DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS
The mission of the Department of Business is to produce students who will become business leaders with a strong commitment to their communities. In doing so, the Department is committed to preparing students with a solid foundation in each of the functional areas of business: accounting, finance, marketing, and management.
The focus of this program is to prepare students for entry-level positions in the business world or leading to a bachelor’s degree. This degree provides foundational knowledge in the major functional areas of business, along with current and marketable administrative skills. The general studies courses ensure college-level competences in the arts and sciences.
- Identify and classify current business concepts, principles and practices.
- Develop, execute and apply basic business calculations to demonstrate basic financial literacy.
- Communicate business concepts effectively in both written and oral format using clear concise language appropriate to the audience.
- Demonstrate the interrelationship of the functional areas of business including management, marketing, organizational behavior, computer and software systems, accounting and finance.
- Identify issues and challenges related to ethics in current business.
- Work as an effective team member and leader to develop a business plan and research specific business goals.
Graduates of this program with an earned 2.0 GPA or above will be able to:
- Exhibit and understanding of basic theory and practice of business and business administration.
- Utilize analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills applicable to business and business administration.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the use and interpretation of data and information as applied to the various applications in business administration.
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION COURSE REQUIREMENTS
ACT 101-Fundamentals of Accounting
BUS 131-Principles of Management
Select four (5) Courses from the following areas:
ACT 131-Principles of Accounting I
ACT 132-Principles of Accounting II
MKT 131-Principles of Marketing
MKT 231-Consumer Behavior
ECO 132-Principles of Microeconomics
ECO-Money and Banking
FIN 131-Principles of Business Finance
FIN 231-Principles of Investment
General Education requirement for AS degree
Business Courses or electives for AS degree