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Business Management Associate Degree

Business Management Associate Degree

An Associate's Degree in Business Management from the Professional Studies Department of the University College of WKU will prepare you for a career in business and will provide you the opportunity to make a seamless transition from an Associate Degree in Business to a Bachelor's degree in Business through the WKU Gordon Ford College of Business.

The Business Management Associate Degree requires the following courses in addition to the core courses and general education courses:

Business Management Curriculum

 

Business Management Courses

  • BUS 214C  - Business Communication  - 3 hours
  • BUS 250C - Business Entrepreneurship  - 3 hours 
  • BUS 257C - Management of Human Resources  - 3 hours 
  • BUS 270C  - Labor Relations Management  - 3 hours 
  • Business electives - 6 hours

Subtotal 18 hours

 Business Core Courses

  • ACC 200C  - Accounting - Financial - 3 hours
  • ACC 201C - Accounting - Managerial - 3 hours 
  • CSCI 145C - Introduction to Computing - 3 hours 
  • BUS 100C - Introduction to Business - 3 hours 
  • FINC 161C - Personal Finance - 3 hours 
  • BUS 210C - Organization and Management - 3 hours 
  • BUS 212C - Principles of Marketing - 3 hours 
  • BUS 253C - Business Seminar - 3 hours

Subtotal 24 hours

General Education Requirements

Category A

  • ENGL 100C - Intro to College Writing - 3 hours
  • COMN 161C - Business and Professional Speaking - 3 hours

Category B Elective - 3 hours

Category C

  • ECO 202C - Micro Economics - 3 hours
  • ECO 203C - Macro Economics - 3 hours

Category D

  • Math 116C - College Algebra - 3 hours

General Education Subtotal 18 hours

Total Hours in the Program 60 hours


 

Why Select A Concentration In Business Management?

If your interests lie in the field of business and you desire to obtain a Bachelor's degree, the Business Management Concentration provides the opportunity to make a seamless transition from an Associate Degree in Business to a Bachelor's degree in Business through the Gordon Ford College of Business at WKU. This program prepares you for current and future employment in any business capacity as well as a solid foundation for upper level classes in a bachelor program. The focus of the Business Management Associate Degree is to provide comprehensive knowledge and skills for today's rapidly changing business environment. With the current demand for high-tech and high finance, it is now more important than ever to develop these business and technical skills to succeed in the world of business.

Employment Information:

       

Potential Job and Salary Opportunities

After completing this program, you may find an entry-level position in business, industry, or government. These positions tend to pay well, and with experience you may expect to move into higher-level management roles in these various fields. If your interest is to start and operate your own business, entrepreneurs define their own job description and set their own salaries. In other words, you can create your own job.

Numerous graduates have benefited greatly from this program. Many are currently working in established careers, and several have become successful entrepreneurs who own and operate their own businesses. This is a list of what several of our past graduates are currently doing: supervisors, managers, team leaders, Executive Director of Economic Development, Human Resource Management, Insurance Agent, Financial Analyst, and Director of Training and Development.

 

Program Philosophy

The philosophy of the Business Management Concentration program is that graduating students should have the knowledge and skills needed to enter the job market and be able to upgrade for promotions to higher levels of management or be successful in a Business Bachelor program.

 

Is This Program For You?

Working in the business management field, you will draw upon your creative, analytical and problem solving skills. Good communication, teamwork, leadership, time management, and social skills are also important for savvy business people. If you enjoy new challenges and learning opportunities, this may be the right field for you.

Advisors for the 
Business Management Degree


Dr. Said Ghezal

Email Dr. Ghezal

270.745.4285

C185 South Campus 

 

 Mark Staynings.
Mark Staynings
Email Mark
270.780.2555
C180 South Campus

 

Freda Mays. 
Freda Mays
Email Freda
270.780.2541
C187 South Campus

 

 

 

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