approach to problem solving, communication and group dynamics. Specific treatment is given to managing change, appraisal and reward, solving communication problems, status needs of the work force, understanding individuals, group dynamics and reducing conflict.

Prerequisite: MGT 111 or MGT 154 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MKT 245 3 Program Requirement

Description: Focuses on marketing activities that will cover product planning, pricing strategies and promotional efforts including advertising, selling and sales promotions and distribution channel effectiveness.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

1 - Students must take a course that meets the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement. If MGT 165 (Global Business) is taken, then PHI 150 (Business Ethics) is recommended.

2 - The mathematics requirement for this degree can be met with Math Competency. See Math Competency options for information. Students who utilize Math Competency to meet the mathematics requirement must complete an additional three credit-hour elective. See full list of AAS General Education Electives.

3 - Students should strongly consider enrolling in ACC 102 as well.

+ - This course fulfills the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement.

4 - If pursuing a fully online degree, choose ENG 130; otherwise choose SPE 101.

Program learning outcomes

  • Communicate persuasively and concisely, (orally, in writing, and presentation), using the language of business.
  • Evaluate major business functions and related technologies domestically and globally.
  • Explain and use quantitative tools in accounting, finance and economics.
  • Demonstrate soft skills: emotional intelligence, entrepreneurial mindset, leadership and teamwork.
  • Practice social consciousness and responsibility.
  • Explore a business career direction.
  • Examine business decisions with sound and defensible corporate and personal ethical policies.
  • Evaluate employee performance to fit organizational and individual growth objectives.
  • Develop a training and development plan consistent with corporate vision, structure, staffing, and employment practices.
  • Analyze personnel practices and recommend appropriate enhancements to increase motivation and productivity.
  • Apply effective management practices consistent with federal and state requirements for employee rights/protections, compensation, benefits, and labor relations.

This 61 credit-hour degree program is designed to assist students who are either exploring an insurance career or are in the insurance field looking to expand their managerial and business skills. Students will gain knowledge and practical skills in property, liability, commercial and personal insurance as they earn industry certification.

This sequenced degree plan is one of six options that students may pursue to earn the Business Management Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. While there are multiple specializations, this particular degree can be awarded only once.

FIRST SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ENG 101 3 AAS General Education

Description: Emphasizes the writing of expository prose. Introduction to the critical reading of nonfiction prose. IAI C1 900

Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C or better. Other placement options. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf ESL students need one of the following options: ESL 073 and ESL 074 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 086 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 099 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 with required writing placement test score; or ESL 074 with required reading placement test score.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

INS 110 3 Program Requirement

Description: Defines the insurance mechanism, identifies common types of property-casualty insurance, and explains how insurance benefits society. Introduces the core functions of insurance organizations: marketing, underwriting and claims. Discusses insurance policy structure, basic type of policy provisions and a simple method for analyzing policies. Reviews career options in the insurance industry.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 111 3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces the nature of business and the environment in which it operates. Forms of business ownership, introduction to operative and facilitating facets of business operation, management, marketing, accounting, statistics, business law, finance, investments, insurance and labor-management relations.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 150 or

Description: Introduces arithmetic as a tool of business. Topics include fractions, decimals and percentages, computations of interest, bank discounts, depreciation, commissions, compound interest, payrolls and taxes and graph and chart design. Students must score satisfactorily on a mathematics placement test prior to registering for this course.

