Business Management - Management Specialization

Award: Associate of Applied Science

The first two semesters of the program are similar to other business curricula, with the second year focusing on the Business Management specialization. DCC is accredited by Alpha Beta Gamma International Business Honor Society to initiate members into the honor society for business and related disciplines. For more information, refer to www.abg.org

Program Information

Minimum credits: 66

Length: 4 semesters (2 years), if full-time suggested course sequence is followed

Career opportunities:

  • Management Trainee: $36,600 
  • Retail supervisor: $39,040
  • Small Business Owner/Manager: Salaries will vary.

*Median salaries nationwide as of 2015
Source: BLS.gov

Division: Arts, Sciences, & Business

Program Outcomes 

Graduates of this program will be able to: 

  1. Utilize industry-standard computer software in business communication media, e.g. written reports and business plans using word processing software and presentations using presentation software. 
  2. Perform and interpret basic business math, accounting, and business statistical calculations;
  3. Understand basic concepts associated with business ethics and the importance of developing and adhering to a strong set of generally accepted ethical principles; 
  4. Demonstrate basic principles of human relationship skills used to successfully interrelate with customers, associates, employees, & superiors in a business setting; 
  5. Understand how the principles of basic economics (e.g. supply and demand, the American free enterprise system, etc.) apply to successful business management practices; 
  6. Understand basic legal and regulatory requirements for business and industry; 
  7. Recognize the features, advantages, and disadvantages of business ownership categories (proprietorship, partnership, corporation, etc.); 
  8. Understand standard methods for interviewing, hiring, training, motivating, and supervising employees;
  9. Recognize basic business strategy and philosophy development techniques (e.g., SWOT analysis, vision, mission, values, goals, objectives, etc.); and 
  10. Evaluate marketing strategies for successful products and services.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements established for the College, entry into this program requires completion of four units of high school English and one unit of high school mathematics. If you meet the general admission requirements, a counselor will discuss with you the strengths and weaknesses of your academic background and your strengths and weaknesses as revealed by an appropriate placement test. You may correct any deficiencies in your academic preparation in the College’s Developmental Studies program.

Program Requirements

To receive the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Management, you must complete a minimum of 66 credits with a grade point average of 2.00 or better. The following outline represents a typical order of courses taken by full-time students.

Course Sequence

First Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
AST 117 Keyboarding for Computer Usage 1 0 1 1
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3 0 3 3
BUS 121 Business Mathematics I 3 0 3 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts 3 0 3 3
MKT 100 Principles of Marketing 3 0 3 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 1
  17 0 17 17
Second Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
BUS 122 Business Mathematics II 3 0 3 3
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3 0 3 3
BUS 236 Communications in Management 3 0 3 3
ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3 0 3 3
ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software 3 0 3 3
  15 0 15 15
Third Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
ACC 111 Accounting I 3 0 3 3
BUS 165 Small Business Management 3 0 3 3
BUS 220 Introduction to Business Statistics 3 0 3 3
BUS 240 Business Law 3 0 3 3
HLT/PED Elective 1 0 1 1
HUM Humanities Elective 3 0 3 3
  16 0 16 16
Fourth Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
ACC 110 Introduction to Computerized Accounting 2 0 2 2
BIO 100 Basic Human Biology
(or approved math/science)
3 0 3 3
BUS 108 Business Etiquette 1 0 1 1
BUS 149 Workplace Ethics 1 0 1 1
BUS 205 Human Resource Management 3 0 3 3
BUS 209 Continuous Quality Improvement 3 0 3 3
BUS 298 Seminar and Project in Business 3 0 3 3
MKT 170 Customer Service 1 0 1 1
SDV 106 Preparation for Employment 1 0 1 1
  18 0 18 18

Total Minimum Credits for the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Management, Track 1 (Management Specialization): 66

 

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Contacts

Dr. Vince Decker

Professor of Business Management

David Bonebright

Professor of Business Mgt. & Marketing

Linda Wilborne

Assistant Professor of Business Management