Associate of Science in Business Management
The on-campus and online Associate in Business. This Business Degree provides students interested in careers in business management with a foundational level of coursework that will prepare them for a career in the world of business. The program not only provides coursework that will give you the knowledge and skills needed for a career in business management, but also do so from a real-world perspective.
The College of Business Administration (COBA) maintains close ties with the employers who hire our graduates. Business leaders not only serve on the COBA's advisory boards to ensure that our degree programs remain current and relevant to the demands and expectations of the marketplace, they also participate with faculty members in the classroom.
Business management courses are delivered by faculty members who not only possess the academic credentials that indicate they are experts in the fields of study, but also have spent years working in the field. Because of their practical experience in their field of study, they are able to bring a real world perspective to the classroom, and they are able to answer student's questions about what it is really like working as a manager.
To prepare students for entry into a business career by providing a foundation of general education courses combined with business courses that focus on relevant issues such as:
- Organizational management
- Basic supervision
- Business ethics and law
- Small business management
- Professional development
- Computerized and cost accounting
- Human resource fundamentals
The College of Business Administration (COBA) strives to ensure that all of its academic degree programs are up-to-date and relevant to the demands of the marketplace and employers who hire our graduates. COBA facilitates this value by maintaining close relationships with local employers. Not only do COBA faculty members visit managers working in the marketplace, they also invite employers to actively participate in the student learning process.
For instance, our Professional Development course, which teaches you how to create your résumé, market yourself and prepare for job interviews, invites local business managers to conduct classroom visits as well as mock interview sessions to help you better understand employer expectations. This real-world approach is carried out throughout all COBA academic degree programs, including the Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration.
The primary quality of a student considering this program is an interest in a career related to business management. The program addresses interests related to working in a company in a management role, or someone who wants to own their own business.
There are numerous websites available to help students and graduates seeking jobs in the business management field. More important are social networking sources available to students to enable them to gather work-related information about companies and positions. Specifically, all COBA degree programs encourage students to obtain and maintain a LinkedIn account.
Length: 18 months
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.
General Education Elective - Students must choose one additional General Education class from the Humanities/Fine Arts category. This class is in addition to the required General Education classes listed in the program.
Free Elective - Students may choose from any classes outside their field of study. Class availability will vary from quarter to quarter.