Prerequisite: Placement options. Math_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

Math Competency1 3 AAS General Education
PSY 101 3 AAS General Education

Description: Investigates human and animal behavior with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary and classic psychological investigation. Emphasizes psychological theories, principles, and research applications. Introduces the divisions of the American Psychological Association. References biological processes, sensation, perception, learning, memory, thinking, emotional life, mental disorders, intelligence, aptitude, personality, development, daily life and everyday problems. IAI S6 900

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

SECOND SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ACC 101 2 4 Program Requirement

Description: Presents accounting as an information system that produces summary financial statements primarily for users external to a business. Emphasizes the reporting of the effect of transactions and other economic events on the financial condition and operating results of a business. Topics include: basic accounting concepts, financial statements, accrual and cash basis, the accounting cycle, monetary assets, inventories, fixed assets, current and long-term liabilities, and owner’s equity. The course assumes a corporate form of organization. NOTE: High school algebra is recommended. IAI BUS 903

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

CIS 100 or

Description: Provides students with an introduction to computers in society and digital literacy. Includes computer hardware and operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, networking, Internet usage, communication and collaboration, computer safety and ethics. This course is not intended for computer information system majors.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

CIS 101 3 Program Requirement

Description: Provides students with an introduction to computer and information systems used in business environments. Includes computer hardware and operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, database management software, networking and Internet, information systems, programming concepts, and computer security and ethics. IAI BUS 902

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

Humanities3 3 AAS General Education
INS 120 3 Program Requirement

Description: Presents the basic principles of insurance, provides an introduction to insurance regulation, financial performance, marketing techniques, underwriting, claims, risk management, loss exposure and insurance policies. Satisfies the requirements for The Institutes AINS 21 examination within the Associate in General Insurance Path A Certification.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

PSY 245 3 Program Requirement

Description: Investigates organizational behavior. Explores theories, principles, applications and empirically derived findings of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Emphasizes classic and contemporary leadership and motivation theories. Discusses structure and management practices; individual and work group behavior; employee culture and employer culture; and organizational conflict and resolution. Addresses international perspectives.

Prerequisite: PSY 101 or consent of instructor.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

THIRD SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ACC 102 or

Description: Presents accounting as a system of producing information for internal management use in a business. Emphasis is on the identification, accumulation and interpretation of information for planning, controlling and evaluating the performance of the separate components of a business. Topics include: theory and application of product costing, operational control, cost allocation, performance evaluation for manufacturing and service organizations, standard costing, job order and process costing, budgeting, JIT inventory control, decentralized operations, differential analysis, capital investment analysis and financial statement analysis. IAI BUS 904

Prerequisite: ACC 101 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 165 + 3 Program Requirement

Description: Provides concepts, principles and practices of the international business environment. Includes the nature of international business; international organizations and monetary systems; comparative management techniques, and environmental business factors. Focuses on international organizational functioning to help the student gain a diversity of views.

Prerequisite: MGT 111 or MGT 154 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

ECO 211 3 AAS General Education

Description: Covers economic problems faced by the individual and the firm. Examination of market structures, price and output determination. The microeconomic approach. IAI S3 902

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

ENG 130 or

Description: Teaches formal and psychological aspects of business correspondence. Introduction to various kinds of business letters, memoranda and reports. Improvement of grammar, spelling and word usage.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C or better, or other placement options. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

SPE 101 4 3 Program Requirement

Description: Theory and practice of oral communications. Development of poise, confidence and skill in speech organization and delivery. Emphasis on frequent speaking, development of standards of criticism and selection and organization of material. IAI C2 900

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

INS 220 3 Program Requirement

Description: Offers an understanding of property and liability loss exposures faced by most individuals and families, and analyzes the types of insurance coverage that can be used for treating those exposures such as personal liability, inland marine, auto, life, health, and government programs. Satisfies the requirements for The Institutes AINS 22 examination within the Associate in General Insurance Path A Certification.

Prerequisite: INS 120 or AINS 21 Certification.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 270 3 Program Requirement

Description: Presents the theory and major functions of management and describes the role of the manager. Major concepts in organization are developed along with an understanding of the decision-making process and consideration of the human factor in management.

Prerequisite: MGT 111 or MGT 154 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

FOURTH SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ACC 211 3 Program Requirement

Description: Presents the history of the source of law, civil and criminal wrongs, law of contracts, agency, employment, property, and related topics. Problems and case materials are used. (NOTE: Transfer students should check with the school they will be transferring to regarding the transferability of this course.)

