Business Management

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The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree curriculum is designed to meet the needs of individuals who desire to work in a business setting.

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Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Business Management


The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree curriculum is designed to meet the needs of individuals who desire to work in a business setting. The emphasis is on learning computer skills, accounting applications, accounting for servicing business, and for merchandise. This program also provides students with the knowledge of how to manage a business, office procedures, understanding the law related to business, essential needs for marketing and advertising the products, learning the principles of management skills, and supervising and administrating small or large departments. The AAS degree program also includes courses such as database management applications, accounting applications that are needed in the job market. The program provides students with expanded knowledge and understanding of general education courses which are beneficial to the student’s interactions within their community and beyond.

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Program Components

The diagram below highlights the major topics covered in the program. Upon successful completion, the graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management. For complete and detailed information please refer to the college catalog.

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Graduates of (AAS) Business Management will be ready for employment in all related positions, such as: an administrator in business settings, junior or senior managers in accounting of financial settings, work independently, or supervise and manage other employees in a business setting. The opportunities are in industries dealing with banking, insurance, real estate, service-providing industries including Federal, State, and local government, health care, technical services, administrative and support services; and educational services, public and private, wholesales and retail trade, and manufacturing. In addition, this program provides a foundation for graduates interested in setting up their own business venture.

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Entrance Requirements

For admission to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program, the students must have proof of high school graduation or equivalent, obtain a passing score on the school entrance exam and be interviewed by the Admissions Department.


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Program Length

This program may be offered in the morning, afternoon, or evening sessions. The morning session is taught 5 days per week for 48 weeks of instruction. In the afternoon or evening sessions, this program is taught 4 days per week for approximately 76 weeks of instruction. The AAS degree program is a 65 semester credit hour program or 1200 classroom hours.

Additional Information

More information on career outlook for Administrative Service Managers, related to the Business Management program, could be obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and O*Net under the Standard Occupational Classification Code 11-3011.00.

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