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Curriculum Description

The Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students will be provided with a fundamental knowledge of business functions, processes, and an understanding of business organizations in today’s global economy. Course work includes business concepts such as accounting, business law, economics, management, and marketing. Skills related to the application of these concepts are developed through the study of computer applications, communication, team building, and decision making. Through these skills, students will have a sound business education base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in government agencies, financial institutions, and large to small business or industry. As a result of comprehensive articulation agreements with several universities, graduates may elect to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of accounting and finance in the management process
  • Discuss various economic principles and articulate the impact that those principles have on domestic and global economies
  • Explain the role of marketing in the business environment and apply core marketing principles to the development of business strategy and decision-making process
  • Review the impact of leadership, employee behavior, group dynamics, and the team-based approach in defining organizational culture
  • Define the ethical and legal framework in which business decisions are made.

After Graduation

What jobs are available to graduates?

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Business Manager
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Employment Counselor
  • Executive Secretary
  • Financial Manager
  • Government Services Administrator
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Materials Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Personnel or HR Assistant
  • Purchasing Manager/Agent
  • Quality Control Manager/Auditor
  • Receptionist
  • Sales Representative

Potential Employers for graduates:

  • Banks and credit unions
  • Government offices
  • Health care industry
  • Hospitals
  • Industries/Manufacturing firms
  • Life insurance companies
  • Public firms
  • Retail stores
  • Schools/Colleges
  • Service industry

 

Contact for information

Business Sciences
Business Sciences

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Fax: 828-286-8335
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