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

ECO 212 3 Program Requirement

Description: Covers economic problems faced by our society. Examination of resource allocation, national income and economic development, from a macroeconomic approach. IAI S3 901

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

INS 240 3 Program Requirement

Description: Analyzes commercial coverage including property, business income, inland and ocean marine, crime, equipment breakdown, general liability, auto, workers compensation, and package policies. Satisfies the requirements for The Institutes AINS 23 examination within the Associate in General Insurance Path A Certification.

Prerequisite: INS 120 or AINS 21 Certification.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 218 3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces fundamental principles of finance and fiscal management. Students will review financial theories and examine cash-flow projections, asset valuation, capital expenditure and investment opportunities, financial planning, and decision-making processes, and the structure of business markets.

Prerequisite: ACC 101 and either MGT 111 or MGT 154 with grades of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MKT 245 3 Program Requirement

Description: Focuses on marketing activities that will cover product planning, pricing strategies and promotional efforts including advertising, selling and sales promotions and distribution channel effectiveness.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

1 - The mathematics requirement for this degree can be met with Math Competency. See Math Competency options for information. Students who utilize Math Competency to meet the mathematics requirement must complete an additional three credit-hour elective. See full list of AAS General Education Electives.

2 - Students should strongly consider enrolling in ACC 102 as well.

3 - Students must take a course that meets the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement. If MGT 165 (Global Business) is taken, then PHI 150 (Business Ethics) is recommended.

+ - This course meets the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement.

4 - If pursuing a fully online degree, choose ENG 130; otherwise choose SPE 101.

Program learning outcomes

  • Communicate persuasively and concisely, (orally, in writing, and presentation), using the language of business.
  • Evaluate major business functions and related technologies domestically and globally.
  • Explain and use quantitative tools in accounting, finance and economics.
  • Demonstrate soft skills: emotional intelligence, entrepreneurial mindset, leadership and teamwork.
  • Practice social consciousness and responsibility.
  • Explore a business career direction.
  • Discuss the property liability and personal loss exposers faced by individuals, families and organizations and the insurance coverages used to treat those exposures.
  • Explain the concepts of risk management and insurance.
  • Describe insurances regulation.
  • Calculate the basic financial rations of a P&C insurance co.
  • Explain the various types of insurance distribution systems.
  • Describe key insurance functions (i.e. underwriting, claims, marketing).

This 61 credit-hour program is designed to assist students in a wide variety of business occupations. The curriculum is structured to meet the needs of individuals interested in gaining or improving business knowledge and management skills. The program develops abilities that will help organize, coordinate and evaluate the functions of a unit, department or branch of an organization in either an industrial or administrative management capacity. This degree also provides the fundamental management skills needed by the successful owner-manager of a business.

This sequenced degree plan is one of six options that students may pursue to earn the Business Management Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. While there are multiple specializations, this particular degree can be awarded only once.

FIRST SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ENG 101 3 AAS General Education

Description: Emphasizes the writing of expository prose. Introduction to the critical reading of nonfiction prose. IAI C1 900

Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C or better. Other placement options. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf ESL students need one of the following options: ESL 073 and ESL 074 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 086 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 099 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 with required writing placement test score; or ESL 074 with required reading placement test score.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

Humanities1 3 AAS General Education
MGT 111 3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces the nature of business and the environment in which it operates. Forms of business ownership, introduction to operative and facilitating facets of business operation, management, marketing, accounting, statistics, business law, finance, investments, insurance and labor-management relations.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 150 or

Description: Introduces arithmetic as a tool of business. Topics include fractions, decimals and percentages, computations of interest, bank discounts, depreciation, commissions, compound interest, payrolls and taxes and graph and chart design. Students must score satisfactorily on a mathematics placement test prior to registering for this course.

