Business Management A.A.S. Degree

Business Management A.A.S. Degree

Program Description

Business management degrees continue to lead the nation as the number one choice of study in higher education. Students in the Business Management Program Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) program receive hands-on, skill-based business training that is practical and relevant for today’s competitive global marketplace.

Program Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Recognize ethical, legal, and socially responsible business practices;
  • Perform financial management tasks;
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral business communications;
  • Utilize software for business applications;
  • Develop interpersonal leadership skills; and
  • Access, analyze, and interpret relevant information specific to business strategies.

Career Opportunities

All businesses need effective leadership to succeed. The management team is responsible for providing that leadership. Managers must plan, organize, direct, and control the business operations with the ongoing challenge of earning a profit in a highly competitive global marketplace. Strong communication, problem solving, and team building skills are critical traits of successful managers. Graduates have found employment opportunities in financial institutions, retail and commercial trade, marketing, professional sales, restaurants, hotels/resorts, insurance, healthcare, and manufacturing. In addition, graduates have started their own businesses or managed family businesses.

Program Admission Requirements

Reading placement test required is required.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:

  1. College Cumulative GPA Requirement: cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0;
  2. College Technical Core GPA Requirement: cumulative GPA of credits attempted and completed towards the technical core of the diploma or degree must be at least 2.0;
  3. Residency Requirement: students must complete 25% of their credits at Central Lakes College.

Employment Statistics

For more information regarding employment statistics, career salary information and estimated job growth, follow the resource links below:

https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/ces/
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm
http://www.iseek.org/jobs/jobmarket.html

Program Course Requirements

BUSN 1102     Accounting for Non-Accountants…………. 3 cr
BUSN 1131     Business Math……………………………….. 3 cr
BUSN 1162     Customer Relations…………………………. 3 cr
BUSN 1164     International Business……………………… 3 cr
BUSN 1166     Business Communications…………………. 3 cr
BUSN 2101     Entrepreneurship……………………………. 3 cr
BUSN 2106     Marketing Principles………………………… 3 cr
BUSN 2108     Quality & Performance Management……. 3 cr
BUSN 2110     Frontline Leadership……………………….. 3 cr
BUSN 2111     Management Principles……………………. 3 cr
BUSN 2114     Human Resource Principles……………….. 3 cr
BUSN 2126     Business Financial Management………….. 3 cr
BUSN 2130     Legal Environment of Business……………. 3 cr
COMP 1120   Introduction to Computer Applications….. 3 cr
COMP 1121   Advanced Computer Applications………… 3 cr

An A.A.S. degree requires a minimum of 15 credits selected from at least three of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses………………. 15 cr

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 60 CREDITS
*Denotes Prerequisites

Program Instructors

Georgina Cavin

Business Management Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8087
Brainerd W207
Nick Heisserer

Nick Heisserer

Business Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8089
Brainerd W209
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