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Business Management (A.A.S.)

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Have you always wanted to be an entrepreneur? Has starting a business and creating your own niche always been a dream that you want to become a reality? Become your own boss with assistance from our Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Business Management degree. With this degree in your back pocket, be ready to create your own success.

Our Business Management degree not only teaches students the ins and outs of running a business, it also helps students develop true leadership skills at various levels. Students will become strong leaders by gaining a foundation in general business knowledge and skills, an introduction to theories and concepts, an introduction to total quality management, and so much more.

Leaders are being developed every single day through the A.A.S. in Business Management degree! Are you ready to step up, take control, and lead others? This degree will prepare you to walk off the graduation stage and into your own business.


Program Objectives

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic management and leadership principles.
  2. Collect and critically analyze data and information to be applied to business scenarios.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to solve complex business problems/issues.
  4. Present project/research findings clearly, both orally and in written form.

Career Opportunities

  • Office Supervisor
  • Bookkeeping and Auditing Clerk
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Production, Planning and Expediting Clerk
  • Administrator
  • Assistant Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Small Business Owner and Operator

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Semester I

  • FYE 100 - First Year Experience
  • ENG 110 - English Composition I
  • MAT 110 - Business Mathematics
  • CIT 100 - Microcomputer Applications
  • BUS 110 - Introduction to Business
  • ACC 100 - Introduction to Accounting

Semester II

  • ENG 220 - Business Letter and Report Writing
  • Elective - Science 
  • BUS 220 - Small Business Management
  • BUS 125 - Management Principles
  • ACC 110 - Principles of Accounting

Semester III

  • BUS 206 - Operations Management and Process Improvement
  • BUS 210 - Business Law
  • COM 101 - Public Speaking
  • BUS 240 - Labor Management Relations
  • BUS 130 - Personal Consumer Finance
  • Elective - Social Science

Semester IV

  • LIF 111 - Health and Wellness
  • ACE 200 - ACESS Portfolio
  • BUS 165 - Human Resource Management
  • BUS 230 - Principles of Marketing
  • ECO 100 - Macroeconomics or ECO 110 - Microeconomics
  • BUS 298 - Business Management Internship
  • Elective - Social Science 

Minimum credits to earn A.A.S. degree: 64/66


Online Degree Option

Penn Highlands Online offers a flexible learning opportunity that can not only fit your mobile, on-the-go lifestyle, but can be completely personalized around your schedule. Through the College's Online Campus, you can complete a degree in Business Management. Please reference the following course progression chart for an idea of the coursework necessary to complete this program online.

 

Timeline: Business Management Online Degree

 

Fall 1 Semester (August - December)

 
  • FYE 100 - First Year Experience
  • CIT 100 - Microcomputer Applications
  • ENG 110 - English Composition 1
  • BUS 110 - Introduction to Business
  • ACC 100 - Introduction to Accounting
 

Spring 1 Semester (January - May)

 
  • ENG 220 - Business Letter and Report Writing
  • BUS 210 - Business Law
  • BUS 220 - Small Business Management
  • ACC 110 - Principles of Accounting
 

Summer 1 Semester (May - August)

 
  • MAT 110 - Business Math
  • BUS 125 - Management Principles
  • BIO 104/114 - Principles of Biology w/ Lab
  • COM 101 - Public Speaking
 

Fall 2 Semester (August - December)

 
  • BUS 206 - Operations Management and Process Improvement
  • BUS 240 - Labor Relations Management
  • PHI 225 - Business Ethics or BUS 130 - Personal Consumer Finance
  • Elective - Social Science
 

Spring 2 Semester (January - May)

 
  • BUS 165 - Human Resource Management
  • BUS 230 - Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 298 - Internship or Elective - Social Science
 

Summer 2 Semester (May - August) 

 
  • LIF 111 - Health and Wellness
  • ACE 200 - ACESS Portfolio
  • ECO 100 - Macroeconomics or ECO 110 - Microeconomics

 


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