Business - Business Management Option
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Business - Business Management Option

Associate in Applied Science

Minimum of 61 credit hours
With the business world changing more and more every day, new practices and standards are being created around the globe. If you have a desire to contribute to this creative environment, have new ideas to share and live for responsibility and the ability to make critical decisions, consider a career in business management. Oklahoma City Community College offers an associate degree in applied science in business management. This program will give you the knowledge you need to become a business manager in virtually any industry. You’ll get a well-rounded education by taking courses in business communication, accounting, marketing, law and finance in addition to your basic core classes.  This program is approved by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    SCL 1001 Success in College and Life 1 Life Skills  
    ENGL 1113 English Composition I 3 Gen Ed  
    POLSC 1113 American Federal Government 3 Gen Ed  
    BUS 1013 Introduction to Business 3 Major C
    MGMT 2053 Principles of Management 3 Major C
    MKT 2043 Principles of Marketing OR Support C
    MKT 2343 Advertising 3 Support C
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    HIST 1483 U.S. History to 1877 OR Gen Ed  
    HIST 1493 U.S. History 1877 to Present 3 Gen Ed  
    ENGL 1213 English Composition II OR Gen Ed  
    ENGL 1233 Technical Writing for the Workplace OR Gen Ed  
    COM 1123 Interpersonal Communications OR Gen Ed  
    COM 2213 Intro to Public Speaking 3 Gen Ed  
    ACCT 2113 Accounting I/Financial 3 Major C
    ECON 2123 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Major C
    MGMT 2013 Small Business Management 3 Major C
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    BUS 2033 Business Communication 3 Major C
    BUS 2473 Business Spreadsheet Applications 3 Major C
    ACCT 2123 Accounting II/Managerial 3 Support C
    MGMT 2023 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Support C
    ECON 1013 Introduction to Economics OR Gen Ed  
    ECON 2143 Principles of Macroeconomics OR Gen Ed  
    FIN 1013 Personal Finance 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    BUS 2043 Business Ethics 3 Gen Ed  
    FIN 2023 Introduction to Business Finance Support C
    MGMT 2453 Management Capstone Major C
    MGMT 2953 Supervisory Training 3 Support C
    BUS 2023 Business Statistics OR Support C
    MATH 2013 Introduction to Statistics OR Support C
    ECON 2023 Statistics for Business and Economics 3 Support C
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (24 credit hours) Accounting: (C)ACCT 2113; Business: (C)BUS 1013; (C)BUS 2033; (C)BUS 2473; Economics: (C)ECON 2123; Management: (C)MGMT 2013; (C)MGMT 2053; (C)MGMT 2453

    General Education Courses: (18 credit hours) Business: BUS 2043; English: ENGL 1113 and one of the following: ENGL 1213; ENGL 1233; COM 1123; COM 2213; History: HIST 1483 or HIST 1493; Political Science: POLSC 1113; Economics: ECON 2123; General Education Electives: 3 credit hours FIN 1013 or ECON 1013 or ECON 2143

    Life Skills Courses: (1 credit hour) Life Skills: SCL 1001

    Support Courses: (18 credit hours) Accounting: (C)ACCT 2123; Business: (C)BUS 2023 or (C)MATH 2013 or ECON 2023; Finance: (C)FIN 2023; Management:  (C)MGMT 2023; (C)MGMT 2953; Marketing: (C)MKT 2043

    (C) - A grade of "C" or higher much be achieved.

  • Program Notes

    Notes: This Technical and Occupational program is designed to prepare students to enter the job force following completion. See Technical and Occupational Programs in the general information section of the catalog.

  • Course Descriptions

    Accounting

    ACCT 2113 - Accounting I/Financial
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3CREDITS

    Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting concepts, theories, and procedures and their effects on the financial reporting and analysis of a business.

    ACCT 2123 - Accounting II/Managerial
    Prerequisites: Completion of ACCT 2113 with a grade of "C" or better.
    3CREDITS

    A continuation of ACCT 2113. Students will demonstrate an understanding of managerial accounting concepts by properly classifying basic cost elements, allocating these costs to the manufacturing processes of a product, performing cost-volume-profit analysis, preparing operating and capital budgets, analyzing the decision-making process, and making business decisions.

