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Business Management

Business Management: Associate in Applied Science: 60 Semester Hours

Program Implementation: Full-time Day; Part-Time Evening
(Contact advisor for recommended course sequencing.)

The Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Management provides students with a basic knowledge of the business organization and procedures. The program is designed for persons who are seeking full-time employment in an entry level management position. This program applies business and management concepts and provides hands-on technological applications for accounting, economics, business law, management and marketing.

(Eastern also offers a College Certificate Program in Business Management that requires 30 credit hours of coursework or equivalent, as well as shorter Skill Set course sequences that offer 9 - 12 credit hours for those interested in acquiring or strengthening select business skills for the workplace or job market.)

Upon successful completion of the Business Management A.A.S. Degree Program, the graduate will be able to demonstrate:

  • a basic knowledge of business organization and procedures
  • a basic knowledge of business tools including computers and other communications equipment
  • a broad understanding of the global economy and its impact on business management
  • understanding of basic accounting principles and practices
  • understanding of basic management functions demonstrate understanding of basic business legal and ethical principles
  • knowledge in general education
  • effective skills in communication, problem-solving, and decision making

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Associate in Applied Science Degree: 60 Semester Hours
Recommended Course Sequence

First Year—Fall Semester

First Year—Spring Semester

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

ACC

Principles of Accounting I

3

ACC

121

Principles of Accounting II

3

BUS

Introduction to Business

3

BUS

203

Communications in Business OR

3

CIS

Computer Fundamentals

3

ENL

102

English Composition II

(3)

ENL

English 101

3

MGT

250

Principles of Management

3

Elective

Social Science Elective

3

SSC

147

Understanding Human Diversity

3

 

 

 

Elective

Restricted Business Elective

3

Total Semester Hours

15

Total Semester Hours

15

Second Year—Fall Semester

Second Year—Spring Semester

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

ECN

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

BUS

206

Business Law

3

MKT

Principles of Marketing

3

BUS

276

Business Capstone OR

3

Elective

Restricted Business Elective

3

BUS

278

Business Management Internship

(3)

Elective

Science Elective

3

ECN

202

Principles of Microeconomics

3

Elective

Math Elective (100 level or higher)

3

Elective

Business Elective

3

 

 

 

Elective

Restricted Business Elective

3

Total Semester Hours

15

Total Semester Hours

15

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Restricted Business Electives (choose 9 credit hours from one area)

Business Management:  General

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

ACC

230

Income Tax Accounting

3

ACC

235

Managerial Accounting

3

ACC

240

Computerized Accounting

3

ACC

250

Intermediate Accounting I

3

ACC

251

Intermediate Accounting II

3

BUS

110

Introduction to Hospitality

3

BUS

203

Communications in Business

3

BUS

204

Fundamentals of E-Commerce

3

BUS

208

Organizational Behavior

3

BUS

210

Entrepreneurship

3

BUS

215

Introduction to International Business

3

BUS

227

Real Estate Law

3

CIS

111

Introduction to Electronic Presentations

1

CIS

114

Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

3

CIS

117

Word Processing Software

3

CIS

119

Spreadsheet Software

3

CIS

121

Database Management Software

3

CIS

124

Creating a Website

1

CIS

133

Designing a Web Page

3

FIN

225

Principles of Real Estate I

3

FIN

226

Principles of Real Estate II

3

FIN

231

Business Finance

3

FIN 232 Personal Finance 3

MGT

251

Human Resource Management

3

MGT

262

Small Business Management

3

MKT

261

Advertising and Sales Promotion

3

MKT

272

Retailing

3

MKT

274

Services Marketing

3

MTH

225

Introduction to Statistics

3

TRT

100

Introduction to Travel and Tourism

3

TRT

201

Hospitality Management

3

TRT

202

Tourism Planning

3 

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Certificate Program: 30 credit hours

Upon successful completion of the  College Certificate Business Management Program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of business organization and procedures
  • Demonstrate effective skills in business communication
  • Demonstrate knowledge in college level math and business tools, including computer applications

Certificate Program (30 Credit Hours)

Program Implementation: Full-time day; part-time evening (Contact advisor for recommended course sequencing)
Recommended Course Sequence -- Business Management

First Year—Fall Semester

First Year—Spring Semester

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

CIS

Computer Fundamentals

3

BUS

203

Communication in Business OR

3

ENL

English Composition I

ENL

102

English Composition II

(3)

Elective

* Restricted Business  Electives

3

Elective

* Restricted Business  Electives

3

Elective

Business Management Technical Core

3

Elective

Restricted Business  Electives

3

Elective Business Management Technical Core 3 Elective Business Management Technical Core 3
      Elective

Mathematics Elective (100 level or higher)

3

Total Semester Hours

15

Total Semester Hours

15

 

 *Students must complete a total of 9 semester hours in this category
#Students must complete a total of 9
- 10 semester hours in this category
§This course cannot be used for transfer program (AA/AS)

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Technical Core (choose 9 credit hours)

Dept.

Course Title

Hours

ACC 120

Principles of Accounting I

4

BUS 101

Introduction to Business

3

ECN 206

Business Law

3

ECN 201

Principles of MacroEconomics OR

3

ECN 202

Principles of MicroEconomics

(3)

MGT 250

Principles of Management

3

MKT 260

Principles of Marketing

3

 

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Gainful Employment Information:

A.A.S. Progam (full time ['normal']/4 semesters):

  • Job Titles for which program prepares students: General and Operations Managers
  • SOC Code: 11-1021  
  • 1 Occupational Information Network (O*NET) URLhttp://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-1021.00      
  • On-time completion rate: 17%
    • # students who completed program 2010-2011: 22
    • # students completed within ‘normal’ time: 1 
  • 2 Placement Rate: 70%
  • Median Loan Amounts per Student: $0.00 Program Costs per year (2 semesters):
  • Books and supplies   $1200
  • Personal                         1850
  • 3Room and board          3000
  • Tuition and fees             2184
  • Transportation                2500

1 The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is being developed under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration. It provides information relating to:

  • The nature of the work and the activities involved for these jobs
  • the kinds of tools and technology associated with the work
  • the skills, knowledge and abilities usually required for these jobs
  • the training and education usually required for these jobs
  • the values, work styles and interests that lend themselves to success in these jobs
  • the wage and employment trends in these fields on both the national and state levels

 *Please note: Completion rates are based solely on a small sample of Eastern students that includes only those who were enrolled as first-time full time freshman. The majority of Eastern students enroll as part-time students. Part-time students and those required to enroll in developmental studies, take longer to complete the programs as presented in the College Catalog.

 2Placement Rate calculated on total number of program graduates  working in a field related to degree or certificate completed.

3Eastern currently offers no dormitory or meal contracts, so these room and board expenses are average estimated area costs.

Certificate Progam (full time ['normal']/2 semesters):

  • Job Titles for which program prepares students: Office Clerks, General
  • SOC Code: 43-9061
  • 1 Occupational Information Network (O*NET) URL: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-9061.00     
  • On-time completion rate: 0%
    • # students who completed program 2010-2011: 2
    • # students completed within ‘normal’ time: 0
  • Completion Rate (2009-2011*): 0%  
  • 2 Placement Rate: 100% (based on 1 graduate)
  • Median Loan Amounts per Student: $0.00 
  • Program Costs per year (2 semesters):
  • Books and supplies   $1200
  • Personal                         1850
  • 3Room and board          3000
  • Tuition and fees             2184
  • Transportation                2500

 

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