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Business Management & Accounting

with an Event Planning emphasis

Associate of Applied Science

Program Length: 20 months (may be completed in as little as 15 months)

Degree Overview

Business Management & Accounting with an Event Planning emphasis

The Business Management and Accounting program prepares students for a variety of responsible managerial positions. Due to the diversity of the program courses, the student will build a strong foundation in accounting, marketing, insurance, finance, electronic commerce, and real estate. Objectives of the program are as follows: providing the student with an integrated understanding of business and economic concepts and how these concepts relate to business and social systems; the recognition of ethical responsibilities and accountability; the development of planning, decision-making, and other management functions; the capacity to implement and adapt to change; and development of analytic thinking and leadership style. Graduates are employed in entry-level positions as bookkeepers, clerical assistants, and personal property professionals.

The Event Planning Emphasis provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the field of event planning, design, and management. Topics presented focus on working with the client to establish goals and objectives, select the most appropriate site, prepare pre-event publicity and marketing, determine audio-visual requirements, manage food and beverage selections and cost, produce a budget, and negotiate contracts. Students will also learn how to develop a business model and to effectively market their skills to potential employers and/or clients. Event planners work in a wide variety of settings, including hotels, resorts, cruise lines, convention centers, nonprofit organizations, corporate venues, and municipal agencies. Successful completion of the program prepares students for an entry-level career as an event coordinator, an event planner, or a conference manager.

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Course Descriptions

CourseCourse NameCredits

ACC 101 Fundamentals of Accounting I 3.0
ACC 102 Fundamentals of Accounting II 3.0
ACC 108 Computerized Accounting I 3.0
ACC 109 Computerized Accounting II 3.0
ACC 233 Income Tax 3.5
APP 101 Computer Fundamentals 3.5
APP 103 Word Processing and Presentations 3.0
APP 104 Spreadsheet Applications 3.0
CSS 101 Psychology of Motivation 4.0
CSS 299 Professional Development 4.0
ECN 220 Economics 4.0
ENG 101 English Composition 4.0
ENG 223 Communication Arts 4.0
EPM 210 Fundamentals of Event and Meeting Planning 4.0
EPM 220 Event Marketing and Management 4.0
EPM 230 Special Events 4.0
EPM 280 Event Logistics 4.0
ETH 233 Ethics 4.0
MAN 103 Management Principles 4.0
MAN 104 Business Practices 4.0
MAN 210 Entrepreneurship 4.0
MAN 224 Business Law 4.0
MAT 220 College Algebra 4.0
PRO 131 Professional Success 1.0
PRO 132 Interview Preparation 1.0
PRO 150 Business Communication 1.0
PRO 209 Business Etiquette 1.0
PRO 211 Professional Branding 1.0
PRO 213 Personal Financial Management 1.0
PRO 221 Electronic Business Communication 1.0
PRO 223 Human Resources and Policies 1.0
RAM 102 Research Application Methods 4.0

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Total Courses: 32Total Credits: 97

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Colorado Locations: Colorado Springs, Denver

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