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Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Business Management is designed primarily for persons who seek full-time employment in a business management position upon completion of the community college curriculum. Persons who are seeking their first employment in a managerial position and those presently in management who are seeking promotion may benefit from this curriculum.
Occupational Objectives: Administrative Services Manager • Continuous Improvement Coordinator • Department Head • Financial Manager, Branch or Department • First-Line Supervisor/Manager • General and Operations Manager • Management Trainee • Manager • Office and Administrative Support Worker • Sales Manager • Small Business Manager • Supervisor/Coach • TQM Quality Facilitator
Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Associate of Applied Science degree program in Business Management requires English prerequisites as described in the college catalog. Additionally, students should have command of the fundamental processes of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals.
Program Requirements: The first two semesters (first year) of the Associate of Applied Science degree program in Business Management are similar to other curriculums in business. However, in the second year students will pursue their specialty in Business Management. The curriculum will include technical courses in Business Management, courses in related areas, general education, and electives. Instruction will include both the theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for future success in business management positions. Topics will include Total Quality Management (TQM), Ethical Issues and Business Communications, Conflict Resolution, Team Building, Benchmarking, Partnering, and other current trends in customer-focused continuous improvement organizational culture. Students are urged to consult with their faculty advisor to plan their program. Courses within this curriculum may be applied to a four-year program at the discretion of the admitting institution. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester program listed below, the student will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Management.
Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college after completing A.A.S. degree requirements should inform their academic advisors at the beginning of studies to determine the appropriate courses to meet transfer requirements.