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Business Management
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2013-14

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

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 will 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 will prepare students to enter and succeed in today's companies. Students may elect a Business Management degree option with an emphasis in either Accounting or Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.

Students will 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.

For employment information, salary information and career choices, please contact the faculty adviser.

Program Outcomes

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

  • Prepare a comprehensive business plan
  • 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

Preparing students to be tomorrow's business leaders is the goal of this program. Critical skills in sales and advertising, human resource management and project management will provide career opportunities in this diverse business climate. Thriving in change, flexibility and adaptability are keys to success.

This program prepares students for careers in areas such as:

  • Sales management
  • Project management
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Customer service
First Quarter (Fall) Cr
BA101 Introduction to Business 4
BA131 Introduction to Business Computing ; or
CIS120 Concepts in Computing I and
CIS120L Concepts in Computing Lab I
4
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)1 4
Health and Physical Education requirement‡ 3
15
Second Quarter (Winter)
BA203 Introduction to International Business 4
BA211 Principles of Accounting I 4
BA285 Leadership and Human Relations 3
WR121 English Composition 4
15
Third Quarter (Spring)
BA213 Principles of Accounting III 4
BA224 Human Resource Management 3
BA226 Introduction to Business Law 4
HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace 3
Business elective2 3-4
17-18
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
BA206 Management and Supervisory Fundamentals 4
BA223 Principles of Marketing 4
BA265 Operations Management - Workflow Analysis 3
EC201 Principles of Economics I (Micro) 4
15
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
BA238 Sales 4
BA267 Business Project Management 3
EC202 Principles of Economics II (Macro) 4
Business elective2 4
15
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
BA222 Finance 3
BA250 Small Business Management 4
WE280BU Cooperative Education Internship
6
13
  Total Credits 90-91

1 Students may not use demonstrated proficiency on the College Placement Test (CPT) to satisfy this requirement.
2Business approved electives include any business course (BA) that is not already included in this curriculum.
3Students may use any combination of WE280BUA, WE280BUB, WE280BUC, WE280BUD, WE280BUE or WE280BUF to total six credits. Instructor and dean permission is required; check with instructor for the course number and credits appropriate to the internship assignment.

‡ See pages 20 of the printed catalog.

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