The 60 credit Associate of Science in Business degree may be completed in just one year and four months.

Purpose 1 Purpose 2 Purpose 3 Purpose 4
Constructive Action Self Assessment & Career Planning: Developing Career Goals Working in Groups: Developing Team Dynamics Market Analysis, planning & Promotion: Crafting a Marketing Strategy Entrepreneurship & Managing the Small Business: Identifying Ventures
Values & Ethics Critical Thinking & Writing Contemporary Values & Classical Ethics Public Speaking & the Art of Persuation American Government
Self & Others Human Biology Introduction to Sociology Principles of Marketing Entrepreneurship
Systems Principles of Business Principles of Management Macroeconomics Microeconomics
Skills Computer Applications for Profit & Non-Profit Management Business Math Principles of Accounting I Principles of Accounting II
Credits 15 15 15 15
Constructive Action Dimension: Developing Career Goals (FLD 112 PCA) (3 credits)
To create a Constructive Action document that will highlight personal assessment and the professional development of oneself. Applications of business research to areas of management and decision-making; students engage in applications of primary and secondary research to business problems; students learn to develop and implement research strategies, and learn to analyze and present their findings.
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Values & Ethics Dimension: College Writing—Critical Thinking & Writing (ENG CC 110) (3 credits)
The central/main themes and rhetorical strategies/modes will help students understand the interconnectedness of writing, reading and grammar, which will be discussed in class. Focus will be placed upon structuring the expository essay, the comparison/contrast essay, the cause-and-effect essay and the argumentative essay.
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Self & Others Dimension: Human Biology (BIO CC 180) (3 credits)
This course presents human biology in a way that connects the topic directly with the life sciences and issues of health. It starts with the concept of a healthy body and explores the mechanisms that enable the body to maintain biological order. This course will provide the student with examples of how human biology ties to current issues and problems that are relevant to their lives. An emphasis is placed on the application of principles to current issues in the life sciences, including, but not limited to, common human diseases, genetic engineering and stem cell research.
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Systems Dimension: Principles of Business (BUS 111 SYS) (3 credits)
This course emphasizes management as a process that includes planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling for establishing and accomplishing business objectives. The interrelationships that exist in various businesses will be examined. The economic structure of the private sector will be examined and students will be introduced to major concepts in finance, marketing and other functional management areas.
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Skills Dimension: Computer Applications—For-Profit and Nonprofit Organizations (MIS CC 130) (3 credits)
The course will begin with a quick overview of the Office Suite, as well as the Windows OS and Internet Explorer. Students then move on to the essential features for Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Hands-on labs will include the use of Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) to create integrated Office documents. The last section of the course provides an overview of Outlook.
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Constructive Action Dimension: Developing Team Dynamics (FLD 122 PCA) (3 credits)
This weekly seminar serves as the work group for the Constructive Action. Classes and individual sessions with students center around discussions of the processes and materials necessary to accomplish the project for the Purpose. The Constructive Action for Purpose II focuses on becoming effective group leaders and members through an understanding of group behavior at all levels. Readings and materials are presented to supplement the other classes and clarify the performance area, with special emphasis on persuasion skills, group dynamics and the influence of cultural variables.
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Values & Ethics Dimension: Contemporary Values and Classical Ethics (ETH CC 120) (3 credits)
This seminar examines the development and application of values, work ethics and codes of conduct to address individual differences and major ethical issues. Topics include an historical review of value systems; work ethics and human nature; the implications of value systems for the development of careers, work, life and business organizations; and how different ways of thinking can be used to enhance judgment and decision-making.
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Self & Others Dimension: Principles of Sociology (SOC 121 SEL) (3 credits)
This course will introduce you to sociology as a way of asking and answering questions, as a way of thinking, and as a scientific study. To understand the perspectives, methods and theories that sociologist use, we will focus on inequality, and, in particular, on social class, gender, race and ethnicity.
