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Business Mgmnt. Degree (BSM)

This curriculum prepares students for a business career immediately after graduation.

It includes basic courses in accounting, economics, business and business law.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Business Knowledge and Skills
    • Use business terms and concepts when communicating.
    • Analyze data to verify accuracy of conclusions.
    • Prepare reports for decision making and regulatory compliance.
    • Use promotional concepts and strategies, including personal selling, advertising, sales promotion, public relations, and publicity to communicate ideas about products, services, images, and ideas to achieve desired outcomes.
    • Explain the financial concepts used in making business decisions.
  2. Interpersonal Interaction and Communication
    • Use effective communications skills to promote respect, trust, and relationship building.
    • Practice active listening to enhance the ability to get a clear understanding of difficult situations.
    • Practice an awareness of ethical and social responsibilities to multicultural, team-oriented, rapidly changing environments.
  3. Information Management
    • Use technology and electronic media to manage the work flow and to provide feedback.
    • Analyze the functions, features, and limitations of different operating systems, environments, applications, and utilities.
  4. Business Management and Decision Making

    Explain the economic effects of technology on business in a global marketplace. Select and use appropriate resources to collect business data that will ultimately translate into information for decision making.

    • Analyze specific economic markets to explain and predict financial behavioral changes.
    • Explain the distribution concepts and processes needed to move, store, locate, and transfer ownership of goods or services.
    • Use the marketing information management concepts, systems, and tools needed to obtain,evaluate, and disseminate information for us in making marketing decisions.
    • Analyze client needs and desires and make marketing recommendations regarding business decisions.
    • Develop, maintain, and improve a product or service mix in response to market opportunities by applying product and service management concepts and processes.
    • Conduct research to identify new business trends and customer/client needs. Identify customer satisfaction as the ultimate goal of business transactions.

Requirements

First Semester

BUS 101Financial Accounting

3

BUS 111Introduction to Business

3

MAT 105College Algebra

4

General Education Requirements

6

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

BUS 102Managerial Accounting

3

BUS 107Principles of Marketing

3

BUS 106Principles of Finance

3

General Education Requirements

6

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

BUS 230Business Law and Contracts

3

Or

BUS 231Bus Law & Comm Trans

3

 

ECO 101Principles of Economics I-Macroeconomics

3

BUS 242Business Communications

3

General Education Requirements

3

Electives

3

Total Credit Hours:15

ECO 101: This course may be applied toward general education requirements.

Fourth Semester

BUS 208Principles of Management

3

CPS 111Business Computer Systems

3

BUS 253Successful Career & Life Strategies

2

ECO 102Principles of Economics Ii-Microeconomic

3

General Education Requirements

5

Total Credit Hours:16

ECO 102: This course may be applied toward general education requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 62

Candidates for the Associate in Applied Science degree must earn a minimum of 23 semester hours in general education courses.