Prerequisite: Placement options. Math_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

Math Competency2 3 AAS General Education
PSY 101 3 AAS General Education

Description: Investigates human and animal behavior with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary and classic psychological investigation. Emphasizes psychological theories, principles, and research applications. Introduces the divisions of the American Psychological Association. References biological processes, sensation, perception, learning, memory, thinking, emotional life, mental disorders, intelligence, aptitude, personality, development, daily life and everyday problems. IAI S6 900

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

SECOND SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ACC 101 3 4 Program Requirement

Description: Presents accounting as an information system that produces summary financial statements primarily for users external to a business. Emphasizes the reporting of the effect of transactions and other economic events on the financial condition and operating results of a business. Topics include: basic accounting concepts, financial statements, accrual and cash basis, the accounting cycle, monetary assets, inventories, fixed assets, current and long-term liabilities, and owner’s equity. The course assumes a corporate form of organization. NOTE: High school algebra is recommended. IAI BUS 903

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

CIS 100 or

Description: Provides students with an introduction to computers in society and digital literacy. Includes computer hardware and operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, networking, Internet usage, communication and collaboration, computer safety and ethics. This course is not intended for computer information system majors.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

CIS 101 3 Program Requirement

Description: Provides students with an introduction to computer and information systems used in business environments. Includes computer hardware and operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, database management software, networking and Internet, information systems, programming concepts, and computer security and ethics. IAI BUS 902

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 265 3 Program Requirement

Description: Examines the various aspects of the field of Human Resource Management (HRM) and the manner in which HRM professionals play a critical role in the success of an organization. Discusses and evaluates a wide range of contemporary HRM topics including human resource planning, employee recruitment and retention, employee benefits, talent development, performance management, laws and regulations, technology, changing workforce demographics, and the value of diversity.

Prerequisite: MGT 111 or MGT 154 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 280 3 Program Requirement

Description: Emphasizes a managerial and interpersonal relations process approach to problem solving, communication and group dynamics. Specific treatment is given to managing change, appraisal and reward, solving communication problems, status needs of the work force, understanding individuals, group dynamics and reducing conflict.

Prerequisite: MGT 111 or MGT 154 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

PSY 245 3 Program Requirement

Description: Investigates organizational behavior. Explores theories, principles, applications and empirically derived findings of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Emphasizes classic and contemporary leadership and motivation theories. Discusses structure and management practices; individual and work group behavior; employee culture and employer culture; and organizational conflict and resolution. Addresses international perspectives.

Prerequisite: PSY 101 or consent of instructor.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

THIRD SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ACC 102 or

Description: Presents accounting as a system of producing information for internal management use in a business. Emphasis is on the identification, accumulation and interpretation of information for planning, controlling and evaluating the performance of the separate components of a business. Topics include: theory and application of product costing, operational control, cost allocation, performance evaluation for manufacturing and service organizations, standard costing, job order and process costing, budgeting, JIT inventory control, decentralized operations, differential analysis, capital investment analysis and financial statement analysis. IAI BUS 904

Prerequisite: ACC 101 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 165 + 3 Program Requirement

Description: Provides concepts, principles and practices of the international business environment. Includes the nature of international business; international organizations and monetary systems; comparative management techniques, and environmental business factors. Focuses on international organizational functioning to help the student gain a diversity of views.

Prerequisite: MGT 111 or MGT 154 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

ECO 211 3 AAS General Education

Description: Covers economic problems faced by the individual and the firm. Examination of market structures, price and output determination. The microeconomic approach. IAI S3 902

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

ENG 130 or

Description: Teaches formal and psychological aspects of business correspondence. Introduction to various kinds of business letters, memoranda and reports. Improvement of grammar, spelling and word usage.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C or better, or other placement options. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

SPE 101 4 3 Program Requirement

Description: Theory and practice of oral communications. Development of poise, confidence and skill in speech organization and delivery. Emphasis on frequent speaking, development of standards of criticism and selection and organization of material. IAI C2 900

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 205 or

Description: Investigates leadership styles and the influences of leadership styles within organizations from start-ups to global corporations. Explores the empirical science and evidence of leadership styles, motivation, communication, conflict resolution, negotiations, creativity and innovation. Examines leadership styles as they relate to culture, diversity and globalization. Evaluates the performance of successful leaders.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

Management or Business Administration elective5 3 Program Requirement
MGT 270 3 Program Requirement

Description: Presents the theory and major functions of management and describes the role of the manager. Major concepts in organization are developed along with an understanding of the decision-making process and consideration of the human factor in management.

