Business Management

Associate Degree

Program Overview

Learn the basics of Business Management, accounting, finance, and marketing, plus gain interpersonal skills essential for employment. Get hands-on training in analyzing accounting information, facilitating teamwork, and making effective presentations. Prepare for a variety of positions, such as customer or sales associate, executive assistant, and management trainee.

Career Possibilities

  • Office Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Manager Trainee

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Associate in Science Degree

The Business Management Technology Department offers two academic programs: an Associate in Science in Business Management Technology (MGT AS) and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management Technology (MGT BS). The associate degree curriculum includes management, accounting, finance, and marketing current practices, Microsoft Office Suite and related software, and interpersonal skills essential for initial employment in business. The bachelor’s degree curriculum builds on the education that the associate degree program provides, preparing students for advancement in responsibilities and position and a career in management. 

Both the associate degree and bachelor's degree in Business Management Technology emphasize a blend of technical, people/interpersonal, and analytical knowledge and skills, practicing what students will be doing in the typical workplace, integrating material across courses and functional areas of business, and becoming a life-long learner, in particular in the areas of technology and management. 

Students in the Business Management Associate Degree program learn the basics of management, accounting, finance, marketing, and interpersonal relationship principles that are then applied in laboratory exercises, simulations, and cases.  Hands-on training is provided for management skills, such as analyzing accounting information, effective teamwork, or making presentations, as well as for Office Suite software including spreadsheets, databases, presentation and publishing software, and word processing. Students also become familiar with web navigation and use.  Communication skills, including writing and speaking, are refined; students review the basics of English grammar, business-letter writing and editing, and proofreading. Additionally, students practice their verbal skills by making various presentations and preparing for employment interviews. 

Graduates of the Business Management Associate in Science Degree program may be qualified to work in many industries in a variety of positions such as customer, sales, or service associate/representative, operations supervisor, business analyst, accounting, receivable or payables clerk/analyst, executive assistant, office assistant/manager, and management trainee.




Program Mission, Goals and Outcomes


Program Mission

The mission of the Business Management Technology (MGT AS) Program is to provide a specialized associate degree program to prepare students to become employed as entry-level professionals in any number of fields in a variety of industries.  The course work emphasizes integration of content and knowledge, hands-on learning experiences, practicing and developing management, technical, and soft/interpersonal skills, using the latest information technology used in organizations, and balanced class and lab time. The skilled MGT AS graduate can be hired as an indispensable professional who is involved in maintaining a variety of aspects of a business.

Program Goals

  1. The MGT AS program will provide learning opportunities for students to acquire and practice the management knowledge and skills needed to function as entry level professionals in a variety of organizations.
  2. The MGT AS program will provide students the opportunity to acquire technical, interpersonal, and analytical knowledge and skills.
  3. The MGT AS program will prepare students for entry into a Business Management Technology baccalaureate degree program.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Apply current business management practices and technologies, and develop skills for related life-long learning.
  2. Effectively perform and supervise business processes, teamwork, and projects.
  3. Make effective business decisions using relevant technology and data.
  4. Communicate effectively in a variety of business situations.
  5. Recognize differences and develop professional relationships across individually and culturally diverse stakeholders.
  6. Recognize and voice their values related to ethical conflicts faced in organizations.
  7. Create and follow a plan to launch and develop a chosen career path.




Associate in Science Degree

  • MGM 105Effective Teams and Projects
  • MGM107Introduction to Business
  • MGM 111 Workplace Technology
  • MGM 125Principles of Management
  • MGM 131 Introduction to Business Analysis and Reporting
  • MGM 143Business Communication
  • MGM 130Accounting Fundamentals
  • MGM 153Workplace Relationships and Communication
  • MGM 157Global Business
  • MGM198Management Practice Lab 1
  • EC203 Principles of Economics
  • MGM160Business Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • MGM 211Business Publishing
  • MGM 214 Marketing Communications
  • MGM 215Career Exploration and Planning
  • BU236 Small Business and the Law
  • MGM 225Leading Teams and Projects
  • MGM 230Financial Literacy and Decision Making
  • MGM 231 Databases and Data Analysis
  • MGM 260Foundations of Organizational Financial Analysis
  • MGM264 Sales and Service Management
  • MGM 298 Management Practice Lab ll