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Business Management
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2015-2016

MHCC Faculty Advisers:
David Garlington
: 503-491-7467
Room AC2687
Dave.Garlington@mhcc.edu

Stephen Konrad: 503-491-7342
Room AC2664
Stephen.Konrad@mhcc.edu

Mike Brayson: 503-491-7118
Room AC2665
Mike.Brayson@mhcc.edu

Harry DeWolf: 503-491-6025
Room AC2685
Harry.DeWolf@mhcc.edu

Andy Wong: 503-491-6088
Room AC2686
Andy.Wong@mhcc.edu

Today’s business environment is changing rapidly and is more competitive than ever. In this dynamic environment, it is the business manager's knowledge, skills, attitudes and leadership abilities that determine whether a company can succeed or fail. Core courses in business management provide for a solid foundation in communication, technology use, accounting, economics, human relations and leadership.

Mt. Hood offers a general degree in business management along with degrees based on three areas of focus: Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, and Marketing and Sales Management.

All MHCC AAS business degrees feature a career planning course and internship work experience that helps bridge the theory and skills learned in the classroom to real world business situations.

Mt. Hood’s business management program is an “open entry” program. No special application or processing is required. Students simply apply for admission to the college and take placement tests to determine what courses to start with. Generally, before enrolling in BA courses, students need to complete with a grade of C or better the following minimum required prerequisite courses: MTH20, RD90, and WR90. Contact the program adviser or visit the campus orientation center for more information to get you started.

The following program pages will detail specifics about the opportunities and coursework requirements each degree option requires.

Mt. Hood Community College’s Associate of Applied Science in Business Management is designed to prepare students to take on leadership roles as employees or in their own businesses.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking in business
  • Describe business functions, operational and organizational structures
  • Apply adaptive managerial, supervisory and leadership practices in a variety of situations
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of financial statements
  • Explain and apply principles of marketing for a variety of products and services
  • Prepare and analyze financial statements
  • Explain and apply the legal concepts related to business situations
First Quarter (Fall)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
BA101 Introduction to Business
4
BA131 Introduction to Business Computing
4
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher) 1 ‡
4
WR121 English Composition2
4
16
Second Quarter (Winter)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
BA205 Business Communications
4
BA206 Management and Supervisory Fundamentals
4
BA211 Principles of Accounting I
4
Health and Physical Education requirement‡
3
15
Third Quarter (Spring)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
BA213 Principles of Accounting III
4
BA223 Principles of Marketing
4
BA224 Human Resource Management
3
BA285 Leadership and Human Relations
3
HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace
3
17
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
BA203 Introduction to International Business
4
BA226 Introduction to Business Law
4
BA265 Operations Management - Workflow Analysis
3
EC201 Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics
4
15
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
BA238 Professional Sales
4
BA267 Business Project Management
3
BUS286 Career Management
4
EC202 Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics
4
15
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
BA222 Finance
3
BA250 Small Business Management
3
WE280BU_ Cooperative Education Internship2
2
Business elective3
3-4
12-13
Total Credits 90-91

The Retail Management certificate program is not financial aid eligible.
1 A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
2 Instructor and dean permission is required; check with instructor for the course number and credits appropriate to the internship assignment.
3 Business electives include any business course (AC, BA, BT or HT) that is not already included in this curriculum.
‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree requirements, page 22 of the printed catalog.

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