Sep 27, 2023
Title of Major: Business Management - Small Business Management, A.A.S.
Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.
Total Credit Hours: 60
About the Business Management Department
Purpose: Provides comprehensive skills necessary for a successful and satisfying business career. Exposes students to all aspects of today’s rapidly changing and technologically challenging business environment. Prepares students for careers in the global economy. Students who wish to major in business at a four-year college should enroll in the Business Administration transfer program or should carefully review and follow the special articulation agreement for ‘Business Management’ programs (see Transfer Services).
Additional Degree Requirements
A program chosen from a core of courses considered essential for any business student and from a broad range of electives. Students are expected to select a four-course area of concentration that will permit them to enter a variety of business occupations. The groups of courses listed are examples of appropriate and logical selections in an area of concentration. Required courses cannot be used as area of concentration electives.
Range of Occupations
- Human resource manager
- Public relations manager
- Sales/marketing/advertising trainees
- Small-business owner/manager
Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses
General Education Requirements: 21-24 credits
Arts and Humanities: 3 credits
Computer Technology, Biological and Physical Sciences or Mathematics: 3 credits
If your chosen course does not satisfy the computer competency requirement, it is highly recommended that your Social and Behavioral Sciences general education elective is SOC 111 , which will satisfy the diversity requirement.
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits
Program Requirements: 24-27 credits
Area of Concentration Requirements: 12 credits
All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the diversity requirement. In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.
Upon successful completion of the small business management area of concentration, students will be able to:
- Describe the dynamics of the changing global environment.
- Apply information within financial statements for decision-making purposes.
- Select, organize, consolidate and present ideas in a business-like manner.
- Select, understand and apply economic information for decision-making purposes.
- Research and understand laws and regulations impacting business activites.
- Apply management principles and communication skills as a means to achieve business goals.
- Apply ethical standards to guide decision-making.
- Explain the value of diversity in the workplace.
- Investigate different career opportunities and how they correspond with personal strengths and weaknesses.
- Devise a business plan that will enable the business to secure additional financing and to provide a road map for running the business.
- Develop skills necessary to effectively run and manage a small business.
This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.
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