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Associate in Science Degree

America’s economy has been and will continue to be driven by the successful management of small businesses. This program helps prepare students for the competitive small business environment by providing a background in marketing, finance, computer applications, accounting, sales and promotion, and management. This program is ideal for students who have aspirations of opening their own business or who will eventually operate a family business.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Plan, prepare, and deliver written and oral individual reports and group presentations.
  • Plan, organize, and execute a supervisory-level management assignment. • Analyze information through research.
  • Prepare and successfully execute a small business plan and marketing campaign. • Demonstrate fundamental accounting, financial, and computer skills for a small business, and implement key small business decisions.
  • Understand all elements of small business marketing.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional manner with the highest ethical standards and good time management.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to use necessary basic math skills.

Program Requirements

In addition to the 36 credits of general education and elective requirements, students are required to take a core group of courses associated with their major to total 76 credits.

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Core Courses – 40 credits

  • ACC100 Accounting I
  • ACC110 Accounting II
  • ACC200 Managerial Accounting
  • ACC220 Income Tax
  • BUS100 Introduction to Business
  • BUS120 Spreadsheet Applications
  • BUS200 Finance I
  • BUS215 Microeconomics
  • BUS220 Principles of Management
  • BUS230 Principles of Marketing
  • BUS245 Human Resources
  • BUS270 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management INT299 Associate Degree Internship
  • STS300 Job Pursuit Seminar

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