The Business Management program provides students with the skills to manage a small business or to hold a management position in a growing and increasingly complex business environment. This program utilizes case studies, group projects and possible real-world scenarios to enable students to develop and apply analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and interpersonal skills to management situations prior to entering the workforce. NOTE At the core of this degree are at least 36 credit hours that will transfer to a bachelor's degree in business. It is recommended that students who intend to transfer work closely with an advisor. Some schools accept additional courses for transfer or prefer the Associate of Science degree.
Some possible careers include ►
buyer, department manager, food service manager, market manager, office manager, purchasing agent, restaurant manager, retail store manager, sales manager, bookkeeper, production and scheduler.
Program Outcomes ►
The student will
►demonstrate skills in written and oral communication;
►use good interpersonal skills and interact in a team environment;
►demonstrate awareness of global world/economic/business issues;
►analyze business case studies and outline appropriate recommendations;
►distinguish the value of good ethical standards and their application to business;
►demonstrate respect for cultural differences and differing points of view in the business environment;
►demonstrate proficiency with business technology for both research and communication of marketing, business and accounting information;
►apply and interpret international, federal, state and local laws on business operations;
►identify the important components of the external environment of a business and explain how the environment influences change; and
►understand, communicate and apply concepts in accounting, economics, finance, human resources and marketing.