ENTREPRENEURIAL AND APPLIED BUSINESS STUDIES
This program will develop the skills and knowledge needed by students who plan to start their own business ventures, work in a family business, expand their present business, or seek employment in a small business after receiving their Associates degree. The core courses within this degree provide students with a solid base of business, personal, analytical, and problem solving skills. Additionally, this program will provide basic knowledge in the fields of accounting, law, marketing, management, and customer service.
This program is not designed as a transfer program. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college to earn their Bachelor's degree should discuss their plans with an advisor as early as possible to identify the appropriate program.
(Housed in the Business Administration and Economics Department)
1.Utilize identified accounting concepts to make informed decisions about the operating performance or financial position of a company.
2.Apply workplace relationship skills to effectively deal with various organizational stakeholders.
3.Communicate effectively using multiple techniques.
4.Discuss legal, ethical, or social issues encountered by modern business organizations.
5.Apply information management skills including the use of Microsoft Office software to business related tasks.
6.Utilize identified successful marketing efforts using the marketing mix.
7.Develop a comprehensive business plan.
8.Apply critical thinking skills to develop strategies that result in profitable business operations.
9.Discuss important business concepts which may include forms of business ownership, operations or business management.
10.Demonstrate effective teamwork skills that enhance group work dynamic.
11.Explain basic economic concepts, which may include supply, demand, elasticity, or economic policy.
Requirements for Program Entrance
Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry (or Math 104 at MCC).
ENG 101 College Composition
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
MTH 160 Statistics I
BUS 104 Introduction to Business
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE
First Semester Total:
ENG 250 Professional Communications
ACC 130 Introductory Accounting and Financial Analysis*
BUS 110 Entrepreneurial Studies I
BUS 135 Supervising for the 21st Century
BUS 201 Business Law I
Second Semester Total:
BUS 220 Applied Business Applications
ECO 101 Introduction to Economics
ECO 111 Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 103 Personal Money Management
MAR 200 Principles of Marketing
Third Semester Total:
BUS 207 Human Resources Management
BUS 210 Entrepreneurial Studies II
BUS 275 Business Cooperative Education
MAR 201 Dynamics of Selling
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING (MCC-GLO) ELECTIVE**
Fourth Semester Total:
* Students who have completed ACC 101 and ACC 102 may substitute that sequence for ACC 130.
** Choose any MCC-GLO course, except for HSP 275 (does not meet SED definition of a liberal arts course).