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 Number||Course Title||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Course Credits|
|BUS 100||Introduction to Business||3||0||3|
|MTH 154*||Quantitative Reasoning||3||0||3|
|MKT 100||Principles of Marketing||3||0||3|
|SDV 100||College Success Skills||1||0||1|
|ENG 111**||College Composition I||3||0||3|
|ITE 115**||Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts OR||3||0||3|
|ITE 119||Information Literacy|
|ITE 140||Spreadsheet Software||3||0||3|
|BUS 111||Principles of Supervision||3||0||3|
|ENG 112**||College Composition II||3||0||3|
|Elective||Social Science Elective||3||0||3|
|PED||Health or Physical Education||0||2||1|
|BUS 236||Communications in Management||3||0||3|
|ACC 211||Principles of Accounting I||4||0||4|
|BUS 200||Principles of Management||3||0||3|
|BUS 241||Business Law I||3||0||3|
|BUS 205||Human Resource Management||3||0||3|
|ACC 212||Principles of Accounting II||4||0||4|
|BUS 201||Organizational Behavior||3||0||3|
|BUS 204||Project Management||3||0||3|
|BUS 290/299||Coordinated Internship/Supervised Study||0||5||2|
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.