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|
|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|
|*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|
Effective: Fall 2014
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:
- Health Care
- Banking & Finance
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.
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.