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Business Management

Leadership is the Art of Effective Management

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
Award: AAS
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.

Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the Required Courses area.

Required Courses

Credits: 30-31
ACC107Bookkeeping Theory and Practice (4) OR
ACC111Accounting Principles I (3) 3-4
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
GBS131Business Calculations 3
GBS151Introduction to Business 3
GBS205Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues in Business 3
GBS233Business Communication 3
MGT229Management and Leadership I 3
MGT230Management and Leadership II 3
MGT251Human Relations in Business 3
MKT271Principles of Marketing (3) OR
MGT276Personnel/Human Resources Management (3) 3

Restricted Electives

Credits: 12
Students should select from the following courses in consultation with a Department Advisor:
MGT135Purchasing Management 3
MGT253Owning and Operating a Small Business 3
MGT275Office Management and Procedures 3
MGT277Labor Relations 3
MKT263Advertising Principles 3
MKT267Principles of Salesmanship 3
MGT296WACooperative Education (1) OR
MGT296WBCooperative Education (2) OR
MGT296WCCooperative Education (3) 1-3

General Education Requirements

General Education RequirementCredits: 24-25
General Education DistributionCredits: 9-10
General Education CoreCredits: 15
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3)
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) 6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3) 3
Critical ReadingCredits: 3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
CRE111Critical Reading for Business and Industry (3) OR
Equivalent by assessment.
MathematicsCredits: 3
MAT102Mathematical Concepts/Applications (3) OR
Equivalent by assessment OR
Satisfactory completion of a higher level math course.
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 2-3
Any approved General Education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts Area
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved General Education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences Area
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved General Education course from the Natural Sciences Area

Program Competencies

  • 1. Program Competencies are being developed.

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

Please refer to the MCCCD CCTA website for official information on all programs.

  • 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)