Prerequisite: MGT 111 or MGT 154 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

FOURTH SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ACC 211 3 Program Requirement

Description: Presents the history of the source of law, civil and criminal wrongs, law of contracts, agency, employment, property, and related topics. Problems and case materials are used. (NOTE: Transfer students should check with the school they will be transferring to regarding the transferability of this course.)

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

ECO 212 3 Program Requirement

Description: Covers economic problems faced by our society. Examination of resource allocation, national income and economic development, from a macroeconomic approach. IAI S3 901

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 218 3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces fundamental principles of finance and fiscal management. Students will review financial theories and examine cash-flow projections, asset valuation, capital expenditure and investment opportunities, financial planning, and decision-making processes, and the structure of business markets.

Prerequisite: ACC 101 and either MGT 111 or MGT 154 with grades of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 291 6 3 Program Requirement

Description: Provides a logical and strategic integration of management principles with representative supervisory problems found in business firms. Analyzes decision-making through the use of case studies, simulation, and directed reading. Creates strategic plans for solving management problems.

Prerequisite: MGT 111, MGT 270 and 3 credit hours in MGT or MKT course work, or consent of program coordinator.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MKT 245 3 Program Requirement

Description: Focuses on marketing activities that will cover product planning, pricing strategies and promotional efforts including advertising, selling and sales promotions and distribution channel effectiveness.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

1 - Students must take a course that meets the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement. If MGT 165 (Global Business) is taken, then PHI 150 (Business Ethics) is recommended.

2 - The mathematics requirement for this degree can be met with Math Competency. See Math Competency options for information. Students who utilize Math Competency to meet the mathematics requirement must complete an additional three credit-hour elective. See full list of AAS General Education Electives.

3 - Students should strongly consider enrolling in ACC 102 as well.

+ - This course meets the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement.

4 - If pursuing a fully online degree, choose ENG 130; otherwise choose SPE 101.

5 - Management electives: MGT 154, MGT 254, MKT 140, MKT 217(U), MKT 247, MKT 281, MKT 285, SCM 101, SCM 120. Business Administration electives: ACC 216, MCM 233, MGT 165, MGT 204, MGT 205, MGT 211, MGT 266, MGT 274, MGT 275(F), MGT 276(S), MKT 105(S), MKT 106(S), MKT 252, MKT 285, SCM 122, SCM 123, SCM 124, SCM 125, SCM 226, SCM 259.

6 - This course is considered the program's capstone and should be taken at the end of student's course work.

Program learning outcomes

  • Communicate persuasively and concisely, (orally, in writing, and presentation), using the language of business.
  • Evaluate major business functions and related technologies domestically and globally.
  • Explain and use quantitative tools in accounting, finance and economics.
  • Demonstrate soft skills: emotional intelligence, entrepreneurial mindset, leadership and teamwork.
  • Practice social consciousness and responsibility.
  • Explore a business career direction.
  • Demonstrate rational and informed decision making that supports the company goals based on relevant data.
  • Identify motivational tools and techniques to pursue company goals.

This 61 credit-hour program is designed to assist students in a wide variety of business occupations. The curriculum is structured to meet the needs of individuals interested in gaining or improving business knowledge and management skills. The program develops abilities that will help organize, coordinate and evaluate the functions of a unit, department or branch of an organization in either an industrial or administrative management capacity. This degree also provides the fundamental management skills needed by the successful owner-manager of a business.

