Degree Offered: Associate in Applied Science
Credits Required: 60/61 (2017-2018 Academic Year)
The Business Management Associate Degree enables the student to acquire a broad understanding of all functional areas of a typical business (Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Production, Information Systems, and Marketing) operating in today’s dynamic environment.
As a current employee in a management discipline, this program will help the student prepare for advancement. If preparing for entry into the business management field, this program will help the student prepare for entry into a first-line management position, such as assistant manager, supervisor, office manager, group leader, or project manager; in areas of advertising, benefits administration, finance, human resources, insurance, retailing, transportation, wholesaling, and communication.
Throughout this program we emphasize the management topics of leadership, motivation, communication, and team building. Furthermore, you will be taught techniques for effective decision-making and methods for setting strategic and tactical goals, planning and organizing activities, leading employees, and controlling operations in organizations.
This well-rounded curriculum will set you on the path to success in the business world.
Graduates will be able to
- Demonstrate the ability to create all phases of a business plan.
- Prepare a project charter with supplemental forms using MS Word and use MS Project software to build a project and GANTT chart.
- Analyze business transactions and complete the accounting cycle.
- Demonstrate knowledge of culturally diverse work behaviors.
Curriculum - 1st Year
First Semester - 15 Credits
The accounting cycle in various types of enterprises is examined. Included is the practical application of the principles learned. Honors Option Available Financial Accounting Honors examines the accounting cycle in various types of enterprises. Included is the practical application of the principles learned. Part of each class will be lecture, problem-solving as related to the lecture, discussion and homework assignments as required. You are also encouraged to explore the internet for additional accouting topics and related subject matter. Emphasis will be placed on analyzing international companies, evaluating accounting systems used in the global environment and creating solutions for today's accounting information systems. 3-0-3
This course provides an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of current day managers. It focuses on the basic functions of the management process - Planning, Organizing, Leading, and Controlling and on the application of these functions through case study application. (3-0-3)
Macroeconomics examines the aggregate economy, with specific focus on unemployment, inflation, business cycles, and growth. Topics include economic reasoning, the economic organization of society, supply and demand, U.S. economic institutions, the world economy, national income accounting, money, banking, and the financial sector, the modern macro debate in reference to the aggregate production/aggregate expenditures model, demand management and fiscal policy, monetary policy, the debate about macro policy, the relationship between inflation, unemployment, and growth, international dimensions of monetary and fiscal policies, exchange rate and trade policy, traditional macro policy, supply-side macro policy, deficits and debt, and transitional economies. 3-0-3
Introduction to Information Tech
A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Honors Option Available Introduction to Information Technology honors introduces concepts related to global computing concepts together with MicroSoft Office to develop documents, spreadsheets, databases and presentations. Through a series of projects students will learn how to develop integrated applications correlated other honors courses. 3-0-3
Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director. Honors Option Available English Composition Honor students will practice expository and persuasive discourse in writing and learning the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of a sound thesis for projects concerning topics of global or international significance. 3-0-3
Second Semester - 15/16 Credits
This course is a continuation of Accounting I with emphasis on the use of accounting data in decision making, cost accounting and statement analysis. Prerequisite: ACCT110 3-0-3
Microeconomics is the study of individual choice, and how that choice is influenced by economic forces. It considers economic reasoning from the viewpoint of the individual. Microeconomics focuses on the pricing policies of firms, households’ decisions on what to buy, and how markets allocate resources among alternative ends. Topics include supply and demand elasticities, individual choice and the foundation of supply and demand, production and cost analysis, perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly strategic pricing, competition in the real world, politics and economics and the case of agricultural markets, microeconomics policy and economic reasoning, government’s role in the economy, economic impact on the environment, antitrust and industrial policy, the distribution of income, the labor market, nonwage and asset income, international trade restrictions, growth and the microeconomics of developing countries, and socialist economies in transition. Prerequisite: BUSM255 or ECON255. 3-0-3
Software Productivity Tools
Software Productivity Tools includes advanced topics within Microsoft Office 2016 or Office 365 Suite of products. Through a series of projects, students will learn how to develop busines-oriented integrated applications by applying techniques learned using advanced features of Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Access. This course in conjunction with CIST100 may assist in preparation for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams. 3-0-3 Pre-Requisite: CIST100
