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Business Management: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

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Catalog Year 2014-2015

MHCC Faculty Adviser
Mike Brayson: 503-491-7118 Room AC2665

Stephen Konrad: 503-491-7342 Room AC2664

The Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management program will prepare students for self-employment and careers in small businesses including nonprofit organizations. The program includes instruction and training in evaluating small business ideas and opportunities, developing skills and understanding the resources necessary to start a business.

Anyone can start a business. The problem, however, is that many people don’t know what’s involved, don’t know the risks and don’t have the skills to start and successfully operate a business or work for an existing business. At the completion of this program, students will have a degree and newly-developed skills to feel confident to start and successfully run a small business.

This program is directly focused on the practical, hands-on aspects of small businesses. Success starts here at MHCC.

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

  • Construct a feasibility study
  • Prepare a comprehensive business plan
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement
  • Describe funding sources and the capital structure of a business
  • Describe operational and organizational structures
  • Demonstrate primary management skills
First Quarter (Fall) Cr
BA101 Introduction to Business 4
BA131 Introduction to Business Computing 4
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher) 1 4
WR121 English Composition 4
Second Quarter (Winter)
BA150 Developing a Small Business 3
BA205 Business Communications 4
BA211 Principles of Accounting I 4

Personal Finance or
Business elective2

Third Quarter (Spring)

Payroll Accounting and Payroll Tax Filing Requirements

BA212 Principles of Accounting II 3
BA223 Principles of Marketing 4
BA226 Introduction to Business Law 4
HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace 3
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
BA206 Management and Supervisory Fundamentals 4
BA213 Principles of Accounting III 4
BA231 Information Technology in Business 4
EC201 Principles of Economics I (Micro) 4
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
BA238 Sales 4
BA265 Operations Management-Workflow Analysis 3
BUS286 Career Management 4
EC202 Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics 4
  Business elective2 3-4
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
BA222 Finance 3
BA285 Leadership and Human Relations 3
BA250 Small Business Management 4
WE280BU Cooperative Education Internship3 2
  Health and Physical Education requirement‡ 3
  Total Credits 96-98

1A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
2 Business electives may be selected from any business course (AC, BA or BT) not already included in this curriculum.
 3Students may use any combination of WE280BUA or WE280BUB to total two credits. Instructor and dean consent 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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