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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

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.
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
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 4 0 4
MTH 1411
1

Students may substitute MTH 157 or higher.

Business Mathematics I 3 0 3
SDV 100 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 110 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
Third Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
BUS 201 Organizational Behavior 3 0 3
AST 205 Business Communications 3 0 3
BUS 241 Business Law I 3 0 3
Elective3
3

BUS electives include ACC, BUS, ITD, ITE, FIN. Recommended: BUS 290 &/or 297-can be repeated for credit

BUS Elective/Coop/Internship 3 3
Elective4
4

Course may be chosen from the Program Electives table--Humanities General Electives in the catalog.

Humanities Elective 3 3
MKT 100 Principles of Marketing 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 18 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
Elective3
3

BUS electives include ACC, BUS, ITD, ITE, FIN. Recommended: BUS 290 &/or 297-can be repeated for credit

BUS Elective/Coop/Internship 3 3
FIN 215 Financial Management 3 0 3
Elective5
5

HLT 143 does not meet HLT/PED degree requirement.

HLT/PED 3 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 18 0 18
Second Year
Third Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 4 0 4
BUS 201 Organizational Behavior 3 0 3
BUS 236 Communication in Management 3 0 3
BUS 241 Business Law I 3 0 3
Elective BUS Elective/Coop/Internship 2 0 2
Elective1
1

Courses may be chosen from the Transfer Humanities Electives.

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 18 0 18
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 4 0 4
BUS 205 Human Resource Management 3 0 3
BUS 242 Business Law II 3 0 3
BUS 265 Ethical Issues in Management 3 0 3
FIN 215 Financial Management 3 0 3
Elective BUS Elective/Coop/Internship 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 17 0 17
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