This sequenced degree plan is one of six options that students may pursue to earn the Business Management Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. While there are multiple specializations, this particular degree can be awarded only once.

F = Fall only course S = Spring only course U = Summer only course

FIRST SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ENG 101 3 AAS General Education

Description: Emphasizes the writing of expository prose. Introduction to the critical reading of nonfiction prose. IAI C1 900

Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C or better. Other placement options. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf ESL students need one of the following options: ESL 073 and ESL 074 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 086 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 099 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 with required writing placement test score; or ESL 074 with required reading placement test score.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

Humanities1 3 AAS General Education
MGT 111 3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces the nature of business and the environment in which it operates. Forms of business ownership, introduction to operative and facilitating facets of business operation, management, marketing, accounting, statistics, business law, finance, investments, insurance and labor-management relations.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 150 or

Description: Introduces arithmetic as a tool of business. Topics include fractions, decimals and percentages, computations of interest, bank discounts, depreciation, commissions, compound interest, payrolls and taxes and graph and chart design. Students must score satisfactorily on a mathematics placement test prior to registering for this course.

Prerequisite: Placement options. Math_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

Math Competency2 3 AAS General Education
PSY 101 3 AAS General Education

Description: Investigates human and animal behavior with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary and classic psychological investigation. Emphasizes psychological theories, principles, and research applications. Introduces the divisions of the American Psychological Association. References biological processes, sensation, perception, learning, memory, thinking, emotional life, mental disorders, intelligence, aptitude, personality, development, daily life and everyday problems. IAI S6 900

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

SECOND SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ACC 101 3 4 Program Requirement

Description: Presents accounting as an information system that produces summary financial statements primarily for users external to a business. Emphasizes the reporting of the effect of transactions and other economic events on the financial condition and operating results of a business. Topics include: basic accounting concepts, financial statements, accrual and cash basis, the accounting cycle, monetary assets, inventories, fixed assets, current and long-term liabilities, and owner’s equity. The course assumes a corporate form of organization. NOTE: High school algebra is recommended. IAI BUS 903

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

CIS 100 or

Description: Provides students with an introduction to computers in society and digital literacy. Includes computer hardware and operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, networking, Internet usage, communication and collaboration, computer safety and ethics. This course is not intended for computer information system majors.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

CIS 101 3 Program Requirement

Description: Provides students with an introduction to computer and information systems used in business environments. Includes computer hardware and operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, database management software, networking and Internet, information systems, programming concepts, and computer security and ethics. IAI BUS 902

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MKT 140 3 Program Requirement

Description: Focuses upon the principal factors of successful selling of goods or ideas. Examines buying motives, sales psychology, customer approach and sales techniques.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MKT 145 3 Program Requirement

Description: Focuses on how to source, identify and evaluate prospective customers and consumers. Identifies the uses various tools and techniques to distinguish and assess likely sources for new customers and convert customers into buyers to beat the competition.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

PSY 245 3 Program Requirement

Description: Investigates organizational behavior. Explores theories, principles, applications and empirically derived findings of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Emphasizes classic and contemporary leadership and motivation theories. Discusses structure and management practices; individual and work group behavior; employee culture and employer culture; and organizational conflict and resolution. Addresses international perspectives.

Prerequisite: PSY 101 or consent of instructor.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

THIRD SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ACC 102 or

Description: Presents accounting as a system of producing information for internal management use in a business. Emphasis is on the identification, accumulation and interpretation of information for planning, controlling and evaluating the performance of the separate components of a business. Topics include: theory and application of product costing, operational control, cost allocation, performance evaluation for manufacturing and service organizations, standard costing, job order and process costing, budgeting, JIT inventory control, decentralized operations, differential analysis, capital investment analysis and financial statement analysis. IAI BUS 904

Prerequisite: ACC 101 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 165 + 3 Program Requirement

Description: Provides concepts, principles and practices of the international business environment. Includes the nature of international business; international organizations and monetary systems; comparative management techniques, and environmental business factors. Focuses on international organizational functioning to help the student gain a diversity of views.

