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Purpose: With the development of business and industry in Virginia, there is a demand for qualified personnel to assist business management in this economic growth. The Associate of Applied Science Degree curriculum in business management is designed for individuals who seek employment in business management immediately upon completion of the community college curriculum. Individuals who are seeking the first employment in a managerial position and those presently in management who are seeking promotion may benefit from this curriculum.

Occupational Objectives: Administrative Assistant Trainee, Branch Manager Trainee, Department Head, Manager of Small Business, Manager Trainee, Office Manager Trainee, Supervisor

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Business Management program requires high school English, keyboarding, computer skills, and mathematics proficiency. Deficiencies can be made up for English and mathematics through the College’s developmental studies program. Keyboarding and computer skills deficiencies can be made up by enrolling in AST 117 during the first semester of the Management program.

Program Requirements: The curriculum will include technical courses in business management, courses in related areas, general education, and electives. Instruction will include both the theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for future success in business management. Students must consult with their faculty advisor in planning their program and selecting electives and/or substitutes. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester program, the graduate will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Management.

Internship or Supervised Study will be done in the semester that the student completes the Business Management Program. The student must have completed the first three semesters of the Business Management curricula when enrolling in BUS 290 or BUS 299.

Course NumberCourse TitleLecture HoursLab HoursCourse Credits
First Semester
BUS 100Introduction to Business303
MTH 154*Quantitative Reasoning303
MKT 100Principles of Marketing303
SDV 100College Success Skills101
ENG 111**College Composition I303
ITE 115**Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts OR303
ITE 119Information Literacy
Second Semester
ITE 140Spreadsheet Software303
BUS 111Principles of Supervision303
ENG 112**College Composition II303
ElectiveSocial Science Elective303
PEDHealth or Physical Education021
Elective***Humanities/Fine Arts303
Third Semester
BUS 236Communications in Management303
ACC 211Principles of Accounting I404
BUS 200Principles of Management303
BUS 241Business Law I303
BUS 205Human Resource Management303
Fourth Semester
ACC 212Principles of Accounting II404
BUS 201Organizational Behavior303
BUS 204Project Management303
ElectiveFree Elective303
BUS 290/299Coordinated Internship/Supervised Study052
ElectiveFree Elective303

Total Minimum Credits for the Business Management Major   ...  66

* Students may substitute MTH 154 with higher MTH courses.
** Students who do not wish to pursue a Baccalaureate degree in Business Management may substitute ENG 101- 102 for ENG 111-112 and AST 232 for ITE 115 or ITE 119.
*** Humanities/Fine Arts: Students may choose from the following courses: Philosophy, Religion, Music Appreciation, Art Appreciation, Literature, and Foreign Languages.
+Social Science: ECO 120; ECO 201-202; GEO 200, GEO 210; HIS 101-102, HIS 121-122; PLS 211-212; PSY 200; PSY 231-232; SOC 200.

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Degree: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Program Code: 212-01
Program Length: 2 year – 4 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 66
Distance Learning Option Available
Program Degree Completion Plan

Old Dominion University Articulation Agreement
Associate of Applied Science in Business Management with General Education Courses to Bachelor of Science in Occupational and Technical Studies, Training Specialist Emphasis

Program Advisor
Dr. Loretta Beavers
Davis Hall Room 242


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