Business Management - Management Specialization


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Contact:      Dr. Vince Decker, Professor of Business Management,, 434.797.8470

David Bonebright, Professor of Business Mgt. & Marketing,, 434.797.8529

Linda Wilborne, Assistant Professor of Business Management,, 434.797.8407

Length of Program: A full-time student may complete this program in four semesters.

Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science Degree program in Business Management is designed primarily for persons who seek employment in business immediately upon completion of the program. Both persons who are seeking their first employment position and those who are seeking promotion may benefit from this program.

Occupational Objectives: The following occupational titles represent examples of possible employment opportunities for graduates of the management specializations:

  • Management Trainee
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Human Resource Supervisor
  • Production Supervisor
  • Small Business Owner/Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Assistant Manager

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the College, entry into this program requires completion of four units of high school English and one unit of high school mathematics. If you meet the general admission requirements, a counselor will discuss with you the strengths and weaknesses of your academic background and your strengths and weaknesses as revealed by an appropriate placement test. You may correct any deficiencies in your academic preparation in the College’s Developmental Studies program.

Program Description: The first two semesters (first year) of the Associate of Applied Science Degree program in Business Management are similar to other curriculums in business. In the second year you will pursue your specialty in Business Management. The program includes technical courses, courses in related areas, general education courses and electives. Instruction will include both the theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for success in business. You are urged to consult with the Counseling Office and your faculty advisor in planning your program and selecting electives. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester program, you will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Business Management.

Program Requirements: To receive the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Management, you must complete a minimum of 66 credits with a grade point average of 2.00 or better. The following outline represents a typical order of courses taken by full-time students.

Course Sequence
First Semester
AST 117   Keyboarding for Computer Usage 1 0 1
BUS 100   Introduction to Business 3 0 3
BUS 121   Business Mathematics I 3 0 3
ENG 111   College Composition I 3 0 3
ITE 115   Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts 3 0 3
MKT 100   Principles of Marketing 3 0 3
SDV 100   College Success Skills 1 0 1
Total     17 0 17
Second Semester
BUS 200   Principles of Management 3 0 3
BUS 122 Business Mathematics II 3 0 3
ECO 120   Survey of Economics 3 0 3
BUS 236   Business Communications 3 0 3
ITE 140   Spreadsheet Software 3 0 3
Total     15 0 15
Third Semester
ACC 111   Accounting I 3 0 3
BUS 240   Business Law 3 0 3
BUS 165   Small Business Management 3 0 3
BUS 220   Introduction to. Business Statistics 3 0 3
HLT/PED   Approved Wellness Elective 1 0 1
HUM   Humanities Elective 3 0 3
Total     16 0 16


Fourth Semester      
ACC 110   Introduction to Computerized Accounting 2 0 2
BIO 100   Basic Human Biology 3 0 3
BUS 205   Human Resource Management 3 0 3
BUS 298 Seminar and Project in Business 3 0 3
BUS 149   Workplace Ethics 1 0 1
MKT 170   Customer Service 1 0 1
BUS 209 Continuous Quality Improvement 3 0 3
BUS 108   Business Etiquette 1 0 1
SDV 106   Preparation for Employment 1 0 1
Total     18 0 18

Total Minimum Credits for the Associate of Applied
Science Degree in Business Management, Track 1
(Management Specialization)...................................................................................................................................................66


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