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Business Management - Entrepreneurship Emphasis - Associate Degree

Program Code: 101023-E

The Entrepreneurship emphasis educates learners on the essence of entrepreneurship and how to start, run, and manage profitable businesses.

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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, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.

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

• 901451, Entrepreneurship Certificate
• 901023, Business Operations Certificate

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Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• To apply to Business Management - Entrepreneurship emphasis choose the Business Management Program. You will declare your emphasis during your 1st semester.
• 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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Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Business Management - Entrepreneurship 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
10-145-185
Organizing Your Small Business
3
10-145-185 ORGANIZING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS ...the components of small business ownership; examining a variety of small business startup and operation scenarios. Assesses your own readiness to begin the entrepreneurial adventure. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-145-186
Financial Management-Small Bus
3
10-145-186 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT-SMALL BUSINESS ...the importance of good recordkeeping systems, reports, and the records necessary for a small business. Financial analysis techniques are explored through hands-on Income statements and cash flow projections for small businesses. Course Typically Offered: Summer/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
10-101-190
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
10-145-187
Marketing Your Small Business
3
10-145-187 MARKETING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS ...implement and evaluate a marketing plan for their small business. Students will develop a marketing plan for a selected small business. Components of the plan include market research, customer focus, quality, pricing, and advertising. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-145-188
Entrepreneurial Service Mgmt
3
10-145-188 ENTREPRENEURIAL SERVICE MANAGEMENT ...the elements of your successful business with a strategic plan that focuses on servicing your customer with a winning attitude, performance, teamwork, and competition. Course Typically Offered: Summer/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
10-145-189
Writing a Business Plan-Sm Bus
3
10-145-189 WRITING A BUSINESS PLAN-SMALL BUSINESS ...as a necessary component to beginning a small business, from addressing facets of the business plan, observing various types of plans, to realizing readiness to begin. Plan preparation/presentation are required. 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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