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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Management (AAS.MGT)

The Management degree is designed for (1) those who plan to own and operate their own business and (2) those who plan to work as technicians, supervisors, or managers in for-profit or not-for-profit organizations. Using career electives, a specialized management curriculum can be designed to meet the needs of students in such diverse areas as marketing, retailing, sales, manufacturing, construction, transportation, technology and the trades.

Total credit hours for graduation in this program must equal or exceed 60.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
BUS-142
Introduction to Business

BUS-142
Introduction to Business

Covers the objectives, organization, and role of business in the free-enterprise system. The course is designed to provide an overview of the field of business and to provide a framework into which specialized fields may be studied.

Course Outline

3.0
ECO-231
Principles of Economics I (Macro)

ECO-231
Principles of Economics I (Macro)

Focuses on the nature and method of economics, basic supply and demand analysis, national income accounting, business cycles, inflation and unemployment, fiscal policy, money and banking, and monetary policy.

Course Outline

3.0
ENG-095
Business English

ENG-095
Business English

Using critical thinking skills, students will study and reinforce the basics of the English language as they apply to business communications. Emphasis is placed on grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure.

Course Outline

OR
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


Course Outline

OR
ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

*
3.0
BUS-085
Accounting Process

BUS-085
Accounting Process

Develops a foundation and a working knowledge of the basic accounting procedures. Students will work through the accounting cycle.

Course Outline

OR
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Business Elective

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Business Elective

No Description Available
1.0
BUS-094
Business Math

BUS-094
Business Math

Covers basic applications of mathematics in the business world percentages, elementary algebra, purchasing, selling, interest, future value, present value, etc. It is designed to reinforce and expand business concepts held by the student through the use of mathematics.

Course Outline

OR
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Math Elective

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Math Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

13.0
Second Semester
CIS-160
Practical Software Applications

CIS-160
Practical Software Applications

Provides an opportunity for students to learn computer concepts and to use word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation software. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
BUS-251
Principles of Management

BUS-251
Principles of Management

Provides an overview of how managers utilize planning, organization, leadership, and control in order to ensure that a firm achieves its goals in the most efficient way possible.

Course Outline

3.0
BUS-247
Principles of Marketing

BUS-247
Principles of Marketing

Covers the selection of target markets; the controllable variables of the marketing mix including product, place, price and promotion; and the uncontrollable variables including legal environment, economic environment and cultural environment.

Course Outline

3.0
ECO-232
Principles of Economics II (Micro)

ECO-232
Principles of Economics II (Micro)

Focuses on free enterprise and the economic functions of government, advanced supply and demand analysis, pricing in competitive/non-competitive markets, and pricing in resource markets.


Course Outline

* OR
POS-162
State/Local Govern

POS-162
State/Local Govern

Focuses on legal authority, structure, leadership and functions of state, county, city, township, and special district governments. The Illinois state constitution is analyzed.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

12.0
Summer Term
BUS-091
Prin of Advertising

BUS-091
Prin of Advertising

Provides an overview of integrated marketing communications, promotional strategy, research, creativity, the role of an advertising agency and other support organizations, media selection and assessment, ethical and regulatory considerations, and budgetary allocations.

Course Outline

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3.0
BUS-090
Prin of Retailing

BUS-090
Prin of Retailing

Designed for those owning or planning to become owners of a retail business, those involved or planning to become involved in the management function of a retail business, and/or those desiring a general knowledge of retailing as an institution.

Course Outline

++++ OR
BUS-089
Small Business Management

BUS-089
Small Business Management

Covers entrepreneurship opportunities and challenges facing small business managers including how to conceptualize a feasible business concept, develop a comprehensive business plan, obtain start-up capital, execute the firm's strategy, and maintain financial and inventory control.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

6.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
BUS-290
Human Resource Management

BUS-290
Human Resource Management

Examines the managerial processes of planning, developing, and controlling human resources within the organization. Special emphasis will be placed on the areas of recruiting, selection, training, labor relations, salary, and benefit administration. Transfers as elective credit only.


Course Outline

3.0
BUS-151
Financial Accounting

BUS-151
Financial Accounting

A study of the financial statements, the accounting process and the principles and procedures underlying items on the financial statements.


Course Outline

*
3.0
COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.


Course Outline

3.0
BUS-200
Legal Environ/Business

BUS-200
Legal Environ/Business

An introduction to legal systems and law, especially the U.S. legal system. Business-legal relationships in the areas of criminal law, torts, product liability, and contracts are examined. Consumer, labor, and environmental law are studied.

Course Outline

OR
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Business Elective

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Business Elective

No Description Available
3.0
BUS-092
Principles of Selling

BUS-092
Principles of Selling

Covers the various aspects of the personal selling process including organizational buying motives, consumer behavior, approaching the customer, making the presentation, handling objections, techniques for closing the sale, and managing the salesforce.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
BUS-285
Labor Relations

BUS-285
Labor Relations

A study of the labor and employment laws that have the greatest impact on the relationship between employers and employees, and the strategies managers utilize to maintain an effective level of employee satisfaction. Transfers as elective credit only.


Course Outline

+++
3.0
BUS-074
Management Seminar

BUS-074
Management Seminar

Enables the student to participate in discussions relating to successful employment. The student must complete a project relating to his/her job. This course is repeatable for credit.

Course Outline

OR
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Business Elective

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Business Elective

No Description Available
1.0
BUS-076
Management Internship

BUS-076
Management Internship

Provides employment experience in a position consistent with the career objective of the student. The position must be approved by the program director. This fall or spring semester course may be taken as the first or second student internship and is repeatable for credit.

Course Outline

OR
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Business Elective

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Business Elective

No Description Available
4.0
BUS-096
Federal Tax Accounting

BUS-096
Federal Tax Accounting

Focuses on a practical study of the fundamentals of taxation and the current federal revenue act as it relates to individuals.

Course Outline

OR
BUS-152
Managerial Accounting

BUS-152
Managerial Accounting

Designed to use accounting information to help management make decisions concerning product costing, planning and controlling operations in an ever-changing business environment.


Course Outline

*
3.0
BUS-141
Business Communications

BUS-141
Business Communications

Provides students practical strategies for improving written and oral communication, including employment communication, in business settings.

Course Outline

OR
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Business Elective

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Business Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

14.0

Total Program Hours

60.0