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Business Administration

Management Emphasis
Associate in Applied Science


The 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 Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program should be able to:
  1. Prepare statements to monitor, evaluate, and assess financial performance of a business.
  2. Evaluate the performance of a business by using tools of pricing, promotion, product development, and distribution.
  3. Recognize and analyze how economic forces shape the environment of business and aid in decision making.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to apply acquired skills to workplace scenarios.
  5. Demonstrate human relation skills and professional behavior necessary for successful job performance.
  6. Apply rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling to written communications.
  7. Define, compare, and contrast characteristics and traits of leadership and management.
  8. Explain the importance and challenges of diversity, employee motivation, and employee engagement in the workplace.
  9. Identify and describe various forms of business ownership.
  10. Summarize basic laws in regards to business ownership, recruitment and hiring practices, OSHA, and liability.
  11. Explain communication, social responsibility, ethics, morals, and values as they relate to the workplace.
  12. Create a personal code of ethics and explain how it relates and impacts the workplace.
  13. Identify the impact of international business and explain various methods for a business to enter the global market.
  14. 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
  Total Credits


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
  Total Credits 18

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
  Total Credits 18

Fall Quarter, Second Year

BUS 215 Principles of Finance 5
BUS 220 Principles of Marketing 5
HR 110 Human Relations-Workplace 5
  Total Credits 15

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
  Total Credits 15

Spring Quarter, Second Year

BUS 132 Entrepreneurship 5
BUS 275 Principles of Management *** 5
ECON& 201 Microeconomics OR
ECON& 202 Macroeconomics 5
  Total Credits 15

* 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.

Updated 2014