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Business Management - Small Business Management (A.A.S.)


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Official Title of Major: Business Management - Small Business Management, A.A.S.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.

Code: AAS.BMT.SML-BUS.MGT

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

  • Small-business owner/manager

Graduation Requirements


See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

Honors Program Courses


If you qualify for the Honors Program, you may take honors versions  of some courses (such as ENG 101H , ENG 102H , etc.).

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General Education Requirements: 24 credits


English Composition: 6 credits


Biological and Physical Sciences: 3 credits


See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements   for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3 credits


See General Education Mathematics Requirements  for a list of approved courses.

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits


Additional General Education requirements: 6 credits


Program Requirements: 24 credits


Diversity Requirement


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. 

Technology Requirement


All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Technology Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective. 

Wellness Requirement


Unless they are in a degree that is exempt, all students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Wellness Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

Fast Track


This program has a Fast Track Option  for those holding a college degree.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of the small business management area of concentration, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the dynamics of the changing global business environment.
  2. Apply information from financial statements for decision-making purposes.
  3. Present ideas and communicate in a professional manner.
  4. Apply economic information for decision-making purposes.
  5. Apply current business concepts and laws to develop legal & ethical business practices.
  6. Devise a business plan that will enable the business to secure additional financing and to provide a road map for running the business.
  7. Develop skills necessary to effectively run and manage a small business.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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