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Business Management
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2014-15

MHCC Faculty Adviser:
Stephen Konrad: 503-491-7342 Room AC2664

Today's business environment is changing more rapidly and is more competitive than ever. In this environment, it is the business leaders' skills, attitudes and leadership abilities that will determine which companies succeed.

Students in the Business Management AAS degree program develop the business skills and managerial knowledge to become valuable assets to any organization. The degree offers a core set of courses in accounting, finance, business law, economics, management, marketing and human resources that prepare students to enter and succeed in today’s companies.

Students receive a leading-edge education with practical application. This program is a good fit if the student:

  • Is already in business and seeking to upgrade his or her skills
  • Is a new entrant to the business world
  • Wants to become an effective business leader

Primary occupations are business management, administrative/office management, financial management, marketing management and human resources.

Potential employers are wholesalers, retailers, service businesses, financial agencies, large businesses, your own business, government agencies and educational systems.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking in business
  • Describe basic business functions, operational and organizational structures
  • Apply managerial, supervisory and leadership practices in a variety of situations
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of financial statements
  • Explain the role of marketing
  • Prepare basic financial statements
  • Explain the legal concepts related to business
First Quarter (Fall) Cr
BA101 Introduction to Business 4
BA131 Introduction to Business Computing
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)1 4
 WR121 English Composition 4
Second Quarter (Winter)
BA206 Management and Supervisory Fundamentals 4
BA211 Principles of Accounting I 4
  Business elective2 3-4
  Health and Physical Education requirement‡ 3
Third Quarter (Spring)
BA213 Principles of Accounting III 4
BA224 Human Resource Management 3
BA226 Introduction to Business Law 4
BA285 Leadership and Human Relations 3
HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace 3
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
BA203 Introduction to International Business 4
BA223 Principles of Marketing 4
BA265 Operations Management - Workflow Analysis 3
EC201 Principles of Economics I (Micro) 4
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
BA238 Sales 4
BA267 Business Project Management 3
BUS286 Career Management 4
EC202 Principles of Economics II (Macro) 4
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
BA222 Finance 3
BA250 Small Business Management 4
WE280BU Cooperative Education Internship3
  Business elective2 4
  Total Credits 90-91

1A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
2Business electives include any business course (AC, BA or BT) that is not already included in this curriculum.
3Students may use any combination of WE280BUA or WE280BUB to total two credits. Instructor and dean permission is required; check with instructor for the course number and credits appropriate to the internship assignment.

‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree, page 20 of the printed catalog.

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