Program Length: 20 months (may be completed in as little as 15 months)
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 Retail Sales Management emphasis prepares students to enter the world of retailing and sales in entry- to mid-level positions. Topics covered in the retail-sales emphasis courses include the changing nature of the retail environment, successful selling strategies, customer-service competency, and an introduction to the basic human resource functions as they relate to the retail sales professional.
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Fundamentals of Accounting I
Introduces the fundamental principles and practices of accounting, including the theory of debit and credit and the accounting cycle. Examines chart of accounts and permanent and temporary accounts. Presents analysis and recording of accounting transactions and their relationship to the basic accounting equation.
Fundamentals of Accounting II
Introduces preparation of the worksheet and financial statements. Covers adjustments and closing entries, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and banking procedures. Discusses special journals, cash receipts, and cash payments.
Provides a hands-on approach to learning how automated accounting systems function. Students operate a computerized general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll system. (Prerequisite: ACC102, or with consent of the dean)
Principles of Accounting I
Focuses on a more in-depth understanding of adjustments and closing procedures. Emphasizes accounts receivable, uncollectible accounts, notes payable and receivable, and merchandise inventory. Discusses credit policies and internal control.
Principles of Accounting II
Introduces methods of valuation of inventory and the acquisition, depreciation, and disposal of long-term assets. Corporate accounting topics include capital stock transactions, dividends, treasury stocks, corporate income taxes, capital transactions, and long-term bonds.
Timely, comprehensive study of the federal income tax structure as related to individuals, including problems intended to provide a thorough understanding of the taxation laws. Practice in the preparation of the tax returns, supplemental forms and schedules required to be filed by individuals. (Prerequisite: ACC101, or with consent of the dean)
This course introduces the elements of several popular computer software programs in word processing, spreadsheet management, and presentation design, Emphasis will be placed on the basic fundamentals of document creation, saving, and printing along with the more advanced concepts of presentation design.
This course introduces several current database software products and their use in business. Emphasis is placed on database terminology in the study of tables, queries, forms, and reports. Computations and expressions are used to perform database inquiries.
Psychology of Motivation
Students review skills necessary to be successful in college, including: note-taking, study skills, writing, finding and using information on the Internet, and reading/understanding college-level text. Students are exposed to basic motivation theories, values clarification, and philosophic principles.
This course addresses employment search and acquisition skills. Topics include matching qualifications with job requirements, resume preparation, and job applications. Also includes cover letters, follow-up letters, resignation letters, and recommendation letters. Classroom activities include discussion of basic interviewer questions and interviewing techniques.
Basic course in microeconomic concepts. Topics include recession and depression, the circular flow of production and consumption, the role of the market in the economy, wage and price movements, and other key points.
This course focuses on the principles of effective English composition with a comprehensive review and reinforcement of language arts skills. Emphasis is placed on the four essentials of writing: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. Practice in proofreading, editing, revision, and clear thinking is incorporated throughout the course.
This course focuses on developing critical thinking and communication skills in both verbal and nonverbal areas. Emphasis is placed on debate, panel discussions, committee work, conflict resolution, interviews, and editorial writing.
This course covers the history of the United States from the American Revolution to the present. Emphasis is on the economic, political, and social development of our country.
An introduction to the basic principles of management as it applies to formal organizations. Students are introduced to the importance of effective management within organizations. The traditional management framework is used to provide essential skills in planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling.
Analyzes the major business activities of marketing, production, financial/information management, and personnel. Instructs students in the operation of a business, focusing on ownership, business operations, and career opportunities.
This course focuses on business activities necessary to match products and markets. Marketing functions such as purchasing, distribution, consumer analysis, promotion, and pricing are discussed.
Introduction To Retail Sales Management
This course focuses on the fundamentals of retail sales and management and relevant operations. Emphasis is placed on successful sales, marketing strategies, understanding consumer behavior, and decision-making processes. Additional topics include staffing, financial metrics, merchandising, buying and planning, logistics, and customer service. (Prerequisite: MAN 105 Marketing or consent of the Dean)
This course is a career-related overview of business startups, idea identification, value proposition, and competitive advantages in a student's area of specialization. The student will be able to identify and evaluate new business ideas; to learn how to prepare and evaluate business plans; and to identify capital sources for new ventures.
Deals with the legal problems confronting businesses such as court procedures, contracts, property law, fair credit reporting, the Privacy Act, business relationships, and supervision.
Communications In Selling
This course focuses on the importance of superior communication skills to a successful career in retail sales management. In this course, students learn how to create an experience that builds customer loyalty. Topics include an overview of selling and service, elements of managing the sales and service process, the importance of measuring sales and service performance, the elements of transaction security, and proactive customer service. (Prerequisite: MAN 105 Marketing or consent of the Dean)
Procurement, Logistics, And Merchandising
This course focuses on the business management aspects of the retail sales process. Topics for discussion include buying and procurement strategies for businesses of various sizes, logistics and supply chain management, merchandising strategies and tasks, pricing, and promotional structures for maximizing profitability. (Prerequisite: MAN 105 Marketing or consent of the Dean)
Managing Retail Teams
This course addresses the fundamental skills necessary for leading a sales team, particularly within the retail environment. Emphasis is placed on the HR functions encountered by retail sales such as interviewing, hiring, and training new team members. Additional topics include ideas for team motivation, basic loss prevention and security procedures, and the importance of balancing all operational demands placed on a retail sales manager. (Prerequisite: MAN 105 Marketing or consent of the Dean)
Designed to improve skills in numbers and algebraic expressions, solving equations, graphing, sets, exponents, radicals, inequalities, formulas, and applications.
Introduction to Logic
This course focuses on the techniques for determining the validity of arguments and analyzing problems in the world. Topics include a discussion of informal fallacies, Aristotelian logic, and symbolic logic.
Introduces students to project management. Topics include analysis of business requirements, development and deployment cycles, creating project plans for successful delivery, implementation of risk management techniques and mitigation strategies, scheduling task cycles, and implementing monitoring tools and controls to track project progress
Total Courses: 26Total Credits: 97
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