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Business Management - Associate Degree

Program Code: 101023

General business managers are found in nearly all work settings in virtually every sector of the economy. Graduates of the Business Management program are equipped with the foundational skills needed to manage the operations of a business. Graduates are competent in the business functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling with the core skills that are vital for success in the business world.

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Employment Potential

There are many job listings that would be appropriate for a graduate of the Business Management program. Small organizations typically require generalist skills and large organizations tend toward some specialization among their managers.

With additional education and/or work experience, a graduate may find employment opportunities as a manager of operations with increased responsibility, authority and commensurate pay.

The following certificates/technical diplomas may be applied toward this program:

• 901023, Business Operations Certificate

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Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. Program benchmarks are Arithmetic, 65; Reading Comprehension, 55: Sentence Skills, 75. Students not meeting these benchmarks or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Program Availability

FULL TIMEFall 2016Spring 2017Summer 2017
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Marinette
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Sturgeon Bay
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Application Checklist

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Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Business Management associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-102-158
Business Principles
3
10-102-158 BUSINESS PRINCIPLES ...economics and business; global business; ethics and social responsibility; business ownership; entrepreneurship; business management; marketing; managing financial resources; legal issues impacting business; using technology to manage information. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-103-121
Micro: Word-Intro
1
10-103-121 MICRO: WORD-INTRODUCTION ...word processing basics including creating, revising, formatting, printing; sections, tabs, multiple-page numbering; manipulating text; creating headers/footers; creating/formatting tables, graphics; and merging documents. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-103-131
Micro: Excel-Intro
1
10-103-131 MICRO: EXCEL-INTRODUCTION ...creating a worksheet, enhancing worksheet appearance, moving and copying data, using formulas and functions, creating charts and using clip art. Windows experience improves success; consider 10-103-111, Windows/Computer Basics. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-104-110
Marketing Principles
3
10-104-110 MARKETING PRINCIPLES ...marketing management, market segmentation, market research, consumer behavior, product decisions and management of distribution, pricing, promotional decisions for strategy planning. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-801-136
English Composition 1
3
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=75 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-801-196
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
3
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMM...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-804-123
Math w Business Apps
3
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
SECOND SEMESTER
10-101-106
Accounting-for Non-Accountants
3
10-101-106 ACCOUNTING-FOR NON-ACCOUNTANTS ...teaching non-accountants to read, analyze, and interpret financial information for making informed business decisions. This class de-emphasizes the use of debits, credits, journal entries and other accounting procedures. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-156
Operations Management 1
3
10-102-156 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 1 ...safety and operations management (competitiveness, strategy, and productivity; forecasting, product and service design; reliability; capacity planning; process selection and facility layout; work design and measurement; learning curves). (Prerequisites: 10-102-158, Business Principles; 10-804-123, Math w/Business Apps) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-105-101
Career Planning
1
10-105-101 CAREER PLANNING ...experiential learning introduction. Learn how personal branding allows candidates to differentiate themselves from the competition through appearance, personality, and marketing competency. Career portfolio introduced. (Corequisite: 10-890-101, College 101) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-196-189
Team Building/Prob Solve
3
10-196-189 TEAM BUILDING/PROBLEM SOLVING ...benefits and challenges of group work, necessary roles in a team, stages of team development, meeting facilitation, different approaches to problem solving, consensus, data acquisition, analysis, developing alternative solutions, implementation and evaluation. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-196-193
Human Resource Mgmt
3
10-196-193 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ...impacts of EEOC, writing job descriptions, recruitment, selection, conducting job interviews, orientation, developing policies and procedures, training, performance, counseling and development, and compensation and benefit strategies. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-809-195
Economics
3
10-809-195 ECONOMICS ...scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment, and global economic issues. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
16
THIRD SEMESTER
10-101-184
Business Finance/Budgeting
3
10-101-184 BUSINESS FINANCE/BUDGETING ...fiscal and monetary aspects of business. Each learner will demonstrate application of business types, cycles, forecasting, budgeting, expense control, and financial statement interpretation relevant to the supervisor as a non-accountant. (Prerequisite: 10-804-123, Math w/ Business Apps) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-101-190
Accounting-QuickBooks
1
10-101-190 ACCOUNTING-QUICKBOOKS ...an introductory course in using QuickBooks to create vendor/employee accounts, invoices, budgets, profit/loss statements, balance sheets, A/R, A/P, journals, graphs. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-157
