Associate in Applied Science
PurposeThe Associate in Applied Science with a Business Administration Emphasis of Management provides students with a broad exposure to the principles and philosophies of business and management. Successful completion of the two-year program will help facilitate the process of graduates pursuing meaningful careers in a dynamic, changing business environment. It will also satisfy the requirements necessary for students to pursue additional advanced degrees.
Program OutcomesStudents who successfully complete this program should be able to:
- Prepare statements to monitor, evaluate, and assess financial performance of a business.
- Evaluate the performance of a business by using tools of pricing, promotion, product development, and distribution.
- Recognize and analyze how economic forces shape the environment of business and aid in decision making.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply acquired skills to workplace scenarios.
- Demonstrate human relation skills and professional behavior necessary for successful job performance.
- Apply rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling to written communications.
- Define, compare, and contrast characteristics and traits of leadership and management.
- Explain the importance and challenges of diversity, employee motivation, and employee engagement in the workplace.
- Identify and describe various forms of business ownership.
- Summarize basic laws in regards to business ownership, recruitment and hiring practices, OSHA, and liability.
- Explain communication, social responsibility, ethics, morals, and values as they relate to the workplace.
- Create a personal code of ethics and explain how it relates and impacts the workplace.
- Identify the impact of international business and explain various methods for a business to enter the global market.
- Describe the actvities involved in each function of management and at various levels of management in the workplace.
Students should have typing skills of 35 wpm and previous accounting experience/education or take BTEC 100 or 101 and ACCT 110/120 prior to beginning program.
Recommended course schedule
Fall Quarter, First Year *
|ACCT& 201||Principles of Accounting I||5|
|BUS& 101||Intro to Business||5|
|BTEC 210||Word I||5|
Winter Quarter, First Year
|ACCT& 202||Principles of Accounting II||5|
|BTEC 214||Excel I||5|
|BUS 121||Business Math||5|
|HLTH 145||Safety & Fitness||3|
Spring Quarter, First Year
|ACCT& 203||Principles of Accounting III||5|
|BUS& 201||Business Law||5|
|ENGL& 101||English Composition I**||OR|
|BTEC 221||Business Communications||5|
|ACCT 130||Basic Computer Accounting||3|
Fall Quarter, Second Year
|BUS 215||Principles of Finance||5|
|BUS 220||Principles of Marketing||5|
|HR 110||Human Relations-Workplace||5|
Winter Quarter, Second Year
|HR 210||Human Resource Mgmt||5|
|BUS 240||Negotiation & the Art of Persuasion||5|
|SPEE 110||Principles of Speech Communcication||OR|
|SPEE 220||Theory & Practice of Public Speaking||5|
Spring Quarter, Second Year
|BUS 275||Principles of Management ***||5|
* Students going into BAS-AM take MATH& 146 Introduction to Stats.
** Students going into BAS-AM take ENGL& 101
*** Students going into BAS-AM take Science Distribution course.