Business Management Diploma

Business Management Diploma

Career Description

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 Information

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

Program Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • 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.

Special Program 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.

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Program Course Requirements

Required Courses
BUSN 1102 Accounting for Non-Accountants, 3 cr or ACCT 2011 Accounting Principles I, 4 cr
BUSN 1131 Business Math, 2 cr
BUSN 1132 Workplace Skills & Professionalism, 1 cr
BUSN 1162 Customer Relations, 3 cr
BUSN 1164 International Business, 3 cr
BUSN 1166 Business Communications, 3 cr
BUSN 1501 Introduction to Business, 3 cr
BUSN 2106 Marketing Principles, 3 cr
BUSN 2111 Management Principles, 3 cr
BUSN 2101 Entrepreneurship, 3 cr
BUSN 2104 Project 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
BUSN 2150 Business Management Capstone 3 cr
COMP 1101 Computer Fundamentals, 3 cr

*Denotes Prerequisites

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