    Business

    BUS 1013 - Introduction to Business
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3CREDITS

    The student will become familiar with the economic and social setting of business in the world and the structure of business and management of human and fiscal resources. The student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of these concepts as they are related to American business operations and public policy.

    BUS 2023 - Business Statistics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3CREDITS

    The student will solve problems applying the concepts of random sampling, elementary probability, testing hypotheses, descriptive measures, chi-square, regression and correlation, and analysis of variance.

    BUS 2033 - Business Communication
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or by evaluation. Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    3CREDITS

    Business Communication is a survey course of communication skills needed in the business environment. Course content includes business writing such as e-mail, memos, letters, reports, employment communication, and other types of digital media; delivering oral presentations; and developing interpersonal soft skills. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are emphasized. Development of these skills is integrated with the use of technology. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    BUS 2043 - Business Ethics
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3CREDITS

    Student will explore standards of honesty and honorable human conduct in the world of business, focusing on how people’s plans and intentions affect others.

    BUS 2473 - Business Spreadsheet Applications
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures, MATH 0203, or adequate math placement test score.
    3CREDITS

    The student will develop ten-key by touch skills. Students will format spreadsheets using effective design principles, enter common spreadsheet formulas and functions, sort data, and use graphic/chart features to solve business problems. Appropriate industry standard spreadsheet software programs will be used. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    Communications

    COM 1123 - Interpersonal Communications
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will be able to identify why certain things happen as they do when two or more individuals come together to communicate for a specific purpose. The student must attest to his or her ability to understand the principles of interpersonal communication with emphasis on dyads, small groups, analysis of communication models and nonverbal communication, applying understanding to the major types of interpersonal communication problems in the work environment and in daily human relations.

    COM 2213 - Intro to Public Speaking
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate placement score
    3CREDITS

    Given the principles of effective listening and speaking, the student will assimilate those skills into his or her physical and psychological worlds. After being exposed to public, business and professional speaking, the student will apply the principles of invention, organization, style, and delivery through practical exercises and will use the principles of rhetorical criticism in discussing speeches delivered in class.

    Economics

    ECON 1013 - Introduction to Economics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0203 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined measures.
    3CREDITS

    This course is an introduction to the fundamental framework economists use to analyze problems. Students will explore the principles by which decisions are made by consumers, businesses and the government. Upon completion of this course will be able to relate the principles of economics to solve everyday problems. Topics covered include scarcity, choice and opportunity cost; demand, supply, market efficiency and structure; consumer utility theory, inflation, unemployment and the effects of government policy and intervention.

    ECON 2023 - Statistics for Business and Economics
    Prerequisites: MATH 1743 and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3CREDITS

    Basic statistics course for undergraduate business majors. Introductory statistical methods are presented employing statistical computer software and applications to typical business and economic problems. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability concepts, probability distribution, estimation, hypothesis testing, and introduction to economicetric/regression analysis, and correlation. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    ECON 2123 - Principles of Microeconomics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0303 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3CREDITS

    The student will apply microeconomic theories in analyzing concepts by which business maximizes profit, consumers maximize satisfaction, government allocates goods and services, and international trade affects the domestic economy.

    ECON 2143 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    Prerequisites: ECON 2123 or by evaluation
    3CREDITS

    This course is a continuation of the Principles of Economics involving the production, consumption and distribution of wealth in a market economy, with major emphasis macroeconomics theory, particularly the general price level, output and income, and interrelations among sectors of the economy, determinants of aggregate demand and aggregate supply, as well as monetary and fiscal policy tools that can be used to achieve particular policy objectives. The basics of international finance will be reviewed.

    English

    ENGL 1113 - English Composition I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

    ENGL 1213 - English Composition II
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1113 taken within the last year, with strong encouragement for immediate continuation.
    3CREDITS

    In this advanced writing course, students will create essays that explore and evaluate a variety of issues and perspectives suggested by fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and other types of cultural texts. Students will refine and augment the writing techniques they learned in ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103 to develop well- reasoned, well-structured arguments in a clear, fluid, and engaging prose style.

