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Associate of Business

Course OverviewCourse GuideAdditional Information
 

The Associate of Business Degree will give the students a core of business and general courses and is designed as a transfer degree for those individuals planning to acquire a bachelor’s degree in business. It is recommended that students work closely with Glen Oaks Community College advisor and with an advisor from the college or university of their choice to ensure transfer-ability of courses.

 

 

Orientation and College Success (3 credit hours)

BUS 101 College Skills and Portfolio Writing 3 credits

 

Program Introduction/Entrepreneurship (3 credit hours)

BUS 104 Introduction to Business*  3 credits

 

Communications (10 credit hours)

BUS 111 Contemporary Business and Technical Communications*  4 credits
COM 140 Speech*  3 credits
OR
COM 150 Public Speaking*  3 credits
ENG 121 English Composition I*  4 credits

 

Computer Literacy (4 credit hours)

CIS 101 Introduction to Computers & Software* 4 credits

 

Humanities (8 credit hours – recommended courses from2 different prefixes)

ART 100 Art Appreciation* 4 credits
PHIL 210 Ethics* 4 credits

 

Social Science (8 credit hours – recommended courses from 2 different prefixes)

ECON 203 Principles of Economics (Micro)* 4 credits
PSY 101 Psychology* 4 credits

 

Math (7 credit hours – recommended courses)

BUS 105 Business Mathematical Applications 3 credits
MATH 117 Finite Mathematics* 4 credits

 

Statistics (3 credit hours – recommended course)

BUS 205 Business Statistics* 3 credits

 

Natural Science (7 credit hours – recommended courses)

BIO 110 Biological Form & Function* 3 credits
GEOG 142 Physical Geography* 4 credits

 

Business Courses (choose a minimum of 7 credit hours from list below)

ACCT 111 Principles of Accounting I* 4 credits
ACCT 112 Principles of Accounting II* 4 credits
BUS 200 Principles of Entrepreneurship 3 credits
BUS 250 Principles of Marketing* 3 credits
BUS 251 Organizational Behavior* 3 credits
BUS 252 Introduction to Management* 3 credits
BUS 255 Business Law* 3 credits
BUS 260 Small Business Management* 3 credits
BUS 271 Internship I – Business* 3 credits
BUS 281 Accounting Practicum – Bookkeeping Industry Certification/Review 4 credits
BUS 282 Management Practicum – Management Certification/Review 4 credits
BUS 283 Marketing Practicum – AMA certification attainable 4 credits
ECON 204 Principles of Economics (Macro)* 4 credits
Total: 60 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

Business elective courses as needed to meet requirements for degree.

Under certain categories, substitutions are possible with approval.

 

Scope & Sequence

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
BUS 101 COM 140 or 150 PHIL 210 BUS 205
BUS 104 BUS 103 ECON 203 GEOG 142
ART 100 BUS 111 MATH 117 BUS Elective
CIS 101 ENG 121 PSY 101 BUS Elective
BIO 110

Effective: Fall 2014
Current/Revised: 3/17/16
 

 

Employment Information

Faculty

Glen Oaks faculty are skilled,
knowledgeable, and enthusiastic
about the subjects they teach.
One of our Professor of
Business, Larry Hass, has been
named five times to Who’s Who
Among Teachers at America’s
Junior Colleges and has authored
and edited sections of several
business textbooks.

The Associate of Business (AB) degree gives the student a core of business and general courses and is designed as a transfer degree for those planning to acquire a bachelor’s degree in business. It is recommended that students work closely with a Glen Oaks Community College advisor and with an advisor from the college or university of their choice to ensure transfer-ability of courses.

Glen Oaks Community College students are at an advantage with a community college “start” before transferring to a college or university. Glen Oaks advisors have complete curriculum guides listing course equivalencies for many programs. Glen Oaks advisors work closely with colleges, receive regular program information, communicate on a regular basis and attend workshops and seminars at various institutions. They keep current on transfer information which impacts Glen Oaks students.

The Associate of Applied Science in Business degree prepares you for entry-level jobs in:

  • Accounting
  • Service
  • Business
  • Government
  • Industry
  • Health Care
  • Banking & Finance
  • Management/Marketing
  • Retail

The U.S. Department of Labor expects jobs in management to show above average growth through 2016. This is due to the continuing complexity of business. According to National Bureau of Labor Statistics data, first-line retail supervisors/managers of retail sales workers earned $37,427 on average and first-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers earned as much as $64,281 on average in annual wages.


Is this for me?
Successful business people have a passion for business. They must know their business inside and out and have the drive to effectively execute the business plan. They must have the pulse on new and emerging products, businesses, and technology.

Business managers must keep an eye on the competition and continually identify ways to maintain and grow the business. It is important to set realistic business goals and stay focused on achieving them.

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