Career and Technical Studies

Degree: 

Associate of Applied Science in Business Management and Leadership

Length: 

Four-semester (two-year) program

Purpose: 

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

Occupational Objectives: 

Administrative Assistant
Branch Manager
Department Head
Insurance Agent
Management Trainee
Manager, Customer Service
Manager of Small Business or Retail Store
Night Auditor
Office Manager
Sales Agent
Wholesale or Retail Sales Worker

Program Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Business Management and Leadership program requires competency in English and Math Essentials MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.

First Year

First Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 4 0 4
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3 0 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3
MTH 1321
1

Students may substitute MTH 154, MTH 155, MTH 161, MTH 162, or MTH 167.

Business Mathematics I 3 0 3
SDV 1006
6

Orientation Electives: SDV 100 , SDV 101 , SDV 104 , SDV 108 , SDV 110 

College Success Skills 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 17 0 17

Second Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 4 0 4
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3 0 3
CST 1107
7

Communication Electives:  CST 110 , CST 100  

Introduction to Communication 3 0 3
ECO 1202
2

Students may substitute ECO 201  or ECO 202 

Survey of Economics 3 0 3
ITE 215 Advanced Computer Applications and Integration 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 0 16
Second Year

Third Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
BUS 201 Organizational Behavior 3 0 3
BUS 236 Communication in Management 3 0 3
BUS 241 Business Law I 3 0 3
HUM 1004
4

Humanities Electives include: ART 101, CST 151, ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 244,  HUM 100, HUM 260, MUS 121, PHI 101, PHI 220, REL 200, REL 210,  or REL 230 

Survey of the Humanities 3 0 3
BUS 2903
3

BUS Electives include:  BUS 290 or BUS 297, recommended but can be chosen from ACC 215, ACC 261,  or AST 236  (6 credits)

Coordinated Internship 3
MKT 100 Principles of Marketing 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 0 18

Fourth Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
BUS 116 Entrepreneurship 3 0 3
BUS 205 Human Resource Management 3 0 3
BUS 242 Business Law II 3 0 3
BUS 2903 Coordinated Internship 3
FIN 215 Financial Management 3 0 3
Elective5
5

Health or PED Elective:  HLT 105  HLT 106 , HLT 110 ,  HLT 116, HLT 160 , PED 107, PED 109, PED 111 , PED 129 , PED 147, PED 183 

Health or Physical Education 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 0 16
Notes:

 

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