Business Management

Business Management

Associates of Applied Science

About the Business Management Program

Learn the skills and knowledge managers need to guide organizations in reaching goals by working with people and resources. The program identifies career goals and assists people who are already in the workforce by providing additional training for career advancement. The program also highlights areas of special interest in management and create an educational plan to develop specialized knowledge in those management areas.

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Program Outline

Semester: 1
Course # Course Title Credits
1010210100 Introduction to Business
Description

Introduction to Business is a high-level overview of the business world. Students will explore how the economy affects business, financial and securities markets and current trends in business. Students will discover different business careers and the skills necessary to gain entry to those careers. At the end of the course, students will formulate a career plan.

1.00
1010210600 Business Orientation
Description

Introduces students to the topics of business and allows them to experience the expectations and rigor of the program. Students also participate in self-assessments to provide feedback and self-awareness of the relationship between interest and aptitude for the program.

1.00
1010213000 Operations Management
Description

Examine the role managers play in organizations including planning, controlling, leading and decision making. Students will learn and apply the key concepts that contribute to running an effective organization including quality improvement and project management. Students will explore the evolution and history of management and doing business in a global environment.

3.00
1010215200 Modern Marketing
Description

Designed to provide an overview of business marketing as an activity and process for creating, capturing, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers and stakeholders. This is developed through an understanding product, pricing, promotion, and distribution.

3.00
1010311500 MS Word Beginning
Description

Provides practice in using basic word processing functions and features of MS Word.

1.00
1010312600 MS Excel Beginning
Description

Develops skills in using basic spreadsheet functions of MS Excel for business users.

1.00
1010314100 MS Powerpoint Beginning
Description

Develops skills in using basic graphics, layout, and slide show features to produce professional-looking presentations.

1.00
1080119600 Oral Interpersonal Communication
Description

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communications, and listening skills through individual presentations, groups activities, and other projects.

3.00
1080413400 Mathematical Reasoning
Description

An activity based approach is used to explore numerical relationships, graphs, proportional relationships, algebraic reasoning, and problem solving using linear, exponential and other mathematical models. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. This course is not designed for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) students and/or others who require calculus. Prerequisite(s): 7785478000 Principles of College Math (C or better) or Accuplacer Algebra score >= 35 or UW Math Placement Basic Math score >= 250 or ACT Math score >= 18 or Tailwind Math CMath Fund score >= 16.

3.00
Semester: 2
Course # Course Title Credits
1010110200 Introduction to Accounting
Description

Students learn to apply debit/credit theory in preparing basic journal entries. Also includes financial statement ratios, bank reconciliations, and payroll.

1.00
1010211500 Human Resource Management
Description

Examines overall functions of human resource management. Teaches specific skills in forecasting, recruitment, selection, appraisal, job design, compensation and benefits management, training, labor relations, employee rights, and Equal Employment Opportunity laws.

3.00
1010212000 Business Law
Description

Examines the law and the ways it can impact business operations, including the framework of the court system, contracts, torts, criminal law, business ethics, forms of business organizations, real and personal property.

3.00
1010213100 Strategic Management
Description

Strategic management will cover the key concepts, tools and principles of strategy formation and competitive analysis. It will cover the managerial decisions and actions that affect the performance and survival of a business enterprise. Students will learn how to formulate vision and mission statements and conduct SWOT analyses. Ethics and social responsibility and the critical role they plan in successful businesses are also covered.

3.00
1010312700 MS Excel Intermediate
Description

Develops skills in using additional spreadsheet features including multiple worksheets, 3-D references, macro basics, charts, and databases. Prerequisite(s): 1010312600 MS Excel Beginning (C or better).

1.00
1010315500 QuickBooks Basics
Description

Covers basic features of QuickBooks. Topics will include an introduction to QuickBooks, company setup, basic journal entries, recording cash receipts/disbursements, sales, deposits, month end activities and bank reconciliations.

1.00
1080119500 Written Communication
Description

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments is designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

3.00
Semester: 3
Course # Course Title Credits
1010212100 Customer Service
Description

This course is intended to teach learners to identify internal/external customers, develop verbal, nonverbal, and listening communication skills, develop problem-solving techniques, and ways of adding value to a customer interaction. Students will develop the ability to lead and expand the customer service process, learn techniques for dealing with unhappy customers, and build skills for analyzing and prioritizing customer needs. Students will learn to use the telephone effectively and efficiently in the world of work, telephone etiquette, messaging, and voice mail.

1.00
1010413100 Digital Marketing Strategies and Skills
Description

Develop knowledge, skills, strategies, and tools for digital marketing needed to target and draw customers using the internet. Acquire skill in using “Key Words” and phrases to increase visitor traffic to websites, social media, and mobile platforms. Use digital strategies to integrate marketing communications. Learn and use digital marketing statistics including the latest Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Internet Analytic Tools from Google Analytics as well as Facebook and WordPress. Explore Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software and digital prospecting for sales leads with data base tools like Salesforce and LinkedIn. Google Analytics, Facebook, WordPress, Salesforce, and LinkedIn are registered trademarks.

3.00
1019613000 Leadership I
Description

Leadership I introduces students to the difference between managers and leaders and discusses leadership best practices. Students will conduct a self-assessment of their leadership style so they may leverage strengths and put together a plan to address opportunities. Students discover the basic tenets of an effective workplace and a leader’s role in implementing them.

3.00
1019615500 Leadership 2
Description

Leadership II provides practical tips and practice in leading others including managing change, driving team performance, resolving conflict and developing employees. Case studies afford the student opportunities to practice these leadership skills.

3.00
1080119700 Technical Reporting
Description

Teaches preparation and presentation of written, oral, and multi-media technical reports. Prerequisite(s): 1080119500 Written Communication (C or better) or 2080121900 English Composition I (C or better).

3.00
1089010300 Professional Career Management
Description

Students develop an individualized, results-oriented job search strategy and research less well-known employment sources to access the "hidden job market." Emphasis is on creating personalized career search documents that get noticed, interviewing effectively in a variety of situations, and projecting a professional image-during both the job search and the first days and weeks on the new job.

1.00
Semester: 4
Course # Course Title Credits
1010214500 Business Finance and Budgeting
Description

Introductory course in business finance with emphasis on improving business financial performance. Learners will apply the skills necessary to achieve an understanding of the fiscal/monetary aspects of business. Special attention is given to ratio and financial statement analysis, cash budgeting, working capital management, capital budgeting, and the risk-return relationship in business.

3.00
1010219001 Business Management Internship Capstone
Description

Applies previously learned skills in a real-work setting. Serves as a culminating course for the Business Management program.

2.00
1014516300 Entrepreneurship
Description

Students apply the key elements of successful entrepreneurship to business scenarios. Students create a business plan for a new business.

3.00
1080919500 Economics
Description

This course is designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic system, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

3.00
1080919900 Psychology of Human Relations
Description

Focuses on improving personal and job-related relationships through understanding and applying sound psychological principles. Topics include self-concept, motivation, emotions, stress management, conflict resolution, and human relation processes.

3.00

At A Glance

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Optional Lab Support

Approximate Cost

$8,454*

Financial Aid Eligible

*Based on 10-level courses - materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

  • Plan the operations of a business across functional areas.
  • Organize resources to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Direct individuals and/or processes to meet organizational goals.
  • Control business processes.

Your Potential Careers

  • Line supervisor
  • Department manager
  • Program manager
  • Business owner

Median Annual Salary

$42,931 $54,600 $54,621
Local State National

EMSI 2018.3

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