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Build practical business skills that can be put into action right away — career-focused skills in critical areas from business management to business technology. You'll learn foundational business knowledge in core functions like accounting, marketing, finance, and management. You can also earn Certificates of Completion along the way to completing your associate degree.

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Courses in the major include:

This course is an introduction to accounting concepts and the elements of financial statements including basic accounting vocabulary and analysis of business transactions from an accounting viewpoint. Students will be required to recognize, record, and classify new accounting data. Emphasis is placed on corporate accounting. Introductory financial statement analysis and interpretation are also covered. Prerequisite: none
This course will familiarize students with the terminology, structure and the function of the American business system. It covers a variety of topics in today's dynamic business environment mapping a path through ethics, world markets, and forms of business organizations, accounting, management, finance, law, technology, marketing, and e-commerce. Students who are interested in expanding their appreciation of the world of commerce or wish to pursue a career in business may find this course an appropriate starting point.
This course provides an introduction to the basic financial, accounting, and data skills necessary for managers in a modern business environment. Students will apply basic data analysis techniques using financial and accounting data to inform common business decisions facing managers, including budgeting versus actual performance, gross profit analysis, pricing analysis, and ad-hoc data-informed decision-making. Students will gain an appreciation of how financial reporting influences their roles as managers.
Students will assess their career interests, aptitudes, values and skills. Students will complete labor market research and applied experiential learning activities to become familiar with the current business workforce. Students will reflect on career readiness competencies and create a personal career development plan. Pre-requisite: BA 101
This course requires completion of a business simulation. Students are placed right in the mix of realistic business scenarios where they must apply fundamental business concepts they have learned to make decisions necessary to operate a successful business. The simulation will give students a taste of business, something to excite them about choosing business as a major. Pre-requisite BA 101, AC 205, BA 252
This course examines the fundamental concepts, theories, principles, and techniques of management by integrating classical and modern perspectives with real-world experiences. Students are introduced to both traditional and contemporary views along the management function of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Management domains such as business ethics, business law, international management, organizational behavior, human resource management, operation management, organizational development and change, entrepreneurship, management information systems, and strategic management are also introduced, and their implications on students' careers as managers are explored.
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of marketing. It covers the current marketing concepts and practical applications that will include the functions of product, price, place, promotion, and positioning. Additional emphasis will be given to multicultural and global marketing in the United States and internationally.
This course provides an introduction to the role of manager and enables students to learn the basic skills necessary to be a successful front-line supervisor. This course will also develop students' knowledge of the processes inherent to achieving desired results through efficient utilization of human and material resources.
This course examines the important supervisory and managerial topic of leadership. This course helps frontline supervisors identify the qualities of effective leaders, understand different leadership styles, know how to build credibility and trust, and lead employees and teams in challenging times of change. Pre-requisite MGMT 150

Integrative General Education Requirements (25 credit hours total):

  • EN 101 - Composition I
    - OR -
    EN 111 - Composition and the Pursuit of Happiness
  • EN 102 - Composition II
    - OR -
    EN 112 - Writing the Future Today
  • LA 105 - Success in Higher Education
  • MA 101 - Intermediate Algebra
    - OR -
    MA 102 - College Algebra
    - OR -
    MA 215 - Applied Statistics
  • CA 109 - Oral Communication Skills
  • BA 206 - Foundations of International Business
  • CA 208 - Critical Thinking and Communication
    - OR -
    CA 209 - Diversity, Inclusion, and Communication
  • CIS 121 - Microsoft Office 365™
  • ECN 202 - Microeconomics
Electives Requirements (12 credit hours required):
  • AC 206 - Managerial Accounting
  • BA 110 - Personal Finance
  • BA 212 - Customer Service Essentials
  • BA 222 - Intermediate Computer Concepts and Applications
  • BA 230 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • BHMC 200 - Healthcare Operations Management
  • CA 105 - Introduction to Business and Professional Communication
  • CIS 122 - Emerging Technologies
  • CIS 212 - Communicating in a Digital World
  • CIS 133 - Introduction to Project Management
  • ECN 201 - Macroeconomics
  • HR 101 - Employment Law: Equal Employment
  • HR 102 - Employment Law: Compensation, Benefits, Safety and Employee Relations Related Laws
  • HR 103 - HR Current Trends and Topics
  • SM 105 - Introduction to Sport Management
  • SM 210 - Sport Public Relations and Communication
  • SM 240 - Sport Ethics
You may strategically select elective courses from the above (Electives) list and build additional certificates of completion into your degree in specialty areas such as business communication, basic business finance, human resource management, business technology, healthcare management and sport management. Your Student Coach can help you make a course plan to achieve your desired goals.

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