2019-2020 Catalog

Business Management, Associate of Arts

Business Management, Associate of Arts

Total Credits Associate of Arts: 95-97 credits

The Business Management Associate Degree offers students foundational coursework providing the skills necessary for the successful completion of upper division coursework. The Associate Degree curriculum focuses on general education, economics, accounting, marketing and management basics. Students receive experience in creating a business plan and a marketing plan for a new or existing business.

Recommended Course of Study

Although the required classes don’t have to be taken exactly at the time specified, students must be aware that most of the classes are only offered in the quarter indicated. Students must work with their advisors and accept personal responsibility for planning their course of study. For each course in both programs, a student must earn a "C" or better grade to progress to the next level.


Recommended Experiences for Employability Skills

The Business Department actively supports and supervises internships, job shadowing placements, service learning opportunities, and other work-related experiences for qualified students as they complete their academic study plan. Students must work with their advisors and accept personal responsibility for the planning of their approved coursework.

All courses must be completed with a "C" or better grade to progress to the next level.

 

 

 

 

Career Opportunities

The business curriculum provides students with the essential business skills and knowledge necessary to achieve success in a wide variety of careers. Careers available to graduates include starting a new business or growing an existing one, employment with tribal enterprises in administrative and managerial positions, and program manager level positions with tribal governments and non-profit organizations.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Following completion of the Associate’s Degree curriculum, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of basic business principles by:

  • Applying financial and managerial accounting principles to new and existing businesses
  • Using marketing practices as a set of processes for creating, capturing, communicating, and delivering value to customers
  • Creating a business plan for a new business
  • Communicating business concepts in a clear and concise manner
  • Utilizing information technology and software tools to solve business problems
  • Working effectively as part of a team

Recommended Course of Study:

Note: Although the required classes don’t have to be taken exactly at the time specified, students must be aware that most of the classes are only offered in the quarter indicated below. Students must work with their advisors and accept personal responsibility for planning their course of study.

Curriculum

Fall Quarter (First Year)

BUMG100Introduction to Business

3

BUMG160Personal Finance

3

ENGL101English Composition I

3

IDST101SKC Seminar

3

CAPP140Word Processing

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Winter Quarter (First Year)

BUMG150Principles of Marketing

3

ENGL202English Composition II

3

ELECTIVENative American Studies General Education Open

3

 

MATH100College Algebra

5

OR

MATH 103Contemporary Math

5

NASD101History of Indians in the United States

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Spring Quarter (First Year)

BUMG220Management and Supervision

3

SPCH100Basic Communications

3

CAPP161Electronic Spreadsheets

3

ELECTIVEFine Arts Humanities General Education from List

3

 

ELECTIVENatural Science General Education from List

5

OR

ELECTIVENatural Science General Education from List 3

3

*Students meet the 5 credit Natural Science General Education Requirement by taking 2 3-credit natural science courses or 1 5-credit natural science course from the Natural Science List.

Fall Quarter (Second Year)

BUMG201Principles of Accounting I

3

BUMG206Principles of Accounting Laboratory

1

BUMG257Business Law

3

BUMG258Business Law Laboratory

1

HMNT101Introduction to Humanities

3

MATH241Statistics

5

Total Credit Hours:16

Winter Quarter (Second Year)

BUMG202Principles of Accounting II

3

BUMG207Principles of Accounting II Laboratory

1

BUMG250Management Information Systems

3

ECON211Microeconomics

3

ELECTIVEHealth or Physical Education 1 credit

1

 

ELECTIVENatural Science General Education from List

5

OR

ELECTIVENatural Science General Education from List 3

3

AND

ELECTIVENatural Science General Education from List 3

3

Total Credit Hours:16-17

*Students meet the 5 credit Natural Science General Education Requirement by taking 2, 3-credit natural science courses or 1, 5-credit natural science course from the Natural Science List.

Spring (Second Year)

BUMG203Principles of Accounting III

3

BUMG208Principles of Accounting III Laboratory

1

ECON212Macroeconomics

3

BUMG299Business Capstone

3

BUMG240Computerized Accounting

3

CAPP162Data Management Systems

3

Total Credit Hours:16
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