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Business Management Degree

Award -- Associate in Applied Science Degree

Length -- Four-Semester (Two-Year) Program

Purpose

The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Business Management is designed primarily for persons who seek full-time employment in a business management position upon completion of the community college curriculum. Both persons who are seeking their first employment in a managerial position and those presently in management who are seeking promotion may benefit from this curriculum.

Occupational Objectives

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Associate in Applied Science degree program in Business Management requires English prerequisites as described in the college catalog. Additionally, students should have command of the fundamental processes of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals.

Program Requirements

The first two semesters (first year) of the Associate in Applied Science degree program in Business Management are similar to other curriculums in business. However, in the second year students will pursue their specialty in Business Management. The curriculum will include technical courses in Business Management, courses in related areas, general education, and electives. Instruction will include both the theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for future success in business management positions. Topics will include Total Quality Management (TQM), Ethical Issues and Business Communications, Conflict Resolution, Team Building, Benchmarking, Partnering, and other current trends in customer-focused continuous improvement organizational culture. Students are urged to consult with their faculty advisor to plan their program and select electives. Courses within this curriculum may be applied to a four-year program at the discretion of the admitting institution. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester program listed below, the student will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Management.

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college after completing A.A.S. degree requirements should inform their academic advisors at the beginning of studies to determine the appropriate courses to meet transfer requirements.

All courses for the Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Management are also available through the college’s Distance Education program.

FIRST SEMESTER (Fall)

Catalog Course Title Credits
AST 107 Editing/Proofreading Skills 3
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
BUS 226 Computer Business Applications 3
ENG 111 English Composition I 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
16

SECOND SEMESTER (Spring)

Catalog Course Title Credits
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3
BUS 201 Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 236 Communication in Management 3
MKT 100 Principles of Marking 3
MTH 141 Business Mathematics I 3
____ ____ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective3 3
18

THIRD SEMESTER (Fall)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 4
BUS 205 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 241 Business Law I 3
BUS 265 Ethical Issues in Management 3
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
_____ _____ Health or Physical Education 1
17

FOURTH SEMESTER (Spring)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 4
BUS 116 Entrepreneurship 3
FIN 215 Financial Management1 3
_____ _____ Elective/Coop/ Internship2 3
_____ _____ Social Science Elective3 3
_____ _____ Health or Physical Education 1
17


Total Minimum Credits 

68

FOOTNOTES:

1It is strongly recommended that students take BUS 226, MTH 141, and ACC 211 first.
2Electives: BUS 165, 290, 297; MKT 110, 209, 228, 285
3Students may choose from college approved Social Science or Humanities/Fine Arts electives on page 55 of the NRCC 2012-13 college catalog.

NOTES:

Evening courses offered by the Business Management department in the fall: BUS 100,
BUS 200, BUS 205, BUS 226, BUS 241, BUS 265.
Evening courses offered by the Business Management department in the spring: BUS
100, BUS 116, BUS 200, BUS 201, BUS 226, BUS 241.

RELATED PROGRAM on NRCC Catalog

Marketing Management Specialization (AAS) ............. 90 or see marketing website for details »

All Business courses are offered online in the fall and spring.

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