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Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

Catalog Year 2015-2016

MHCC Faculty Advisers:
(Primary Adviser) Mike Brayson
: 503-491-7118
Room AC2665
Mike.Brayson@mhcc.edu

(Alternate Adviser) Harry DeWolf: 503-491-6025
Room AC2685
Harry.DeWolf@mhcc.edu

The Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management program prepares 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 often don’t know what’s involved, have not evaluated the risks and don’t have the skills needed to start and successfully operate a new or existing business. At the completion of this program, students will have a degree and developed skills to feel confident in starting and successfully running a small business.

This program is directly focused on the practical, hands-on aspects of small businesses.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students 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 for business
  • Demonstrate primary management skills
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 Composition
4
16
Second Quarter (Winter)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
BA150 Developing a Small Business
3
BA205 Business Communications
4
BA211 Principles of Accounting I
4
BA218 Personal Finance or Business elective2
3-4
14-15
Third Quarter (Spring)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
BA177

Payroll Accounting and Payroll Tax Filing Requirements

3
BA212 Principles of Accounting II
3
BA224 Principles of Marketing
4
BA226 Introduction to Business Law
4
HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace
3
17
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
BA206 Management and Supervisory Fundamentals
4
BA213 Principles of Accounting III
4
BA265 Information Technology in Business
4
EC201 Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics
4
16
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
BA224 Human Resource Management or Business Elective2
3-4
BA238 Professional Sales
4
BA267 Business Project Management3
3
EC202 Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics
4
BUS286 Career Management
4
18-19
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
BA222 Finance
3
BA250 Small Business Management
4
BA285 Leadership and Human Relations
3
WE280BU_ Cooperative Education Internship4
2
Health and Physical Education requirement‡
3
15
Total Credits 96-98

1 A 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, BT or HT) not already included in this curriculum.
3 BA265, offered Fall term only, may be substituted for BA267.
4 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 requirements, page 22 of the printed catalog.

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