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

Catalog Year 2013-2014 

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

Stephen Konrad: 503-491-7342 Room AC2664

This program is for students considering owning their own business or working for a small business. The Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management program will prepare students for self-employment and careers in small business. 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 already existing business. At the completion of this program, students will not only have a degree, but also will have newly-developed practical 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 business. 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
  • Explain how to use a small business credit policy
  • Describe operational and organizational structures
  • Demonstrate primary management skills
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
MTH065  Beginning Algebra II (or higher) 1 4
WR121  English Composition 4
Second Quarter (Winter) 
BA150  Developing a Small Business 3
BA211  Principles of Accounting I 4
BA223  Principles of Marketing 4
BA285  Leadership and Human Relations 3
Third Quarter (Spring) 
BA213  Principles of Accounting III 4
BA249  Retail Management 3
HPE295  Health and Fitness for Life 3
HUM202  Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace 3
  Business elective2  3-4
Fourth Quarter (Fall) 
BA222  Finance 3
BA265  Operations Management-Workflow Analysis 3
EC201  Principles of Economics I (Micro) 4
  Business elective2  3-4
Fifth Quarter (Winter) 
BA203  Introduction to International Business 4
BA226  Introduction to Business Law 4
BA238  Sales 4
EC202  Principles of Economics II (Macro) 4
Sixth Quarter (Spring) 
BA206  Management and Supervisory Fundamentals 4
BA224  Human Resource Management 3
BA250  Small Business Management 4
WE280BU Cooperative Education Internship3  6
  Total Credits  92-94 

1 Business electives may be selected from any business course (BA) not already included in this curriculum.
2 Electives to be approved by faculty adviser on Catalog Exception Form.
3Students may use any combination of WE280BUA, WE280BUB, WE280BUC, WE280BUD, WE280BUE or WE280BUF to total six credits. Instructor and dean consent is required; check with instructor for the course number and credits appropriate to the internship assignment.

‡ See pages 20 in the printed catalog.

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