    ENGL 1233 - Technical Writing for the Workplace
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103; MATH 0203 College Prep Math II or adequate Math Placement Test Score
    3CREDITS

    This course will expose students to technical communication and will allow students to practice professional methods of writing in the workplace. In addition to constructing technical documents appropriate for use in professional and job-related environments, students will learn about rhetorical methods for presenting technical information in ethical and formal prose designed for clear and effective communication with employers and colleagues. This course will equip the student with written and oral communication skills necessary for sharing information and discussing content in professional settings; developing an awareness of technical genres; utilizing technological platforms for constructing documents; using visuals and graphics professionally; writing professional correspondence; constructing reports; designing project proposals, and composing instructions..

    Finance

    FIN 1013 - Personal Finance
    Prerequisites: MATH 0203 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined measures.
    3CREDITS

    The student will solve problems involved in personal finance, including budgeting, borrowing, charge accounts, installment buying, insurance, savings, social security, home ownership, banking services, taxes, wills and estates. He or she will demonstrate mastery of these problems by applying the techniques involved to simulated personal finance problems.

    FIN 2023 - Introduction to Business Finance
    Prerequisites: MATH 0303 or adequate math placement test score, ACCT 2113
    3CREDITS

    The student will study the basic concepts essential to the management of business finances and apply these concepts to problems involving financial planning, capital investments, budgeting, time value of money and financial decision making.

    History

    HIST 1483 - U.S. History to 1877
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1400 to 1877 in such areas as revolution, geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    HIST 1493 - U.S. History 1877 to Present
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1877 to the present in such areas as geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    Management

    MGMT 2013 - Small Business Management
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3CREDITS

    The student will study general concepts relating to small business ownership, financing, organization, and management. After exploring these concepts, the student will develop a detailed plan for establishing and operating a small business.

    MGMT 2023 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103, or adequate math placement test score, ENGL 0106 or adequate placement score.
    3CREDITS

    This course is designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs in turning innovated ideas into successful businesses. Using proven content, methods, and models for new venture opportunity assessment and analysis, students will learn how to identify and analyze entrepreneurial opportunities. Value propositions, customer segments, strategic alliances, and business modeling are core elements taught in the course. The initial steps to creating a business plan, and raising financial capital to launch the firm, are examined as well.

    MGMT 2053 - Principles of Management
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3CREDITS

    This course introduces the fundamental principles of management including the management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. The course includes an overview of theory and history of management as well as an introduction to the various roles of management within an organization.

    MGMT 2453 - Management Capstone
    Prerequisites: By evaluation
    3CREDITS

    The purpose of this course is to provide an application component to the holistic knowledge acquired in the AAS management degree program. The course curriculum is designed to correlate classroom training and work experience. The course requirements can be met by one or a combination of the following activities: case studies, internship, study abroad, research paper or project. This course should be taken during the student's last semester, preferably after all the management courses required by the degree program have been completed.

    MGMT 2953 - Supervisory Training
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3CREDITS

    The student will use role playing and videotaping exercises to demonstrate the ability to deal effectively with simulated situations in communication, listening, behavior analysis, human sensitivity and group behavior as they are encountered in the supervisory position.

    Marketing

    MKT 2043 - Principles of Marketing
    Prerequisites: MATH 0203 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined measures.
    3CREDITS

    The student will discuss the major aspects of each of the portions of the marketing mix (product, price, promotion and distribution), how they function, their interrelationships and the management of each. The student will use accepted techniques and tools in analyzing, evaluating and making decisions in marketing-related cases.

    MKT 2343 - Advertising
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3CREDITS

    The student will prepare advertising copy, illustrations and layout and will demonstrate a proficiency in media and research techniques necessary for advertising.

    Mathematics

    MATH 2013 - Introduction to Statistics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will solve problems applying the concepts of random sampling, elementary probability, testing hypotheses, descriptive measures, chi-square, regression and correlation, and analysis of variance.

    Political Science

    POLSC 1113 - American Federal Government
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    A study of the principles, structure, processes and functions of the United States federal government.

    Success in College and Life

    SCL 1001 - Success in College and Life
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate reading/writing assessment scores
    1 CREDIT

    Students will learn best practices for academic, career, and personal success. Students will discover their individual strengths, interests, and values to create a personalized plan; select and utilize resources that are applicable to their growth and success; and engage as active and responsible members of the academic community. This course should be taken during a student's first semester of college work at Oklahoma City Community College and is a required course in degree plans to satisfy the Life Skills requirement.

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