Prerequisite: MGT 111 or MGT 154 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

ECO 200 + 3 AAS General Education

Description: Covers descriptive rather than a quantitative approach to the study of economics. Major topics cover economic history, the elements of macroeconomics, microeconomics and a comparative look at other economic systems. Specifically designed for students in career-vocational curricula. IAI S3 900

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

ENG 130 or

Description: Teaches formal and psychological aspects of business correspondence. Introduction to various kinds of business letters, memoranda and reports. Improvement of grammar, spelling and word usage.

Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C or better, or other placement options. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

SPE 101 4 3 Program Requirement

Description: Theory and practice of oral communications. Development of poise, confidence and skill in speech organization and delivery. Emphasis on frequent speaking, development of standards of criticism and selection and organization of material. IAI C2 900

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 270 3 Program Requirement

Description: Presents the theory and major functions of management and describes the role of the manager. Major concepts in organization are developed along with an understanding of the decision-making process and consideration of the human factor in management.

Prerequisite: MGT 111 or MGT 154 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MKT 242 3 Program Requirement

Description: Emphasizes the principles, components and processes of marketing and sales for creating and sustaining a competitive advantage to consistently beat the competition. Identifies and evaluates how to develop and retain a competitive advantage in the rapidly changing business environment.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

FOURTH SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ACC 211 3 Program Requirement

Description: Presents the history of the source of law, civil and criminal wrongs, law of contracts, agency, employment, property, and related topics. Problems and case materials are used. (NOTE: Transfer students should check with the school they will be transferring to regarding the transferability of this course.)

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MGT 218 3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces fundamental principles of finance and fiscal management. Students will review financial theories and examine cash-flow projections, asset valuation, capital expenditure and investment opportunities, financial planning, and decision-making processes, and the structure of business markets.

Prerequisite: ACC 101 and either MGT 111 or MGT 154 with grades of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MKT 180 3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces the fundamental skills needed to develop Web-appropriate written content that can be leveraged for strategic marketing purposes on multiple digital platforms. Evaluates platform requirements and explains the nuances of multimedia writing. Presents techniques to identify success metrics, assess and report content performance and make data-driven recommendations. Recommended preparation: ENG 101 or placement options into ENG 101. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MKT 243 3 Program Requirement

Description: Provides an introduction to social commerce and how to use the major social platforms on a smartphone to market and increase sales. Reviews sales initiatives including programs and alerts to increase sales with targeted customers. Explains the importance of using reward programs in social commerce to increase sales, referrals and customer loyalty.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

MKT 245 3 Program Requirement

Description: Focuses on marketing activities that will cover product planning, pricing strategies and promotional efforts including advertising, selling and sales promotions and distribution channel effectiveness.

Class Schedule:  Spring 2019 | Summer 2019 | Fall 2019

1 - PHI 150 (Business Ethics) is recommended.

2 - The mathematics requirement for this degree can be met with Math Competency. See Math Competency options for information. Students who utilize Math Competency to meet the mathematics requirement must complete an additional three credit-hour elective. See full list of AAS General Education Electives.

3 - Students should strongly consider enrolling in ACC 102 as well.

+ - This course meets the World Cultures and Diversity graduation requirement.

4 - If pursuing a fully online degree, choose ENG 130; otherwise choose SPE 101.

Program learning outcomes

  • Communicate persuasively and concisely, (orally, in writing, and presentation), using the language of business.
  • Evaluate major business functions and related technologies domestically and globally.
  • Explain and use quantitative tools in accounting, finance and economics.
  • Demonstrate soft skills: emotional intelligence, entrepreneurial mindset, leadership and teamwork.
  • Practice social consciousness and responsibility.
  • Explore a business career direction.
  • Demonstrate rational and informed decision making that supports the company goals based on relevant data.
  • Identify motivational tools and techniques to pursue company goals.

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