Achieve success in business management with SMCC’s custom Business Management program, by developing a basic inventory of skills in the areas of accounting, communication, computer information systems, human relations, marketing, and human resource management.
To become an effective manager, you must first learn to lead. Let our qualified faculty guide you in your journey to business success!
Major Code: 3054
CIPS Code: 52.0201
Total Credits: 66-67
Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Business Management program is to provide students with a basic inventory of skills and competencies that will meet their needs when they become practitioners in the field. Recognizing that many persons already involved in business and industry desire to improve their skills, the program also seeks to offer alternative for the increase of knowledge and the improvement of skills by current practitioners in the field.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the Required Courses area.
|ACC107||Bookkeeping Theory and Practice (4) OR|
|ACC111||Accounting Principles I (3)|| 3-4|
|CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems|| 3|
|GBS131||Business Calculations|| 3|
|GBS151||Introduction to Business|| 3|
|GBS205||Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business|| 3|
|GBS233||Business Communication|| 3|
|MGT229||Management and Leadership I|| 3|
|MGT230||Management and Leadership II|| 3|
|MGT251||Human Relations in Business|| 3|
|MKT271||Principles of Marketing (3) OR|
|MGT276||Personnel/Human Resources Management (3)|| 3|
|Students should select from the following courses in consultation with a Department Advisor:|
|MGT135||Purchasing Management|| 3|
|MGT253||Owning and Operating a Small Business|| 3|
|MGT275||Office Management and Procedures|| 3|
|MGT277||Labor Relations|| 3|
|MKT263||Advertising Principles|| 3|
|MKT267||Principles of Salesmanship|| 3|
|MGT296WA||Cooperative Education (1) OR|
|MGT296WB||Cooperative Education (2) OR|
|MGT296WC||Cooperative Education (3)|| 1-3|
General Education Requirements
|General Education Requirement||Credits: 24-25|
|General Education Distribution||Credits: 9-10|
|General Education Core||Credits: 15|
|First-Year Composition||Credits: 6|
|ENG101||First-Year Composition (3)|
|ENG102||First-Year Composition (3)|| 6|
|Oral Communication||Credits: 3|
|COM100||Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR|
|COM110||Interpersonal Communication (3) OR|
|COM225||Public Speaking (3) OR|
|COM230||Small Group Communication (3)|| 3|
|Critical Reading||Credits: 3|
|CRE101||Critical and Evaluative Reading I (3) OR|
|CRE111||Critical Reading for Business and Industry (3) OR|
|Equivalent by assessment.|
|MAT102||Mathematical Concepts/Applications (3) OR|
|Equivalent by assessment OR|
|Satisfactory completion of a higher level math course.|
|Humanities and Fine Arts||Credits: 2-3|
|Any approved General Education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts Area|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences||Credits: 3|
|Any approved General Education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences Area|
|Natural Sciences||Credits: 4|
|Any approved General Education course from the Natural Sciences Area|
Offered through the Business Management program
All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change.
Complete information for AAS - Business Management can be found HERE
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- Obtaining a college degree in the subject of business management is a vastly accelerated track to a wide variety of career options.
- With only a high school diploma, aspiring managers/business people generally wait several years for an opportunity for promotion.
- A business degree greatly expands one’s market value and potential to fill more demanding, higher paid positions.
- Management majors are generally able to more quickly obtain a position within their desired field.
(Sources: Small Business Facts, APA, Occupational Outlook)