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Business Management (AAS)

Minimum required credits for AAS: 62

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Business management as a career is a transferable skill. Managers often take their expertise from one type of organization to another, from manufacturing to travel and tourism industries. Managers are decision makers. They set goals and policies as a business executive and direct others in sales, purchases, accounting, production, and research. General tasks across various industries include:

• Defining the nature and extent of the project and identifying the problem/other issues
• Gathering data and researching facts
• Analyzing and synthesizing the data
• Developing recommendations/proposing solutions
• Preparing written reports and/or making formal oral presentations
• Assisting in the implementation of recommendations

Business managers make the best use of available resources to achieve the given objective.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES:

The student will be able to:

  1. Combine computer and communication skills to generate high-quality business projects.
  2. Write in a clear, organized, and concise way with respect to audience, context, and purpose.
  3. Demonstrate critical reading, thinking, and writing ability.
  4. Assess the internal and external environments in which businesses operate to determine appropriate strategies.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:*

ACCT 200 | Elements of Accounting I (3 credits)
ACCT 201 | Elements of Accounting II (3 credits)
BADM 201 | Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
BADM 202 | Principles of Management (3 credits)
BADM 203 | Leadership Techniques (3 credits)
BADM 269 | Business Ethics (3 credits)
BADM 251 | Personal Finance (3 credits) OR BOTE 247 | Spreadsheet Applications (3 credits)
COOP 197 | Cooperative Education/Internship (0.5 credits)
COMM | Any 200 Level Course (3 credits)
ECON 201 | Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
ECON 202 | Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)

SUGGESTED ELECTIVES:**

ACCT 215 | Business in the Legal Environment (3 credits)
BADM 130 | Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
BADM 150 | Recreation Management (3 credits)
BADM 170 | Recreation Areas & Facilities Management (3 credits)
BADM 228 | Personal Investing (3 credits)
BADM 240 | Sales (3 credits)
BADM 270 | Small Business Management (3 credits)
BOTE 135 | Social Media Integration for Business (3 credits)
BUSN 120 | Fundamentals of Business (as advised) (3 credits)
BUSN 250 | Principles of Real Estate (3 credits)

*In addition to the above program specific requirements, please see the general graduation requirements for CTE programs.
**The suggested electives are not required, but are recommended for a career in business management.

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