Business Management

Associate of Applied Science 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
801-198 Speech 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
Semester 2
102-109 Business Careers and Communication 3
102-115 Management Principles 3
809-143 Microeconomics 3
Mathematical Reasoning
or Intermediate Algebra with Applications
196-193 Human Resource Management 3
Semester 3
102-120 Small Business Management 3
101-111 Accounting I 4
102-160 Business Law 3
102-155 Introduction to Project Management 3
103-107 Intermediate Excel 2
Introductory Statistics
or Principles of Operations Planning
Semester 4
102-121 Customer Service Management 3
Business Management Internship
or Business Plan and Entrepreneurship
102-130 Business Finance and Budget Management 3
Global Business Fundamentals
or Leadership Development
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Total Credits62-63

General Education Courses Within Program

801-136English Composition 13
804-134Mathematical Reasoning3-4
or 804-118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications
809-198Introduction to Psychology3