Curriculum

In order to earn your AAS-B degree, you must complete a total of 64 credit hours, which includes all of your required business and general education coursework. This program, which will take you just under 2 years to complete, will address a variety of different subject areas -- general business practices, business math, business communications, macroeconomics, personal finance, and business ethics -- along with a number of other general education courses that will help strengthen your biblical worldview, encourage your personal and professional development, and enhance your research, oral, and written communication skills.

Associate of Applied Science-Business (Core Courses)

Course Number: Course Name Hours
ABTC2043 Computer Applications 3
BSST2003 Introduction to Business Practices 3
BSST2023 Business Math 3
ABTC2023 Introduction to Business Communications 3
ECON1033 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
FINC2033 Personal Finance 3
MANG2013 Introduction to Business Ethics 3
MANG2033 Managing Small Business 3
Total: 24

Associate of Applied Science-Business
(General Education Courses)


Course Number: Course Name Hours
BIBL1013 New Testament History & Literature 3
ENGL1043 Freshman Expository Writing 3
BIBL1003 Old Testament History & Literature 3
SOCL1013 Introduction to Sociology 3
ENGL1053 Research Writing 3
HIST1013 Western Civilization II 3
ENGL1063 Introduction to Literature 3
CSCI3083 Technology and Society 3
COMM1053 Introduction to Communications 3
ESSC1044 Astronomy 4
PSYC1013 General Psychology 3
MATH2063 Introduction to Statistics 3
SOCL2023 Social Problems 3
Total: 40

Descriptions

AAS-B Core

ABTC2043
Computer Applications
This course uses a problem-solving approach using the Microsoft Office Suite of software including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. After a brief introduction to this software, the student will be challenged to use critical thinking and analysis to find efficient and effective solutions to real-life situations.

BSST2003
Introduction to Business Practices
This course provides a fundamental working knowledge of the varied aspects of business and prepares the student for future studies in more specialized topics within the subject area. Students will increase their awareness of the overall environment and function of business as well as observe its contributions to society. Other topics include communication technology, globalization, and business ethics.

BSST2023
Business Math
This course uses business mathematics to increase the student's math knowledge and skill as it applies to many aspects of business and to help make them a more valuable player in the business arena. In the business world, everyone, employees and managers alike, needs knowledge of and skill in business mathematics. While computers and calculators are used for many calculations, it is important to understand the concepts behind mechanical computations.

ABTC2023
Introduction to Business Communication
This course examines basic interpersonal communication processes within written and oral channels, with practical applications for the business environment. Issues regarding cross-cultural communications and ethical considerations in business communication are discussed. The course emphasizes three areas: 1) planning, researching, organizing, writing, editing, and revising business-related documents; 2) planning, organizing, and delivering oral presentations in a business setting; and 3) preparing for professional success in the business world, including career planning, networking, job searching, resume preparation, and job application and interviewing.

ECON1033
Principles of Macroeconomics
An introduction to macroeconomics including basic concepts of supply and demand, price system, employment theory, inflation, business cycles, monetary policies, and fiscal policies.

FINC2003
Personal Finance
This course includes a broad coverage of personal financial decisions, including basic financial planning, tax issues, managing savings and other liquid accounts, buying a house, the use of credit, insurance, managing investments and saving for retirement.

MANG2013
Introduction to Business Ethics
This course offers a comprehensive and practical study of the principles of ethics combined with a study of the fundamentals of leadership. The course develops a framework for determining what is right and wrong within an organizational context. Expected ethical conduct on both a personal and organizational level is reviewed. Additionally, this course provides an in-depth study of leadership styles, skills and roles, as well as the functions and impact of leaders in organizations. The course integrates writings from the humanities, military leaders, political leaders, religious leaders, and business leaders with basic leadership and ethical principles. Students will explore their ethical philosophy and leadership styles to develop or improve ethical leadership skills.

MANG2033
Managing Small Businesses
This course is designed to clarify what entrepreneurship is and how to create the skills required to be a successful manager and founder. Students explore the positive and negative aspects of entrepreneurship, how to build and coach a winning team, business plan development, capital raising and acquisition, development of mission statements, and management of a startup operation. This course is the capstone course for the business core in the Associate of Applied Science in Business program.

Program schedule is subject to change and is provided for students during the enrollment process.

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