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    Apr 23, 2024  
Catalog 2020-2021 
Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Management, AAS

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No. of Credits: 60
Contact: Bernice Brezina, Chair, Business, Technology, and Public Service Division;
Anthony Stout, Program Coordinator

This degree program prepares students who are currently employed as well as those without prior work experience to develop the skills required of managers in a variety of business settings. Beginning courses expand the students’ skills in a number of disciplines, while upper-level courses and electives allow students to specialize to suit their career plans.

The Business Management AAS program will provide students with a broad background in the functional areas of business, such as accounting, management, marketing, leadership and small business development. Students may either continue their studies or find entry-level employment in the field.

The accounting courses offered through the program will teach students to read and understand financial statements and prepare accounting statements for small to medium-sized organizations. In additional classes, students will learn oral and written business communication skills, the fundamental legal aspects of business, dispute resolution, marketing strategies, and how to evaluate an organization’s strengths and weaknesses.

Cooperative education is available in this program. This program is fully available online.

The Business Management Associate of Applied Science degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs. Accreditation information may be obtained from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs, 11520 West 119th Street, Suite 420, Overland, KS 66213; 913-339-9356;

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

Fast Track Program:

This program is available in an accelerated format.  Learn more about the Fast Track option.

Career Opportunities:

manager of a business or government and/or nonprofit organization

Transfer Options:

A complete list of all transfer opportunities can be found on the Transfer Services page

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

  1. Communicate in a variety of domains, including writing, speaking, listening and reading, while respecting the impact of technology on effective communication.
  2. Employ critical thinking skills to evaluate the practical implications of organizational policies, decisions and strategy.
  3. Identify, research, analyze, and solve complex business problems using appropriate technological and analytical tools.
  4. Identify and communicate the variety of risks and opportunities of doing business in a global environment.
  5. Identify, evaluate and articulate defensible resolutions to practical social responsibility and ethical dilemmas.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of traditional business functions including computer information systems, accounting, marketing, economics, finance, leadership, strategy, and management science.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Elective (3 credits)

Completion of this course meets the Cultural and Global Awareness requirement.


  • See Gen Ed  Listing and select any course from within the Cultural and Global Awareness course list.

Biological/physical sciences (3 credits)



* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite   

****Pending MHEC approval

Course Indicators: English Composition (E), Arts (A), Cultural and Global Awareness (C), Humanities (H), Biological/Physical Sciences (S), Social/Behavioral Sciences (B), Mathematics (M)

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