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Systems Dimension: Principles of Management (BUS 121 SYS) (3 credits)
This course examines the nature of management and the interpersonal and analytical skills managers need to be successful. Students will examine the manager’s role with emphasis on planning, organizing, leading and controlling in a variety of organizations including profit and not-for-profit organizations. Students will examine management theories on leadership, motivation and communication and how these can be applied to manager’s everyday role.
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Skills Dimension: Business Math (MTH 123 SKI) (3 credits)
This survey course is designed to provide students with fundamental quantitative concepts and skills essential in today’s business world. Topics covered are annuities, present value, interest, insurance, taxation and investments. Equations and graphing will also be illustrated.
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Constructive Action Dimension: Identifying Ventures (FLD 242 PCA) (3 credits)
Examines the various aspects of starting, acquiring and operating a small business enterprise. It involves comprehensive discussions of problems encountered by small businesses. A study of management principles and procedures provide methods of resolving these problems.
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Values & Ethics Dimension: American Government (GOV CC 150) (3 credits)
An analysis of current political systems with emphasis on the U.S., including decision-making under different ideologies, and how individual interests become positive or negative forces for group decisions, at local, national and international levels. This course explores the structure and dynamics of American national government, providing a broad-based introduction to the ideas and institutions that shape politics in contemporary America.
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Self & Others Dimension: Entrepreneurship (MGT 241 SEL)
Course combines the research and methods necessary to provide students the skill to complete a detailed analysis of their small business idea. Students will learn the research and opportunity recognition as well as evaluate processes and plans for successful venture launches. This course will also explore the individual and team mindset of seizing and growing opportunities within business as well as growth strategies.
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Systems Dimension: Microeconomics (ECO 241 SYS) (3 credits)
This course will cover the area of economics commonly defined as microeconomics, which concerns individual parts of the economy such as individual businesses or industries, individual consumers and individual products. Students will also examine the dynamics of price, market structure and operations of the firm.
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Skills Dimension: Principles of Accounting II (ACC 241 SKI) (3 credits)
Accounting procedures in relation to payroll, valuation of resources and intangibles; the differences between partnerships and corporations; analysis and interpretation of financial statements; the impact of taxes upon business decisions.
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Promoting Empowerment Through Teaching and Communication (4 credits)
When empowerment is the aim of human service delivery, teaching is an essential part of effective, professional performance. As a basic human service function, teaching plays a part in every work and organizational relationships.
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Purpose: Clinical Seminar (CON 240 CON) (2 credits)
Integration of theory from other Dimension seminars into the Constructive Action and its documentation, analytical and communication skills. In each Constructive Action and documentation, the student must show that through teaching and communication, he/she has tried to increase empowerment for two or more citizens.
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Values and Ethics: Developmental and Comparative Study of Educational Philosophies (HIS 241 VAL) (2 credits)
Topics include the function of education, methods and special issues, examples from literature and the other humanities.
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Self and Others: Theories of Learning and Cognitive Development (PSY 242 SEL) (2 credits)
Genetic, developmental and cultural factors that affect learning; comparison of traditional and nontraditional models; practical applications.
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Systems: American Government (GOV CC 150) (3 credits)
An analysis of current political systems with emphasis on the U.S., including decision-making under different ideologies, and how individual interests become positive or negative forces for group decisions, at local, national and international levels. This course explores the structure and dynamics of American national government, providing a broad-based introduction to the ideas and institutions that shape politics in the contemporary U.S.
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Skills: Using Introductory Statistics for Teaching and Communication (MTH 241 SKI) (2 credits)
Solve statistical problems and evaluate data from the Constructive Action by applying appropriate statistical concepts and methods.
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Practicum (FLD 242 FLD) (2 credits)
In their work or internship site, each student will be expected to identify a situation where they can work under supervision to promote the empowerment of two or more people by functioning as teacher and/or communicator.
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