Associate in Applied Science - Business Administration, Management Specialization

Business Admininstration

Degree + Certificate

Accredited by the Council for Business Schools and Programs and the Higher Learning Commission. 


  • Earn your Business Management Certificate as you progress to your AAS-Business Administration in Management degree.
  • Enjoy a condensed, accelerated schedule where you can bring your current job knowledge to class interactions as you learn and work toward quick completion.
  • Be able to apply concepts and ideas to your job instantly with in-class activities and assignments on real-world applications.
  • Get support from dedicated counselors, industry professionals teaching in the classroom and your fellow students in a cohort class.
  • Prepare to transfer to a 4-year college or university to complete your Bachelor's.

What You'll Learn

  • Increase your success as a manager or supervisor by utilizing advanced skills in management, human resources, motivation, team building, leadership, change, strategic planning, and much more.
  • Critically analyze business and management issues.
  • Interpret financial statements to guide business decisions.
  • Create a comprehensive marketing plan with advanced understanding of product, price, place, and promotion decisions and target market analysis.
  • Discover and assess both local and global economic, technological, competitive, social, and legal trends and their impact on entrepreneurial endeavors.
  • Write and speak more effectively in business situations.

Space is limited for the September 12, 2018 program start.

Business Management Certificate + A.A.S. Business Administration Degree (Management)

  • One night per week for 2 years, 8 months
  • Management specialization
  • Classes held at the Harper Professional Center (HPC) in Schaumburg


Your actual schedule may be different.
Orientation Session

Attend a mandatory orientation focused
on your success in the program

Semester 1 Course  Credits Course Name
  MGT 111 Introduction to Business Organization
  ENG 101 Composition
Semester 2 Course  Credits Course Name
  MGT 150 Business Math
  MGT 205 Leadership
  MGT 270 Principles of Management
Semester 3 Course Credits Course Name
  SPE 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
  CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Information Systems
Semester 4 Course Credits Course Name
  MGT 265 3 Human Resources Management
  MGT 280 Organizational Behavior
  ACC 101 4 Introduction to Financial Accounting
Semester 5  Course  Credits Course Name
  MGT 218 Introduction to Finance
Business Management Certificate earned.
  ACC 102 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
Semester 6 Course Credits Course Name
  MGT 291 3 Strategic Management
  ACC 211 Business Law I
Semester 7 Course Credits Course Name
  PSY 101 3 Introduction to Psychology
  ECO 211 3 Microeconomics
  ECO 212 3 Macroeconomics
Semester 8 Course Credits Course Name
  PHI 205 Religions of the World
  PSY 245 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  MKT 245 Principles of Marketing
Total 61 credits: Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration Degree earned.

Job Outlook and Wage Information

First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

Customer Service Representative

First-Line Supervisor of Office and Administrative Support Workers

General and Operations Managers

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