Operations Management 2
3
10-102-157 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 2 ...the process of evaluating alternative courses of action to given problems and arriving at the most suitable plan. Entails thorough analysis of the pros and cons of every alternative solution. (Prerequisites: 10-102-156, Operations Management 1; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-105-103
Career Preparation
1
10-105-103 CAREER PREPARATION ...create professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, understand interviewing techniques, participate in a mock interview. Submission of experiential learning proposal. (Prerequisites: 10-105-101, Career Planning; 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
10-182-111
Lean Operations
1
10-182-111 LEAN OPERATIONS ...develop knowledge skills, process of lean operations management/JIT, quality management, quality control, continuous improvement methodologies, statistical process control chart interpretation, material handling and production logistics. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-182-112
Lean Manufacturing
1
10-182-112 LEAN MANUFACTURING ...develop knowledge skills process of lean manufacturing/JIT environment, systems approach, productivity attainment, line balancing, kaizen, Kanban, 5S system, value stream mapping, human resource development and lean operations management. (Corequisite: 10-182-111, Lean Operations) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-182-113
Lean Logistics
1
10-182-113 LEAN LOGISTICS ...identify and eliminate waste in your organization's supply chain and logistics function. Apply Lean implementation methodology with critical success factors with real-world examples and case studies to demonstrate how to effectively implement long-term improvements and savings in a logistics environment. (Corequisite: 10-182-112, Lean Manufacturing) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-196-191
Supervision
3
10-196-191 SUPERVISION ...front-line leadership including teamwork, setting goals, planning, delegation, controlling, communication, motivation, performance management, staffing, training, problem solving, and conflict management. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-809-103
Think Critically & Creatively
3
10-809-103 THINKING CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY ...instruction in realistic/practical methods of thinking, including decision making, problem solving, analyzing ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals/objectives. Students apply strategies/tools in a variety of situations. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
17
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-102-150
Business Law & Ethics
3
10-102-150 BUSINESS LAW & ETHICS ...common law contracts and sales contracts: formation, interpretation, performance, and discharge; the law of agency; corporations; and introduction to the American legal system: criminal and tort law, and global business issues. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-160
Global Business Mgmt
3
10-102-160 GLOBAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ...globalization, cultural environment, global trade environment, politics and law, economic integration, global trade and investment theories, exporting, global human resource management, corporate social responsibility. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition 1) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-102-195
Business Simulation
2
10-102-195 BUSINESS SIMULATION ...a hands-on decision making experience in the management of a simulated business. (Prerequisite: 10-102-157, Operations Management 2; Corequisite: 10-102-199, Business Management Career Experience) Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-102-199
Bus Mgmt Career Experience
2
10-102-199 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CAREER EXPERIENCE ...students can select any hands on experience related to: Internship, Field Research, Service Learning, Capstone, Industry Related or International. Instructor approval required. (Prerequisite: 10-105-103, Career Preparation; Corequisite: 10-102-150, Business Law & Ethics) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-104-191
Customer Service
3
10-104-191 CUSTOMER SERVICE ...develop professional telephone etiquette, explore customer service work environments, identify and analyze customer service failures, resolve problems cost effectively, set complaint policies, and develop communication techniques to handle complaining customers. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-809-172
Intro to Diversity Studies
3
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent)
10-809-199
Psychology Of Human Relations
3
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer Sentence Skills=60 AND Accuplacer Reading=55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
19
TOTAL CREDITS
70
Curriculum Note
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirement.

Program Outcomes

• Plan the operations of a business across functional areas.
• Organize resources to achieve the goals of the organization.
• Direct individuals and/or processes to meet organizational goals.
• Control business processes.
• Apply concepts, methods, and processes in business operations.
• Understand the financial components of an organization.
• Apply marketing strategies.
• Apply current and emerging technologies to business situations.
• Analyze and synthesize information and make decisions that support the organization's mission and help the business to successfully adapt to a changing environment.

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Note

• IT IS RECOMMENDED COURSES BE TAKEN IN THE ORDER LISTED.
• Many courses in this program are offered in a variety of formats such as accelerated, online, in person or video conference.
• Most credits from this degree can be transferred to some four-year colleges for learners interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Studies staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor.

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EXCELER8: Less class time, more family and free time.  Instead of taking 5 or 6 classes for 15 weeks, take 1 or 2 courses that are 8 weeks or less.
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