Curriculum - 2nd Year
Third Semester - 15 Credits
Introduction to E-Commerce
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of E Commerce with an emphasis on understanding the foundations of this field. Specifically, technology, internet business models, establishing customer equity, and media convergence are explored as they apply to developing and sustaining a successful strategy for a company involved in ECommerce. 3-0-3
This course covers the topics of contemporary project management utilizing contemporary project management methods. There are a variety of project types and sizes used to support learning that came from several companies, of various sizes, in many industries, to promote scalability and universality. Regardless of project, company, or industry size, project management techniques can be applied to any project. The topics covered include: project selection and prioritization, organizational capability (structure and culture), chartering, stakeholder analysis and planning, defining project scope, constructing work breakdown structures, scheduling, resourcing, and budgeting projects, project risk and quality planning, project kickoff, as well as leading and managing project teams and determining project progress and results. 3-0-3
The principles of law are applied to business action including contracts, negotiable instruments, personal property, sales, real property, mortgages, leases, bankruptcy, and business torts. 3-0-3
Provides an introduction to the communication process that occurs between people. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, maintain, and evaluate dyadic relationships through language, perception, self-disclosure, listening, verbal and nonverbal communication. Emphasis will be placed on building effective and ethical interpersonal relations in an intercultural context utilizing various media. 3-0-3
The emphasis is on speech preparation and delivery in a variety of speaking experiences designed to improve the speaker’s capability through the application of correct speech practices. Honors Option Available Public Speaking Honors emphasizes speech preparation, and delivery, with special attention paid to crafting effective academic and professional presentations on global and international issues. Speeking experiences and presentations will be designed by individuals and groups and presented to the CCBC community, the public and other appropriate audiences. 3-0-3
This course examines the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and provides a survey of the major areas of psychology. Important topics and findings from psychology are reviewed. Topics include the role of science in the study of behavior, the biological foundations of behavior, learning, information processing, stress and health, social interaction, development, motivation, emotion and psychological disorders. 3-0-3 Honors Option Availaible This course examines the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and provides a survey of the major areas of psychology. Important topics and findings from psychology are reviewed. Topics included the role of science in the study of behavior, the biological foundations of behavior, learning, information processing, stress and health, social interaction, development, motivation, emotion, and psychological disorders. 3-0-3
Fourth Semester - 15 Credits
Human Resource Management
This course uses the competitive advantage approach in the study of key human resource management (HRM) practices of recruitment, selection, training, compensation, performance appraisal, and employment law. Focus is on developing an understanding of the managers role in the HRM process and developing an understanding of how HRM practices can be successfully developed and implemented in the context of today's global environment. Prerequisite: BUSM112 3-0-3
This course explores the challenges and problems of small business operations including business plans and funding, forms and records, financial problems, ordering and inventory, layout of equipment and offices, methods of improving business, and employer employee relations. 3-0-3
This course is an introduction to financial management. The topics covered include the individual and corporate tax structure as they relate to the financial environment, the stock and bond markets, and overview of financial institutions, interest rates and the cost of funds, interpreting financial statements and determining future financial needs, the relationship between risk and returns, the time value of money, the capital budgeting process, and bond preferred stock and common stock valuation. Prerequisites: ACCT111 3-0-3
The four P’s of the marketing mix, product, place, promotion, and price, are studied and applied to current market issues. The concepts and techniques used in product development, pricing tactics, promoting a product, and in choosing a distribution channel are outlined. Some of the quantitative aspects of marketing analysis are covered. 3-0-3
This course is designed by the Business faculty to give second-year students supervised, on-the-job experience in various aspects of the business environment. Students can enroll in this class as a business elective in any business-related program that offers the Business Internship course option. All students will be required to spend a minimum of 135 hours at the firm where they intern. Each student will meet with a faculty member to discuss the internship requirements. The student and firms' supervisor will determine the student's schedule. Prerequisites: Successfully completed 30 credits in their major course of study, a G.P.A. of at least 3.0, or recommendation from the faculty. Business faculty written approval is required prior to registration. 0-9-3