ENTREPRENEURIAL AND APPLIED BUSINESS STUDIES

A.A.S. DEGREE

Description
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)


Program Learning Outcomes
1) Utilize identified accounting concepts to make informed decisions about the operating performance and financial position of a company.
2) Apply leadership and workplace relationship skills to effectively deal with various organizational stakeholders.
3) Communicate effectively using multiple forms of communication.
4) Identify and describe major issues modern business organizations encounter which may include legal ethical or social issues.
5) Apply information management skills including the use of Microsoft Office software to business related tasks.
6) Utilize identified successful marketing efforts to market a business in the areas of product price place or promotion.
7) Develop a comprehensive business plan.
8) Apply critical thinking skills to develop business strategies that result in profitable business operations.
9) Identify and describe important business development principles which could include forms of ownership operations or business management.
10) Demonstrate effective teamwork skills that enhance team processes.


Requirements for Program Entrance
Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry (or Math 104 at MCC).


Distribution Requirements
Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 14-15 Credit Hours

ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE*
3
BUS 104 Introduction to Business
3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
2
MTH 104 Intermediate Algebra or higher (except MTH 130 of MTH 150)**
3-4
Total
14-15
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours

ENG 250 Professional Communications
3
BUS 110 Entrepreneurial Studies I
3
BUS 135 Supervising for Quality
3
BUS 200 Legal Environment of Business
3
ACC 130 Introductory Accounting and Financial Analysis***
4
Total
16
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communications OR
SPC 143 Small Group Communication
3
ECO 101 Introduction to Economics OR
ECO 111 Principles of Microeconomics
3
MAR 200 Principles of Marketing
3
BUS 220 Applied Business Applications
3
ECO 103 Personal Money Management
3
Total
15
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours

BUS 210 Entrepreneurial Studies II
3
BUS 275 Business Cooperative Education
4
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
3
MAR 201 Dynamics of Selling
3
BUS 207 Human Resources Management
3
Total
16
TOTAL CREDITS
61-62

* Recommended Social Science Elective: PSY 100, SOC 101 or ANT 102
** Students with strong math skills should consult with their advisor to select the appropriate math course
*** Students who have completed ACC 101 and ACC 102 may substitute that sequence for ACC 130