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Management

Associate of Applied Science

SPECIALIZATIONS:
Retail Management
Small Business Management

PURPOSE: The Management degree program is designed to serve the needs of individuals presently employed in businesses and those who are interested in ownership or management of businesses. Additionally, the program is designed for those who may be seeking a promotion and have the potential for supervisory and management positions. Students will gain a solid foundation in key business areas and management. Students will develop critical thinking skills and practices to address business issues and skills in strategic management and retail.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: 
Small Business Management – Small businesses represent the majority of businesses in the United States and can be started at a low cost and on a part-time basis. This specialization will prepare students for self-employment and careers in small business. It directly focuses on the practical aspects of small business and business ownership. At the completion of the Small Business Management Specialization, students will have newly developed knowledge and skills to operate a successful business, such as a franchise, restaurant, day care center, sporting goods store, computer service business, bridal store, clothing store, printing service, or any micro-business.

Retail Management – Retailing is a dynamic industry. Every successful retail store has a manager or team of managers. This specialization focuses on preparing students for a career in either store management or sales. Retail managers must make important decisions on a daily basis, such as buying, pricing, advertising, staffing, and logistics. Students learn to direct staff and operations on a sales floor. Students also learn how to make sales, manage customer service, and maintain records. Students may obtain entry-level positions as store managers, sales managers, department managers, or assistant account representatives.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

COORDINATED INTERNSHIPS: All students in the Management degree program are required to complete a coordinated internship that provides on-the-job training. The internship provides students with practical exposure to many facets of management and retailing.

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 115. Students can also meet this requirement by passing the college’s computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 115. Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.

CURRICULUM: Small Business Management Specialization

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

ITE 115

Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

3

0

3

BUS 100

Introduction 
to Business

3

0

3

MKT 201

Introduction 
to Marketing

3

0

3

__ __1

Personal Wellness Elective

0-2

0-4

2

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

TOTAL

13-15

0-4

15

ENG 112

College Composition II

3

0

3

BUS 111

Principles of Supervision

3

0

3

MTH 120

Introduction 
to Mathematics

3

0

3

BUS 205

Human Resource Management

3

0

3

MKT 215

Sales and Marketing Management

3

0

3

FIN 215

Financial Management

3

0

3

TOTAL

18

0

18

ECO 120

Survey of Economics

3

0

3

BUS 125

Applied Business Mathematics

3

0

3

AST 205

Business Communication

3

0

3

BUS 165

Small Business Management

3

0

3

BUS 240

Introduction to 
Business Law

3

0

3

__ __2

Business or 
Marketing Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

18

0

18

ACC 195

Topics in Accounting: Essentials of Accounting

3

0

3

MKT 260

Customer Service Management

3

0

3

BUS 260

Planning for 
Small Business

3

0

3

BUS 2903

Coordinated Internship

0

15

3

__ __1

Humanities/
Fine Arts Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

12

15

15

Total Minimum Credits for AAS Degree in Management, Small Business Management Specialization 66

 

CURRICULUM: Retail Management Specialization

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

ITE 115

Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

3

0

3

BUS 100

Introduction 
to Business

3

0

3

MKT 201

Introduction 
to Marketing

3

0

3

__ __1

Personal Wellness Elective

0-2

0-4

2

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

TOTAL

13-15

0-4

15

ENG 112

College Composition II

3

0

3

BUS 111

Principles of Supervision

3

0

3

MTH 120

Introduction 
to Mathematics

3

0

3

BUS 205

Human Resource Management

3

0

3

MKT 215

Sales and Marketing Management

3

0

3

MKT 227

Merchandise 
Buying and Control

3

0

3

TOTAL

18

0

18

ECO 120

Survey of Economics

3

0

3

MKT 220

Principles of Advertising

3

0

3

AST 205

Business Communication

3

0

3

MKT 216

Retail Organization 
and Management

3

0

3

__ __2

Marketing or 
Business Elective

3

0

3

MKT 2903

Coordinated Internship

0

15

3

TOTAL

15

15

18

ACC 195

Topics in Accounting: Essentials of Accounting

3

0

3

MKT 260

Customer Service Management

3

0

3

MKT 271

Consumer Behavior

3

0

3

MKT 298

Seminar and Project

3

0

3

__ __1

Humanities/
Fine Arts Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

15

0

15

Total Minimum Credits for AAS Degree in Management, Retail Management Specialization 66

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1 A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.

2 A list of approved business and marketing electives is available in the School of Business office.

3 MKT 290 is an equivalent course for BUS 290 for Retail Management Majors.