Business Management

Associate Degree

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Management prepares students for entry-level careers in business-related occupations and to start their own business.  The training provides broad and foundational business skills in managing business operations, including marketing, finance, human resources, accounting, project management, team leadership, business technologies, and business communications. The program emphasizes the five functions of management: planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. General Education supporting outcomes include written, oral and interpersonal communications, mathematics, economics, and psychology. 

Program Outcomes

  • Plan the operations of a business across functional areas.
  • Organize resources to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Direct individuals and/or processes to meet organizational goals.
  • Control business processes.

Graduates Have Found Employment As

  • Assistant Store Manager
  • Branch Manager
  • Buying and Planning Specialists
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Department or District Manager
  • Distribution Center Manager
  • Entrepreneur/Owner
  • General Management Occupations
  • Human Resources
  • Shift Managers
  • Store and Operations Specialties Managers
  • Team Leaders

View the entire course listing.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
102-148 Introduction to Business and Management 3
104-102 Marketing Principles 3
103-128 Introduction to Microsoft Office Suites 2
801-195 Written Communication 3
801-198 Speech 3
Semester 2
102-109 Business Careers Planning and Business Communication 3
102-115 Management Principles 3
116-193 Human Resource Management 3
809-143 Microeconomics 3
Mathematical Reasoning
or Intermediate Algebra with Applications
Semester 3
102-120 Small Business Management 3
101-111 Accounting I 4
102-122 Business Sustainability Planning 3
102-160 Business Law 3
104-104 Selling Principles 3
102-155 Introduction to Project Management 3
Semester 4
102-121 Customer Service Management 3
Business Management Internship
or Business Plan and Entrepreneurship
102-130 Business Finance and Budget Management 3
102-150 Global Business Fundamentals 3
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Total Credits63

General Education Courses Within Program

801-195Written Communication3
804-134Mathematical Reasoning3
or 804-118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications
809-198Introduction to Psychology3